Swimsuit 2019: Behind the Scenes

swimsuit 2019 behind the scenes

Swimsuit 2019: Behind the Scenes

Fort Lauderdale’s expansive waterway lends perfectly to leisurely cruising for locals and serves as a dream destination for visitors. More than 300 miles of waterway weaves through Broward County, where anchorages, full-service marinas, hotels, restaurants, and extravagant waterfront homes line its banks.

Southern Boating has indulged in this water wonderland since 1972, it’s our lifestyle, and we felt it was high time to highlight Fort Lauderdale’s waterway landscape in our annual swimsuit issue. When the opportunity to showcase the glamourous Bontona Peninsula property arose, there wasn’t a doubt that this was the perfect backdrop for our 32nd annual swimsuit photo shoot. How could we say no to a newly redesigned home in the Las Olas Isles with 700 feet of dockage along the New River just off the famed Las Olas Boulevard and a short boat ride to the Atlantic Ocean? We didn’t.

The home highlights Fort Lauderdale’s best assets: sweeping waterway views, ample sunshine, and lavish accommodations. Around every highly stylized corner was another opportunity to photograph stunning swimwear and ravishing resort wear, and no Southern Boating photoshoot could go without a dock, a yacht, and water—luxury at its finest.

But we had some fun too. Check out these behind the scenes photos and videos.


We’d like to give a special shoutout to all who helped produce this shoot.


Bontona Peninsula: Tom & Katia Bates

Sunny courtesy of Michael Joyce & Hargrave Custom Yachts 

Production Team

Photographer: Joey Wright

Assistant to Photographer: Angelo Lumas

Production: Erin Brennan & Ashley Grace

Hair & Makeup: Michele Winters

Food: Farm to Fork *use code SB30 to receive 30% off your order!


Alexandra @alexandrabaron

Reagan @reagan_wray

Raquel @raqqmilla


Jypsea Local jypsealocal.com

Z-Supply zsupplyclothing.com

Lulus lulus.com

Kulani Kini kulanikinis.com

Mott50 mott50.com

Resortwear & Accessories

Koy Resort koyresort.com

Malvados malvados.com

Abaco Sunglasses abacopolarized.com

Chuchka chuchka.com


Farm to Fork farmtoforkmeals.com

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