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Today is the day,

the beautiful start of your next chapter as a couple. A celebration of love and life. And just one of the many beautiful days in this adventure you two are on. It’s a day of so many beautiful moments.

Like your mom helping you into your wedding dress,

the tears in his eyes as you walk down the aisle,

your first kiss with the love of your life,

the heartfelt toast from your dad,

and all of those crazy dance moves —

yes, your uncle’s crazy chicken dance really can’t be beat!

You’re surrounded by family and friends, and if only one of them could photograph your wedding. Because there is nothing like an awkward person telling you to say smile and cheese. Because you want someone you genuinely trust to capture all of the  moments that make up your wedding day.

I totally understand.

Your wedding photos are an investment in preserving all of those beautiful moments. An investment so years from now all those memories and feelings will come rushing back.  

You’re in the right place.

Let’s capture your moments.

Bridal portrait on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Featured Weddings


Bride and groom sharing a beautiful moment on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


Shani Rich
Wedding at Langosta Beach Club in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


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Bride and groom kissing after their wedding at Cala Luna in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


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Bride and Groom on the beach after their wedding in Playa Pelada, Nosara, Costa Rica.


Shani Rich


After you have hung up your beautiful dress, eaten your delicious cake, and said goodbye to your awesome guests, your wedding photos will be the one thing that endures past your wedding. These images capture all of those precious moments, ensuring that you will never forget the day you officially say to the one you love, “I want to grow old with you.”

My approach to working with you on your wedding is day is simple and authentic – – you are allowed to be 100% you! What results are some of the most beautiful, natural, and breathtaking imagery that truly documents your unique, honest love.

As each wedding is unique, your wedding photography investment can be tailored to fit your needs. I love working with couples who are laid-back and have the ‘we’ve got only one-life-to-live so let’s live it’ attitude. I book only a select number of weddings a year in order to ensure that I can fully serve and offer you the best client experience. Most importantly, I wholeheartedly believe in selecting a photographer that best suits your personality, style, and of course, budget.

Samba to the Sea Photography was exactly what my husband and I were looking for to capture our wedding day in Costa Rica. From the emails leading up, I could tell that Kristen genuinely cared about what we wanted. She was quick to respond with questions, and on the wedding day, she was professional, friendly and intuitive. This is huge when you have so many things going on, so many little decisions to make. We needed our photographer to take the reigns, creatively guiding us, effortlessly. Kristen did just that, creating some of the most beautiful photos of us. She even highlighted the pieces we wore from my jewelry line, Indo Love, an added bonus. We couldn’t be happier with how they turned out, and will cherish them for the rest of our lives. – Keeley + Steve
Kristen was an amazing photographer, we couldn’t have been happier with our experience. She photographed our wedding on the beach, made everyone feel comfortable, and encouraged shots that turned out beautifully. Her turnaround time was very quick, which was impressive (we got lucky with her schedule.) The editing job was great, and everyone enjoyed the photos. She’s also extremely responsive before, during, and after the wedding day. And finally she’s just cool and funny 🙂 – Jenny + Igor
Kristen is such a talented photographer and very easy to work with. We changed the ceremony time a couple of times leading up to our beach wedding due to rain storms and she always remained upbeat and flexible. A picture truly is worth a thousand words, and so many times we were left speechless with her quality of work and her ability to really capture the moment and the feeling. We highly recommend her for your next special event that you want captured! – Rich and Shani

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Planning a destination beach wedding in Costa Rica or an intimate wedding in one of Savannah’s mossy squares? 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!

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Samba to the Sea Photography is a Wedding, Family, and Brand Photographer in Tamarindo, Costa Rica & Savannah, Georgia. All images © 2017 Samba to the Sea LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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