Arenal Nayara Wedding
Arenal and the La Fortuna area is a gorgeous part of Costa Rica, with the volcano, impressive waterfalls, and soothing hot springs. Understandably, I always jump at the chance to visit and was psyched when Saida and Mark asked me to shoot their elopement at Nayara Hotel and Gardens. Arenal seemed like the perfect place for them to get married, as they are both into visiting places with gorgeous, natural landscapes, and are a little of the beaten path. And with Mark being a mountain biker, we had some things in common. Saida and Mark are an awesome couple to hang out with, and it was a fun day looking for places to shoot.
The day of the ceremony started out kind of cloudy, but everyone doubted rain as we were well into the summer, and there hadn’t been signs of rain in a while. It held off for the ceremony, but right as we started to take photos afterwards the first drops started coming down. There is a saying that rain on your wedding day is a good omen, so Saida and Mark enthusiastically reached for an umbrella and we went for a walk in the gardens to look for some scenic places and interesting light. It only rained for a half hour and afterwards we were able to move around more freely, as well as explore a great vantage point that overlooked the hills and small town below.