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Rachel & Jacob, Miami Couple Photographer

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I had such an incredible time with these two! Not only are they super kind, good-hearted people, they are so loving and sweet together. We couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon. The beach was empty (weekday afternoon!), the sky showed off with its magnificent cloudscapes, and the shallow water created beautiful reflections. We started off taking pictures by the water then walked to the South Pointe Pier. I’ve never photographed on the actual pier before. It turned out to ¬†be a good spot because of its view overlooking the ocean and rocks from a higher angle.

This session took place at South Pointe Park, once of my favorite spots in Miami Beach. See all the photo sessions at South Pointe Park (quite a lot!) on the blog. Looking to find the best Miami Photography locations? I’ve got you covered there as well.

I love photographing couples. Whether it’s for an engagement session, you’re on your honeymoon, just got married, you’re celebrating an anniversary, or simply because it’s been ages that the two of you have been photographed together. Or just because you’re totally smitten and in-love and want photos documenting this time in your life. Let’s not leave out one of the most exciting categories – the pre-engagement, surprise proposal sessions!

Key Biscayne Engagement Photography: Why to Choose Crandon Park!

Key Biscayne Engagement Photography

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It’s hard to describe just how beautiful Crandon Park is in Key Biscayne. I was thrilled when they chose this spot for their engagement session! It was windy, but we worked around it and were able to get gorgeous photos before sunset. They were such kind and easy people to work with. Loved how comfortable they were with each other and the resulting pictures we captured.

Crandon Park in Key Biscayne feels more like untouched wilderness than the beaches in Miami Beach. As you walk to the beach you will probably see peacocks, geese and iguanas roaming free. They really leave you alone if you don’t bother them. The beaches are also generally quieter although on weekends it can be more packed with people.

It has a plentiful amount of coconut trees with green, yellow and orange hued leaves. It truly looks like a tropical paradise. I highly recommend taking a look at Crandon Park for your Key Biscayne engagement photography session! It’s a beautiful and tranquil Miami spot.

Choose Crandon Park for your Key Biscayne Engagement photography session if:

  1. You love beaches
  2. Coconut Palm trees and sand dunes sounds like your kind of tropical paradise
  3. You don’t mind the sun, wind, sand, or an iguana visitor ūüôā

If you are in the Miami Beach / South Beach area, you may want to consider the beach by South Pointe Park. It doesn’t have palm trees on the beach, but it is still a beautiful spot at sunrise or before sunset!

Key Biscayne Engagement Photography 2016 © Tova Photography

Top 5 Best Locations for Miami Engagement Photography

Top Best 5 Locations for Miami Engagement Photography

These are my 5 Top Locations for Miami Engagement Photography. All of these locations are within a 30 minute drive from Miami Beach or South Beach (without traffic). You can take a look at a more comprehensive list of Miami photography locations I created previously which includes 15 spots in Miami.

1. South Pointe Park in Miami Beach, Florida

Best Locations Miami Engagement Photography

It’s simply a beautiful spot and has everything I love about Miami: it has the beach, a ton of greenery, and beautiful light since there are no tall buildings that block the sun. It can get quite packed on the weekends so I always recommend a weekday session if possible, and if not, a sunrise session will ensure a much¬†emptier beach.

Featured: Engagement Session at South Pointe Park 
Another Engagement Session at South Pointe featured on How He Asked

2.  Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Engagement Session

Vizcaya can arguably be #1 for an engagement session. It’s Italian renaissance-style gardens and architecture can leave you breathless. It’s definitely a dream location for me. Everywhere you look there’s another photo spot. It’s also located right on the bay which means you can get photos by the water as well. Vizcaya is a unique spot in Miami that is just perfect for an engagement session. There is a permit fee to photograph here.

Featured: Vizcaya Engagement Session

3. Bill Baggs State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida

Best Locations Miami Engagement Photography

One of my favorite engagement sessions was taken here in the afternoon before sunset. It has the iconic historic lighthouse, a beautiful beach with rocks, and tall beach grass close to the water. It is about a 30 minute drive from Miami Beach / South Beach.

Featured: Engagement Session at Bill Baggs State Park

4. Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables, Florida

Best Locations Miami Engagement Photography

I have taken a lot of family sessions at Matheson, but I really think it would be a fantastic spot for an engagement session as well! Matheson is a large, peaceful park in the Coral Gables area (about a 30 minute drive from Miami Beach). It has several different sections: a forest area with a ton of large gorgeous trees; a narrow trail to walk or bike surrounded by mangroves; and a cute little beach that is by the bay – not the ocean – so it looks different than the typical beaches you see in Miami.

5. Coral Gables Prado Entrance in Coral Gables, Florida

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This location would be great for a couple looking for a combination of greenery and a bit of urban. It’s a small spot by the entrance to Coral Gables with a very unique structure – it’s got archways, a fountain with some steps, and nice greenery. The light is gorgeous in the late morning. Since it’s a small place, it wouldn’t entail much walking at all. If you’d like to get an idea of what this place looks like, you can check this family session on the blog.

Runner-up:

Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida (next to the Perez Art Museum)

This would be a great place for an engagement session in Miami! For some reason it never has a lot of people, though after work there are a lot people that walk their dogs here ūüôā It has plenty of trees and greenery, and it is next to the bay so we can include the water and palm trees in the photos too. It’s also conveniently located just 15 minutes from South Beach.

Best 5 Miami Engagement Locations

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