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!
Check out 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.
This was probably one of the most challenging weddings I’ve shot in a few weeks but probably one of the most romantic. Rainy season makes things a lot more complicated but it also brings a blessed atmosphere. I was delighted to see that the Brandy and Anthony didn’t stop their plans to get married at the beach and had all the umbrellas ready for the guests, it made it so special and different! Brandy and Anthony have 3 kids and they were a huge part of their union celebration, hanging out with them during the getting ready made it triple fun and crazy! I was honored to photograph not only these two people but also their whole family who lived up to their Georgian culture and their love for one another.
Moraya’s family owns the amazing Ylang Ylang hotel, if you choose this spectacular location to get married, chances are this lovely couple will be the ones in charge of your wedding. I felt incredibly honored to be chosen by them to shoot their wedding after all, they know quiet a few of wedding vendors and photographers.
The ceremony at the beach was so beautiful not only because of the gorgeous scenery but also for the love you could feel among the guests and specially between this couple. There is no describing to Moraya’s face when Emma walked down the isle and one could tell the immense feel of peace and assurance that the couple had as they took one of the biggest steps of their lives.
Lawyer/officiant: Ana Castro
Party Music: DJ Luz
Flowers: Rodrigo Vazquez
Its been years since I met Fer Juaristi for the first time through the internet. Anyone that knows Fer can tell what an amazing photographer he is but more than that what a cool simple guy he is, so aside from his photographic knowledge one can learn a lot from him as person as well. Getting to second shoot for him and have time to hang out in real life was absolutely wonderful indeed. We had 3 days of awesomeness since it was a Sikh Wedding filled with different details, not wha I’m used to, and it allowed me to shoot without the pressure and responsibility that the main photographer usually has. Also not being able to direct the couple during the portraits was somewhat challenging but fun! Paul and Bavhneet where such a sweet couple, they made experience even better. Good times.