Costa Rica wedding photographer


I am Javier Mendez, a Costa Rica Wedding Photographer specialized in documenting destination weddings and elopements. In the past decade, I’ve been capturing hundreds of beautiful celebrations in the most gorgeous places around Costa Rica. My passion lies in capturing the beauty of each wedding in a natural and artful manner, with nothing staged. I believe your wedding day is a beautiful chapter in your love story and it deserves to be captured in all its glory. Being a Costa Rica wedding photographer for more than 10 years I understand how important is memories for you and I am here to turn your special moments into timeless memories that you’ll cherish forever.

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Ryan and Natalie's wedding in Playa Langosta, Tamarindo. We remember their wedding with tropical vibes music and joy.

Brianna and Robert celebrated their elopement at La Fortuna Waterfall. One of the most emotional stories we have documented.

Andy and Catalina's wedding at Golfo Papagayo, Costa Rica's most luxurious area. Junebug Weddings published their story.

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laurel and daniel

misty and drew

laurel and philip

Javier was a pleasure to work with for our destination wedding in Costa Rica! He was creative and thoughtful with his photos, and we received exceptional quality photos in a timely manner. We have received so many requests for copies of his photos from our wedding guests after seeing how they came out!

We loved Javier! He is so genuine and made us feel so at ease and comfortable the entire time. Sometimes he would just ask us questions and take pictures of us telling him a story, and those pictures turned out to be some of my favorites. He makes a real effort to get to know the couples that he shoots so that he can truly capture their love and story in his photos. I’m obsessed with all of our wedding pictures! I would highly recommend Javier for your wedding!

Javier is a true artist- he takes the task of wedding photographer very seriously but also managed to make me laugh and enjoy the whole process. 
From our very first meeting to the last photo snapped at the wedding, Javier made me feel comfortable, beautiful and at ease, knowing we had put the most important job at our wedding into expert hands. 
Javier was professional, open, flexible and kind throughout and helped me and my partner feel at ease and happy.


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Documenting intimate weddings and elopements around Costa Rica and worldwide for adventurous souls.