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hey there life liver,

You have a passion for life and an appetite for adventure.

And you want it to be authentically captured.

Bienvenida, you’re in the right place,

let’s capture your moments,

come samba with me.

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¡hola hola!

I’m a wedding, family, & brand photographer, a wave dancer, and a sunset chaser, splitting time between the surf town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica and the Oak lined squares of Savannah, Georgia. I’m passionate about capturing genuine emotion & authentic love – – about capturing the essence of who you are and your natural beauty with my camera.

Whether it be your Wedding, Family Session, Elopement, to any of those Beautiful Lifestyle Moments In-Between, I can’t wait to welcome you to the Samba to the Sea familia!

-xo Kristen-

Portrait of photographer Kristen M. Brown in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Surf portrait of Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Samba to the Sea Photography was exactly what my husband and I were looking for to capture our wedding day in Costa Rica. From the emails leading up, I could tell that Kristen genuinely cared about what we wanted. She was quick to respond with questions, and on the wedding day, she was professional, friendly and intuitive. This is huge when you have so many things going on, so many little decisions to make. We needed our photographer to take the reigns, creatively guiding us, effortlessly. Kristen did just that, creating some of the most beautiful photos of us. She even highlighted the pieces we wore from my jewelry line, Indo Love, an added bonus. We couldn’t be happier with how they turned out, and will cherish them for the rest of our lives. – Keeley + Steve
Kristen is fabulous to work with and her results are stunning. She captured our recent family reunion/50th Wedding Anniversary celebration in Tamarindo with elegance and a touch of humor. Prior to our arrival, Kristen was responsive via email and once we were on Costa Rica soil, extremely helpful and knowledge about the area and where we might be able to capture the flavor of the country and our vacation experience. I highly recommend Kristen for any photographic needs and as a wonderful ambassador to Costa Rica. – Verrue Family
Kristen was everything we wanted in terms of photos for our wedding vow/elopement on the beach in Costa Rica. She made us feel relaxed and comfortable and she did an amazing job of capturing the beautiful evening light that surrounded us. It was a special day for us and we were happy to have here there to document it. We highly recommend her for pics if you’re in the area. We LOVE our wedding pics so much! Thank you Kristen! XO – Jacinta + Ryan
I’m lucky enough to have worked with Kristen on a few occasions while spending time in Costa Rica and each time I’m blown away by what she captures in her photos. She truly has such a talented eye for creating a photo and is VERY skilled at making me giggle and ‘naturally’ emote as I’m not always so comfy in front of the lens. 🙂 She has such natural talent to set up a scene with the BEST lighting and atmosphere and can respond quickly to disruptions or changes in weather (rain!). I treasure my photos! And she has a pretty cute assistant (aka Gidget her lil chihuahua!) – Kim
Kristen is such a talented photographer and very easy to work with. We changed the ceremony time a couple of times leading up to our beach wedding due to rain storms and she always remained upbeat and flexible. A picture truly is worth a thousand words, and so many times we were left speechless with her quality of work and her ability to really capture the moment and the feeling. We highly recommend her for your next special event that you want captured! – Rich and Shani
What a wonderful photo session! Kristen is so comfortable with children, making everyone feel at ease. The pictures are just beautiful and so natural. Thank you for capturing our family. Love, The Cohens

What if you could bottle up all the things that make your heart sing & remember them forever with photographs? 

Not just pictures, but images with authentic emotions and heartfelt connections that help you remember your beautiful moments.

Like the way he gently kisses you on the forehead, the tender embrace from your daughter, a sunset proposal to the love of your life at a magical lookout, or a gorgeous afternoon at the beach with your family.

Mom and young son sword fighting during family photos on Bluff Drive in Isle of Hope, GA. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Boyfriend romantically proposing to his girlfriend on top of a lookout in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

What if a photographer could capture all of those beautiful moments as naturally as it is to spend an afternoon with your loved ones?

Someone who can capture your natural beauty and tell your unique story. 

Imagine a photographer who feels more like a friend who will help you shimmy into your wedding dress, is thrilled to hike to a waterfall to capture your proposal, or who you genuinely trust to run around and play with your children. 

Recent Work

MOUSE OVER FOR THE MUST SEES

Bride and Groom kissing on the beach after their wedding at Langosta Beach Club in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

GOLDEN SEASON TAMARINDO WEDDING

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Playing with palm tree shadows during lifestyle photos in Nosara, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

EXPLORING TROPICAL BEACH TOWNS

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Engagement photos in Savannah, Georgia. Photographed by Samba to the Sea Photography.

SECRET ELOPEMENT IN TAMARINDO

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Boudoir photos at Woodbox Villa in Juquillal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

30TH BIRTHDAY LINGERIE PARTY

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Mom and young son sword fighting during family photos on Bluff Drive in Isle of Hope, GA. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

A WINTER'S AFTERNOON SWORDFIGHT IN SAVANNAH

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Couple embracing during honeymoon photos in Tamarindo, Cost Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

HONEYMOONING IN COSTA RICA

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Endless Summer sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica during family photos on the beach. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

SURF'S UP FAMILY PORTRAITS

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Groom holding his bride after their elopement in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

GOOD LUCK RAINY ELOPEMENT

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I would love to hear what photographic ideas you have cooking, whether it be playing on the beach with your family, wandering the Spanish Moss squares in Savannah, hiking up to a beautiful waterfall, or capturing the intimate love at your wedding. I know there are countless other awesome photographers to choose from, so how about we grab a cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee and get to know each other? If the fit is right, I can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to the Samba to the Sea familia!

P.S. My clients love working with me as much as I love working with them; be sure to read their beautiful words of praise!

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Samba to the Sea Photography is a Wedding, Family, and Brand Photographer in Tamarindo, Costa Rica & Savannah, Georgia. All images © 2017 Samba to the Sea LLC. All Rights Reserved.