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About Tova Photography

Miami Beach photographer specializing in family and engagement photography.

1 Hotel South Beach Proposal Photographer

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1 Hotel South Beach Proposal Photographer

We arranged to meet at the beach behind the 1 Hotel South Beach just before sunset. I waited a short distance away from where they would be exiting the hotel on the Miami Beach boardwalk. I followed them from a little ways away, until she got down on one knee, then I got a bit closer to capture the moment. Funny enough, there were some people directly behind them near the water who I waived away. Luckily they saw me and moved out of the frame. Her reaction to the proposal was priceless!

After taking some photos of the two of them together after the proposal, we headed to a poolside cabana at the 1 Hotel for some celebratory champagne. As they walked to the cabana, the bed was covered in red rose petals and and a bucket on the wooden coffee table held the two champagne glasses. Everyone by the pool began cheering and congratulating the couple.

I loved working with these two incredibly kind and fun women, and am so happy for both of them! There were so many photos I loved from the session but had to force myself to narrow it down to these favorites. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed photographing them! 🙂

1 Years Old Birthday Photo Session: Coral Gables Prado Entrance

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1 Years Old Birthday Photo Session: Coral Gables Prado Entrance

I met this super sweet family at the beautiful Coral Gables Prado Entrance for an afternoon session. We scheduled it exactly on her birthday, she turned 1! It was a bit of a crazy afternoon with it raining on and off, the sun would come out and then hide under the rain clouds. With a bit of luck, we managed a full hour with only a few rain drops and some beautiful light!

Their daughter was so friendly and adorable, I loved photographing all of her expressions! We started off with some family portraits, then let her explore on her own for a little while. Whenever she stood up, we cheered her on, as she is just starting to walk. Her birthday crown managed to stay on for a few seconds before she would take it off.

After playing with her mom and dad some more, I think we finally tired her out after one hour. She rested her head on her mom’s shoulder and was ready for a nap 🙂

1 Hotel South Beach Family Photography

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1 Hotel South Beach Family Photography

Erin contacted me about setting up a beach photo session to capture the love they share and the memories they’ve made together as a family. Even though they didn’t plan for it in advance, somehow they had the perfect wardrobe wearing white, cream, light blue and pink which stood out well against the blue of the water (see ideas for what to wear to a session).  They couldn’t have been more fun and easy to work with. As a photographer, you can suggest ideas and poses but you need the connection and love between people for magic to happen. The ones of them laughing are some of my favorites 🙂

They were also extremely flexible with the timing of the session. Some days can be cloudy with less light to work with, while this particular day was very sunny so I asked them if they were okay with postponing it to a bit later to get the golden light (and less squinting!) which they quickly agreed to. We managed to finish the session just as the sun was setting.

For this photo session, we met up at the beach behind the 1 Hotel South Beach. Because lots of the buildings along Collins Avenue can block the sun, I try to head to areas in between the buildings where the light comes through. We found a spot close-by on the beach which worked perfectly.

1 Hotel South Beach Family Photography © Tova Photography 2017