I nominate doing destination wedding photography at Villa Caletas in Jaco Costa Rica as probably one of the most exciting things I’ve done this year.  Bryn and Andres in the best spirits of adventure and curiosity brought 50 of their closest family members and friends from 3 countries- the US, Peru and Costa Rica, all together to celebrate one of the most beautiful and heartfelt weddings The Good Photographer has ever had the pleasure of attending.

Pura Vida!  This is the Costa Rican equivalent of La Dolce Vita and Carpe Diem all rolled into one, and that’s certainly an apt description for this wedding.

A 5 Star resort that over looks the Pacific Ocean, it’s pretty tough to beat a sunset wedding in gorgeous tropical weather with a colorful pastel sky that would make a renaissance painter think that he had died and gone to heaven.  Built out of solid stone like some medieval Spanish Castle, everything is about as heavy as a boulder, and I don’t imagine when the architects built this place they were thinking of doing any remodeling in the next century or two…

Outside of the wedding, guests were treated to a Skyline tour of the local arroyo, crossed many long breath taking suspension bridges, and zip lined on lines so long that when I jumped off the platform and was hurtling through the air I wondered where the heck the next would show up.

But of course all this amazing nature was simply a backdrop for what we were really all there for- the celebration of Bryn and Andres love- and to just soak up all the overwhelming joy felt by all.  With delicious tropical umbrella drinks in hand.

Do you love the modern engagement ring and band?  It’s not just gorgeous, but it also puts together like a puzzle ring.  This is the brilliant design of my friend and client Adam Neeley.

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