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Florida Keys Lifestyle and Travel Shoot

This past April, we traveled down south for a week of shooting in the Florida Keys. We spent our time building our new travel and lifestyle portfolio. Despite having shot in most regions in the U.S. this was my first time visiting Southern Florida and The Keys and I was excited to experience the area. My goal was to capture beautiful scenes that showcase the relaxed lifestyle and I wanted to paint those scenes in a vintage Americana style. My vision for the shoot included a dock as a key part of the images. So we searched for the perfect location, and were able to secure an incredible house in The Big Pine Key with one of the longest docks in the Keys. To add to the vintage look, I was also able to make use of the old school glass coke bottles which have seen a revival lately. This was an idea I’ve been trying to incorporate into a lifestyle shoot for a while after visiting some antique stores in the Philadelphia area and seeing these bottles gathering dust in a corner. Apparently Coca-Cola has reintroduced a new version of these bottles into the market so we didn’t have to look too hard for them. I was happy we were able to bring together all the elements into this shoot, the space, the props, and the style and am really pleased with the final images. Below are just a few of my favorites from the shoot.
florida keys sunset by travel photographer ben weldonice bucket of vintage coke bottlesclose up of coke bottle and ice bucket full of coca cola bottles on dockice bucket of coke bottles on dock near oceancouple kissing in water next to two vintage coke bottles by advertising photographer ben weldonman with coke bottle on beach near a dock

coca-cola cap in the sandcouple sits on a dock in floridahammock hanging from palm trees at sunset in the florida keyshammock and palm trees in the florida sun by Ben Weldoncouple sits on a dock in the florida keyswoman drinks tea and looks out at ocean in florida keyswoman drinks tea on porch overooking a dock and the ocean in floridaa dock at sunrise in the big pine key in the florida keysPalm trees and old theater sign in Floridavintage cars in floridvintage red car in a field in floridvintage red car in florida

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