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You’ve been searching for something more.
You’re dreaming of wedding photos that have depth & are even more beautiful than you could have imagined.
You want to work with a photographer that is a trusted confidant on your wedding day, capturing one-of-a-kind imagery while providing one heck of an experience.
You’ve landed in the right place.
Are you ready for
photography as unique
as you two?
Y’all enjoying a beautiful wedding day while I photograph your special day, as easy as that!
My clients love how much fun it is working with me on their wedding day from beginning to end. I definitely will be on the dance floor at the reception dancing with you + capturing some epic photos!
No need to worry about what to do with your hands or feeling awkward in front of the camera because that’s what I’m for.
And if a family member is being a tad bit difficult (every family has at least one), I have several tricks up my sleeve and know how to take charge.
With over 130 five star reviews on Google, I love working with my clients as much as they love working with me!
A gallery of images that tell a story of you two, the relationships with your family + friends, capturing all of those beautiful natural moments during your wedding day — the candid, the joy, the intimate!
The beautiful result is a gallery full of priceless images that tell a story of your wedding day.
Super fast turnaround. I’m known to deliver an edited wedding gallery session in 1-2 weeks!
In other words, you don’t have to wait months to receive your photos like typical wedding photography turnaround times.
You’ll be able to relive those memories of your wedding right away AND you’ll be able to share these photos with your family + friends that couldn’t make the trip so they can experience a piece of your awesome Costa Rica wedding with you!
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.
My white glove printing expertise to help you get your wedding photos printed easily and efficiently via your online gallery print store.
You’re investing in having your wedding memories 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 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 wedding photos printed or made into an album, because I’m here for you.
“When it comes time to decide on a photographer for your wedding, yes of course look at their whole body of work and style but I can’t recommend hiring someone you genuinely enjoy and find to be pleasant and lovely. Kristen is not only EXTREMELY talented at capturing beautiful candid shots, her eye for detail is unmatched, but she also is a genuinely wonderful person to be around. Some moments in a wedding are intimate and vulnerable (getting ready, getting in your dress, crying multiple times!) but Kristen was almost like a second wedding planner right there helping to put my veil on, helping me reach my dress that was hanging on the window, helping me fix my veil…. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else but Kristen with me in those intimate moments. The photos themselves are perfect, she did not miss a single moment and my family and friends have remarked several times how beautiful they are. Kristen provides a massive amount of value for her services and talent, we received our wedding photos back one week after our wedding!!!!!”
– Jamie + Marc
Each Package Includes
- My white glove printing experience to help you print your wedding photos after your gallery is delivered.
- $250 online gallery store credit to create gorgeous heirloom artwork with your wedding photos for your home (and perfect to give as gifts to your parents grandparents!),
- Super fast delivery! Most wedding galleries are delivered in 1-2 weeks.
- Images delivered in a beautiful, user friendly online gallery. Within the gallery you can directly download all your images, share the gallery with family + friends, as well as easily use your $250 store credit to place a print order directly in your online gallery with the help of my white glove print expertise.
- Personal print 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!
- Digital editing with minor re-touching and a selection of images processed in black and white. No limit on photos edited. Typically ~60 edited images per hour are delivered.
Two nights accommodation in Santa Teresa area plus round trip travel from Tamarindo (4 hour one way drive).
The big moments,
the loud ones and the quiet ones,
the ones you don’t think anyone else is watching.
For the moments that don’t seem like anything,
but mean everything.
wedding 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 wedding day 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 wedding photos because it kept getting pushed down on your to-do list?
Yes, this was exactly what happened with my cousin’s wedding images captured by another photographer. She came to me asking for help, admitting that she still hadn’t printed ANY images from her wedding 3+ years later.
I get it. 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 wedding day photo experience and photos even more beautiful than you could’ve imagined, you also receive my white glove printing experience when your images are delivered.
My printing expertise helps you to easily turn your beautiful wedding photos into heirloom wedding artwork to display in your home, and meant to last to pass down to your next generation.
*You can also always handle printing your images with the photo lab of your choice as your images come with a personal printing rights license.*
white glove printing
How it works:
Your wedding 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 and 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 $250 print credit) to get your wedding 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 wedding photos printed, because I’m here for you to make sure you do!
In their words
“My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Being from the US, trying to find the right photographer to capture the special moments during the big day can be a bit stressful. For us, thanks to Kristen, this was the easiest and most stress free part of our wedding.
Kristen’s fun and energetic attitude made working with her before, during and after such a pleasure!
We absolutely LOVE all of our wedding photographs. My husband and I wanted our photos to have a care free, fun beachy vibe to match our personalities. Kristen did not disappoint and captured this perfectly!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Kristen to anyone and everyone. I can not say enough positive things about her. We will forever be grateful to her for being a part of our special day.“
– Tiffany + Mike
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 wedding day photo 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!
To book your wedding session I require a $750 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 start working to officially get your wedding on my calendar.
If you are unsure about which hourly package is best for you, we can schedule time to chat — I promise, no awkward sales pitches, just what is best for you. There is always the option to add more time to your wedding day photography coverage after you book and before your wedding.
I can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to the Samba to the Sea familia!
In their words
“As a wedding photographer myself, my photos were the most important part of my wedding. After looking at different vendors I quickly chose Samba To The Sea. I loved her style and her brand. She does a fantastic job of promoting herself and her brand so that she doesn’t feel like a stranger on your wedding day. One thing many couples don’t realize is that your wedding photographer spends the entire day with you. Having a connection with your photographer really makes a difference. It makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera (which as a person who’s always behind the lens is difficult to do). When we got to our location the for the rehearsal, Kristen was doing a shoot out on the beach with a family. I knew it was her even though we never met in person. I waved at her and she waved us over. She actually took some quick pictures of us with the most beautiful sunset behind us (just incase we didn’t have that beautiful of a sunset the next day for our wedding). I totally wasn’t expecting that, and we got some of the most beautiful photos from it. When it came to the wedding day Kristen arrived on time and ready to conquer the day. I knew I wanted pictures of my dress on a surfboard and she even offered up her own for pictures! She shared in our joy and laughter all day and was everything I ever wanted and more for my wedding photos! Kristen captured more emotion, love, and laughter than I thought was possible in pictures. Her style is clean, but still colorful. My guests just keep saying how she nailed the colors. She made it magical! She was organized, fun, and up for anything! And let’s not forget how was able to wrangle 20 (drunk) people for one huge picture on the beach (which is a lot harder than it sounds). A day after the wedding I had two pictures already as a preview. I got the rest of the photos in under a week after my wedding. That was unexpected and A TON OF WORK! I couldn’t love them more. I now have so many beautiful photos to share with family and friends that couldn’t make it. Kristen’s photos tell a story. There’s no need for a videographer when you have her as a wedding photographer. I couldn’t recommend her more. She is AHH-mazing.”
– Leah + Vince
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.