Engagement Photography

surprise beach proposal in Tamarindo
CostA Rica

Shanell + Victor 

Five years ago, Shanell and Victor met while working at Starbucks. Little did they know that five years later, Victor would be planning a surprise beach proposal in Tamarindo Costa Rica. With the help of his dad’s coordination, they picked the date and the whole family hopped on a plane for their family beach vacation. And coinciding with the Martinez’s family trip, a low pressure system decided to camp out offshore Costa Rica in the Pacific Ocean, delivering a week of almost non stop rain. Typically in May in Rainy Season, the weather is blue skies in the morning and a passing afternoon shower. This was like a leaky faucet. So we went to plan B, crossed our fingers the low pressure system would finally move out, and postponed the proposal three days.

Finally, the rain cleared out and the blue skies moved in just in time for proposal take 2. After grabbing a sunset cocktail from Pangas Beach Club, Victor suggested to Shanell they take take a stroll down the beach. Once they got to the water’s edge, Victor slyly suggested to Shanell to walk a little ahead so he could take a photo of her looking at the ocean. With Shanell a couple paces away, Victor took out the ring, dropped to one knee, and started telling Shanell how much he loved her. That’s when Shanell turned around and was completely surprised. Giddy with excitement and disbelief, she of course said yes.

Congrats you two!

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Pura Vida,
Kristen

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