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.
Sometimes as photographers we need a break from shooting what we normally shoot whether it be fashion. sports or commercial photography and shoot something just for the fun of it. My break from shooting the norm is going to the zoo and shooting the animals that live there. I’m lucky that I have a great zoo close by, Zoo Miami.
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?
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.
After visiting Vizcaya for the first time two months ago to help photograph a wedding there, I’ve been itching to go back and photograph it myself. Vizcaya is located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, FL. It was the former home of James Deering who basically created these elaborate gardens and built a villa inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture. It’s absolutely beautiful.
Look who is back, Camille Kaye. I came to Camille with an idea for a shoot back in October but with conflicting schedules it was hard to get the right time in. She had some free time yesterday so we decided to make a run for it and see how my idea would turn out.
So there are times when I like to do things I’m not suppose to. Don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s the thrill; maybe I’m crazy. Yesterday was one of those days. I’ve had an idea to have a Miami fashion shoot with the lovely Lorell inside the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium on Key Biscayne and lucky for me, she was up to being as mischievous as me.
I’m super excited to share this blog post with y’all about the photo shoot I did this past Wednesday with Camille Kaye. I knew Camille as the quiet waitress working at Miami Prime, but it wasn’t until my brother-in-law, Dean, told her I was a photographer did we get a chance to sit down and talk. I showed her my work and we talked for about 30 minutes and she wanted me to give her some ideas as to a potential shoot. Camille then proceeded to show me her website, www.camillekaye.com, that I learned she was a very talented singer. I’m dead serious about her talent. Fast forward to late Tuesday night when we were texting back and forth and decided to do a the shoot Wednesday afternoon. I don’t think any of us thought it would have gone so well.