Instagrammable Miami

Miami, you're something kinda special.  Both Will Smith & Pitbull dedicated songs about you and I don't blame them.  You got beaches, you got cool artwork, you got fascinating architecture, and the list goes on and on.   As a south Florida native, Miami will always have a special place in my heart and I want to share a few of my favorite insta-worthy spots. 

1. Design District

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From the eclectic art installations to contemporary architecture, this neighborhood of luxury department stores & restaurants offers a variety of different backdrops for "likeable" posts.  On-street parking is available as well as parking garages (which I have an affinity for photographing in) and the area is usually not crowded. 

 
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2. South Pointe Park

The vibrant and colorful lifeguard stands are iconic of South Beach.  Plus you got the beach, the quintessential palm trees, and this modernly manicured park for various backdrop options.  My ideal time to go is during "golden hour", which is typically the last hour before sunset or the first hour after sunrise.  This is when you get that dreamy, warm light.  

 

3. Museum Park

Bordered by the bay, the American Airlines Arena, and the downtown high-rises, this urban park has so much to offer.  With scenic views of the bay and home to the Perez Art Museum and Frost Science Museum, what I enjoy most about this location is the contemporary architecture that provide a modern backdrop for any photo.  From the mosaic wall outside the Frost, to the clean lines of the Perez entry way or stair cases around the property, these are just a few of my favorite geometric elements to photograph with.

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4. Espanola Way  

Despite growing up in the Miami area, I have always driven by this historic street but have never actually stopped to visit.  Totally different from the other contemporary places listed above, this pedestrian-friendly street exudes the Mediterranean influence of historic Miami Beach. 

6. Basement Miami  

Relatively new-ish to the Miami scene, this retro-inspired night club / bowling alley / ice skating ring is hidden in the Edition Hotel.  Yes, I know, interesting combo.  The concept of glamorizing nostalgic activities is pretty neat however the atmosphere was bit uptight for my taste.

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2. Wynwood

Whether or not you have visited Wynwood, you've definitely heard of it.  Located in the heart of Miami, Wynwood is the home to art galleries, breweries, crafty eateries, creative businesses, and what it's most well-known for, mind-blowing murals.  With over 200 street murals, you can find an inspiring wall around every corner. If you're looking for a background that's bold & edgy or urban & industrial, then Wynwood is your go-to spot.  The artwork is all around you, even on the ground you walk on. 

These are just a few of my go-to photography spots around the 3-0-5.  I'd love to hear what spots you favor or think are insta-worthy!  Here's an added bonus: if you want a few free tips on how to take better photos with your phone, check out my last post here

Give these places a visit and feel free to comment or share your thoughts!  

Free tips on improving your phone photography

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Want to step up your Instagram game?

 

 

If I could, I would carry my camera everywhere, but the reality is, it's big, bulky and cumbersome schlepping around a big ol' camera everywhere I go.  

Luckily, we have these super dandy devices that allow us to communicate with other humans via phone call, text message, DMs, emails... aaand it has a camera that is accessible & light-weight.  Yaaas.  It couldn't be any easier to document our daily interactions to share them on social media. Swipe, snap, post. 

I'm pretty active on social media, however I tend to favor posting on Instagram. I love having the ability to edit my photos within the app, plus the fun features for posting a story (even though Snapchat has a similar feature).  Regardless of whichever social media channel you prefer, we all post for engagement.  We post for likes. We post for followers to relate to our content.  We post to make a connection with our audience. 

Great photography will yield great content, and great content will yield better engagement.

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Make It A Summer for Success!

Take a moment and ask yourself:

Do I need to improve my online presence? How can I get my prospective clients to engage more?

Did you know branding photography can give your business an instant facelift?  It can, and I can help!!

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What is BRANDING?

Branding is a marketing concept to identify a company's product, service, goals and what the business represents.  From your business message to the images and typography used to promote your business, there are several components that contribute to the user experience.

What is branding photography?

The images used in your email blasts, blog posts, social media posts and other promotional materials play a significant role in how you showcase your product / service and how your customers view your business.  Professional images of your product, you working on your product or performing your service, and images of you being YOU help your prospective clients connect with your business.

So, why do you need branding photography?  Here are a few reasons:

  1. Custom stock imagery :  Instead of purchasing general stock photography, you can create cohesive imagery that tailors to your brand personality.  The usage of consistent imagery in promotional material is a quality of a strong brand.  You will also limit the chances of someone else purchasing the same stock photo if you are creating one designed specifically for your business. 
  2. Professional head shots of you (and your team) : prospective clients want to be able to connect with your brand and the personality behind the brand (which is YOU!).  And don't forget, professional photography makes you look, well, professional!  Use these types of images on your About Me section of your site, your LinkedIn profile or for any press releases. 
  3. Increased exposure :  With numerous social media platforms to promote your business, there are so many opportunities to increase brand visibility and engagement with your audience.  And with so many channels to reach your audience, you're going to want professional stylized images to represent you and your brand.

 

Let's get started on improving your brand and online presence!   

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Congratulations to our RAFFLE WINNER!

Thank you for everyone who visited our table at the South Florida Parenting Magazine's Spring Festival and Egg-a-palooza Event at Mizner Park. A special congratulations goes out to our raffle winner Melanie Rothberg! She won a session and 16x20 canvas that we were raffling during the event. We had a great time meeting some wonderful families and we look forward to photographing some new faces sometime soon!

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