Wedding in Playa Prieta – Papagayo – Costa Rica 2014

This beautiful wedding took place at the Playa Prieta Beach Club, which is part of the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica. The weather and light were just perfect, and we got some absolutely gorgeous photographs…I think my favorite is where the bride and groom are in the water up to their knees and the water is “on fire” around them with the sunset.

Wedding Officiant: Marcello Galli
Location: Four Seasons Resort, Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Feliz Dia de Gracias!
John

Trash the Dress in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica – 2014

These adventurous Costa Rican newly weds returned from their honeymoon and wanted a fun Trash the Dress Session. We headed to the beautiful Manuel Antonio Beach for the photo session. I first got them to climb some of the volcanic rocks for some stunning shots with the National Park in the background, I also flew my helicopter drone to get some great photos from different angles. We then had a little fun with some props that the couple had brought with them, and then it was time to get wet!
We took some lovely photos in some caves and in the breaking waves, it was a really fun session with some beautiful and memorable photos!

 

I thought you would be interested to see a ¨behind the scene look¨ at a Trash the Dress session, these are a few photos are a few that a friend took of me during this Trash the Dress shoot.

My Trash the Dress Gallery – www.weddingphotoscostarica.com/trash-the-dress

Trash the Dress SUP Style in Uvita – Costa Rica – June 2014

These are a few photos from a recent “Trash the Dress” session I did for an amazing Bride and Groom that came to Costa Rica to get married. They love to surf and SUP, so the “Trash the Dress” was the next step. I brought my family along for the shoot and we hit a few surf stops between Dominical and Uvita and decided the waves looked just right at Playa Piñuelas. Playa Piñuelas is a small beach to the South of the Marino Ballena National Park. I also brought down my quadrocopter drone to get a few aerial shots too. A fun day!

 

The wedding the previous week was great fun! Wedding in Dominical – Costa Rica – May 2014
To see more Trash the Dress images – go to my website gallery www.weddingphotoscostarica.com/trash-the-dress
Hasta Pronto!
John

Rainforest and Waterfall Wedding – Rio Celeste – Costa Rica May 2014

This adventurous couple love waterfalls, jungle and anything off the beaten track. They contacted me with their hearts set on hiking into the Tenorio Volcano National Park and getting married by the Rio Celeste waterfall. My first thought was AWESOME! My second thought was WHAT!? That’s Crazy! Well anybody that knows me, also knows that I am up for an adventure… Rio Celeste means “Light Blue River”, and the water is literally turquoise, some say it is due to a chemical reaction between sulphur and calcium carbonate in the rocks, other say due to magic. The wedding party were staying at the beautiful Nayara  near Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano. From there we drove to the Tenorio Volcano National Park and met a local guide. The hike down to the Rio Celeste is about an hour through beautiful rainforest, we stopped along the way doing parts of the ceremony on route and ending with the exchange of rings at the main river and waterfall. After the wedding and adventure at Rio Celeste we returned to the fantastic Nayara Hotel for the reception dinner. The dinner was held at Nayara’s Latin Fusion Bar, a funky colorful restaurant which complimented the tropical colors of the table decorations and flowers. After dinner the party started with a local music group and dancing. What a spectacular day, so glad that we did it, here’s to the bride and groom, you are awesome!!

Locations: Rio Celeste in the Tenorio Volcano National Park  and Nayara Hotel, Spa and Gardens in Arenal, Costa Rica.

Beach Wedding and Trash the Dress – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica March 2014

A fun-loving couple wanted some unique photos for their wedding day…so how about a helicopter drone and some underwater photos?!
This gorgeous wedding was planned by Costa Verde and the ceremony was held at Playitas Beach. Playitas is the quieter end of the Manuel Antonio beach with great views looking towards the Manuel Antonio National Park. After an intimate ceremony we got some great photos on the beach and climbing in caves. I got the wedding couple to climb to the top of the big rock (seen on the first photo) and got some amazing aerial photos using my helicopter drone. Later, the wedding party went to El Avion one of Costa Verde’s restaurants for the reception dinner. The next day I met the newly married couple and we did a Trash the Dress session at the Costa Verde Pool…what fun!


This wedding was organized by Isabel,  Hotel Costa Verde’s Wedding Planner in  Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

Hasta Pronto!
John

Trash the Dress – Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica July 2012

This bride and groom decided they wanted something a little different for their wedding photographs. The day after their beautiful hill-top wedding in Manuel Antonio we headed to the beach for a “Trash the Dress” photo session. We got some dramatic photographs against the volcanic rock and fun, romantic shots in the sand, then to the water! We got some gorgeous photographs in the waves, before a big swell came in, look at the 3rd ocean photo! We then returned to their Villa and took some stunning underwater photos, I love the one of the bride floating with the orchids…


The wedding ceremony took place  at La Reserva in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; look at my previous Blog post “Sunset Wedding” to see the photos.