Miami is an incredible city for your engagement session. We have a lot of couples from all over the US or even world, coming to take their engagement photos to the south part of our sunshine state.
In Miami, we do have a few obvious locations #1-6, you can choose something more special #7-17, or if you are lucky, you can go for temporary installations #18 and up.
I wanted to create this article to help you with your scene choice, and I will do my best to update these Engagement Sessions Ideas in Miami regularly, according to some specific events or installations.
You are always welcome to check my website or another kind of tips for your perfect engagement session in Miami.
For me, Vizcaya is the best match for my style and taste. It’s the most beautiful historic mansion in Miami, built-in 1916 that is accessible for the public. It’s located near Miami downtown on the waterfront lot with gardens inspired by Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models and designed in the Mediterranean Revival style, with Baroque elements.
If you want your engagement photos elegant and stylish, then Vizcaya is the best option. Though I feel like too many couples opted for Vizcaya already, but I have good news if you can afford it. Vizcaya went up with their rates for photo permits, and it’s $250 from previously $160 ($350 during the weekends).
Vizcaya is closed on Tuesday, and I strongly suggest weekdays. Check our Vizcaya engagement sessions and weddings.
Design District is another location type for elegant couples. Compared to Vizcaya, it’s for contemporary-luxury loving people. There are many neat corners that you can easily spend 2 hours walking through Desing District and still not have enough.
Wynwood does not relate to my personal favorites, but I understand why people love it. It definitely belongs to Miami highlights. Wynwood walls are famous for their perfect graffiti arts. So if you really desire to have graffiti as a backdrop for your engagement photos, then Wynwood it is!
What could be more obvious for Miami than beaches? But be aware that beaches in Miami are constantly overcrowded. If I can give you one valuable tip, just drive north or south of Miami. Keys are perfect as well as Palm Beach or Jupiter beach.
If Miami is the only option, then probably the only alternatives are Dog Beach or Crandon Park at Key Biscayne. And again, don’t even try to do the shoot during the weekend unless you want millions of people all around you. One more tip: do not forget your dog!
I usually ask my couples what they love to do together, and sometimes the answer is “we love to go to restaurants”. That’s cool! You might have your favorite cafeteria, bar, or restaurant, or just the place where you met or proposed, and we can do an engagement session right there.
Or we can walk through the city, and one of the spots could be that cafeteria, and you can feed your fiance with a tasty macaroon. How cool would that be?
You might want your engagement session in Miami Beach. No matter if you live there, it’s your favorite vacation location, you two met there, or you just think it’s cool, I get it, it’s cool 😉
Remember, mainly, South Beach is always, yes always crowded! So again, weekdays will be much better than weekends.
We can walk through Lincoln Rd, Ocean Drive, or we can go to South Pointe, which is actually probably the most beautiful place with the cool pier.
I love these editorial kinds of sessions. Ideally, you dress up very stylishly, and we walk through the coolest places together, enjoy it to the fullest, and I would capture those moments.
If you chose South Beach, we can stop by on Lincoln Rd and grab some cotton candy and play with it ($8 on Lincoln Rd). We can do it just three of us, or we can do it as a bigger production with real magazine-worthy pictures.
If you like horses, there and you want to be different, you should go for it! Just type “horse riding miami” into Google, and you will find so many options. But trust me, the better ones are more north. And there’s nothing like horseback riding on the beach!
Well, if you like to be extra special, you can opt for a helicopter ride or even an airplane! If you are extra scared, you can go for Hot Air Balloon Engagement photos. There are tons of companies providing each of these experiences in Miami.
In case you are a pilot yourself, and you still need inspiration, just watch the video below.
You are in Miami! If you desire to be unique, what could be more appropriate in Florida than a nautical engagement session? I even doubt if that would still be considered as unique here.
You can rent a boat from $200 to a couple of hundred thousand dollars. It depends only on your budget. A close friend of mine offers many ships with a captain from $200 to $3,500. Just ask, and I will connect you. You can have this 75ft beauty for $3,500 for 4 hours.
If you are a romantic class of character, you might want to go for a gondola ride. But you may aks, where do you get gondola in Miami? Well, I don’t know any gondola owners in Miami, but there is one if Fort Lauderdale, which is only 25 miles from Miami – Las Olas Gondola.
Their gondola and professional gondoliers are available seven days a week, rain or shine. What are you waiting for?
The closest one I tried and can recommend is in Sarasota.
Well, I see that this post will take more time than I thought, so, I decided to post it now and will work on it continuously…
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