Unwinding in South Beach, Miami – part I

by | Jan 12, 2008 | Personal | 2 comments

What do wedding photographers visiting Florida do after an intense 4-day convention? Visit Miami, of course!

This was our first time checking out Miami and we’ve really enjoyed taking a few days off to unwind. We’re staying in South Beach, which is Miami’s most popular vacation area packed with restaurants and shopping areas. The beach is about a block away and the weather has been beautiful in the upper 70’s.

Wedding Photographers in Miami

Mike Peyzner and Natasha Valik

We took a day to visit the Southernmost part of the state (and continental US) called Key West. This city practices a more relaxed approach to life and is known to be full of artists and craftsmen. An interesting peculiarity are the wild chickens which walk around many streets and act as if they belong as much, if not more then the local people. The 4 hour bus ride to Key West from Miami was absolutely gorgeous as it took us through the rest of the keys.

Key West Chicken

Bay Area Wedding Photographer


Another highlight of our experience in Miami has been a trip to the Everglades National Park. We took an adrenalin-filled tour on an air boat with crocodiles swimming to the left and right of us. Afterwards we had a chance to actually hold a baby croc. We were both full of awe at the beauty of the Everglades: it’s an enormous expanse of untouched and serene wetlands.


Everglades Nature

Alas, all good times must come to an end and we’ll be back in the Bay Area this Monday. You can look forward to part II of our post about Miami and more photos in the next few days!