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{Max + Shadya} Miami wedding photography series Tour of The Emerald City

May 1, 2017
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This is a story of art, design, and romance in the Emerald City. Max and Shadya chose Miami for their urban wedding series because of their love for uniquely brewed local beer, architecture, and the sands of Miami Beach.

Wedding photos Concrete Beach Brewery

Our journey begins at one of the groom’s favorite spots in the artsy village of Wynwood, Concrete Beach Brewery. As we made our way into the brewery, we were immediately overcome by the familiar feeling of being invited to a good friend’s neighborhood gathering. We felt more than welcomed by both staff and patrons surrounded by the classic board games, life-size jenga, sayings on the walls, and taproom as we snapped away on this lifestyle session, circulating among the brewery goers. Once the groom finished his Pilsner and the last congratulations were shared by guests, we exited onto the streets of Wynwood.

Just a short distance from Concrete Beach, we came face-to-face with fresh paint, most likely measured out just before Art Basel. This pastel and moody backdrop made for the perfect location for a snap or two as we waited for our Uber to take us to Miami’s urban neighborhood, Brickell. Upon wrapping up the last photographs, we were scooped up by the Uber Lux and escorted to the heart of the city.

Urban wedding series Brickell

As the car approached Brickell I changed lenses on my cameras to prepare for the second leg of this urban wedding series. The driver kindly left us at one of my favorite locations, the 801 Building with one of the most iconic windows on the Brickell strip. This enormous circular marvel was the perfect place to continue our romantic tour of the city. By now, a light was bouncing off buildings and windows alike, flooding the streets with a soft, warm glow. An afternoon stroll in full wedding garb down Brickell avenue is nothing short of how it’s done in the Financial District. The bride and groom were hailed by horns honking and congratulations from left and right as we snapped our way to the Brickell Drawbridge. Traffic was moving swiftly between Brickell and downtown, leading into a dreamy sunlight which consumed them both as they walked up the median toward the drawbridge. This almost cinematic scene definitely brought all the components together that screams urban wedding session. After the final image was taken my phone was out, and just like that, a ping to Uber was made, and off we went to the next destination.

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Last stop, Miami Beach! Upon walking from Nikki Beach to the pier, we stumbled upon one of my favorite times of the day at South Beach, and, in particular, at South Point Park. A pinkish amber light bounces off the port of Miami and softly kisses the point at sunset. It is one of the most beautiful windows of time to experience at this particular location on Miami Beach. The seaside foliage, sea grass, and sand were perfectly lit, making this location ideal for capturing the final frames: a slow walk on the white sands, and a kiss to end the session.

Makeup and Hair
Julieta Tateran of Heavenly Style

Tour of The Emerald City Line Up
Brewery Location: Concrete Beach Brewery Wynwood

Urban location: Downtown Brickell, 801 Building and Brickell Drawbridge

Beach location: South Point Park Miami Beach

Transportation: Uber Lux

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