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Osa Peninsula Costa Rica Weddings

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Osa Peninsula Costa Rica Weddings

Last month I had the pleasure of shooting Kristin and Jake’s beautiful wedding in Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.  The Osa Peninsula is such a gorgeous and remote part of Costa Rica, and I always jump at the chance to go down there.  What made this even more special though is that Kristin and Jake are one of the coolest couples ever.  Kristin and Jake both live in the world of professional snowboarding, with Jake even having his own feature films.  This also meant that the guests and family at the wedding where super laid back and fit in perfectly with the vibe on the Osa peninsula.

Because one needs to drive on some of the worst 4×4 roads to get out there, the venue needs to be totally self sufficient, and the guests need to be comfortable with the idea that they are really out in the middle of nowhere.  This made the wedding even more intimate and everyone was psyched to celebrate the union of Jake and Kristin.   The wedding planners at Tropical Occasions picked the perfect locations had stunning set ups for this celebration.  The ceremony was held at Casa Tucan Terra which had an amazing view over the Pacific Ocean.  It really was one of the most stunning ceremony locations I have seen.  Afterwards the reception was held at the luxurious Casa Mindugur that had a great deck for the dancing and festivities, and also made for an elegant backdrop for Kristin getting ready before the wedding.

As the groom and a lot of the guests where snowboarders, I shouldn’t have been surprised that everyone started jumping off the deck into the pool at the end of the night.  But I was totally surprised and happy at the opportunity to photograph both the mothers of the bride and the groom jumping off the second story balcony in the pool.

Kristin and Jake and their family and friends made for such an epic wedding in one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica.

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