Bride and Groom at The Palms Hotel
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Bride and Groom at The Palms Hotel

Groom Picking up his Bride at The Palms Hotel in Miami Beach FL


I had a blast photographing this wedding at The Palms Hotel in Miami Beach. This South Florida Wedding Photo was taken after the wedding ceremony when the sun was soft and provided nice even lighting. Often this time of day is referred to as The Golden Hour. It's happens about one hour before sunset. When I walked out the to beach with the bride and groom I noticed how the ocean sort of curved around into part of the beach. This created a situation where I was able to photograph the bride and Groom with the ocean and Miami Beach in the background. As a Miami wedding photographer I often find that photographing the bride and groom with the ocean and beach community in the background is no always possible. Often it requires me getting into the water in order to get the correct angle. This worked out perfectly.

The groom holding the bride is one of my favorite poses. When doing this pose often the groom will naturally pull his body backing order the get the bride up high enough. Doing the makes to pose look too much like the groom is struggling to lift her and also creates an unflattering angle. What I alway do is ask the groom to lean a tiny bit forward for the camera once he has lifted the bride. This is more difficult to do. However it creates a much more flattering photo. Once the groom has lifted the bride I will take several shots in order to get several different photos. For example, the bride and groom can kiss, then look at each other, then look at the camera, then the bride and look at the camera while the groom looks at her, or the groom can look at the camera while the bride looks at her. The groom can also told the bride back and have her touch the sand or if they are in the ocean she can touch the water.

Just doing this one shot can result in 5 or 6 useable poses.

Some info about myself, I moved to South Florida in 2004 after being a wedding photographer in Los Angeles for over 15 years. Since moving to South Florida I have photographed weddings and events in almost every wedding venue imaginable. Not only am I familiar with most of the South Florida Wedding Venues I'm also knowledgeable about all the things you need to be aware of when planning a wedding here is South Florida. Although I'm not actually a wedding planner, a lot of what I do is wedding planning. At the beginning of the wedding day, someone needs to decide how much time is needed for the photo taking process. Your photographer, needs to shoot the getting ready photos, The bridal portraits the groom and groomsmen photos and the family photos. This means a wedding timeline needs to be written. Having shot so many weddings in Southern Florida, I'm well educated in making a wedding timeline.

If you are recently engaged and looking for a photographer, I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you. Feel free too call me at (561) 737-5561

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Location: 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.