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Wedding photography at the Eden Roc, Miami Beach

There's no place like Miami Beach, especially in early May when the sun is shining. The blazing sun can be brutally hot, but spectacularly beautiful nonetheless. The turquoise and cerulean in this image combined with the darkened silhouettes of the groom and his groomsmen getting ready call to mind classic groups from old Hollywood, and the Eden Roc in Miami Beach is certainly the place to go if you want to feel like a glamorous, vintage hottie. This hotel is famous for catering to the glamorous elite from the glory days of Hollywood, was featured on episodes of “I Love Lucy”, and still has a luxurious, classic feel to it. Strolling through the soaring lobby, hanging by the pool, or checking out the view from your balcony, this stunning Collins Avenue property screams Miami Beach.

Graphically this image uses stark contrast of dark silhouettes of the men and the top and bottom of the balcony to horizontally stripe the frame with black, blue, turquoise, beach sand, and back to black, for an eye catching view of the Atlantic Ocean while also contributing to the story of the wedding day, with each groomsman looking toward the center point of the image, drawing the viewer’s eye to the center and then back out again.

Location: The Eden Roc, Miami Beach, Florida.

1/3200; f/4.0; ISO 200; 16.0 mm.