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About Tova Photography

Miami Beach photographer specializing in family and engagement photography.

Miami Beach Surprise Proposal Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings!

Miami Beach Surprise Proposal Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

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Miami Beach Surprise Proposal featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

Rodney contacted me about planning a surprise proposal for his girlfriend. We decided to meet at South Pointe Park. They spent some time in Little Havana and then took an uber to the park. I sat on a bench nervously waiting for them. He sent me a photo in advance so I knew who to look for, and he also texted me a description of their outfits. It was a weekend and South Pointe was bustling. When I saw them pass by me, I followed from a distance as they walked toward the beach. Since the beach itself was full of people, Rodney walked with her onto the rocks overlooking the water. I followed about 15 feet behind them. Milly looked around her to see if someone was around to take their photograph. Trying to be discreet, I pretended to photograph the view. Since no one else was around, Milly approached me: do you mind taking a photo of us? Little did she know that just minutes later Rodney would be proposing to her. She had no idea and was completely in shock and emotional. Meanwhile, everyone around us started cheering and clapping. It was a special moment.

The story doesn’t end there. A week after I posted their proposal photo on Instagram, I was contacted by Martha Stewart Weddings asking me if they could feature the photo for a proposal story they were working on. We were all pretty stoked about it. You can see their photo featured here: 27 Perfect Proposal Stories You Need To Read.

Check out all of the Miami surprise proposals on the blog. You can also check out other couples photo shoots and engagement sessions in Miami. Take a look at all of the photo shoots at South Pointe Park.

Want to book a surprise proposal, couples or engagement session in Miami? Contact me here or email info@tovaphotography.com. Need ideas for what to wear? Take a look at this Pinterest board What to wear to a couples photo session.

This Miami Beach Surprise Proposal featured in Martha Stewart Weddings session took place at South Pointe Park before sunset. For a list of some of my favorite spots, check out this list of locations in Miami for a photo shoot.

1 Hotel South Beach Maternity Photographer

1 Hotel South Beach Maternity Photographer

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1 Hotel South Beach Maternity Photographer

I met this beautiful, sweet couple at the 1 Hotel South Beach for a sunrise session. The 1 Hotel has a nice lobby (which actually gets quite full even early in the morning!) and a beautiful pool in the back where we took a few photos. We then went to the beach for the remainder of the session. This couple is expecting their first child soon and I’m so excited and happy for them!

You can see other maternity photography sessions on the blog. Every woman carries differently so this can vary, but overall maternity sessions are best scheduled at around 7-8 months of your pregnancy. Check out other photo sessions at the 1 Hotel South Beach and all of the couple photo sessions in Miami.

The 1 Hotel is very close to Collins Park (where the Bass Museum is), so one option would be to photograph part of the session there and then walk across the street to get beach photographs for the second half of the session. To book a maternity, couple or family session, please contact me or email info@tovaphotography.com .

Suggestions for your maternity session:

  1. Bring 2 outfits to change it up. You can bring 1 dressier outfit for the greenery/urban area, and 1 more casual, flowy dress for the beach. You can get ideas of what to wear from this Maternity Pinterest board I assembled from past maternity sessions.
  2. If your session is at the beach, always bring a towel and change of clothes – especially if you need to change and clean up before getting in a taxi/uber to get back to your hotel.
  3. Bring water, especially during Miami’s warmer months. It’s important to stay hydrated!
  4. Decide if you want to go in the water and if so, bring an outfit you don’t mind getting wet. Don’t forget a towel and change of clothes!
  5. Have fun during the session! It will go by quicker than you think 🙂 Don’t stress about how to stand or poses – I’ll guide you during the session, but don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s something specific you have in mind.

 

South Pointe Park Family Photography Session Miami Beach Florida

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South Pointe Park Family Photography Session Miami Beach Florida

I met this family on the beach by South Pointe Park for an afternoon session. It was really windy by the water so after photographing there for a little bit we went to the other side of the water where the tall beach grass is. The wind blows the hair back and out of their faces, and the sun provides a nice hair light. After that we went to the greenery to a place that’s completely out of the wind and the light is still beautiful. Their twin boy and girl were so adorable together and are obviously very close. Hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed photographing them 🙂

This photo session took place at South Pointe Park. Take a look at the all of the photo sessions at South Pointe Park. See other family photo sessions on the blog.  Contact me here to book a family or couple photo session. You can also email me at info@tovaphotography.com to inquire about booking an outdoor photo shoot.