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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.

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! 🙂

Delano South Beach Hotel Engagement Photo Session

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Delano South Beach Hotel Engagement Photo Session

These two happened to be in Miami at the same time, coincidentally at the same hotel. Both were with a friend hanging out at the pool by the Delano Hotel in South Beach. They ended up talking for hours over drinks and hit it off right away. They shared a lot in common and knew there was a connection. They kept in touch over long distance and now here they are several years later, engaged. They thought it would be a good idea to head back to where they met for the first time. It was funny as they spotted the couch where they had their first conversation. After spending some time at the hotel, we headed to the beach before sunset for the remainder of the session.

See all the engagement and couple sessions on the blog. You can also check out a list of Miami photo locations as well as Miami’s Top 5 Engagement Locations.

I love photographing engagement sessions and will work with you to figure out the best location for you and recommend the best time for lighting. You can opt to wear one outfit for the whole session or change mid-session for a different look (one more dressy, one more casual for example). It’s totally up to you! Best advice I have is to be yourself – always wear what is comfortable and makes you feel really good – and just enjoy being with your partner. I give plenty of direction on what to do during the session but am always open to any ideas you might have. It’s normal to feel awkward at first being photographed but as the session goes on you’ll get more comfortable and feel more at ease 🙂