Edgewater Family Photographer Mini-Session Miami Photographer
I photographed this family last year at their second home in Edgewater, a neighborhood located in Miami, Florida. I love comparing last year’s photos with this year’s to see how their daughter has grown so fast. And they are now expecting a second child!
Their daughter is quick to smile, she was in a great mood yet again. Incredibly, their dog was looking at the camera in their family photo. I love photographing in and around people’s homes, especially with little kids. It’s a comfortable environment for everyone, and easy when you don’t have the stress of traveling to a location.
Their little girl raced as she tried to catch me, the wind blowing her hair back as she laughed. She found a coconut and threw it in the ocean. Her parents chased her along the ocean shore as she giggled with delight. They held her high in the air, her mom spun her around until they both were dizzy, and then she rested her head on her dad’s shoulder when she was tired. It was a perfect hour, a little snippet into life with a 3 year old. Nothing makes you feel more alive than time spent with a child who teaches you that life is best spent living wholly in the present moment.
This family photo session was centered around an energetic, rambunctious and very adorable toddler. The initial plan was to photograph on the beach behind their hotel – the 1 Hotel South Beach.
When I got there, they wondered if we could also photograph in and around the hotel. I was glad they mentioned it, because the hotel had several different backdrops with beautiful lighting. It adds an extra element to the photographs once you get to incorporate different textures, lighting and backgrounds. It also helps to keep the energy of the session moving by going to different spots, especially with a kid that doesn’t want to sit still!
Everyone was completely involved and wrapped up in the boy’s antics. At the beach he took off running, quite happy to let off some steam. Why sit still for a family photograph when you can run and have everyone chase after you? Much more fun.
Check out all of the photo sessions at the 1 Hotel South Beach. You can also look at the family photo shoots. You can see how well white photographs in photos – it’s clean, simple and photographs well against most backgrounds. For more ideas on what to wear to a session, check out this Pinterest board for inspiration. When it doubt, just wear what’s most flattering and comfortable. You want to feel great in what you’re wearing. Don’t stress out too much about it! The photos are about so much more than what you are wearing.
The 1 Hotel South Beach was a great and convenient location. Often, the best spot with kids are is the one closest to you. Otherwise, you can check out this list of locations in Miami for a photo shoot. It has some of my favorite spots to take pictures in the city.
To book a photo session, head over to the contact page. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.