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Ft. Lauderdale Centennial – Happy 100th Birthday to the Venice of America!

Ft. Lauderdale, also known as the Venice of America, is 100 years old!

There were lots of Ft. Lauderdale Centennial celebrations going on this past weekend, including a big party last night on the beach! Unfortunately there are some things that you have to miss out on when you have little ones and it’s a school night, but the centennial of our fair city has made me reminisce over all the great times I’ve had photographing not only personal work but events and sessions for my photography clients in the Historic Downtown Area of Riverfront and Riverwalk.

Check out some of my favorite images from the past few years here from beautiful, historic, Ft. Lauderdale! Happy 100 years!

Here’s one of my absolute favorite wedding images from Jyll & Ronnie’s 2008 wedding, taken at the Las Olas Riverfront:

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

At that wedding, I also took some detail shots from the downtown area near the old River House:

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

And one more wedding shot, since Jyll and Ronnie are so awesome and it’s such a gorgeous image:

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

There are so many cool places around the Riverwalk to use as backdrops for great wedding or photo shoot imagery. They give such a fun, urban or even an old-timey feel depending on where you walk around. I love these next two images, the first is from Jessica & Gabriel’s wedding and the second from Julie & Matt’s engagement shoot, also in 2008.

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

Nearby, the incredible Bonnet House is an amazing museum or wedding venue. It was a beautiful, unique South Florida setting for Liz & Joey’s wedding a few years ago.

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

I captured this image from a recent engagement shoot at Ft. Lauderdale Beach with my friends Nicole and Scott (who were just married in October!).

ft lauderdale historic downtown 100 year centennial

I also recently posted some photos from beautiful Ft. Lauderdale Beach at Riomar. If you missed those you must check them out!

I seriously could go on and on and post hundreds of images. Ft. Lauderdale and its surrounding areas are beautiful. Not only to photograph but also to live. Yes, it may be hotter than the surface of the sun during the summer (that’s what vacations are for!!), but during the other months we have great, mild weather and fun activities, interesting history, and places to visit that make our town a fun place to be. I hope Ft. Lauderdale’s next 100 years are just as successful, and I look forward to capturing some of them with my camera! :)

You can check out a list online if you’re interested in participating in the Ft. Lauderdale Centennial Celebrations this year.

And, if you came here to find wedding photography, check out my South Florida wedding & engagement site for more info!

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