Elopement weddings are becoming more and more popular in Costa Rica…just a quiet beach with the sound of the waves and your loved one. This young couple chose to elope at Playa Hermosa last month. Marcelo Galli conducted the ceremony in the gardens of the Back Yard Hotel and then we went to the beach for some photos. Not long after we started our photo session the heavens opened and with had a torrential tropical downpour. It certainly didn’t dampen this bride and groom’s spirits!
A beautiful and simple wedding on the beach at Playa Hermosa, a small surf town just to the south of Jaco on the Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. The ceremony took place in the morning and we had got some great photos with the contrast against the volcanic rocks. After the wedding we headed into to the rainforest to get some fantastic jungle shots. I love the contrast of the near black and white beach photographs with the only splashes of color of the bride’s bouquet and the blue sky, compared to the riot of color in the jungle. Great to have such palette to create fantastic photos.
The Rainforest photographs were taken at Rainmaker, 40 minutes south of Jaco, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.