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Beach Engagement Photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica || Sarah + Ian:

On top of Sassafras Mountain, the highest peak in South Carolina, Ian dropped to one knee and asked Sarah to spend forever with him. Sharing a love of hiking with their dogs, it was the perfect place for Sarah and Ian to start their next chapter in life. Sarah was completely surprised and she joyfully said yes. Initially meeting in middle school, Sarah and Ian became friends through their church. Over ten years, Sarah and Ian became really good friends – best friends to be exact – and on Ian’s 21st birthday, they became a couple. It just felt right – it was perfect. Fast forward to their engagement, what better way to celebrate than a vacation to Costa Rica to visit Sarah’s grandfather? A frequent visitor to Costa Rica and In love with the country’s magical beauty, Sarah knew that Costa Rica was the perfect place for their engagement photos. And thanks to a recommendation from a mutual friend, Sarah and I connected to plan a magical afternoon for Sarah and Ian’s beach engagement photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Couple kissing on the beach with the sun streaming over the hill in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Fiance giving his girlfriend a piggy back ride during engagement photos in Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Fiancé hugging his girlfriend during engagement photos on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Beach engagement photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Newly engaged couple sharing a moment during engagement photos on the beach in Tamarindo. Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Black and white photo of couple during their engagement photos on the beach in Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Reflections of a couple holding hands during engagement photos in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Beach engagement photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Fiance giving his girlfriend a piggy back ride during engagement photos in Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Silhouette of couple about to kiss on the low tide rocks in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Sarah was a gypsy goddess vision in an off-white, flowing Free People dress. Despite Sarah’s makeup being stolen the night before her engagement photos, Sarah didn’t let this setback damper her mood. In fact, Sarah simply radiated with joy. The sweet love that surrounded Sarah and Ian was magical. The couple explored the low tide rocks and Sarah had a blast as Ian gave his girl a piggy back ride. To top off a gorgeous, golden afternoon, Sarah and Ian made their way to the point in Tamarindo to watch the sun pass over the horizon. And as the sky turned an intense shade of orange, Sarah nuzzled into Ian’s embrace.

Fiancé leading his girlfriend over the low tide rocks in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Golden hour engagement photos on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Beach engagement photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Black and white photo of newly engaged couple kissing during engagement photos on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple enjoying golden hour on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica for their engagement photos. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Reflections in a low tide pool of a couple kissing during sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Couple enjoying sunset on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Sarah and Ian, congrats! I can’t wait to hear all about your outdoor wedding back home in Greenville!

XOXO,
Kristen

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Beach engagement photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Girlfriend is wearing an boho chic dress from Free People. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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