Category Archives: Families

1 Hotel South Beach Family Photography

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1 Hotel South Beach Family Photography

Erin contacted me about setting up a beach photo session to capture the love they share and the memories they’ve made together as a family. Even though they didn’t plan for it in advance, somehow they had the perfect wardrobe wearing white, cream, light blue and pink which stood out well against the blue of the water (see ideas for what to wear to a session).  They couldn’t have been more fun and easy to work with. As a photographer, you can suggest ideas and poses but you need the connection and love between people for magic to happen. The ones of them laughing are some of my favorites 🙂

They were also extremely flexible with the timing of the session. Some days can be cloudy with less light to work with, while this particular day was very sunny so I asked them if they were okay with postponing it to a bit later to get the golden light (and less squinting!) which they quickly agreed to. We managed to finish the session just as the sun was setting.

For this photo session, we met up at the beach behind the 1 Hotel South Beach. Because lots of the buildings along Collins Avenue can block the sun, I try to head to areas in between the buildings where the light comes through. We found a spot close-by on the beach which worked perfectly.

1 Hotel South Beach Family Photography © Tova Photography 2017

Family Photo Session: North Miami Beach Canal

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Family Photo Session: North Miami Beach Canal

It was a beautiful spring day (aka summer in Miami). We met at a new location for me- at the canal in North Miami. It was so much nicer than I expected it to be; tons of greenery, lots of wildlife (ducks! iguanas! birds!), and the calming waters of the canal. It was a perfect way to spend time together as a family.

Family of Three Miami Photographer

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Family of Three Miami Photographer

Their adorable little boy was very friendly from the beginning – I looked at him and he broke out in a sweet smile. Playing peek-a-boo from behind the camera we were able to get a great family shot of all three smiling. After playing with dad and going on a walk with mom for some individualized attention from each parent, we went to the beach. He started getting tired but what I love about that is that he was finally happy to relax on his mom’s shoulder’s (some of my favorite moments) after wanting to run off by himself in the beginning!