Wedding Photographer & Photojournalist


Pura vida! I’m criss

I’m a professional photographer and a graphic designer, I feel really passionate and happy about my work, especially when my camera captures a unique, magical and irreplaceable moment. I have been practicing professional photography since 2008 and since then I have been eager for knowledge. I am always avant-garde,  constantly I try to improve my skills and techniques.

I'm perhaps best known for my casual
and non-posed photography

I strive to create timeless photographs for my clients and for their future generations. I use light, dimension, anticipation, texture, mood, passion, energy, romance, emotion, and great technical skill to create photographs on my clients' wedding days. I serve my clients from my San José, Costa Rica studio as well as destinations all around the world.

Capture with my camera emotions, moments and stories is my gift, is my passion.




My origins are from two Latin American countries: Costa Rica and Colombia. Costa Rica is the place i call home and it is also the homeland of my first last name: Alpízar. Colombia also runs through my veins as it is the origin of my second last name: Gaviria.

As you can see, I grew up between two extraordinary cultures. My family, everything around me and my whole being are defined by the images and colors of my two homelands.

Since childhood, I have been a curious observer

I think I become an art lover as a child and that love only got bigger over the years.
Nature, the people and the beauty of all the moments I have lived in Costa Rica inspired me and gave me the motivation I need to fulfill a dream: study professional photography.



"Your pictures have been the most special memento. I am transported back to our wedding day every time I look at them. I can’t thank you enough!

/ Mary Kate /



How do I capture the best wedding photos?

My main goal in a wedding photo shoot is to get to know the couple and find their personal style. As a photographer I am meticulous and I like to be in control of the surroundings without messing with the naturalness and spontaneity of the moment. 

Every couple is unique and has their own style

With my work, I try to create photos that embody the particularities of the couple in every wedding detail.

During the wedding, I am the companion of the couple in their magical day. While the bride and groom enjoy their wedding, I capture with my lens all the special and honest moments of happiness that will remain forever.

Wedding photography is my art and my passion.

christopher alpizar


"We can't say enough great things about him. He was very easy to work with leading up to the wedding- He was very organized and paid a lot of attention to detail because he really cared about getting it right.



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Wedding and Elopement Photography


Destination Weddings and Elopements

We are delighted to have you with us and look forward to creating

beautiful memories for you and your family for years to come. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have or for advice as you read through the enclosed information.

Here’s to creating amazing moments together.


  • License to print & share the pictures

  • Full professional processing 

  • Private online gallery for sharing 

  • Files backup 

  • Planning & timing consultation 

  • Photographers' Travel and Lodging fees all around Costa Rica

Wedding party at Cala Luna point, Tamarindo

Wedding party at Cala Luna point, Tamarindo

Engagement session at La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica

Engagement session at La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica

Engagement Sessions


Couple sessions are the perfect excuse to celebrate your love. Either for engagement, or simply the desire to have a beautiful memory, plus the incomparable experience of posing in front of the camera with that special person. Engagement portraits also add another dimension to your wedding album, chronicling your story from frolicking fiancees to husband and wife. Best of all, you can remember this special time forever with personal memories of just the two of you, away from the throngs of loved ones and friends. 

" I am so happy. When I opened the album it was like reliving my wedding day all over.

/  AMANDA  /


My Commitment

The photographic art is the sum of the vision of the photographer, what you wear to your session, the environment, the lighting, even the mood and personality of subjects at the time of the session. Custom photography is ultimately about choice, experience and finding a professional who takes the time to get to know you and your needs, giving you full, undivided attention without worry of who is next “in line,” or the feeling of a crowded portrait studio.

We put a lot of effort to deliver the best images and only the right pictures to tell your history, that’s why we take our final selection very seriously and

don’t deliver hundreds of pictures just to full fill.

Also, we can invest more time reviewing them and make sure they are the best. According to our photojournalistic style, we try to process the pictures to be as faithful as possible to the reality,  so instead of trying to fix a bad picture, we enhance the all good ones in post-production.




Here you can check what my most recent work