Uniquely you,

Real moments in real time – – the moments that make you unique & one-of-a-kind.

Lifestyle photos naturally capture your energy, emotions & essence in the world around you, whether it be your surprise proposal, engagement, boudoir, anniversary, honeymoon, birthday, or just because!  

Our time together will be very relaxed and full of laughs. I document moments as they unfold naturally, and others I will work my magic to direct and curate to take advantage of beautiful lighting or an awesome background. From playing dress up and exploring jungle gardens, wandering around a quaint surf town, playing on the beach with your dog, doing yoga on the beach at sunset, hiking to a beautiful waterfall, or enjoying a cocktail at happy hour, I can’t wait to hear what ideas you have cooking!

Couple running to the ocean in Costa Rica. Photographer in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Phographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Victoria practicing yoga in Tamarindo on the beach at sunset. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Yoga on the Beach


Shani Rich
Hiking to Rio Celeste, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Hiking to Rio Celeste

Kelly + Russ

Amy AJ
Dog photography of Waffles the Cavapoo in Savannah, Georgia. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Puppy Mama Co.

Theresa + Waffles

Boudoir photos at Woodbox Villa in Juquillal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


30th Birthday Lingerie Party

Shani Rich
Trash the dress photo in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


Brittany + Kyle

Shani Rich
Playing with palm tree shadows during lifestyle photos in Nosara, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Exploring Tropical Beach Towns

Couple embracing during honeymoon photos in Tamarindo, Cost Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Honeymoon in Costa Rica

Lani + Jay-j

Palm Trees
Couple enjoying happy hour sunset drinks on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Happy Hour Birthday Cocktails

Palm Trees

I’m lucky enough to have worked with Kristen on a few occasions while spending time in Costa Rica and each time I’m blown away by what she captures in her photos. She truly has such a talented eye for creating a photo and is VERY skilled at making me giggle and ‘naturally’ emote as I’m not always so comfy in front of the lens. 🙂 She has such natural talent to set up a scene with the BEST lighting and atmosphere and can respond quickly to disruptions or changes in weather (rain!). I treasure my photos! And she has a pretty cute assistant (aka Gidget her lil chihuahua!) – Kim

Kristen is a brilliant and talented photographer. My fiance hired her to take pictures of our engagement and then have a photo shoot on the beach afterwards, and it was an amazing experience. Kristen was engaging, fun and a pleasure to work with. She also got us our photos so quickly and they are just amazing! – Leila + Milver

Kristen is an amazing photographer. She went the extra mile to ensure that Waffles and I had the best photoshoot! One of our photos taken by Kristen in Tamarindo has already captured 20,000 likes on Instagram! Thank you Kristen and Samba to the Sea!!! – Theresa and Waffles

Kristen was absolutely wonderful to work with! She made us feel relaxed and comfortable – very down to earth and professional, as well! My husband is very anti-posing/anti-getting pictures taken and he ended up having a great time with her and was very relaxed, goofing off, and almost having fun (shhh don’t tell him I wrote that)! We did a trash the dress session after photos on the beach, in went Kristen with her camera and everything! Pretty sure this wasn’t planned on her part since she went in the ocean wearing her clothes to get the perfect shots. It was a blast! Thank you thank you thank you, again! – Brittany + Kyle

My wife and I work in the luxury resort business and are very particular. Samba to the Sea Photography and more particularly Kristen exceeded our expectations at my wife’s 40’s birthday party. The photos of our friends, family and fun turned out wonderfully and are a priceless addition to our family memories. I strongly recommend Samba to the Sea Photography. – Steve and Christine

Kristen is awesome! She was an absolute pleasure to work with while planning and executing a surprise proposal shoot for my fiance and I in Tamarindo. Kristen helped me plan everything from the time and date of the photos to where I would pop the question. I couldn’t have done it without her. Above that the photos are absolutely beautiful. –Trey + Michelle

Kristen and I did a fitness – lifestyle photoshoot in Tamarindo in July and the results were incredible. She knew exactly which time and locations would work best and also had a keen eye for art direction and complimentary angles – creating a beautiful collection of shots! I would recommend her to anyone inquiring – whether it’s capturing your little moments or those big adventures – Kristen is your go-to gal for photography! Her work is breathtaking. – Christine

Kristen is wonderful! She did such a great job making me and my fiancé feel comfortable and actually have fun taking photos. I was excited to see the end result because I knew they were going to look good, but I was floored when I saw how great they turned out! I would highly recommend Samba to the Sea Photography for your photo needs! – Kelly + Russ

My dog Maverick and I had a wonderful sunset photo session with Kristen playing on the beach in Tamarindo. It was so much fun working with her and our photos are beautiful! – Donna & Maverick

Brilliant and artistic photography! I highly recommend if you are looking for a wonderful, artistic and professional photographer. – Mary + John

Let's chat!

Want to hike up to a beautiful waterfall? Let’s do it! Or are you proposing to the love of your life? I may be six feet tall, but I am really good at going incognito and capturing that moment when she says yes! How about wandering around downtown Savannah and exploring all of its nooks and crannies? Done and DONE! I can’t wait to hear what photographic ideas you have cooking! I know there are countless other awesome photographers to choose from, so how about we grab a cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee and get to know each other? If the fit is right, I can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to the Samba to the Sea familia!

P.S. My clients love working with me as much as I love working with them; be sure to read their beautiful words of praise.

Samba to the Sea Photography is a Wedding, Family, and Brand Photographer in Tamarindo, Costa Rica & Savannah, Georgia. All images © 2018 Samba to the Sea LLC. All Rights Reserved.