The 9 Best Family Photoshoot Ideas Near Miami

The city of Miami is well-known for its scenic locations and stylish buildings. Numerous beaches, botanical gardens, and parks make fantastic backgrounds for photos, as do many of its professional spaces. Those spots offer an opportunity to create work that stands out from the rest, offering you access to settings that haven’t been overused in the local photography scene. This is great when working with families who are looking for something that is extra-special. In a city that’s positively dripping in style, taking your work to the next level means leveraging the right posts. Our 9 best family photoshoot ideas near Miami are an eclectic mix of picturesque public places and private spaces. Order up a Cuban sandwich and fruity drink, then get to planning that next shoot at the venues below:

1. Take formal portraits in a Wynwood-adjacent studio

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This spacious studio has everything you need for classic portraits. The large white backdrop is ideal for bigger families, and an upstairs loft overlooking the space gives family members a fun place to watch you work on individual portraits. The space features lighting equipment, so there’s no need to tote along a light kit. If you’re looking for a space to make traditional portraits, this is a great option.

2. Keep it classy at Miami Beach

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The coastal resort of Miami Beach draws people from all over the world, and its beauty works well as a backdrop for family photoshoots. As a nexus for the arts, you’ll find many creative outlets and eclectic backdrops at Miami Beach. Be prepared to arrive early in the morning if you want to avoid crowds, or you can incorporate the hustle and bustle as part of the experience. Be mindful of the weather as well, as a bright, sunny day will make your photos look much better than overcast weather in this setting.

3. Snap portraits at this South Beach villa

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Filled with natural light, this large villa makes for an excellent setting for a photoshoot. Built on Palm Island, this modern space has a pool and an upstairs patio with a great view. Minimalist decoration and modern furniture exude style. Bonus: lighting equipment is available for use at this space.

4. Plan a sleek photoshoot at this urban loft

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You’ll find that this sleek loft’s tall windows let in excellent light for photoshoots. Gray walls and modern furniture make this space stand out from more traditional settings, lending your photos an urban ambiance. There’s a white backdrop available, but no lighting equipment, so bring your own, if necessary. This venue is a good option for clients who want their images to stand out. 

5. Enjoy Bayfront Park

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Established in 1925, Bayfront Park is a sunny, waterside park in Miami. Thirty acres of green space give you plenty of room to spread out, and the ocean will always make a great backdrop for your photos. The park hosts many events, so if you’re planning on shooting here, it would be a good idea to check the schedule to avoid having a photoshoot on an immensely busy day.

6. Take classic portraits in this Miami oasis

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This classically styled home makes a beautiful set for a family photoshoot. The house itself is large, offering you plenty of options for indoor backdrops. No lighting equipment is available, so you may want to bring your own for indoor work. Outside, there is plenty of tropical greenery and a large pool — perfect for outdoor portraits. 

7. Book this Little Haiti studio for portraits

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Here’s a large photo studio that will work well with larger families. White walls make for a classic backdrop, and gray and black paper backgrounds are mounted to one wall and can be rolled out. A comfortable lounge space gives family members a place to relax while you work on individual shots. You’ll need to bring your own light kit to this studio though, as none is provided. 

8. Strike a pose in Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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Part of Miami Beach, the botanical gardens offer a host of tranquil backgrounds for your photographs. Water features throughout, like ponds and fountains, to enhance the space’s appeal. There’s also a butterfly garden that, depending on the time of year, could make for a beautiful scene, especially if kids are involved. General admission to the garden is free, but the attraction is only open during regular business hours.

9. Stroll through Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Another great botanical garden option is Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, which has an admission fee, but because of this, it’s less busy than other spaces open to the public. The whole property exudes tropical life, and this will be reflected in your photos. In addition to being a great backdrop, it’s just a perfect place to spend quality time as a family, so everyone involved should have a good time. 

Miami is filled with great locations for family photo sessions. Make full use of the public spaces, but also don’t be afraid to look into booking a short-term rental for your shoot. Having a quiet, beautiful space away from tourists can be inspiring, and your clients will appreciate the exclusivity. Peerspace can help with that, so be sure to check out these listings when planning your next photoshoot. Most of all, have fun and be grateful for the experience. After all, you’re in beautiful, sunny Miami, and any day you spend behind a camera lens is a great day, right? Focus some of that positivity into your work, and we promise it will shine through.

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