Lately, I’ve been traveling often to the Arenal area to photograph many elopements in the Fortuna Waterfall. The location is simply magical and it’s the perfect setting for an intimate ceremony. This is one of my favorite weddings. Erin and Zack are a young couple that has been waiting since high school to get married. Her dress was one of my favorite ones ever. That vintage vibe makes me smile… she actually got it at Macy’s! I was honored to be part of this day. They got ready at the Arenal Springs Resort, beutiful place! You might want to check it out if you are planning to get married in Arenal. Naraya Hotel is gorgeous as well and they have excellent food! Thanks to Meghan Cox! She is THE one to go to plan and coordinate an elopement/wedding in this area…
Erlend and Kristina came all the way from Norway with their gorgeous 3 kids to look for a place to get married and bring their family to celebrate with them. The looking took just a few days and once they visited the amazing Ylang Ylang Hotel in Montezuma, no other place seemed right. A few weeks later, their family joined them and this amazing day happened.
This amazing wedding dress was designed by the lovely norwegian designer Cecilie Melli.
Ericka and Byron are probably the most easy going and relaxed couple I’ve seen in a long time. They just had one goal for this day, get married and have fun. The rest was an extra. Talk about straight priorities! The day in Montezuma was absolutely perfect and the location of Ylang Ylang Resort is perfect, more far apart from the town making it more intimate, this place is in my top 10 locations in Costa Rica to get married. I dreamo of planning a vow renewal with the hubby located here… Maybe in a few years? In the meantime I’ll stay put with other people’s weddings in this gorgeous spot.
I’m so excited to share with you that Carlos and Gloriana’s wedding has been featured in Jet Fet Blog! Enjoy the feature here: http://www.jetfeteblog.com/central-america/destination-wedding-guanacaste
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!