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Candid Photography for a Candid Couple in Costa Rica

Costa Verde Wedding

Candid Photography for a Candid Couple in Costa Rica

Britney and Chris first got in touch with me a year ago to possibly shoot their wedding in Costa Verde Hotel, here in Manuel Antonio. As Chris is obsessed with photography himself, he sent me an email with questions about everything from the gear I use to my approach in shooting weddings.

They were great questions, and upon answering them all, I decided to use my response in the about me section on my website. So I knew right off that we had similar feelings to wedding photography; Britney and Chris wanted a focus on natural photos and candid photography, and not so much staged pics.

This matched Britney and Chris’ personality 100%. They were one of the most natural couples I’ve met. During the wedding, they were able to enjoy themselves fully and have a lot of special moments with their guests.

At the same time, they and their family and friends were super welcoming to me, and to everyone who was involved in the wedding. It really was an excellent event to experience.

The wedding ceremony was held at Costa Verde hotel with the amazing lookout over Manuel Antonio National Park. Afterward, we went down to the beach with the whole wedding party to get some photos with the last rays of sunlight.

This time of year we really are blessed with some incredible sunsets, and that one was definitely no exception. We then headed back up to the upper deck at El Avion Restaurant for the reception, until late at night.

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Aren’t these photos inspiring? You can have the same lovely experience! Costa Rica is full of great venues like Costa Verde that offer tons of great resources for destination weddings.

Plus, do you want to avoid the stiff, posed wedding photo look? Then I’d recommend hiring a photographer whose style is more candid photography. I’ll still capture you and your sweetie looking your best for a set of bridal portraits. But I’ll also look for the special moments when you didn’t have a fake smile plastered on for the photo. Those are the moments that you’ll truly want to remember.

To check out more of my work at Costa Verde, head on over to this post!

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Kevin Heslin
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