How do I book a photo session?

Once we have discussed the day and time you would like to book, I will email you a link to reserve the session online (credit/debit cards accepted). The session fee is required in advance in order to hold the date.

What should we wear to our photo session?

Always wear what’s comfortable and what you you feel really good in. Generally, contrasting outfits work better than outfits that are all matching. There are some exceptions to this such as all white, and white + jeans which is very classic. Check out my blog post on what to wear to a photo session and this Pinterest board to give you ideas of what to wear.

My recommendation for someone who sweats a lot is to wear an undershirt and comfortable, breathable materials like cotton. You can also wear a color shirt that won’t show the sweat in an obvious way (think dark colors like black or navy).

What location do you recommend?

There are many great locations for a photo session in Miami. I can recommend a spot based on which area of Miami you are staying in and if you prefer a beach, park or urban location. For newborns and babies, in-home sessions can be a great option provided there is enough natural light.

When is the best time to schedule a session?

For a beach session, the best time is at sunrise or 1.5 – 2 hours before sunset. For a park location with a lot of shade, anytime of day between late morning and early afternoon can work.

Should we book a 1 hour or 2 hour session?

1 hour is usually sufficient for most sessions. However, 2 hour sessions are recommended if you would like more than 2 outfit changes, more than 1 location, or for extended families and larger groups. For a 1 hour session you can expect a minimum of 50 photos in your online gallery and at least 100 photos for a 2 hour session.

How should we prepare for our session? 

For families with children, making sure they get enough rest and are well fed before the session is most important. Bring plenty of drinks along and snacks if you think your little one might get hungry and a small blanket or sheet if your child isn’t walking yet. For beach sessions, towels and a change of clothing might come in handy. It can be windy at the beach, so hair accessories are very helpful. You don’t have to bring any props but please feel free to if you so desire (a favorite toy, blanket, books, etc. for young ones).

For couples, I recommend bringing a change of clothing for a different look mid-session. If your session is by the beach and you don’t mind dipping your feet in the water, you might want to bring a change of clothes and towel to change into after the session. I also recommend bringing water/drinks to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months (June-August).

Do you edit the photos?

After the session, I edit all of the photos for optimum brightness, contrast and color balance. Basic and advanced retouching such as skin smoothing, teeth whitening, etc. is available at an additional cost on a per-image basis.

When can we see our photos?

I will email you a link to view your photos 1-2 weeks after your session in a private, online gallery. If you purchased a package that includes the digital photos, you will be able to download the photos directly to your computer via the online gallery!

Do you offer prints, canvas prints and albums? 

Yes! I only offer the highest quality products for my clients. You can order prints, canvas prints, and gorgeous, heirloom albums through the online gallery. I individually edit every print and product you order before sending it to print and then ship it directly to you.

What equipment do you use?

I photograph with a Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm 1.2L lens, Canon 100mm 2.8L lens and a Canon 200mm 2.8L lens for surprise proposals. For larger groups, I also have a Canon 24-70mm 2.8L lens.

Have more questions? Please contact me at 305-321-3299, email info@tovaphotography.com or fill out the contact form.