I’ve always wanted to take a road trip to West Palm Beach, but we’ve been so busy since we moved to Florida, taking a week off to vacation seems like a luxury. Then the email came, we were to photograph a commercial project at a PGA golf course in West Palm Beach. Jake wanted to look further into the legal stuff that usually involves with a commercial photo shoot, but I was too eager to jump on board. This work assignment means, free golf at a beautiful resort, and a week of trip paid for.
Our resort is very close to palm beach downtown, after the photoshoot we enjoyed scrolling around and exploring Worth Ave with little Lisa.
On our trip to Palm Beach, Florida, one of the things I really wanted to do was go shopping on iconic Worth Ave. It’s loaded with posh stores and beautiful scenery. It was hot, very hot during our visit in the summer month, we had plentiful of ice cream to cool us down. I had recently purchased a pretty maxi dress from Anthropologie which worked perfectly for the weather.
The Palm Beach Clock Tower
The clock tower (Google Maps) is a cool little structure. It has sort of vaguely Spanish style architecture, but according to this article, it was built as a monument to a pier. Jake stood in the street to take a photo of me and Lisa next to it. Someone rode their bike through the frame during one of my shots, which I thought would ruin that one, but it actually wound up being one of my favorite images. Watch out for traffic if you try to get the same composition.
Worth Ave, Palm Beach
All along Worth Ave, you can peer down alleyways for neat little photographic treasures, just take your time, free your schedule and explore. One of the courtyard we really liked (Google Maps) was full of flowers, vines, benches, gates, statues, and one really amazing tree. To find it search for Kassidy’s and Mystique (Google Street View). Going between those two stores, you will also see another beautiful alley blue-green alley.
Get Up Early
The benefit of traveling with a baby is that — you get up darn early. We left our hotel at dawn so that we could catch the golden hour light. It’s true that golden hour lasts longer and has warmer colors in the evening, but in this case the morning it’s much cooler and as an added bonus — there are fewer people out.
Dress Light: I know you probably weren’t thinking about wearing a coat or anything, but a nice breathable material does make a big difference. Dressing in white is a good way to keep cool when you’re in the sun, but if you think you might sweat anyway you’re better off wearing something dark with a pattern to hide the moisture.
Pack Light: We normally bring our jogging stroller on photo shoots since it can hold extra gear for us, but since we were out of town the bulky jogger had to make way for extra luggage and a pack n’ play. We picked up this handy umbrella stroller just for this trip and we were glad we did. It was easy to push around and lift in and out of the car without breaking a sweat.
Trip courtesy of Brightline, connecting palm beach to Miami with high speed rail.