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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Family Photography Session

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Vizcaya Museum Gardens Family Photography Session

A couple of years ago I photographed this family and their two boys at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. It was a cool February morning and the boys were wearing sweaters to stay warm. This year we headed to Vizcaya to photograph in their beautiful gardens. It was a warm day in March, and I met their newest addition, an adorable little boy! Their kids are always extremely sweet and I absolutely adore spending time with this family.

Check out other photography sessions at Vizcaya Gardens. All of the family photo sessions can be viewed on the blog. Contact me here to book a family or couple photo session in Miami. You can also email me at info@tovaphotography.com.

This Vizcaya Museum Gardens Family Photography session took place in the morning at the beautiful Vizcaya. A photo permit is required to photograph there. If you’re looking for a beautiful backdrop for your photo session, it’s a worthwhile splurge.

Vizcaya Couple Photography Session in Miami, Florida

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Vizcaya Couple Photography Session

I met this really sweet couple from Montreal, Canada (my place of birth!) at the beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens located in Miami, Florida. (Side story: as a kid, my family would take a road trip all the way from Miami to Montreal every summer to visit my grandparents. I have so many wonderful memories from there but haven’t been back in years. The first time I ever saw snow was in Montreal, and I was absolutely enamored as you can imagine coming from South Florida. Would love to go back one day!) The photo session was in celebration of his wife’s birthday. We went there in the morning on a weekday and we had the place mostly to ourselves which was nice. It can get really packed there on weekends, especially in the afternoon (although you can always find a beautiful background to photograph at). Its quite picturesque and I always love the opportunity to photograph there. I loved working with these two, the session went by super fast!

You can see all the photo sessions at Vizcaya here. They do charge a permit fee to photograph, but I think its a very worthwhile splurge! Do be aware though that the permit fee does not include entrance into the museum.

If you’re planning your own Vizcaya couple photography session, I suggest wearing elegant or casual-chic attire. If you choose to wear heels, you’ll probably want to bring along casual footwear for walking around from place to place. You can also bring along another pair of outfits to change into mid-session for a different look. If you tend to sweat a lot, consider wearing an absorbent undershirt and breathable clothing. If you need ideas on clothing attire for a couples photo session in Miami, check out the Pinterest Board. Complimentary outfits usually photographs really well. Contact me here to schedule your Vizcaya couple photography session, or a session in another location in Miami.

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.