Wedding Photography Inspiration - How to Plan a Destination Wedding in Costa Rica 

Wedding Photography Inspiration - How to Plan a Destination Wedding in Costa Rica

Congratulations! You are going to get married in Paradise. Just saying that sounds magical and you even haven’t left Kansas yet. That’s why I believe you should have some consideration and your wedding planning for the photography and assure the best condition for those memories.

 Wedding Photography Inspiration

Wedding Photography Inspiration

First of all, we are FEARLESS.  We shot under any rain, down on the waterfall, up in the volcano, in the ocean, high tide, low tide. We take your pictures with the locals, toucans, frogs, you named it,  just give us the time and we can make it possible. 

 Wedding Photography Inspiration

Wedding Photography Inspiration

But that is actually our biggest struggle because sometimes when planning the wedding the timeline is done in order to traditional wedding protocols leaving less time for pictures. And not only less time but the specific moment of the day where maybe the light is not the best for pictures or there’s no light because your ceremony was at sunset and it was a little delay and when was pictures time the sun is not shining anymore.

 Wedding Photography Inspiration

Wedding Photography Inspiration

Of course the wedding is not only about the pictures, so here are a few tips that will make a big difference for the photography but not harm your timeline. This applies for beach weddings, forest boho weddings, waterfall weddings, elopements, big weddings, resort weddings. 

 

More is not better

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Wedding Photography Inspiration

Natural light is my main choice for wedding photography, but some hours of the day are just useless because the sunlight is too hard. The light in this latitude is very different than the  one in Cancer or Capricorn tropic. That’s why I suggest avoid outdoor pictures between 11 am and 2 pm if is a clear sunny day. Why don’t you better stay inside and have a beer? 

 

Overcast days bring opportunities 

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Wedding Photography Inspiration

 Wedding Photography Inspiration

Wedding Photography Inspiration

Yes I know. The sky is not blue and beautiful , but overcast days let you take pictures everywhere and in any angle without worrying about hard shadows, raccoon eyes or any of those problems. Also, using flash we can create great highlights to enhance the lighting.

 

Rain means heavy rains 

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Wedding Photography Inspiration

 Wedding Photography Inspiration

Wedding Photography Inspiration

All this years working with foreign couples I’ve seen how some people underestimate how rainy is our country in some seasons and in some regions. 
That’s why is you are going  to La Fortuna or the Caribbean and the forecast says raining, have in mind that  it may be cats and dogs. So plan ahead or just carry on because we don’t have any problem getting wet.

 

Summer is coming

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Wedding Photography Inspiration

As it may rain a lot, it can get very hot and humid too. Maybe you can leave a little on the side the usual and dress a little more relaxed without loosing the style ;)
Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water (or some buzz) sandals, linen clothing just to mention some useful options.

 

Sunset über alles 

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Wedding Photography Inspiration

You can ask any photographer in the world for the best hour for pictures and you will get the same answer.  And actually is not only about the quality of light, is also how sunset sets the mood for great pictures. Its just makes you feel more inspire, more happy, more warm, more in love specially. And that is exactly what you want to have in your pictures.

 

I hope this help you plan your dream wedding. But if you feel more information, don’t hesitate to drop my a line with any inquiry and I would be more that happy to chat about it. 

 

Wedding Photography Inspiration - How to Plan a Destination Wedding in Costa Rica