Local Locations: Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, and Brickell.
The Hotel Rooms location is essential to complete your inside themes. After you have the perfect outfits and accessories, you need an ideal location that blends naturally and complements the theme of your shoot and not one that will seem out of place.
Your outfit and themes need to blend naturally in the location and add to your fantasy brand. The more your audience sees themselves in your photo, the more they will feel a connection to you and remember you. Simple, flat, plain backgrounds do not engage your audience or stand out from the billions of online images.
Before booking your hotel, please confirm with me so that I can confirm that it's a hotel that looks good in photos and that it has enough space for me to set up my lights as well as options of different spots for your different looks.
Recommended days for shoot are Monday – Thursday as long as it's not a holiday week or no events going on in Miami or Miami Beach that week.Casa
The Villa Casa Casuarina - Formally the Versace Mansion
World Famous Versace Mansion. The Villa was originally built in 1930 by the architect, author, and philanthropist, Alden Freeman. In 1992, The Villa was purchased by the famous Italian fashion designer, Gianni Versace were he lived until his death in 1997. Today the Villa operates as a luxury boutique hotel, restaurant and event venue.
The entire hotel is beautifully decorated in the Versace Style, the rooms are categorized by their size. Below are the Suites which are the 4 biggest rooms. Specific room can not be reserved but would be determined at check in. http://vmmiamibeach.com
THE VILLA SUITE
Enter The Villa Suite through its unique round foyer and you are transported to the quarters of the man who made the mansion famous. With its decadent custom double king-sized bed and mural-covered walls, The Villa Suite features two balconies – one overlooking Ocean Drive – a bedroom sitting alcove, his and hers closets and a custom oversized double-head shower and bidet. The most coveted room in South Florida, The Villa Suite is an unparalleled experience for the most discerning traveler.
THE VENUS SUITE
The largest room in The Villa, the spacious Venus Suite features a separate sitting area and two balconies – one overlooking Ocean Drive and a second overlooking The Thousand Mosaic Pool. Relax with two flat screen televisions, an in-room stereo system and DVD player or luxuriate in the custom double queensized bed. The Italian marble bathroom features an oversized shower with double head, double sink and bidet.
THE SIGNATURE SUITE
With its custom Ultra Large King bed and separate sitting room, The Signature Suite features a balcony overlooking Ocean Drive and the sands of Miami Beach. The Suite offers an oversized double-head shower and double sink, a walk-in closet and a second balcony off the bedroom.
THE GARDEN SUITE
With a view of the Mosaic Garden from its private terrace, The Garden Suite overlooks The Thousand Mosaic Pool. With its sitting area and king-sized bed, the Suite offers a relaxing haven in which to luxuriate.
SLS BRICKELL HOTEL
Splendidly Lavish Skyline At the center of it all – SLS Brickell takes its standards of style, luxury and service to transform Downtown Miami's skyline. A feast for the senses. A hotel with elements of creativity and community featuring 124 rooms, world-class décor by Philippe Starck, unforgettable dining, an incredible pool deck, and global concierge - SLS Brickell is an irresistible retreat in the city's center. Best Rooms for photoshoots are: The Presidential Suite, Signature Suite, and SLS Suite.
The Riviera Suites Hotel
This beautiful boutique hotel has 3 buildings and 2 pools plus several great spots that look great in photos. There is a ground level pool and a sunroof pool. I have permission from the hotel manager to shoot in any part of the hotel including around the property. The suites are very beautiful and look very elegant.
Beautiful Modern Hotel, but the regular rooms are too small so only book a junior suite or king suite. Great location in the middle of South Beach. Find online specials for the Jr Suites or larger rooms. Best Room for shoots: The Platinum Sun Suite King it has top private sun deck area where we can shoot outside looks as well as inside the room.
The Boulan Miami
Glamorous High-End Modern Big Rooms. The biggest ones in South Beach that I have found. Although they are all suites, don't book the smallest rooms to get the best space and decor. Sophisticated and beautiful. The best room for photoshoots is the One Bedroom Condo with Balcony. Rooms NOT GOOD for Photoshoots: Penthouse, Terrace. These rooms are smaller in the living room and bedroom and provide less space to set up the lights and for photos and video.
The Croydon Hotel
This hotel has beautiful Penthouse Room with wood floors and a sun deck. The best room is the penthouse suites are big and they have a large private sun deck area. Regular rooms as too small to shoot more than 1 look.
The Metropole Hotel
Very nice to shoot in and I like the 1 bedroom suites. I can also shoot here around the hotel location including the Patio Area and small pool. They have modern rooms but some are larger than others ones. You would have to mention at check that you are shooting with Paul Cobo and ask for the largest room possible. They know me there are will get you the biggest room possible.
Little River Studios
This Production Studio offers many set ups including the Cape Cod House, The North Studio, The Green House, and the Greek Set. Booking here has to be done through me since they require that the photographer be registered with them first.