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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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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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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A Miami Beach Couples Photo Shoot

Miami Beach couples photography

Today I bring you Melissa and Derek. They’re a couple from Colorado who went on a cruise and basically had a couple of hours for a photo shoot before their flight back to Colorado. This was like the epitome of a last minute shoot but I had fun either way. They were referred to me by Evan Rich, the wedding photographer I work with on occasion.

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One Lens Challenge

South Beach Classic

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog post. I started a new job and it ended a month later because they didn’t have enough work for me to continue to justify paying me. Anyhow, on to the real reason why I’m writing. Well, with this new found time, I decided to give myself a one lens challenge. A one lens challenge is where I only take one lens out with me and I have to use it all day in different scenarios. Sounds simple enough right?

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