This awesome people invited me to be at their awesome Costa Rica wedding. Even though they are partly ticos (as we call costaricans) they live in Colorado, still Hacienda Pinilla suited them best to celebrate this special day. Gloriana really enjoyed her day and was the far opposite of a bridezilla and Carlos with his fun goofy self could not express more excitement. They had a first look of each other before the ceremony, one of my favorite things in a wedding! The time before all the craziness started was intimate and relaxed and given that the priest was late, we also had a chance to do some more photos around the hacienda. By the way, I loved the attitude toward the tardiness… no priest? let’s snap a few more and have some fun! When things don’t go according to plan, a smile and some creativity will do it.
Wedding Location: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Langosta (House Villa Tranquila)
Wedding Coordinator: Barbara Broutin
Music: Entre Cuerdas / Cara Luna
Awesome food: Cocoloco
This lovely wedding was in playa conchal. The awesome Anahi Contreras from Tropical Occasions planned and executed this gorgeous details and Jamie and Rafa where as happy as they could have been. Truly a dream of a day.
Laura is from Costa Rica, David from the US. Some common friends brought them together and now their married! They planned the sweetest wedding in Cañas, Guanacaste, in Laura’s family state. The food was traditional costa rican food and they even had a pig cooked in a box for 24 hours! One of the best meals in a wedding I’ve ever had. The landscape was different than what I’m used to and it was awesome to work in a different kind of setting. I was also super happy to work with Eka Mora who is part of our wedding film company Los Buenos Días Wedding Films. Make sure to watch the amazing film and enjoy my favorite images of the day!
In case you where wondering if real people are as beautiful as the magazines, just check out Maridelie and Diego on their wedding day. This was absolutely the living experience of a gorgeous couple, completely in love and sweet with each other and everyone around them. The wedding took place in a not so common place in Costa Rica: Hotel Villa Blanca in San Ramón. The location is surrounded with mountains, nature and wind. The continent was represented with people from Argentina, USA, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica! Not a bad crowd at all, specially if you wanted to learn some new dancing moves.
Melissa and Alan are the sweetest couple, they decided to renew their vows just a few months after the wedding so some members of the family could be there and celebrate with them. It was absolutely wonderful to fly to Dallas and get to meet them and their lovely family.
I was invited by my good friend Kevin Heslin to second shoot for him at this beautiful wedding. What I love the most about second shooting is that usually the photographer will send me to the grooms prep time, most of the time the bride is the center of our attention, maybe because it takes longer to prepare and requires all kinds of stages. Its fun, but the grooms prep time is also fun in its own way. Yes people, Im #TeamGroom.
Here are some of my favorites!
This guys are so good looking it’s hard to take bad photos. The always gorgeous hotel Cala Luna in Langosta Beach, made the perfect location to make their dream come true. To be with each other, with the people they love in a place they love. Enjoy the photos!
I would love to introduce you to our cinematography company Los Buenos Días Filmes.
Los Buenos Días Filmes name has a double meaning in spanish, first it can be translates as “The good old days” and also as “The good morning”. This two meanings describe our goal very well, we want that our film shows the life you have today, who you are and what makes your family unique. But also in the future you and your kids will see the film and it will bring back those good old days, when things where different and where you can’t go back but can remember with a warm heart.
Los Buenos Días is a team of 3 girls that love to tell stories and love the people they meet in the process. Ale Sura is one of the most recognized wedding and portrait photographers in Costa Rica. Ericka Mora is an incredible photographer and videographer with a special eye for the unexpected. Carmen Vargas, our editor, has years of experiences working with local and foreign projects related to editing and animating. The three of us love what we do and perfectionist characters are the most important thing we have in common when we come together film making team.
Check out one of our first productions!
Our lovely famiy portrait film:
Jon and Deb from the UK are a quiet and simple couple. They wanted a quiet and simple ceremony, the lavish nature was their decoration and their love for each other was all the ambiance needed. The location was Concepción de San Isidro de Heredia, if you search for the nearest hotel, you might find there are not too many around that area, I was pleasently surprised to see these two wanting to experience a non touristy place and still appreciate costarican culture and people, in the middle of nowhere fancy. They rented a room/apartment in a corgeous property with an amazing view, but enough of describing. Check out the photos!
Jenny and John chose Villa Pelícano because it’s design is one of the most authentic to costarican traditional architecture and details. They really wanted to experience our real culture and see the country as it really is, and oh boy, they did, especially when it comes to rainy tropical rainforest. The awesome part about it is that their Costa Rica rainy wedding seemed more like an adventure than a hassle (at least for them and the guests, Chelsea Brandau from Oasis Wedding, the coordinator may not say the same!) Check out the glory of our country and the gorgeous sometimes not so appreciated wet season.