Fullerton Engagement Photos

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

May 2023

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You’ve been searching for something more.

You’re dreaming of one-of-a-kind imagery and a photo session experience that is effortless.

You want images that have depth & are even more beautiful than you could have imagined.

You’ve landed in the right place. 

Are you ready for
photography
as unique
as you two?

the

experience

1.

Y’all enjoying a beautiful afternoon on the beach while I photograph with you two, as easy as that!

My clients love how much fun my photo sessions are — this is definitely not school picture day when we were kids.

No need to worry about what to do with your hands or feeling awkward in front of the camera, because that’s why you’re working with me.

With over 130 five star reviews on Google, I love working with my clients as much as they love working with me!

2.

A gallery of images that tell a story of you two + your relationship with each other, capturing all of those beautiful natural moments — the candid, the joy, the intimate!

The beautiful result is a gallery full of priceless images that you won’t have to worry about only having a couple of photos that you like from your session — you’ll love them all!

Lifestyle couples photos in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea Photography.

3.

Super fast turnaround. I’m known to deliver an edited session in 2-3 days!

In other words, you don’t have to wait months to receive your photos like typical photography sessions turnaround time.

You’ll be able to cherish those memories of your vacation right away AND you’ll be able to share these photos with your family + friends so they can experience a piece of your awesome Costa Rica vacation with you!

 

4.

Smooth and timely communication from inquiry to delivery — because your time is valuable. I’m here to answer any questions you may have via your preferred method of communication.

 

 

5.

My white glove printing expertise to help you get your photos from your session printed easily and efficiently via your online gallery print store.

You’re investing in having your  memories captured  here in Costa Rica — not to stay hidden on a hard drive or buried amongst the thousands of photos on your phone – – but rather to be proudly displayed as heirloom artwork in your home.

In other words, there is no need to use your precious time to navigate the printing process yourself, only to delay months (or years) to finally get your photos printed or made into an album, because I’m here for you.

Framed couple's photos from Tamarindo Costa Rica photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea Photography.

in their words

“Kristen did an anniversary shoot for my husband and I, and I could not recommend her more! I found her online and when I saw how fun and colorful her pictures looked, I knew I had to hire her as our photographer. Some pictures from photoshoots look awkward or staged, but Kristen’s somehow always looked so natural. After working with her, I totally understand how she gets such amazing shots. I usually feel awkward having my picture taken – but not with Kristen! She made us feel so natural getting our photos taken, had us laughing the whole time, and was overall a pleasure to work with. It rained unexpectedly and she knew exactly where to take us to make the most of the weather. I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on our pictures from family and friends, and would definitely work with Kristen again in the future. Seriously, if I could give her more than 5 stars I would – she is truly the best!!”

– Kelsey + Tony

the

investment

Engagement photos in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea.

Mini Sessions

Buenas vibras
– Good vibes

30 minute photography session with:

    • Your pick of your favorite 20 edited images for high resolution download,
    • $50 online gallery gift card to create gorgeous heirloom artwork with your photos for your home (and perfect to give as gifts to the parents and grandparents!),
    • and my white glove printing experience to help you print your photos after your gallery is delivered.

Images are delivered in a beautiful, user friendly online gallery. Within the gallery you can directly download your selected favorite 20 images, share the gallery with family + friends, as well as easily use your $50 store gift card to place a print order for any image(s) shown in your gallery (not just your favorite 20) directly in your online gallery with the help of my white glove print expertise.

Your selected 20 images come with personal printing rights, which means you can print those images with the photo lab of your choice as much as you’d like. Heck yes to printing your photos!

Typically ~60 images will be edited + available in the gallery for you to pick your favorite 20.

$675

Buenas vibras
– Good vibes plus

30 minute photography session with:

    • All edited images in your gallery for high resolution download (no need to pick your favorite 20),

       

    • $250 online gallery gift card to create gorgeous heirloom artwork with your photos for your home (and perfect to give as gifts to your parents or grandparents — they love displaying family photos!),

       

    • and my white glove printing experience to help you print your photos after your gallery is delivered.

Images are delivered in a beautiful, user friendly online gallery. Within the gallery you can directly download all of your images, share the gallery with family + friends, as well as easily use your $250 store gift card to place a print order directly in your online gallery with the help of my white glove print expertise. 

You can also print any and all your images yourself with the photo lab of your choice as your images come with personal printing rights. Heck yes to printing your photos!

Typically ~60 images will be edited + available in the gallery for you to easily download.

$875

Lifestyle couples photos in Nosara Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea Photography.

Full Sessions

pura vida
– pure life

One hour photography session with:

    • Your pick of your favorite 30 edited images for high resolution download,
    • $50 online gallery gift card to create gorgeous heirloom artwork with your photos for your home (and perfect to give as gifts to the parents grandparents!),
    • and my white glove printing experience to help you print your photos after your gallery is delivered.

Images are delivered in a beautiful, user friendly online gallery. Within the gallery you can directly download your selected favorite 30 images, share the gallery with family + friends, as well as easily use your $50 store gift card to place a print order for any image(s) shown in your gallery (not just your favorite 30) directly in your online gallery with the help of my white glove print expertise.

Your selected 30 images come with personal printing rights, which means you can print those images with the photo lab of your choice as much as you’d like. Heck yes to printing your photos!

Typically 90-100+ images will be edited + available in the gallery for you to pick your favorite 30.

$850

pura vida
– pure life plus

One hour photography session with:

    • All edited images in your gallery for high resolution download (no need to pick your favorite 30),

    • $250 online gallery gift card to create gorgeous heirloom artwork with your photos for your home (and perfect to give as gifts to your parents or grandparents — they love displaying family photos!),

    • and my white glove printing experience to help you print your photos after your gallery is delivered.

Images are delivered in a beautiful, user friendly online gallery. Within the gallery you can directly download all of your images, share the gallery with family + friends, as well as easily use your $250 store gift card to place a print order directly in your online gallery with the help of my white glove print expertise. 

You can also print any and all your images yourself with the photo lab of your choice as your images come with personal printing rights. Heck yes to printing your photos!

Typically 90-100+ images will be edited + available in the gallery for you to easily download.

$1,050

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

For the moments that don’t seem like anything, 
but mean everything.

heirloom artwork

Real talk. You don’t go to a fancy restaurant and expect to have to cook your own meal.

So why would you invest your time and money in having your memories captured by a photographer, only to then have to spend your time navigating a printing & design process that can be daunting and time consuming all by yourself?

Or worse, you realize years later that you never even printed your photos because it kept getting pushed down on your to-do list?

At the end of the day, you simply want to relax and spend time together, not be back on the computer figuring out where to buy quality prints, in which sizes & how to crop for those sizes, what format is best, which images to print, where to hang or display prints, etc. Talk about analysis paralysis! 

That’s why you’re investing in a professional photographer.

When you work with me, in addition to an effortless photo session experience and photos even more beautiful than you could’ve imagined, you also receive my white glove printing experience after your session.

My printing expertise helps you to easily turn your beautiful photos into heirloom artwork to display in your home, and meant to last to pass down to your next generation.

 

*You can also always handle printing your selected images included in your package with the photo lab of your choice as your images come with a personal printing rights license.*

Framed couple's photos from Tamarindo Costa Rica photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea Photography.

white glove printing

How it works:

Your memories deserve to be printed and displayed in your home on your walls and coffee table, and with my white glove printing experience that will happen with ease because I’ll be your print-fairy godmother. 

I work with you to make this process smooth, efficient, and fun. After a quick chat about your favorite images in the gallery, your home decor, wall space, as well as potential gift ideas for family members (parents & grandparents LOVE prints and albums!), I’ll suggest the best printing options that works best for you & your home. 

From there, all you need to do is approve and/or make minimal changes, and then we can submit your order (including using your $50 or $250 print gift card) to get your photos printed.

In other words, there is no need to use your precious time to navigate this printing process yourself, only to delay months (or years) to finally get your photos printed, because I’m here for you to make sure you do! 

Framed engagement photos from Tamarindo Costa Rica photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea Photography.

In their words

“Kristen is amazing!! My husband and I took couple’s photos with her and we could not have been happier. Kristen is super friendly, and makes you feel so comfortable while she is taking pictures. During our session we had so much fun! We got our photos back (quick turnaround) and they are absolutely gorgeous! We’re very glad that we went with Kristen for the photos that we will hold onto forever! 100% recommend! Great experience, we also loved her ‘assistant’ Gidget!!! Pura Vida!”

– Lauren + Jeff

Tamarindo Costa Rica photographer Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea running on the beach to the ocean with her surfboard.
Gidget the Chihuahua on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica, photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea.

¡hola hola!

I'm Kristen & it's nice to connect with you!

10+ ago I retired from the hustle and bustle of the NYC corporate banking world, trading in my heels for a surfboard and camera in Costa Rica. My photography work has been featured & published internationally in Harper’s Bazaar, Coastal Living, American Express, and Real Simple, to name a few (eek!).

I love dancing with waves, chasing sunsets, beach strolls with my sassy pants Chihuahua named Gidget, laughing my butt off, and giving you one heck of a fun photo session experience.

I’m a photographer for the adventure loVing suNset dreamers & wild at heaRt.

So if you’re fueled by sandy toes and salt air, down to getting a ‘lil wet playing in the waves and wanna see my little Chihuahua Gidget do tricks for ya, obsessed with breathtaking sunsets, value your experience over perfectly posed photographs, and cherish photography with substance, depth, and story we’re gonna have one heck of a good time!

next steps

To book your photo session I require a $250 non-refundable deposit (as once you book, I’m turning away other clients in order to serve you on your date) and a signed photography agreement, both of which can be easily completed electronically. 

If you have any questions, simply reply back to your inquiry email. If you know exactly which package you’d like, let me know via your inquiry email and from there we’ll chat about the best date for your photo session given your available dates to officially get you on my calendar. 

If you’re unsure about which package is best for you, we can schedule time to chat — I promise, no awkward sales pitches, just what is best for you two. There is always the option to add more time to your session after you book and before your session, as well as upgrade to the PLUS package after your gallery is delivered.

I can’t wait to welcome you and your loved one to the Samba to the Sea familia!

Engagement photos from Tamarindo Costa Rica photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea Photography.

In their words

“I found Samba to the Sea/Kristen online while searching for a photographer in Tamarindo for some anniversary photos and I immediately fell in love with her work! I reached out and she was super quick to respond and was very flexible with dates and timing and seemed to know the perfect time for a beautiful shoot. She was so great to work with! Hands down the best photo session my husband and I have had. She took us to some breathtaking spots in Tamarindo and my husband and I could not be happier with the way the photos turned out. It was a very quick turnaround on the photos as well. Thank you so much, Kristen!”

– Hadey + Mo

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Samba to the Sea Photography is an internationally published photographer for the adventure loving sunset dreamers & wild at heart.

Based in Tamarindo, Costa Rica & Savannah, Georgia.

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