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Bride and groom kissing during sunset on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica during golden hour. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Intimate Destination Beach Wedding in Costa Rica  || Amber + Josh:

The beauty of relationships is that every single one is different. In all of the weddings, elopements, honeymoons, and anniversaries sessions that I’ve had the pleasure to photograph, every single one of my couples’ have a different love story. Some relationships are like fresh baked bread hot out of the oven, rising quickly, and others are like wine, friendly grape juice at first, but then evolving into a romantic full bodied red. And both are equally delicious when made with love and the right ingredients. So where am I going with this relationship-food analogy you ask? I promise I haven’t gone completely loca!

Meet Amber and Josh. Shortly after moving to Portland 10 years ago, Amber met Josh at a rock climbing gym. They hit it off, started dating, but then decided to simply be friends. Grape juice. The years went by and as their friendship grew, it evolved back into dating again. Like a delicious wine, Amber + Josh’s relationships needed time to age to be just right. 10 years after they first met at that rock climbing gym in Portland, Amber + Josh were ready.

Surrounded by their closest family and friends, the couple had an intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. The setting could not have been more perfect for this adventurous couple with the setting sun and Panga boats in the Tamarindo rivermouth. Amber’s mom led the ceremony, happy tears were shed, followed by a delicious celebration dinner down the beach at Johnny Tamarindo. Congrats you two! A beautifully aged bottle of red indeed! 

Bride and groom sitting on on a Panga boat in Tamarindo Costa Rica during golden hour. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Bride and groom on the beach after their intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Bride and groom walking on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica during golden hour. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Wedding ceremony on the beach in Tamarindo. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.  Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Wedding ceremony on the beach in Tamarindo. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Bride and groom kissing on the beach. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Bride and groom on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica during golden hour. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Groom carrying his bride on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica during golden hour. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Bride and groom kissing on the beach on a Panga Boat in Tamarindo Costa Rica during golden hour. Intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

XOXO,
Kristen

P.S. Thinking of an intimate destination beach wedding in Costa Rica? Check out my Insiders’ Costa Rica Wedding Guide!

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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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