Couple relaxing in a hammock at the JW Marriott in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.watercolor 2

Engagement Photos at JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica – Erin + Lee:

One fateful snow storm back in college and six years of dating later, Erin and Lee figured, “Might as well.”  Well, to be a lil’ bit more accurate, Erin + Lee’s families and friends kept asking them when they were going to get married. So why not? With six years of dating, Erin and Lee already have their groove as a couple. Lee knows exactly what to say (or do!) to make Erin burst out in laughter. And Erin loves to joke around right back with Lee. Joke around as in, “Oh sorry, that was my hand hitting your face.” And Erin + Lee’s playfulness and penchant to joke around certainly kept me on my toes photographing these two during their engagement photos at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste, Costa Rica this past week.

Couple on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple relaxing in a hammock at the JW Marriott in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Engagement photos at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Couple is holding the Costa Rica flag. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple running on the beach at Hacienda Pinilla in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Engagement photos at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple kissing in a window sill at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Not-so-fortunately enough, Erin + Lee had to cancel their initial vacation to Costa Rica back in April. Fortunately enough, for Erin + Lee’s rescheduled trip in May our dates synced and I had the pleasure to photograph these two. And their hotel, the JW Marriott in Guanacaste, was a perfect location for their engagement photos. From Spanish colonial architecture, gorgeous courtyards, relaxing hammocks, to the pristine beach, we spent the late afternoon wandering around. And as luck would have it, we beat out the rain not only earlier in the day, but minutes before their engagement session ended.

Couple embracing holding the Costa Rican flag on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Engagement photos at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Couple laughing during engagement photos at the JW Marriott at Hacienda Pinilla. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Engagement photos at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Couple kissing in a Spanish courtyard in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple walking on the beach at Hacienda Pinilla. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Engagement photos at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple kissing on the beach at Hacienda Pinilla in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Engagement photos at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Engagement photos at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Boyfriend giving his fiancé a piggyback ride. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple kissing on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Pura Vida,
Kristen

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