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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 Beach Botanical Gardens Family Photography

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Miami Beach Botanical Gardens Family Photography

It was on a weekend afternoon that we met at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. They have two delightfully friendly, adorable boys and another on the way. The mother mentioned to me beforehand that she wanted to focus on family photos not just maternity pictures. The importance was to document their family at this point in time, and I love the moments that resulted.

As a photographer you generally have to give lots of direction – setting people up, providing ideas, etc. (otherwise you’d have a bunch of people standing around wondering what to do). But with young kids there’s only so much control you can have. Sessions can be a little hectic but at the same time, there’s beauty in that. It’s those moments you don’t plan for that can sometimes lead to the most unexpectedly beautiful photograph that you’re most proud of. For example, in the third to last image of the boy lifting his shirt up to mimic his mom’s pregnant belly – that was entirely unplanned. But it’s so adorable that it makes me smile every time I look at it.

The parents were so laid back yet at the same time extremely loving and in-tuned with their children’s needs. Their boys are equally warm and loving. They relished in the attention they got from their parents, showered in hugs and kisses. I’m looking forward to seeing them again when they’ll be a family of five 🙂

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens is a great spot that I adore for family photography. There is a small fee for photographing here, but it is so worth it in my opinion! Other Miami photography locations are listed on my website.

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