Tropical Beach Wedding at Mareas Villas – Uvita Costa Rica

This couple escaped the concrete jungle in New York to come to Costa Rica for their tropical  wedding. They chose to celebrate their nuptials with family and friends at the beautiful Mareas Villas near Uvita.
Mareas is a great location for a destination wedding in Costa Rica; 5 star luxury, close to the beach, yet secluded in acres of virgin rainforest.
I met with the bride and her bridesmaids before the wedding to capture some of that nervous excitement of getting ready for the big day. Later, I met with the groom and groomsmen who were relaxing and getting ready at another villa in Mareas. We then headed to the beach for the wedding ceremony. After the ceremony we were blessed with the most amazing sunset. We took some beautiful couples portrait and also some fun photos with family and friends.
The wedding party returned to Mareas Villas for the wedding reception, catered by the in-house chefs and staff. A wonderful wedding in paradise!

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

Health, Healing and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

I recently did a photography project for Samana Health Retreats. They were running a retreat at the beautiful Mareas Resort in Uvita, Costa Rica. Sisters, Ashley and Julie lead amazing health retreats blending naturopathic medicine, nutrition and the physical and spiritual practices of yoga. Ashley is a Naturopathic Doctor and Julie is a certified yoga instructor and holistic health coach, making a highly knowledgeable, talented and fun team. I think the photos really show the energy and joy they have in their practices…. love the light! 

For more information on these retreats, please visit www.samanahealthretreats.com
When not holding retreats, Julie is based in New York, if you would like more information about her Yoga classes,  please visit www.thesamanaproject.com

Namaste!
John

Architectural Photography – Casa Bamboo Costa Rica 2014

I recently photographed a gorgeous house called Casa Bamboo, the owner wanted some good photos for vacation rental marketing. This luxury villa is located in  a small village called Dominicalito on Costa Rica’s central Pacific Coast, between Dominical and Uvita. The villa has outstanding ocean views, I love the windows in the living room fill the house with light. This house is really interesting with it’s many angles and balconies pointed towards the ocean.
There are many beautiful vacation rental houses in Costa Rica, so good professional photographs can really make a huge difference in the marketing of your vacation rental. Your potential renters can really feel the essence of a vacation home and imagine themselves sitting on the terrace or by the pool watching the sunset and listening to the sounds of the jungle.

Please go to my website to see more examples of architectural photography in Costa Rica www.johnwilliamsonphotography.net

I am now on pinterest too – check out my new photos.

John

Architectural Photography – Villa Ambiente Costa Rica 2013

I have recently been working on an architectural photography project of Villa Ambiente. This eight bedroom luxury villa is located in  a small village called Dominicalito on Costa Rica’s central Pacific Coast, between Dominical and Uvita. The villa has outstanding ocean views and a beautiful outdoor living space to them.. The cocktail bar looking over the ocean is amazing. The eight bedroom are all set off an plant-filled inner atrium ..tropical living at it’s best!

There are many beautiful vacation rental houses in Costa Rica, so good professional photographs can really make a huge difference in the marketing of your vacation rental. Your potential renters can really feel the essence of a vacation home and imagine themselves sitting on the terrace or by the pool watching the sunset and listening to the sounds of the jungle.

Would you like to stay here? Look here for information on renting Villa Ambiente.