Cousin at the pool at Casa Cook in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Family photos Tamarindo Costa Rica at Casa Cook – Pass Family –

One of the highlights of photographing people is that I get to meet some pretty awesome people and hear their stories. A couple weeks ago, Cameron emailed me inquiring about family photos to help commemorate her father’s retirement as a Delta pilot during the family’s retirement celebration vacation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Not only was I stoked about the opportunity to photograph the Pass family, but also was excited to meet another aviation family. My Grandfather was a pilot for PanAm, my mother was a PanAm stewardess, my father worked for PanAm, and my ‘aunt’ flew for Delta!

Delta pilot and his wife on vacation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

From the moment I met Cameron and her family, I could not have felt more welcome. The warmth and bond that this family shares radiates – you can’t help but not feel loved! True Southern charm and hospitality at its finest!

Grandfather and grandson black and white photo in by Tamarindo Family Photographer.

And to say the least, the Pass family certainly knows how to do a family vacation, as well as how to celebrate a great man, Captain Mark Pass. The family, all fifteen of them(!), spent the week in Tamarindo staying beachfront at Casa Cook.  They played on the beach, surfed the waves at Capitan Suizo, went deep sea fishing, and got all dressed up for some beautiful family photos.

Family Photos Tamarindo Costa Rica

Parents throwing twin babies in the air on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Boy with hammock on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

To top off “Shookies” retirement celebration, after 38 years of flying for Delta, last week Captain Pass took his last flight in the cockpit on Delta 356 from Liberia to Atlanta. The best part was that his beautiful family was board that very same flight, celebrating his years as a pilot and sending him off to retirement with lots of love! Congratulations Mark!!!

Retirement celebration for Delta pilot in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Delta pilot's hat and dog stuffed animal at Casa Cook in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Pura Vida,
Kristen

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The Insider's Family Guide to Tamarindo Costa Rica by Samba to the Sea Photography.

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