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Vizcaya Proposal and Engagement Photography

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Vizcaya Proposal and Engagement Photography

This Vizcaya Proposal and Engagement Photography session was pretty special. They met at medical school and became best friends since.

The plan: We were going to take a “just because” couple session (this was during the holidays, the day before New Year’s) at one of my favorite places to photograph, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. He told me he often did silly magic tricks on her at home, so he would plan another one the day of the session.

The day of the shoot: We spent our time roaming around the beautiful gardens at Vizcaya on Sunday morning. There are elegant stairwells, archways, and Italian and French 17th and 18th century styled gardens that are perfect for couple or engagement sessions. Finally, we made it to the Tea house. He gave her a handful of red rose petals, told her to close her eyes, and said that after she threw them in the air he would magically have them transform back into their original form. The magic appeared instead in the form of a ring. There he was on one knee, the two of them surrounded by rose petals, overcome with emotion. She said yes, they kissed, and reveled in giddy smiles, her hand now adorned with a diamond ring.

For those wanting a Vizcaya Proposal and Engagement Photography session, or a couple or family sesson, please note that Vizcaya does have a permit fee. Check out other Miami proposal photography sessions on the blog. View all of the Miami couple sessions as well as all of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens photo shoots. Vizcaya is also a great location for family photo sessions. Read more about the creation of Vizcaya and its history here. Check out other Miami photography locations that are great for a couple or family session.

Vizcaya Proposal and Engagement Photographer

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….and the proposal!!

Vizcaya Proposal and Engagement Photographer

Vizcaya Proposal and Engagement Photographer

Vizcaya Proposal and Engagement Photographer

The soon-to-be bride’s best friend called me: she wanted to help arrange a surprise proposal! We talked about doing it at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The logistics were simple: wait on a bench outside the “Tea House” located behind the museum. Follow the couple into the Tea House and capture their proposal! Everything went according to plan. What was so funny though was that Melanie knew it was coming. Some girls just know ha. But it didn’t make the moment any less special.

Wandering around Vizcaya was incredible, as always. Each spot offers another unique background. To quote from Vizcaya’s website: “Vizcaya’s European-inspired gardens are among the most elaborate in the United States. Reminiscent of gardens created in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italy and France, the overall landscape design is conceived as a series of rooms.” 

When we finished up the session, Melanie facetimed her best friend (the one who helped plan everything), and she was in tears. She was dying to know how it all turned out! I was finally able to meet her too, albeit via the internet 🙂 Congratulations Melanie and Marcus!! Wishing you a lifetime filled with lots of love, laughter and happiness.

See another Vizcaya Proposal Photography Session on the blog! Check out all of the Miami Surprise Proposals Photo Sessions and Miami engagement photography sessions on the blog. You can also see all the photo sessions at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Vizcaya Proposal Photography Session

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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.