Couple snuggling on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Exploring Beach Paths in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica || Kirsten + Chris:

Chris wanted to give his girlfriend Kirsten a Christmas present that she really would remember. The couple already had a planned a trip to Costa Rica a couple weeks after the holidays, and he knew that surprising Kirsten with a couple’s photo session would be oh-so-perfect. To say the least, Kirsten LOVED Chris’ present, especially the beautiful photo album to hold their Costa Rica memories (#PrintWhatYouWantToPreserve). Kirsten and Chris started their Costa Rican adventure in Arenal, relaxing at the hot springs and getting their heart racing with Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping. After a couple of days in Arenal, they made their way to the beach in Guanacaste, staying at The Westin in Playa Conchal. On a golden and gorgeous afternoon, I met up with Kirsten and Chris for Kirsten’s Christmas photo session Christmas gift. We had a great time exploring beach paths in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica and ended the session on the pristine white sand beach. As luck would have it, we all grew up in New Jersey (Kirsten and I within a couple miles of each other – – such a small world)!

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.

Boyfriend giving his girlfriend a piggy back ride on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple laughing during photos in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple sitting on a beautiful tree branch in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple embracing during golden hour on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Exploring beach paths in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple walking on the beach during golden hour in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Kirsten and Chris were beyond natural in front of the camera. Kirsten glowed with happiness and Chris radiated with pride as he held Kirsten. The couple met in their teenage years, but they lost touch for a coupe of years. Chris reconnected with Kirsten on Facebook with a simple friend request – – as soon as she accepted, he asked her out. Kirsten, always having a crush on Chris, was beyond happy to say yes. To say the least, Kirsten and Chris are adorable together and radiate happiness. The two of them were so natural in front of the camera and the icing on the cake was the gorgeous, golden afternoon light. Seriously y’all, there was some magical jungle lovin’ with these two as the sun streamed through the tree canopy! If only Gidget knew how to work the video on my iPhone, because then there would be some pretty ridiculous behind the scenes of me pretty much jumping for joy with this oh-so-magical lighting.

Black and white photo of couple romantically kissing on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Exploring beach paths in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Boyfriend kissing his girlfriend on the forehead in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of couple romantically kissing in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Boyfriend spinning his girlfriend on a beautiful beach path in Playa Conhcal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of girlfriend cuddling up to her boyfriend on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple holding hands while walking on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Exploring beach paths in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple embracing on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Chris, you certainly picked out an oh-so-perfect gift to capture your Costa Rican vacation!

XOXO,

Kristen

 

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Exploring beach paths in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.