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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 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!