The 9 Best Graduation Photoshoot Ideas in Miami

Stunning views, gorgeous art-deco architecture, and enough Cubanos to feed an army. Miami has it all — what more could you ask for? Perhaps a curated list of amazing places to take graduation photos may be useful. Well, you’re in luck because we’re about to serve up the most scenic graduation photoshoot ideas in Miami. Look forward to beautiful, sun-kissed interiors; balcony views to write home about; magazine-worthy gardens; and more!

1. Soak up the sunshine at The Giralda Place

Bright and open rooftop terrace with stunning views of Coral Gables miami rental
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They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothin’. Soak up the beautiful Florida rays on this huge rooftop terrace with ample seating space on the stylish outdoor couches. The space features views of Coral Gables, Florida, just south of Miami proper. Take a seat or gaze over at the view and have your breathtaking graduation pictures taken at this amazing location. This courtyard high off the ground is also a great night photoshoot location with bistro lights hung across the entire space.

2. Admire waterfront views in a breathtaking luxury condo

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This next option is truly stunning. High above the ground in an opulent, 1600-square-foot condo exists one of the best views in Miami. Plus, 180-degree views of the water can be appreciated from the ample floor-to-ceiling windows. The white marble floors further reflect the light pouring in. White and cream furniture with gold accents throughout elevate the space to its luxurious heights. Whether you’re moving on from high school or college this location is a great way to ring in your next chapter to be a successful one.

3. Step back in time at a spacious Victorian lounge

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Here is a truly unusual gem located in historic downtown Miami. This second-story themed lounge immerses you in Victorian charm from the moment you step in. With three different rooms to choose from you have a variety of shot options in this historic-themed lounge on the beach. It may be a trip back in time but with a convenient elevator that doesn’t mean it’s not accessible. You won’t find anything else like this in the city so if you see yourself posing for graduation pictures here reserve it soon before it’s all booked. It one of our best graduation photoshoot ideas in Miami.

4. Wander through the garden and courtyard of a bright, Spanish-style house

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While there is plenty of Spanish influence, what we typically think of as Spanish-style architecture as seen in California and the Southwest is rare in Miami. Here’s an unexpected bit of Spanish-style home architecture in Miami. Situated in Brickell, one of the hottest neighborhoods, this location has pristine outdoor space. The courtyard features lush, colorful tropical plants and terra cotta pavers, while the triple archway is an excellent spot to casually lean for a not-so-candid grad photo.

5. Stare out at the vast beyond from a historic lighthouse

We’ve seen modern luxury and vintage themes, but how about a location rich with history? Seated at the edge of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is a beautiful historic lighthouse originally constructed in 1825, it is the oldest structure in Miami-Dade county. Today it is still an active aid-to-navigation for the US Coast Guard. If you’re a history enthusiast this makes for a wonderful graduation photoshoot idea in Miami. You can climb to the top and have your picture taken with stunning ocean views, or along the rocks with the wind in your hair and palm trees at your back.

6. Relax in a tranquil, thoughtfully designed garden

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Conveniently located in the heart of Buena Vista and the Miami Design District, this backyard escape is perfect for a simple graduation photoshoot. With a partial gravel ground, tall cacti, and a log bench, there are so many elements to lean into. Plus, you can take a seat on the unique bench or chill in a hammock.

7. Pose next to bamboo at a peaceful outdoor lounge

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Closing out the outdoor collection is this fabulous backyard nestled in lovely Coral Way, Miami. Also featuring a partial white gravel ground, this space has a large deck and photogenic foliage. The two Bougainvillea arches and tall hedges offer plenty of privacy for distraction-free photography. Pose beside the bamboo or sit relaxed on the complimentary couch and have great graduation pictures taken to remember forever.

8. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views from a classy high-rise apartment

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Sleek, modern furniture with a pop of sapphire. A touch of potted house plants here and there. And a view to die for. This luxury high-rise overlooks the stunning waters of Biscayne Bay and out to Miami Beach. Sitting on the south edge of Brickell, this apartment building offers valet parking and is conveniently located near cute shops within walking distance to enjoy after your shoot. Can you imagine a sunrise photoshoot from up here? Enough said.

9. Chill out at a fully furnished tropical cottage

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This bright bungalow is a colorful and inviting 1,600-square-foot home located in Coral Gables. It boasts a light and airy vibe with plenty of interesting seating options, including the built-ins historic to this 1923 home. Unique to this sweet little house is a sunroom with a  tropical mural, it’s a fun option to add variety to your graduation photos and one of many excellent graduation photoshoot ideas in Miami.

Miami has a lot to offer, from the nightlife to the arts and culture to Miami Beach just across the bay you won’t run out of amazing things to see and do in The Magic City. With sunshine galore and a selection of great interiors available to reserve by the hour, it has all the right ingredients for an incredible graduation photoshoot. All locations are outdoors or have strict cleaning protocols in place to keep guests and hosts safe and healthy.

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