On your wedding day, you will experience some of the most cherished moments in your life. My passion lies in creating photographs that document those moments in a natural, artful, and romantic way. With us as your Costa Rica wedding photographer, our goal is to create not just wedding photos, but art that ranges from documenting candids to guide portraits to scenery that conveys a feeling. We are not looking to make a catalog of your wedding, we're aiming to tell a story.

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...with Javier as my wedding photographer. From the moment we met, they radiated warmth and professionalism. He made us feel completely at ease throughout the entire process. His patience and kindness were truly remarkable, and it made all the difference on our special day. Not only did they capture breathtaking images that perfectly encapsulated the magic of our elopement, but they also made me feel absolutely beautiful in every shot. Their attention to detail and creativity shone through in every photograph, and I am forever grateful for the memories they captured. If you're looking for a photographer who will not only deliver stunning images but also make you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself, Javier is the one for you. I cannot recommend him highly enough"

- Carissa pizarro

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Costa Rica wedding and elopement photographer

Creating an experience that celebrates the uniqueness of your love story, I capture the genuine emotions and raw connections of your wedding day.

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Frequently asked questions received by Costa Rica Wedding Photographers

Where are you located? 
I work as a Costa Rica Wedding Photographer and sometimes travel to document celebrations abroad.

How do we reserve you for our wedding day?
It’s actually really simple. All that's required is a 25% retainer and a signed contract. After that, you can get to the fun stuff!

How would you describe your style? 
Your images will be timeless and authentic. You'll see real moments and emotions, but always presented in a beautiful, artistic way.

Do you travel?
Of course! Costa Rica is a small country, so traveling from one point to another is simple and very exciting.

What size weddings do you typically photograph?
I've photographed all sizes of weddings in Costa Rica. I truly enjoy the intimacy of smaller weddings and the buzz of big ones. Either way, your story and vision are always the primary focus!

How are the photos delivered?
Photos are delivered through an online gallery which is password protected and allows for easy downloads. It is also shareable with friends and family if you choose.

Do you need a shot list?
Family formal combination lists are very helpful. Otherwise, capturing your story as it happens is top priority. Shot lists can distract from the authenticity of your photos. However, if you have ideas for photos that are important to you, let me know. I'm open to your ideas!

Do you photograph details?
Of course! What is important to you, is important to me. I do my best to highlight everything that has meaning and is part of your wedding day vision!

How many images are delivered?
Each wedding is unique, but in general, around 80/hour of coverage. Quality over quantity is important to me, and telling your story in a way that lets your personality shine through, is always the goal.

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