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
Photographer: Joey Wright
Assistant to Photographer: Angelo Lumas
Production: Erin Brennan & Ashley Grace
Hair & Makeup: Michele Winters
Jypsea Local jypsealocal.com
Kulani Kini kulanikinis.com
Resortwear & Accessories
Koy Resort koyresort.com
Abaco Sunglasses abacopolarized.com