Black and white photo of baby girl playing in the sand for the first time in Tamarindo, Costa RIca. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Family Photography in Tamarindo Costa Rica – Paeltz Family:

It was only a moment, but it was one of those moments that will be treasured forever. The first time her feet touched the sand on the beach in Tamarindo, little Amellia let out a sound of glee. Within minutes she was wiggling around in the wet sand, fully enjoying this new experience, her first time at the beach. Yes, truly a beautiful and wonderful moment.

Baby girl playing in the sand for the first time. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Baby girl and her pink mermaid swimsuit in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of a mom and dad holding their baby girl's hands on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Baby girl playing with a sand castle toy on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of eight month old baby girl playing in the sand in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has flown by since I last saw Amellia’s parents, Kara and Justin. Little Amellia was still baking in her mom’s belly and I had a wonderful time photographing Kara’s growing bump. A year later and now Kara’s bump only a moment in time – – but a beautiful and documented moment. I’m truly beyond blessed to not only photograph one moment, but two beautiful moments for the Paeltz family.

Dad giving blowing rasberries on his baby girls tummy in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white family portrait in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Mother and her baby girl sharing a sweet moment in Costa Rica. Baby girl is wearing an infant Bull Red fishing shirt. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Just like last year, the Paeltz’s and I were ever so fortunate to dodge Costa Rica’s rainy season afternoon rain storms. A quick passing sprinkle brought a refreshing afternoon breeze and the sun sparkled through the puffy clouds. We rounded up Amellia’s grandparents for some photos before Amellia, Kara, and Justin got a tad bit sandy, playing in the low tide gentle waves.

Mom and dad holding their baby girl's hands during family photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Grandparents with their baby granddaughter in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Family photography in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Grandma and her granddaughter in Costa Rica. Baby girl is wearing a Bull Red fishing shirt. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Grandmas holding their granddaughter's hand on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Father playing with his baby girl in the wet sand in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Baby girl playing in the sand in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

In addition to being my camera bag guard dog, my little Chihuahua Gidget provided lots of laughs and gorgeous smiles for Ms. Amellia. I seriously think I may need to raise Gidget’s pay as she just added entertainment to her job description! To top off a beautiful afternoon of Amellia’s first time at the beach, the rain clouds and exposed wet sand from low tide set the stage for a magical sunset.

Golden hour photo of father holding his baby girl on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of a father holding his baby girl's hand. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Father holding his baby girl on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of a mom and her baby girl on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

 

Mom and her baby girl laughing on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Father and his baby girl with their Bull Red fishing shirts in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have awesome clients like the Paeltz family. From their baby bump photos last year to photos of little Amellia’s first time at the beach, I’m so blessed to work with clients that turn into beautiful friends. After a busy year of a new baby, new work endeavors, and selling one home and moving to another, I’m so glad these three were able to come back to Costa Rica! Thank y’all for such a fun family photo session last Sunday, incredible sunset and all!

XOXO,
Kristen

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Gorgeous sunset silhouette of father throwing his baby girl in the air in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Eight month old baby girl having fun in the pool in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Mom and dad helping their baby girl walk on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Reflection in the low tide wet sand during family photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Family silhouette during a beautiful sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Stunning Costa Rican sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with a silhouette of a mom holding her baby girl in the air. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Family photography in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Family photography in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Family photography in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Family photography in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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

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