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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! 🙂

Miami Proposal Photographer

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The original plan was to meet at South Pointe Park for a photo session. When I left my house it was still sunny outside. The weather was perfect – blue skies with some clouds, no rain in sight. As soon as I got close to the park, it started pouring (typical Miami weather, especially in the summer). The skies were gray and the weather radar showed that it would not be clearing up any time soon. Sometimes after a downpour the sun comes out and you get the most beautiful light before the sun sets. But this evening was a total washout.

We made plans to re-schedule for the following morning at sunrise. Sure, we’d have to wake up at 6am but it was totally worth it! We met again but this time at Allison Park by 64th Street and Collins Avenue (I wouldn’t recommend it at sunset – it’s normally packed, especially on weekends, but at sunrise it was nearly empty). This time, thankfully, the rain stayed away and the sun was out in all its glory.

I started photographing the two of them and after about 10-15 minutes I asked her to face the water. If you’ve read the blog, I’ve done this quite a few times for surprise proposals and so far it’s worked out pretty well! The women think I’m just setting them up for another pose, meanwhile the guy goes down on one knee while she’s completely oblivious! I usually then ask her to turn around and that’s when their expression changes to surprise… She broke out in a smile, put her hands over her face in shock, and said YES!  We continued taking photos afterward and I love the shots we got! So happy for these two 🙂

See all of the surprise proposal sessions on the blog. In a past blog post I briefly mention the  options for capturing a proposal. Contact me to set up a photo session, I’ll help you plan it and answer any questions you might have!

 

Miami Beach Proposal Photography — she said yes!

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Miami Beach Proposal Photography — she said yes!

“He usually does crazy things”, she said, when I asked if she knew something was up. So no, scheduling a photo session with a photographer in Miami didn’t raise her suspicions. We met up at sunrise at South Pointe Park for a beach photo session. I started off photographing the two of them in various poses, than asked her to face the water. Completely unsuspecting, I asked her to turn around and there he was, on one knee. With the pressure off (it’s always a relief afterward :), we took some more photos in the greenery where the wind was calmer. Loved photographing these two!