This session was a continuation of the Miromar Lakes photo session. Once Jasmine and I were done in Estero, we headed down by Coconut Point to explore the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Jasmine changed out of her morning shoot outfit and put on her early-afternoon-session attire. We chose to do this photo session at the Hyatt because of its hidden gem location.
The property was filled with winding paths, beach access, and tons of greenery - we even found another archway, this one had ivy grown around it. Jasmine and I envisioned luscious flower-filled gardens for a backdrop, but that wasn't exactly viable in the area we live in. I'm originally from Connecticut and I was looking for an area similar to Elizabeth Park's Rose Trellises - you have to see it to believe it. After wishing Florida had more flowers, it made me think of the saying, "The grass is greener on the other side", meaning you always want what you don't have. I took a step back and realized that I am appreciative for my surroundings and started thinking in the direction of, "The grass is greener where you water it". This gave me the ability to capture the beauty of Southwest Florida's natural environment. We came to the conclusion that Florida is blessed with beautiful greenery and we have to embrace the surroundings that we have been given.
If you're wanting to hit the Hyatt for a photoshoot, be mindful that it is a hotel. There were many guests around the property, although they didn't seem to mind we were there. These photos were taken between 11 AM and 12:30 PM providing ample daylight. I recommend heading straight back through the lobby of the hotel to the back pool area where you will find several spots to take photos including a faux lazy river, an ivy arch, a gazebo dock, winding pavers paths, and a long boardwalk leading to the beach.
Stay tuned for a couples shoot nearing Valentine's Day!