By Katherine Bostick

Family holiday photos can be taken in a studio with a winter wonderland backdrop, but this is Florida. Winter simply means putting on a light sweater when the occasional cold snap hits. For some truly memorable holiday photos of the family, check out the venues below. Arches, gardens, the everglades, rivers, and more fantastic photo opportunities exist in South Florida. Pull out the camera and ask a passerby to take your family picture, or hire an outdoor photographer to take your family holiday photo.

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Vizcaya Museum And Gardens
3251 S. Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 250-9133

The gardens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are reminiscent of the gardens found in Italy and France during the 17th and 18th centuries. There are hedges scattered around the grounds that are cut to resemble geometric shapes. Visitors can walk through the Secret Garden, explore the Maze Garden, or relax in the Theater Garden. When taking your family’s holiday photo, look for the orchids peeking out from the trees to add a glamorous look to your family photo. The elaborate fountains, coral stone structures, and an abundance of architectural structures make Vizcaya Museum and Gardens an ideal place for an old-fashioned family holiday photo.

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Coral Gables Prado Arch
57 Avenue and 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134

The Country Club Prado Arch is one of the most popular photo stops for both professional and amateur photographers in South Florida. There are trellises, bougainvillea, fountains, and lots of archways to use as backdrops for holiday photos. Country Club Prado Arch is registered with the National Registry of Historical Places. However, check to make sure you don’t need a permit to take family photos.

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Everglades National Park
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
(305) 242-7700

There are three entrances to Everglades National Park. The Miami, Homestead, and Everglades City entrances all have trails, boardwalks, and opportunities for fabulous pictures. Ashinga Trail is a short trail with stunning photo opportunities. Shark Valley Observation Tower, nestled 65 feet above the everglades, provides some of the most picturesque backdrops for family holiday photos. If nature is not a favorite venue for the family, take a tour of the Nike Hercules Missile Base for some amazing family photos.

Related:  Top Spots In South Florida To Take Family Photos

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Fort Lauderdale Beach At Sunrise Blvd.
A1A E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Tall coconut trees and palm trees, sparkling blue water, and soft clean sand make for some great holiday photos. Fort Lauderdale Beach at Sunrise Blvd is a beautiful and picturesque place to take some unforgettable family photos. The best photos, however, are at sunset and sunrise. The sun setting across the water make for stunning photo backdrops for those gorgeous family holiday photos.

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Colee Hammock Park
1500 Brickell Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 828-7275

This park consists of 1.1 acres of statues, benches, and trees. Colee Hammock Park overlooks the New River Canal, making it ideal for breathtaking photography. The park is located near Las Olas Boulevard and is open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. The opportunity for amazing holiday photos can be found throughout Colee Hammock Park.

Related: Top Spots To Take Family Photos In South Florida


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