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Best of 2018

My best destination wedding photos of 2018

Its been an awesome year with some amazing couples.  In these past twelve months its been such an honor to document some of the most important and happiest moments in the lives of these adventurous wedding couples.  It has also been a pleasure to travel all around Costa Rica from Tamarindo up north, to the waterfalls of the Central Pacific, to the remote Osa Peninsula down south, and of course stay local in my favorite place – Manuel Antonio!  To celebrate the year I put together a two minute slideshow with my favorite 100 photos. Enjoy!

 

My favorite personal work from 2018

After making the slideshow of my favorite wedding photos of the year, I thought it would be nice to share some of my personal work as well.  Of course the big event in my life this year was the birth of my precious daughter, Alina!  So a lot of these personal photos from this year are going  to be of my family and my little warrior princess.  They start when she was just a little frijolito in Maria’s belly!
 
I was in Antigua Guatemala shooting a wedding with the great Joseph Nance. While we were there, Maria, Alina and I got the chance to sneak off to some of the ruins for a maternity session.
 
Maternity session in Antigua, Guatemala
Maternity session in Antigua, Guatemala

The ruins in Antigua were an incredible place to shoot.

Maternity session in Antigua, GuatemalaMaternity session at the beach in Costa Rica
This photo from the beach is the day before she was born in Quepos hospital, which makes her my little tica-gringa.  
Baby born at hospital

Maria was pretty worn out.

Mother nursing baby
Baby's first month celebration

Celebrating one month!

Bathing babyMother nursing babybaby eyes
baby smiling

 

baby at wedding in costa rica

Our family also got to attend a wedding as guests for once.

destination wedding photographer in costa rica with babybaby with ukulele
The following photos are when I am out and about in the world with my camera.  As always I make it a point to shoot the Independence Day parades in my town.
 

boy at 15th of September independence day

boy running on beach in costa rica

Playitas beach.

sisters on beach
My family came to visit for a reunion so we got to spend an incredible week together.
kids at hot springs

Some of my nephews and niece in a natural hot spring.

kids at hot springs

My brother and my nephew’s feet.

horse in costa rica

I took my nephews and nieces out in the foothills to ride horses.

swing at arenas del mar costa rica

My parents at Arenas del Mar beach.

older couple dancing

My parents dancing.

This year my brother also started a Ukulele business.  So a personal project of mine is to carry around some ukuleles when I am out and about and try to get some interesting shots as I do a little bit of Ukulele outreach.  I nice benefit of this is I am learning how to play as well!
kid with uku ukulele

We had a little meltdown on the first day.

kid with uku ukulele with his father
 
older couple playing ukulelekids learning ukuleleman playing uku at nahomi in queposbonfire in costa rica
house with surfboards costa rica

Bati has the best porch in Quepos.

man cutting tree in costa rica

This man is a legend tree cutter in my town.

man cutting tree in costa rica

No shoes and a rope tied around his waist.

And as always, I like to go down to the skate park and get some photos.  
skaters in quepos costa rica

Wipeout!

skaters in quepos costa rica at sunset

Sunset in Quepos. These kids have the life.

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