You bring the love,

and I’ll capture your magic.

If you’re fueled by sandy toes and salt air, love to laugh your butt off, obsessed with breathtaking sunsets, and always up for an adventure – whether it be hiking to a waterfall, surfing dreamy waves, or climbing up a mountain, we’re gonna be perfect for each other.

Because I’m all about Those real moments and y’all having one heck of an adventure elopement in paradise.

The little things and those big feelings, like the look of pure happiness on your face when your in their arms. Your babe wiping away tears rolling down your cheeks while you’re telling him how madly in love you are with him. Or that million dollar smile because you are just soooooo giddy with pure joy.

The big moments, the loud ones and the quiet ones, the in-betweens, the ones you don’t think anyone else is watching.

I’m about capturing who you really are and making this experience fun from beginning to end. Yep, even if your babe dislikes taking photos, they’ll soon be saying how much fun they’re having — promise.

So if don’t mind getting a little sandy and value your elopement experience, tell me your love story and let’s create something beautiful together!

Bridal portrait on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Groom kissing his bride after their elopement in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


just you, the love of your life, and an intimate celebration of your love.

Your elopement photos are an investment in preserving those beautiful moments shared between you and your babe on the day you two promise forever. It’s something that will only increase in value over time because these images will be all you have left to remember the start of this new adventure together. Elopement packages start at $850.

In their words…

With over one hundred 5-Star client reviews,
these are just some of their ‘making me blush’ reviews…

Kristen was everything we wanted in terms of photos for our wedding vow/elopement on the beach in Costa Rica. She made us feel relaxed and comfortable and she did an amazing job of capturing the beautiful evening light that surrounded us. It was a special day for us and we were happy to have here there to document it. We highly recommend her for pics if you’re in the area. We LOVE our wedding pics so much! Thank you Kristen! XO – Jacinta + Ryan

Kristen was amazing. For our elopement at the Westin she knew all the cool spots for pictures. She went the extra mile to make sure the background looked amazing, clearing things that may have obstructed the view. Being such a kind and positive soul, she really made us feel relaxed in front of the camera. My friends have told me they have never seen me look so happy in pictures! I know it’s all because Kristen was so skilled at capturing the special moments. She had a very quick turn around for the pictures, which was nice because we couldn’t wait to share them. I totally recommend her services if you are ever in need of a photographer. – Sarah + Andrew

Kristen really made us feel at ease by being a great communicator from start to finish. On our big day, she met us down at the beach in Tamarindo, and we were so happy that she really is this friendly, smiling, radiating-happiness type of person with a good sense of humor and made us feel very comfortable during our photo session! She asked us questions of our backstory, and got to know us. We absolutely loved working with Kristen and would highly recommend her to any one who is searching for a photographer in Tamarindo! Thanks again Kristen for the beautiful photos of our special day!

Recent Elopements

big moments and all those in-betweens

Family Elopement in Tamarindo Costa Rica || Elam Family

Family Elopement in Tamarindo Costa Rica || Elam Family

Seven years ago Heather and Andrew met. With four girls between them, their lives certainly are busy and full of so much love. As a family, they love traveling to Costa Rica, so while Heather + Andrew started planning their most recent trip to Costa Rica they decided to make the trip extra special + surprise their girls by doing a family elopement!

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Honeymoon Elopement in Costa Rica || Ari + Matt

Honeymoon Elopement in Costa Rica || Ari + Matt

What do you do when the ‘Rona puts the kibash on your wedding in downtown Los Angeles??? You turn your honeymoon into an elopement moon and elope to Tamarindo Costa Rica to exchange your vows with the dreamiest beach views! Ari and Matt met a little over two years ago via the online dating app Hinge, and when they realized they were going to have to postpone their wedding…

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Elegant Boho Elopement in Costa Rica || Nicole + Andrew

Elegant Boho Elopement in Costa Rica || Nicole + Andrew

Elegant Boho Elopement in Costa Rica || Nicole + Andrew: Eight years to the day on their anniversary and one inspiring Costa Rica tropical boho elopement Pin on Pinterest by yours truly later, Nicole and Andrew exchanged vows under a dreamy bamboo tee pee shaped alter...

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Elope to Tamarindo Costa Rica || Deanna + Jerry:

Elope to Tamarindo Costa Rica || Deanna + Jerry:

Elope to Tamarindo Costa Rica || Deanna + Jerry: Say hola hola to Deanna + Jerry! They met about a year and a half ago on good ole Bumble and it just clicked. In fact, Deanna matched with Jerry within her first couple of swipes (yes Jerry, I believe Deanna!). And if I...

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Beach Elopement in Samara Costa Rica || Jenelle + Brad

Beach Elopement in Samara Costa Rica || Jenelle + Brad

Beach Elopement in Samara Costa Rica || Jenelle + Brad: I might be slightly biased here (OK, heavily biased 😉), but how awesome is a trip to Costa Rica to celebrate your birthday? Especially a big birthday like ringing in a new decade AND during the middle of the...

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Let's chat!

Planning on eloping to one of the beaches in Costa Rica or 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! Fill out the contact form or email me at — you can count on me to get back to you within a day!

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.

Tell me all about you guys, the better I get to know you, the better I can photograph you! How did you meet and what do you love to do together? Any hobbies? What is your elopement vision -- location, vibe, and any details you'd like for me to know! Got questions? Ask away!

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