YOUR LIFE MOMENTS, CAPTURED.

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Because, today is the day...

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hey there life liver,

You have a passion for life + an appetite for adventure – –  and you want it to be authentically captured.

Because the days with loves ones pass so fast, but these images are forever.

Bienvenida, you’re in the right place,

let’s capture your moments,

come samba with me.

With over seventy 5-Star client reviews, these are just some of their ‘making me blush’ reviews…

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Kristen really has, what they call “the whole package” – –  not only does she instantly feel like a friend, she’s also extremely helpful loosening up a newbie in front of the camera. She gives the best advice when it comes to posture and posing. If you’re looking for exceptional quality and just a plain ole’ good time, Kristen is definitely your match made in Heaven.
Sarah + Ian

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We had such a wonderful experience with Kristen. She made our session so relaxed. She is fun, energetic and easy to be with. The photos were incredible and we have used other professional photographers before with the kids. Kristen has the talent to catch truly genuine moments – nothing is super “posed” about the portraits….you will bring home the type of creative, beautiful photos you see on Pinterest and wish you could have in your home! Highly recommend!
– Casey Family

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Working with Kristen was one of the best choices we made in planning our wedding. She was able to really capture the love surrounding our wedding, and we were so happy to have found her. She was very communicative and her turnaround time was AMAZING! We had the photos to look at while on our honeymoon right after the wedding which was a big plus!! We felt like Kristen was a guest at our wedding rather than hired, she felt like a friend immediately and knew exactly how to capture our day. She knew of specific places to take us on the beach during our portraits which was so nice, and made us feel at ease the entire time. If there is one thing you do, book Kristen now, as you will not be disappointed! Gracias Kristen!!
Gina + Mark

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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. We couldn’t be happier with how they turned out, and will cherish them for the rest of our lives.
– Keeley + Steve

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¡hola hola!

I’m a lifestyle 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!

-pura vida Kristen-

recent work

MOUSE OVER FOR THE MUST SEES

Silhouette of groom dipping his bride during a breathtaking, vibrant sunset on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

BOHO CHIC SUNSET WEDDING

Gidget
Couple romantically kissing as the sun streams through the trees in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

GOLDEN HOUR BEACH MAGIC

Dreamy Clouds
Marsh bridal portraits in Savannah, Georgia on Skidaway Island with Ivory and Beau Bridal Boutique. Model is wearing a Maggie Sottero Designs wedding dress and holding her cute dog. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

MAGIC ON THE MARSH

Palm Trees
Surfing family photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

SURF'S UP TAMARINDO

Savannah
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

Palm Trees
Groom leading his bride on the low tide rocks in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Bride is wearing a purple wedding dress. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

ELOPEMENT-MOON IN COSTA RICA

Gidget
Silhouette of father throwing his daughter in the air on the beach during a breathtaking, vibrant sunset on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

FAMILY FUN DURING MAGIC HOUR

Dreamy Clouds
Husband spinning his wife on the beach during sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

EXPLORING SECRET BEACH PATHS

Palm Trees

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Kristen really has, what they call “the whole package” – –  not only does she instantly feel like a friend, she’s also extremely helpful loosening up a newbie in front of the camera. She gives the best advice when it comes to posture and posing. If you’re looking for exceptional quality and just a plain ole’ good time, Kristen is definitely your match made in Heaven.
Sarah + Ian

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We had such a wonderful experience with Kristen. She made our session so relaxed. She is fun, energetic and easy to be with. The photos were incredible and we have used other professional photographers before with the kids. Kristen has the talent to catch truly genuine moments – nothing is super “posed” about the portraits….you will bring home the type of creative, beautiful photos you see on Pinterest and wish you could have in your home! Highly recommend!
– Casey Family

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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

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Working with Kristen was one of the best choices we made in planning our wedding. She was able to really capture the love surrounding our wedding, and we were so happy to have found her. She was very communicative and her turnaround time was AMAZING! We had the photos to look at while on our honeymoon right after the wedding which was a big plus!! We felt like Kristen was a guest at our wedding rather than hired, she felt like a friend immediately and knew exactly how to capture our day. She knew of specific places to take us on the beach during our portraits which was so nice, and made us feel at ease the entire time. If there is one thing you do, book Kristen now, as you will not be disappointed! Gracias Kristen!!
Gina + Mark

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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. We couldn’t be happier with how they turned out, and will cherish them for the rest of our lives.
– Keeley + Steve

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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

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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

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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!

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.