Honeymoon in Costa Rica

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Honeymoon in Costa Rica: Lifestyle Photos Jacinta + Ryan –

As a wedding and portrait photographer, Jacinta has met countless wedding guests but none of them seemed to stick out like Ryan. It was the end of a long night and although Jacinta wanted to head home, she just so happened to sit next to Ryan and they struck up a conversation. She was intrigued. He was captivated. One thing led to another and this past December they decided to do the “official” wedding paperwork, but wait until their honeymoon in Costa Rica to say their vows, exchange rings, and do a celebration of love – lifestyle photo session here in Tamarindo.
Jacinta and Ryan kissing after saying their vows on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Jacinta and Ryan both love to travel and explore new places; Jacinta is Canadian and has lived in Germany and Austria, and Ryan has moved around a bit as he is a lawyer in the US Army. The couple just knew that Costa Rica was be a perfect place to “elope” as it is a country that neither of them had visited, and it offers relaxing beaches and interesting excursions. On top of all that, Jacinta was super excited to have photos taken with the love of her life and best friend on the beach in Tamarindo.

Jacinta and Ryan's elopement in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Just hours before their session, Jacinta finally spilled the beans to me that she was a professional photographer and I was beyond honored by this compliment by a fellow photographer. Throughout the whole session, the love and natural chemistry between these two was electric! Jacinta was a natural and so relaxed in front of the camera. And Ryan, well he is used to being Jacinta’s model for her test photo shoots so he was an old pro!

“I liked your shooting style and found it similar to mine. I trust you 100% to capture our special time. ” – Jacinta

Black and white photo of groom on the low tide rocks in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Bride twirling on the low tide rocks in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Jacinta and Ryan, I wish you the very best and a lifetime of happiness! Thank you for asking me to be apart of your special day.

Pura Vida,
Kristen

P.S. Jacinta does beautiful work (Jacinta Bernard Photography) – she is located in the Washington DC metro area – check it out!

P.P.S. Love these photos? Check out more of my Lifestyle and Elopement Photography!

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