Category Archives: Maternity

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.

Miami Maternity Photo Session

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Miami Maternity Photo Session

These two came down to Miami Beach from Ocala, Florida and decided to schedule a beach maternity session while in town. They were so easy to photograph! Their love for each other really shows, and this momma-to-be looked especially radiant. At seven months pregnant, it was the perfect time to show off her belly. Sometimes the husbands aren’t exactly thrilled to take part in a photo session, but he was so sweet and gladly obliged with all my ideas. I’m so excited for these two future parents! Can’t wait to meet the little one next time they’re in town.

See all the other Miami maternity photo sessions on the blog as well as some of my favorite locations in Miami for a photo session.

I generally recommend scheduling a maternity photo session around 7 months, when you’re showing but still feel pretty comfortable. This is of course up to you – it could be scheduled at 6 or 8 months depending on your body and how you’re feeling. Once the baby arrives, I love photographing the newborn stage. This can can take place n the comfort of your own home (any room with lots of windows and natural light works best) or outdoors in a very shady area.

Miami Maternity Photographer at Museum Park in Downtown Miami

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I’ve had my eyes on the Museum Park in downtown Miami for awhile. It’s a spacious park by the bay with lots of greenery and palm trees. For some reason it doesn’t get very crowded so it’s a nice quiet oasis in Miami. This family decided on photographing here so I was thrilled to finally get the chance to go to a new spot.

The Museum Park is right next to the Perez Art Museum. I called ahead to get permission to photograph to photograph by the museum and was told it wasn’t a problem. About 20 minutes into photographing a security guard approached us and said we could not photograph on the museum grounds itself, so we headed to the nearby park and continued the session there.

I love a lot of the moments we were able to capture- their son was so adorable and loved “playing” with the baby in mom’s belly! As a Miami Maternity Photographer I aim to capture the whole family together, some of mom + dad, a few of mom alone, and of course sweet and interactive moments between the family.

So- after the session I called the museum again and this time was told it would cost $500 for a 2 hour session! Of course that is to photograph on the premises itself; the nearby Museum Park is completely free and open to the public. I would definitely recommend it as a beautiful spot in Miami for a maternity session, family or engagement shoot. Also, there is a very convenient parking garage at PAM for $2 an hour. If you’re lucky you might spot manatees and even dolphins in the bay!

If you’re looking for a Miami Maternity Photographer and want to know the best locations for a maternity session, take a look at the this location list.

Miami Maternity Photography, © Tova Photography 2016