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Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour Surprise Proposal Photographer

Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour Surprise Proposal Photographer

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Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour Surprise Proposal Photographer

The plan: He wanted to propose on the pier by the beach behind the Ritz Carlton in Bal Harbour. Just before sunset, they would walk out of the hotel and head to the beach. I would be waiting for them by the water shore to capture the proposal from a distance.

How it went down: I arrived at the hotel early and waited for them both by the water. It was December 31st and the police started closing a small section of the beach around the pier. Turns out they were setting up for fireworks so the pier would be closed to the public! I texted him and suggested they walk along the water next to the pier instead. He had told me what the were wearing so I spotted them making their way to the water and started following them from a distance. I loved her reaction just as she realized that he was about to propose.

These two are both in the medical field and are so adorable and in love with each other. One of my favorite things is photographing people in love, and and to be able to capture surprise proposals is a real joy for me.

So grateful for his review of the experience after the session:

I am not one to usually take the time for reviews, but in this case Tova was outstanding. I had an original plan to propose, but that was thwarted when the dock I was planning on asking was blocked by police for an event. No problem, though, as Tova arrived early, warned me of the circumstances and helped adjust the plan on the fly. The proposal was incredibly stressful by itself, but Tova’s professionalism was exceptional. Also, the pictures were amazing. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone that is looking for a skilled and professional photographer.

Check out all of the surprise proposals on the blog and other photo sessions in Bal Harbour, Florida. Contact me here to book a surprise proposal, couple or family photo session or email me at info@tovaphotography.com.

Miami Beach Surprise Proposal Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings!

Miami Beach Surprise Proposal Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

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Miami Beach Surprise Proposal featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

Rodney contacted me about planning a surprise proposal for his girlfriend. We decided to meet at South Pointe Park. They spent some time in Little Havana and then took an uber to the park. I sat on a bench nervously waiting for them. He sent me a photo in advance so I knew who to look for, and he also texted me a description of their outfits. It was a weekend and South Pointe was bustling. When I saw them pass by me, I followed from a distance as they walked toward the beach. Since the beach itself was full of people, Rodney walked with her onto the rocks overlooking the water. I followed about 15 feet behind them. Milly looked around her to see if someone was around to take their photograph. Trying to be discreet, I pretended to photograph the view. Since no one else was around, Milly approached me: do you mind taking a photo of us? Little did she know that just minutes later Rodney would be proposing to her. She had no idea and was completely in shock and emotional. Meanwhile, everyone around us started cheering and clapping. It was a special moment.

The story doesn’t end there. A week after I posted their proposal photo on Instagram, I was contacted by Martha Stewart Weddings asking me if they could feature the photo for a proposal story they were working on. We were all pretty stoked about it. You can see their photo featured here: 27 Perfect Proposal Stories You Need To Read.

Check out all of the Miami surprise proposals on the blog. You can also check out other couples photo shoots and engagement sessions in Miami. Take a look at all of the photo shoots at South Pointe Park.

Want to book a surprise proposal, couples or engagement session in Miami? Contact me here or email info@tovaphotography.com. Need ideas for what to wear? Take a look at this Pinterest board What to wear to a couples photo session.

This Miami Beach Surprise Proposal featured in Martha Stewart Weddings session took place at South Pointe Park before sunset. For a list of some of my favorite spots, check out this list of locations in Miami for a photo shoot.

Vizcaya Proposal Photography Session

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Vizcaya Proposal Photography Session

It was such a joy working with this couple and having the opportunity to capture such an important day in their lives. The plan we worked out in advance was that he would propose in the “Tea House” which is located behind the Vizcaya Museum.

I sat on a bench thats next to the Tea House nervously waiting for them to pass me. They came with some of their family members as well, so the group passed me and I followed them. The family allowed the couple to enter the Tea House first. They put their arms around each other and lovingly embraced- though she still hand no idea what was about to happen… As he reached into his jacket to pull out the ring, she put her hands over her mouth in utter shock. This was actually happening. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him, and of course she said yes. With tears of joy running down her face, she hugged their loved ones that were standing nearby and showed them the ring. It was an emotional moment for everyone.

We spent the rest of the time photographing around Vizcaya gardens. It’s a wonderful place to photograph because there are so many different beautiful backgrounds.

I am so overjoyed for these two beautiful people and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness together. I received this really sweet email from them after I sent them their photos. Sharing it with their names removed for privacy:

Dear Tova,

WOW WOW WOW!!! I am in love with these photos. Both K and I are amazed with how well they turned out. You did a phenomenal job!!! Thank you so very much for this great work you’ve done. Thank you for your time, energy, effort, and work!
I cannot stop smiling.
Again, thank you Tova!
Warm Regards,
N & K

You can view all the surprise proposals I’ve done in Miami. Vizcaya is a gorgeous place to photograph just note that they do require a photography permit to photograph there.