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Ashley and I first met back when we both lived in NYC. Both fresh out of college, I can still remember the day I met Ashley — I walked over to her cubicle at work and Ashley simply radiated with her gorgeous smile and impeccable work fashion. We bonded over work, and most importantly J.Crew and Anthropologie.
In face, did you know that Ashley was reason why I found the name “Samba to the Sea”? Yes, that’s right — it all happened during one of our quick lunch breaks browsing at Anthropologie around the corner from where we worked. I was ready (but not really) to head back to work, and I found Ashley looking at some tea towels at Anthro. I walked over to her and boom, there it was. A tea towel that said “Samba with me to the sea.” I knew right then and there “Samba to the Sea” was perfect for the name of the blog I was starting — which then of course evolved into Samba to the Sea Photography!
Fast forward a couple of months later, both Ash and I left our jobs – Ash to attend law school and myself to Costa Rica. And even though we now don’t see each other every work day, I cherish every time I’m able to catch up with Ashley while visiting my brother in Miami. Thanks to the ‘Rona (COVID 19), my trip to Miami in April (and subsequently to see Ashley) was cancelled. But, thanks to the ‘Rona and quarantining back in the US, my mom and I road tripped down to Miami over Memorial Day weekend to visit my brother and his family.
Of course I just had to see mi amiga Ash, her husband Jordan, AND her precious new addition, her baby girl Jori. Well, all from a distance thanks to the ‘Rona! With a face mask and standing 10+ feet apart, I was so thankful to be able (from afar) to take baby Jori’s first photos in Coral Gables, a lush + beautiful neighborhood in Miami. AND I can’t wait until next time when it’s safe to snuggle with Señorita Jori!
P.S. Love baby Jori’s first photos in Coral Gables? Check out my Family Photography portfolio!
P.P.S. You’re ready to chat? YESSSS!!! – – I’m so stoked 😁😎🙌🏻!! Fill out the form below & my assistant Gidget the Chihuahua will let me know it’s time to catch a wave in from surfing!
I would love to hear what photographic ideas you have cooking, whether it be playing on the beach with your family, wandering the Spanish Moss squares in Savannah, hiking up to a beautiful waterfall, or capturing the intimate love at your wedding. 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! Fill out the contact form or email me at email@example.com — you can count on me to get back to you within a day!
As one of the safest, most biodiverse, and friendliest Central American countries, Costa Rica makes an ideal vacation destination for families that want a trip they’ll never forget. But as with anywhere, knowing a few things about where you’re going can help with making sure you have the best time possible, even during a pandemic!
Want to know the dilemma when you’re a photographer? You’re not in the photo because you’re the one behind the camera. Sure, you can use a tripod and set the camera to a timer, but if you really want all those moments captured, you entrust those moments to another photographer.
So when Davina + Daniel, two very talented photographers, emailed me asking if I’d capture lifestyle family photos in Costa Rica for their family of four, I was beyond honored.
First comes photography class, then comes a lifetime of photos together…
Jessie + Tanner’s love story began way back in high school when Jessie was a freshman & Tanner a junior. Because both of their last names started with “W”, they were seated next to each other in photography class. They both had significant others, but there was a spark — they’d innocently flirt, but once that semester ended, they went their separate ways.