Hargrove Senior Photos

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

May 23, 2024

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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 your daughters?

the

experience

1.

Your daughters and family enjoying a beautiful afternoon on the beach while I photograph with y’all — 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 feeling awkward in front of the camera because that’s what I’m for.

With over 150 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 captures all of those fun, natural moments during such a special time for your daughters and your families, capturing all of those beautiful natural moments — the candid, the joy, the familiar!

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

Senior photos in Tamarindo Costa Rica.

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.

 

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 family photos printed easily and efficiently via your online gallery print store.

You’re investing in having your daughters’ senior memories and your families’ vacation captured — 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 family 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 photos printed or made into an album, because I’m here for you.

Senior photos in Tamarindo Costa Rica.

in their words

Kristen is wonderful to work with. She was very responsive to my inquiries during the planning phase. She did my daughter’s senior pictures as well as our family pictures. She had great recommendations on the photo backgrounds. We are delighted with the results of the pictures and received many compliments from our friends and family. I highly recommend Kristen and will definitely hire her again to do my other daughter’s senior pictures. Thank you Kristen for capturing our memories that will stay with us forever!

– Ma Family

the

investment

Senior 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:

    • All edited images in your gallery for high resolution download,

       

    • $50 online gallery gift card ($25 per family) to create gorgeous heirloom artwork with your photos for your home (and perfect to give as gifts to the 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 all of your images, share the gallery with family + friends, as well as easily use your 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 ~60-70 images will be edited + available in the gallery for you to easily download.

$1,225

Pura vida
– pure life

60 minute photography session with:

    • All edited images in your gallery for high resolution download,

       

    • $100 online gallery store gift card ($50 per family) to create gorgeous heirloom artwork with your photos for your home (and perfect to give as gifts to the 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 all of your images, share the gallery with family + friends, as well as easily use your 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.

$1,525

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 order a dish at a highly rated restaurant to then have the chef serve you only the ingredients, not the mouth watering finished dish you were dreaming about. In other words, the chef provides a seamless culinary experience for you, from start to finish.

So why would you invest your time and money in having such a special time in your daughters’ lives captured by a photographer, only to then have to further 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 the 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 with your family, 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 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.*

Senior photos in Tamarindo Costa Rica photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea.

white glove printing

How it works:

Your daughters’ senior photos 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 (grandparents LOVE prints and albums!), I’ll suggest the best printing options that works best for your family & 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 gallery store print gift card) to have your daughters’ 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 print photos, because I’m here for you to make sure you do! 

Tamarindo Family Photos by Samba to the Sea.

In their words

We chose Kristen for our son’s Senior pics as she came highly recommended from a friend. I’m so glad we reached out to Kristen! She worked with us on the right location and she picked the perfect time of day. The lighting was great and we were thrilled with the outcome! The session was super easy and my son was relaxed and enjoyed having his picture made for once! 😂 We had lots of great photos when it was over and we have gotten many, many compliments from friends! We will definitely be using Kristen again for family photos.

– Sims Family

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 daughter’s senior and families 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 are unsure about which package is best for you & your daughters, we can schedule time to chat — I promise, no awkward sales pitches, just what is best for your family. 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 ones to the Samba to the Sea familia!

Lifestyle yoga brand photos in Nosara Costa Rica Playa Guiones for Laura Nagi. Photographed by lifestyle brand photographer Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea.

In their words

“I had no idea what to expect in hiring a photographer in Costa Rica for my daughter’s senior pictures. I just wanted to find someone she would open up with and who knew her way around the area. Kristen was prepared from the first email with a video intro and links to other senior sessions. My daughter liked her work immediately but was a little nervous about telling Kristen what she wanted in terms of shots and smiles. But it was no problem at all for Kristen to listen to her, reassure her and ultimately give her what she was looking for. It wasn’t an easy feat either because what my daughter wanted wasn’t necessarily what I wanted! But ever the professional Kristen was ready to thread that needle and make us both happy. Not only did we get amazing pictures that I will cherish for years but we also just had a great experience that will also live in our memories. I highly recommend Samba to the Sea to anyone.”

– Rayne’s senior photos

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Samba to the Sea photography logo.

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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