Shaka sign during sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica Family Photographer – Verrue Family –

The family bond that the Verrue family shares is extraordinary. From the moment I walked into beautiful Casa Orquidea in Hacienda Pinilla, I could not have felt more welcomed and “at home” with this family. Marking a very special 50th wedding anniversary, Sandy and Randy decided to celebrate in Costa Rica with their children and grandchildren. And even though half the family lives in Washington and the other half in Northern California, this distance just makes their bond stronger. Stronger as in Emma travels to Washington for the summers to spend time with her two cousins, Jacqui and Dani! (And when they are not together, they are texting each other all the time.)

Cousins watching sunset during family photos in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Family laughing at sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Family photos at Hacienda Pinilla in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Stronger as in even though the rain tried to put a damper on our family photo session, this family was all smiles. Luckily the rain was just a quick passing “drizzle storm”, although I think the Verrue family would have been game to play in the rain for their family photos! Plus, the benefit of the late afternoon rain in Costa Rica was that it set the stage for a stunning sunset. Scratch that, PHENOMENAL sunset. As the sun passed through the gray rain clouds just over the horizon, the sky started to light up with gold and pink. And the sky just kept getting better and better after the sun set. The Verrue women played in the crashing waves while taking in such a spectacular ocean view.

Sisters on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
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Couple kissing during a beautiful sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Family enjoying a sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Cousins playing in the waves in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

To say the least, the Verrue family knows how to do a family vacation. Only on their third day during their vacation in Costa Rica, the family had spent the day beachside at one of my favorite spots, Lola’s in Playa Avellanas, relaxed at The Beach Club at Hacienda Pinilla, surfed in Tamarindo, dined at another one of my favorites, Panga’s Beach Club, and taken family photos with yours truly. In addition to all of this, they plan to go fishing and horseback riding. All I can say is that I would be honored to be adopted into this family!!

Young woman silhouette during a gorgeous sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Sisters playing in the waves in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Family photos during Costa Rica beach vacation. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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A very Happy 50th Anniversary to Sandy and Randy! I had such a fun time photographing your beautiful family and thank you for making me feel right at home!

Family photos at Hacienda Pinilla in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Cousins jumping into the air during family photos at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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

Cousins running on the beach during sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Family photos at Casa Orquidea in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Pura Vida,
Kristen

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Couple on the beach at sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Portrait of a young woman playing in the waves in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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

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