Father and daughter during a gorgeous sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Playing on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica || Schwarz + Spano Families:

Several years ago the Schwarz family relocated to Northern California. Although they were leaving Portland for a much sunnier climate, they were leaving behind some good friends like the Spano family. Given this new distance – – thousands of miles away – – between the two families, the Schwarz and Spanos figured what better way to see each other than a joint family vacation together every year? This year the Schwarz and Spanos location of choice just so happened to be Costa Rica.
 Mother spinning her daughter on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Family photos on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Young girls splashing in a tide pool in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Family enjoying sunset on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Mom and dad swinging their daughter. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Playing on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Young boy running on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
A couple weeks before their trip, Ashley reached out to me inquiring about family photos for the two families, asking if she were crazy to try and corral both families for photos. Not at all, not at all! With a date set on the calendar, the families enjoyed a wonderful week at Casa Colorado in Tamarindo – – all ten of them (four small kids, four parents, and two au pairs!)
Playing on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Family photos on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Father and daughter playing on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Family photos on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Mother and daughter running on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Family photos on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Family photos on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

On one of their last days in Tamarindo, I met up with the Shwarzs and Spanos. Everett, the oldest of the children, had a blast looking for shells in the low tide sand with a coconut husk to hold his treasures. Vivian and Addy loved jumping in the low tide pools, getting their cute matching pink starfish dresses wet almost immediately. And little two year old Calder, well he simply had a blast picking his nose. Boys will be boys!

Young children playing on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.Young girl running in a tide pool on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Young girl laughing in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Playing on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Little girl with her mom on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Father spinning his daughter during a gorgeous sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

As the kids played in the water, the parents were able to sneak off for a bit with me for photos as the sun passed over the horizon. I loved catching the families in their moments, from every day picking noses, spinning with mom, or sharing a moment with dad.

Couple walking on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple walking on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Family watchiang sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple walking on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Ashley, Brady, Elisa, and Jon, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful families with me!

Pura Vida,
Kristen

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

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