South Pointe Park Maternity Photo Session

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South Pointe Park Maternity Photo Session

It was balmy afternoon with a mostly clear sky and small clouds barely visible in the distance. We met at one of the my favorite places in South Beach, South Pointe Park. We went to the beach for the first set of photos and then she changed into her second outfit. It was a beautiful, flowy dress that really showed off her belly in a flattering way – perfect for a beach maternity session.

I took a few photos in the greenery with the sun acting as a hair-light. Noticing that we didn’t have much time before the sun would set completely, we went back to the beach for the remainder of the session. There was an orange glow which made for some of my favorite images. Love the sweet moments between her and her husband. One of my favorites is where they are looking at her belly in anticipation next to a giant log on the beach, and the sky’s hues match the pastel pink of her dress.

Ideas and tips for what to wear to a Miami Maternity Photo Session:

  1. Check out this Pinterest board for maternity photo shoot clothing ideas.
  2. Always wear what you feel most comfortable and GOOD in. Forget what looks good on someone else; you need to feel great in your outfit.
  3. Having a hard time choosing between two looks? Feel free to bring along a second outfit!
  4. Flowy dresses that show off the belly work really well.
  5. Fitted tops also look amazing! For example, you can wear a fitted tank top with a cardigan on top that can be worn on or off. The contrast of colors photographs really well.
  6. You can go with classic neutral colors or stand out with bold colors like this red dress.

The best time to schedule a Maternity Photo Session is around 7-8 months, when the belly is large but not to the point where you feel too heavy and uncomfortable, usually in the ninth month. This is totally up to you though and how you feel 🙂

See all of the maternity photo sessions on the blog. You can also see all photo sessions that were taken at South Pointe Park.

Family Photo Session: Coral Gables Prado Entrance

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Family Photos Coral Gables Prado Entrance

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Family Photo Session: Coral Gables Prado Entrance

I had such a great time photographing this family! We met at one of my favorite spots called the Coral Gables Prado Entrance. It’s not a very large area but I find that there are quite a few different spots to use that even spending an hour here you can get different backgrounds.

Their kids were a little shy at first, especially their son. But it wasn’t before long that he completely warmed up and was such a personality. Their daughter would look at me and give me a great gaze, peering directly at the camera.

After taking a few family portraits and some of just the kids together, we let them be. They loved running around and playing hide-and-seek. We ended the session with the parents playing with their kids, throwing them in the air and spinning them around. This equals pure joy on the kids faces, my favorite kind of photos.

If you are looking for a unique location with a mix of architecture and greenery (this place has great coral arches and decaying fountains that are still beautiful), this place would be it. It’s a great place for couples, maternity or family sessions. I also photographed one of my favorite sets of business portraits / business headshots at this spot. You can check out all the photo sessions I have taken at the Coral Gables Prado Entrance. The light is beautiful here in the late morning, a couple of hours after sunrise, or in the afternoon just a few hours before sunset.

Amanda Jane Daley at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

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 Amanda Jane Daley at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

Amanda Jane Daley is a Business Mentor for Health Coaches & Wellness Entrepreneurs. To quote from her website:

Known for her online marketing mastery (with 18 years of experience) Amanda has earned recognition by the world’s top advertising awards — and in just a few years, has built a high six-figure coaching business. As owner of the thriving Health Coaching practice ‘Fuel Urban Wellness’, Amanda now combines her health, wealth + business expertise to mentor other entrepreneurs and coaches achieve the same goals. Driven by a dream of shifting the way the world values health, Amanda has become the go-to expert for healthy entrepreneurs who desire a heart-fuelled business and a freedom-based lifestyle.

She wanted to have a meeting she was having with some clients documented. I met this ambitious and driven group of women in a hotel suite at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. Besides for photographing Amanda in action, I also photographed each woman individually so they have some professional portraits for their websites and social media platforms.

We then headed to Plnthouse, a restaurant by chef Michael Kinney, which is located inside the hotel. The restaurant itself is beautiful. There is so much natural light streaming in and potted plants throughout give it a natural, environmental feel. (See a photo of Plnthouse.) It was a dream to photograph there (location is everything!) I took some portraits of Amanda that are some of my favorites from this session, and photographed the group as they continued their meeting.

If you want to see more of these inspiring health coaches, you can check out these links: Amanda Pickering’s website, instagram, and facebook account. Also check out Tatiana Amico’s website, facebook and instagram account. These health coaches are not only kind, easy-to-relate to women, they are also some pretty fierce women who I would highly recommend to help you get healthy and fit.

To see more about Amanda Jane Daley, check out her instagram, facebook, twitter and pinterest account.