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 $650.

Good Vibes

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!

Featured Elopements

big moments and all those in-betweens

Tamarindo Costa Rica Beach Elopement || Cristina + Brian

Tamarindo Costa Rica Beach Elopement || Cristina + Brian: It all started at a group Salsa lesson two years ago when Cristina first laid eyes on Brian, and as they say, the rest is history. A beautiful love story, from salsa-ing, moving from Michigan to Colorado, and...

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Boho Beach Elopement in Costa Rica || Kelly + Jose

Boho Beach Elopement in Costa Rica || Kelly + Jose: Minutes before Kelly and Jose eloped on the beach in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica, the rain drops started to damped the dry sand. And then as quickly as it started, the rain clouds closed up. It’s almost as if the rain...

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Beach Elopement Costa Rica || Erin + Lee

Beach Elopement Costa Rica || Erin + Lee: They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. Well y’all, the rain came down — I’m talking about rain so hard you can barely see in front of you, that and some pretty loud thunder — for a whole hour right before Erin + Lee’s...

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Elope in Costa Rica || Alice + Ryan

Elope in Costa Rica || Alice + Ryan: Ahhhhh, Costa Rica. It’s a place that always has you coming back to explore even more. And Tamarindo, Costa Rica just so happens to be one of Alice + Ryan’s favorite places. So when Ryan proposed to Alice, wanting to bypass the...

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Beach Elopement in Tamarindo Costa Rica || Terri + Troy

Beach Elopement in Tamarindo Costa Rica || Terri + Troy: Life’s a funny thing. We laugh, we cry, we celebrate, we sometimes fight, but we sure know to love. And the beautiful thing about love, is that even through all of life’s ups and downs, love will always find a...

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Boho Elopement in Tamarindo Costa Rica || Michelle + Ian

Boho Elopement in Tamarindo Costa Rica || Michelle + Ian: A couple of years ago, Michelle and Ian visited Costa Rica for the first time. They ventured to the the rainforest before making their way down to the beach in Santa Teresa. And Michelle just knew that she...

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Magical Hilltop Costa Rica Elopement || Keely + Jonathan

Magical Hilltop Costa Rica Elopement || Keely + Jonathan: They met at one of Keely's art shows, where Jonathan was so intrigued that he commissioned Keely to paint a piece of one of his recurring dreams. Keely never had someone so interested in her work while she was...

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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 hola@sambatothesea.com — 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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