Joe wanted to propose to his girlfriend at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. They are both from England and were in town for the Superbowl LIV in Miami. He sent me the signed permit and fees in advance, a requirement to photograph in the gardens at Vizcaya. I sent him a map and directions of where to go when he got there. He also sent me a photo of the two of them and what they’d be wearing that day so I’d know who to look for.
It was a relatively quiet morning at Vizcaya, most likely due to the events occurring in South Beach during the Superbowl. While waiting on a bench outside of the Tea House, I spotted them both from a distance near the water. He walked with Emma into the Tea House and taking advantage of having the place all to themselves, he quickly got down on one knee. He sweetly took her hand and kissed it and asked her to marry him. After placing the ring on her finger and embracing, he pointed in my direction. Love those photos showing their excited and shocked expressions!
We then spent the remainder of the hour walking to some of my favorite spots in Vizcaya. I even discovered a new area that was empty of people and had gorgeous light streaming in. Some areas of Vizcaya can have mosquitoes depending on the time of year, so mosquito repellent is a good thing to have just in case.
I had such a blast working with these two! If you are interested in booking a surprise proposal, engagement or a just-because couples photo shoot, contact me here. You can also send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I met this couple from Michigan at the peaceful Miami Beach Botanical Garden. You would have never known it was winter time – a January session – from the warm and humid weather. These two have an ease and comfort about them, and I loved the time I got to spend photographing them together.
A sweet, loving couple + a gorgeous Miami sunrise equals a magical morning with these two. We met up at one of my favorite spots, South Pointe Park. It was quiet and peaceful and calm. Everyone in South Beach except for the morning exercisers, seem to still be asleep before noon. I may not be a morning person, but as a photographer the adrenaline starts going when I pick up the camera. And then the sun rises and it makes the lack of sleep all worth it.