You are my sun,
my moon,
and all of my stars.


Couple walking on the beach in Costa Rica after their elopement. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Just you, the love of your life, and an intimate celebration of your love.

The beautiful moment when you officially say to the one you love, “I want to grow old with you,” is a memory that will last a lifetime & is a precious chapter in your unique love story. No distractions, no family members that you have never met, and no wedding planning stress.

Let’s capture the start of your next chapter,

let’s capture your moments.


My approach to working with you during your elopement is simple and authentic – – you are allowed to be 100% you! What results are some of the most beautiful, natural, and breathtaking imagery that truly documents your unique, honest love. I promise you that years from now the love, laughter, and emotion from your images of your elopement will be so real that you almost will get to relive it all over again.

As each elopement is unique, your elopement photography investment can be tailored to fit your needs. I love working with couples who are laid-back and have the ‘we’ve got only one-life-to-live so let’s live it’ attitude.

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

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


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

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Kristen was amazing. For our elopement at the Westin she knew all the cool spots for pictures. She went the extra mile to make sure the background looked amazing, clearing things that may have obstructed the view. Being such a kind and positive soul, she really made us feel relaxed in front of the camera. My friends have told me they have never seen me look so happy in pictures! I know it’s all because Kristen was so skilled at capturing the special moments. She had a very quick turn around for the pictures, which was nice because we couldn’t wait to share them. I totally recommend her services if you are ever in need of a photographer. – Sarah + Andrew

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Kristen really made us feel at ease by being a great communicator from start to finish. On our big day, she met us down at the beach in Tamarindo, and we were so happy that she really is this friendly, smiling, radiating-happiness type of person with a good sense of humor and made us feel very comfortable during our photo session! She asked us questions of our backstory, and got to know us. We absolutely loved working with Kristen and would highly recommend her to any one who is searching for a photographer in Tamarindo! Thanks again Kristen for the beautiful photos of our special day!

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featured elopements


Bride and groom dancing with a gorgeous view of the ocean in Costa Rica.


Shani Rich
Elopement on the beach in Costa Rica.


Amy AJ
Bride and groom walking on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica.


Palm Trees
Wedding at waterfall in Costa Rica.


Shani Rich

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Planning on eloping to one of the beaches in Costa Rica or in one of Savannah’s mossy squares? 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 © 2018 Samba to the Sea LLC. All Rights Reserved.