THE PROCESS

To create the most authentic story, I began (1-2 hours before the ceremony) documenting the wedding from the moment the bride and groom begin getting ready for the wedding day. I am passionate about capturing natural moments of your family and the people who matter most to you. It is for this reason that I pay attention to all details, including the dress, the rings, the invitation, and anything else that adds value to the wedding story. There are some couples who decide to do a first look, which I completely support

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Before the ceremony begins, I make sure to capture photos of the decoration without any guests. During the ceremony I aim to capture emotions from you two as well as your friends and families, and I am constantly aware of documenting tears of joy and happiness. I use here a medium-range lens so that I don't have to be too close to you to avoid blocking your guests' vision.

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When it comes to the couple's photoshoot, I normally request at least 20 minutes. This is because I believe this is the most memorable frame of the session. I like it to be both relaxed and intimate. With these photos, I am using a candid approach to capture the essence of you.

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Then, one of the most emotional parts of the night, the speeches. People speaking from the heart, this is the part I always recommend having a video of. It is truly a treasure to have those words recorded.

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The last part of the wedding day is the most fun one, it’s time to celebrate all night long. Here my goal is to capture the fun

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Engagement Sessions

Weddings

Elopements

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Starts From:

Starts From:

Starts From:

$3.000

$1800

$800

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Does it cost to have you travel?

Weddings or Elopements in Costa Rica has not addicional travel charges.

Will you be the one photographing our wedding? And how many photographers will be covering the wedding?

I am the main photographer of all the weddings, I never send anybody else to my weddings. I always work with an assistant, who also takes photos if I see the need for two photographers, but I am the main one in all the moments, my assistant is more about different angles or perspectives.

How is your payment structures?

We request 33% deposit and sign a contract in order to book your date

DO YOU POST EVERYTHING ONLINE?

I know privacy is important, which is why I keep all my galleries private. If I want to use a wedding or some photos for my portfolio, I ask the couple first for permission.

DO YOU LIMIT THE NUMBER OF WEDDINGS YOU SHOOT EACH YEAR?

Because of my constant need to provide the highest quality work while also maintaining life balance, I do limit the number of 1-2 weddings per week

HOW MANY WEDDING HAVE YOU SHOT?

I have had the privilege of documenting over 400 weddings since I started in 2013

WHEN CAN WE EXPECT OUR PHOTOS TO BE DELIVER?

Our turnaround time is 30-45 days

If you have any additional questions feel free to send us an email at:

bodas@javiermendezcr.com

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Hello! Thanks for considering me for your wedding. Feel free to ask me any questions. I would love to hear more about you