I was looking forward to this wedding so much since it took place in a gorgeous place where after all this years I still hadn’t worked at yet, Hacienda Pinilla. Pinilla is very close to Tamarindo Beach, it’s location in Guanacaste and it’s huge. Most of it is preserved land. The kind of nature it has tends to be dry, specially on summertime, but it’s still gorgeous, the combination of trees, greenery and some light/dark browns makes this location different from what I’m used to.
I was also so exited to work with wedding designers Aimee Monihan and Anahí Contreras from Tropical Occasions, one of my absolute favorite wedding coordinators. Their amazing creative staff (you’ll se the decor at the end of this post) attention to detail, careful organization and coordination with me several days before the wedding proofed them to be not only amazing girls but extraordinary at what they do, if you are planning to do your wedding in Costa Rica, make sure to check them out!
Aside from this, the couple was simply stunning, Sianny and I met a while back since she is also Costa Rican, but lives in the US. And we had a great time talking about her plans and vision for her wedding. Greg (from the US) and her made such a romantic combination involving some good sense of humor and some latin flavor. They where an amazing couple for me, not only because I really like them, but because they where very intentional in dedicating time for the wedding photos.
They saw each other about an hour an a half before the wedding so we could drive around the Hacienda to shoot in the best places. At the end of this time, we all met with the wedding party and did family photos and bridal party. After that the ceremony and cocktail hour and a bit more time for more portraits (yes!) and later on a super fun party with incredible lighting, and aspect that is crucial for amazing wedding photos that is often forgotten.
Well, but enough about words, here are a few photos for your visual enjoyment.
Check out this super fun engagement session featured in Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book!
Diana and Chris are an awedome couple, thanks to Chris I read “Oryx & Crake” by Margaret Atwood, cool book. I’m always thankful to have a couple like them to work for… very laid back, willing to do anything for the shot and all about having fun.
So, Lisa is a Photographer from Canada. When she wrote me to do an engagement session in Costa Rica with me, it was a little scary. The standard bar raises like 100 feet when your client is a photographer! I was so very honored that she invited me to do this photos for them. We had a great time and I hope to visit them someday in the amazing British Columbia! Some of this photos are in the amazing Flor Blanca Hotel
I met Amanda and Juan last March when we shot the engagement session. I knew from that day that their wedding was going to be a filled with excitement, emotion and tears of happiness. Having a transcultural marriage as well I was looking forward to see not only the couple but these two families come together and celebrate what no culture, color or language can stop: true love.
Conocí a Amanda y Juan en marzo cuando hicimos su sesión de compromiso. Desde ese día supe que el día de su boda estaría lleno de, emoción,sentimiento y lágrimas de alegría. Al también tener un matrimonio transcultural estuve anticipando todo este tiempo el llegar y no solo ver a esta pareja, si no a ambas familias unirse para celebrar lo que ninguna cultura, color o idioma puede evitar: el amor verdadero