Author Archives: Tova Photography

About Tova Photography

Miami Beach photographer specializing in family and engagement photography.

Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer

Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer

Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer
Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer
Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer
Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer
Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer
Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer
Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer
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Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer
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Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer

Vizcaya Museum Proposal Photographer

This was my third post-quarantine job. I was excited to photograph a surprise proposal at the beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. They are currently only accepting 10 online reservations a day (but this can change any day).

I waited outside the Tea House for the two of them to walk by me. Once inside the Tea House, he got down on one knee. She was obviously excited and happy and eagerly wanted to see the ring. He put it on her finger and then he pointed out that I was there – she hadn’t noticed 🙂

We walked around different areas of the gardens, wanting to utilize Vizcaya’s unique architecture and design. It was hot outside but so worth it! I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of photographing at Vizcaya. If there is one benefit to these crazy times during the coronavirus pandemic, the gardens were pretty empty, especially for a weekend.

Vizcaya has temporarily suspended walk-in photo permits, but things are changing so quickly these days so be sure to familiarize yourself with their rules and opening times before going there.

Check out all of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens photo sessions. Head over to Vizcaya’s website for more information on booking a session there, cost of permits, etc. Take a look at some of the other surprise proposals taken in different areas of Miami.

Family Photography Session at Coral Gables Entrance Park

Family Photography Session at Coral Gables Entrance Park

  • Family Photography Session Coral Gables Entrance Park
  • Family Photography Session Coral Gables Entrance Park
  • Black and white portrait of girl
  • Family Photography Session Coral Gables Entrance Park
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  • Family Photography Session Coral Gables Entrance Park
  • Family Photography Session Coral Gables Entrance Park
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  • Family Photography Session at Coral Gables Entrance Park
  • Family Photography Session at Coral Gables Entrance Park
  • Family Photography Session at Coral Gables Entrance Park
  • Family Photography Session at Coral Gables Entrance Park

Family Photography Session at Coral Gables Park

Photographing this family of three was pure JOY. When they arrived at the Coral Gables Entrance Park (also called the Prado entrance), their daughter had just woken up from a nap in the car. She rested her head on her dad’s shoulder, still a little groggy. Soon after her parents started chasing after her and she was all smiles and full of energy. The love between the three of them is palpable and I’m so grateful I was able to document this time in their lives.

Check out all of the photo sessions in Coral Gables on the blog. Take a look at other photo location options. To book a session, fill out the form on the contact page or email info@tovaphotography.com.

Here are a few of the best parks in Coral Gables.

New COVID-19 Guidelines

We’re living in really strange times right now. Sometimes I feel anxious while other times I forget about the new reality that exists outside my home.

The positive side about photographing outdoors is that overall it is a safer environment to be in than indoors. Even so, it is important to be as cautious as possible. I know you want to be safe, as do I – and I’m especially concerned about my loved ones as well.

With things slowly starting to open back up, I have instituted new guidelines for photo sessions.

New Guidelines for Photo Sessions:

  • Physical distancing
    Instead of the usual handshake, we will keep our distance and greet each other from at least 6 feet away. If something needs to be fixed (hair, clothing, etc.) I’ll request you, your partner or someone in your family to fix it.
  • Zero-tolerance policy when it comes to illness
    If anyone at the session is sick (including me), sessions will have to be rescheduled for another time.

General advice for scheduling a photo session during this time:

  • Schedule a session on a weekday and/or early morning when less people are around.
  • Be aware of the face mask policy of the location we’ll be meeting at.

Cancellation Policy:

Provided there is at least 24 hour advance notice, photo sessions are fully refundable minus a 3% fee the processing company charges. So if anything arises, please reach out and contact me so we can re-schedule your session or you can opt for a refund.

After a several month hiatus, I am really excited to be back photographing again! Looking forward to creating beautiful, permanent memories for you to carry with you going forward.

Some other Location Options in South Beach:

Because photos makes everything more interesting, here are two new locations I scouted recently in South Beach that would be great for photo shoots – the new Miami Beach Convention Center on the side of Washington Avenue and the nearby New World Symphony.

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  • Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Miami Beach Convention Center

-Just across the street is the New World Symphony which has pretty greenery and an urban feel, too.

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  • New World Symphony