Miami Beach Art Deco

Miami Beach Art Deco

The Miami Beach art deco scene is a guilty pleasure I have when I visit the beach. The geometrically shaped building dripping with vibrant colors piques my interest every time. The buildings created back in the 1920’s and 30’s juxtaposed against the modern scenes of today makes Miami Beach what it is. The old sprinkled in with the new.

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Downtown Miami and Miami Beach

Miami Skyline

Living in South Florida I will admit I take for granted all the Miami attractions that the out of town tourists flock to. I figured why not take a day to be a tourist in my own city. I wanted to experience what out of town people come to Miami for. The beaches, the nightlife, the beautiful weather. I was going to be a tourist for once and check out all the things to do in downtown Miami and Miami Beach.

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Winter on Miami Beach

Breakwater Hotel Miami Beach

While most of the country is experiencing freezing temperatures and snowy conditions, I’m here enjoying winter on Miami Beach. What is winter on Miami Beach you ask? It’s warm tropical breezes, mojitos on the sidewalk cafes, and basically every tourist is here trying to stay warm. Sure the palm trees and warm weather doesn’t make it feel like the holiday season, but Santa still visits us whether we have snow or sand on the ground. I prefer the sand though.

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The Breakwater Hotel

Breakwater Hotel Pool

As resident photographer for South Florida’s premier event staffing and needs company, Miami Elite Events, not only do I get to photograph the talent that works for them, but I also get to photograph venues as well. I recently went down to South Beach to photograph the Breakwater Hotel and its rooftop patio area and adjoining suites. Nothing like having VIP access to a beautiful Ocean Drive hotel rooftop all to myself.

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A North Miami Beach Engagement Shoot

North Miami Beach Engagement Shoot

What constitutes a fun time at an engagement photo shoot? Well if you have Katie and John as clients then you already know who is bringing the fun. From the first shutter click to the last there was nothing but fun, laughs and smiles. A great time was had by all and that is how it should be.

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Bowling For Barack

Bowling for Barack Obama

Earlier this week I was contacted by Blythe Robinson to photograph the Bowling For Barack event at the Lucky Strikes Bowling Alley in Miami Beach. I agreed to volunteer my time and photograph the event. I figured it would be a great opportunity to rub elbows and network a little.

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A South Beach Engagement Shoot

South Beach Engagement

Today’s post is from the photo shoot I had on Labor Day in South Beach for Seth and Yulia. They were down from Virginia on their honeymoon and wanted to get some photos in before they took their honeymoon cruise. What better place to take some photos than on South Beach?

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South Beach at Night

Colony Hotel - JC Ruiz Photography

I was in one of my moods to just go out and walk around for hours and just photograph whatever I found interesting. Where else than South Beach at night would be a great opportunity to see some interesting sights to photograph? South Beach offers so much visually and what I enjoy is that I can walk around and in a relative short amount of time I can be on one side of South Beach and then walk across to the other. Besides South Beach always has a new story to tell every time I’m there.

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Summer Engagement Shoot On South Beach

South Beach engagement shoot

Today I feature another out of town couple, Ale and Alberto. They’re a loving couple from Dallas, Texas via Houston (long story). They arrived to South Beach for a little getaway and who can blame them? We have paradise here in Miami.

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