surprise beach proposal in Tamarindo
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!
P.S. Love these surprise beach proposal in Tamarindo Costa Rica? Check out my Lifestyle Photography portfolio!
P.P.S. You’re ready to chat? YESSSS!!! – – I’m so stoked 😁😎🙌🏻!! Fill out the form below & my assistant Gidget the Chihuahua will let me know it’s time to catch a wave in from surfing!
I would love to hear what photographic ideas you have cooking, whether it be playing on the beach with your family, wandering the Spanish Moss squares in Savannah, hiking up to a beautiful waterfall, or capturing the intimate love at your wedding. I know there are countless other awesome photographers to choose from, so how about we grab a cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee and get to know each other? If the fit is right, I can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to the Samba to the Sea familia! Fill out the contact form or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org — you can count on me to get back to you within a day!
P.S. my clients love working with me as much as I love working with them; be sure to read their beautiful words of praise!
Sunset Beach Elopement in Tamarindo || Jess + Ryan
What do you do when you don’t like photos, but are eloping to Costa Rica and want the moment captured? You look for a photographer whose personality you jive with…because you shouldn’t feel awkward in front of the camera, especially during those intimate moments!
Golden Hour Engagement Photos in Tamarindo || Anais + Chris
The third trip was the charm. The first time Anais and Chris came to Costa Rica, they traveled as friends together with a friend group. The second they came as boyfriend and girlfriend. And on the third…
Senior Photos in Tamarindo Costa Rica || Elizabeth
As a California girl, Elizabeth loves the beach and loves to surf even more. So when we first chatted after Elizabeth’s senior photos in Tamarindo, we both agreed that 100% the beach was the perfect place to take her photos and we had to do photos with a surfboard too!