Best photographer Manuel Antonio Costa Rica awarded by Best of Manuel Antonio Awards 2014

Best photographer Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Best photographer Manuel Antonio Costa Rica awarded by Best of Manuel Antonio Awards 2014

Thrilled to announce that I have been chosen as this year’s winner for best photographer for the Best of Manuel Antonio Awards.  This is a Travel guide book that will be published this year and sold on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles, among other places.  What makes this guide book different is that the winners are chosen by people in the actual community, and not just by people traveling through the area for a few days.   Thanks so much to everyone who voted and all your support this past year!  I am so lucky to be part of such a great community.

  • Julie Heslin - April 15, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    Congratulations! ReplyCancel

  • Brian Heslin - April 16, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Congratulations Kevin!ReplyCancel

Arenas del Mar Luxury Hotel Wedding Photography

Manuel Antonio Wedding Photographer

Arenas del Mar Luxury Hotel Wedding Photography

Amber and Mike are an awesome couple, totally laid back and you can see how in love they are when they look at each other. Earlier this month I was fortunate to be the photographer at their elopement at Arenas del Mar Hotel, here in Manuel Antonio. The beach at Arenas del Mar is one of my favorite beaches in the area. It is surrounded on both sides with very dramatic lava rocks, which are no fun to walk on but make for great backdrops for photos. There are also a lot less people on this beach as you need to enter either by climbing over these rocks at low tide from the main beach, or through the hotel itself. Amber and Mike had an intimate ceremony, with all the fine details like guitarist and flower petals and lovely flower strings organized by Sylvia from Costa Rica Paradise Weddings.
After the ceremony, as it was just Amber and Mike, I was able to take them for a walk along the length of the beach and look for fun and interesting places to take some photos. I thought that we would not be able to see the sunset from the beach at Arenas del Mar, but we were able to climb up on some of the higher rocks, and this gave us a different vantage point to see further out into the ocean past some of the landmasses that were blocking the sunset from the beach. It turned out to be a stunning sunset. After the sun went down, and we were packing up, Amber turned around and ran into the water to wash off some of the sand. I knew I had to take out my camera for one last shot of her running to the water with the post sunset reds in the sky.

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  • Amber Coates - February 25, 2014 - 2:15 am

    Kevin, Thank you so much for these photos – we love them! It was such a pleasant surprise to get them early as well. I’m amazed at how many great shots there are given that our wedding was so short! Thank you again :) ReplyCancel

  • Christine Rutherford - February 25, 2014 - 2:38 am

    So beautiful! I love every photo!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Sache - February 25, 2014 - 4:54 am

    Oh wow! Love them all! The one of the dress and Mike’s feet in the water is so cool! ReplyCancel

  • Amber Coates - February 25, 2014 - 5:17 am

    its my favorite one i think. But it’s hard for me to choose :) ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia Chaves - February 25, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    congratulations to Amber and Mike ! great couple , lovely pictures , it was an honor to plan your wedding (Sylvia by Costa Rica Paradise Wedding )

Villa El Cantico Wedding Photography

Villa El Cantico Wedding Photography

Villa El Cantico Wedding Photography

Dara and Ash decided to invite their closest friends and family to their wedding in Villa El Cantico, here in Manuel Antonio.  It was a very intimate wedding with about 12 guests, just the perfect size to fit onto the Villa’s balcony that overlooks the ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park.   It was a great ceremony with the officiate also playing the guitar as the bride walked in.  After the ceremony and a quick champagne toast, we headed down to the beach for some family photos and a portrait session for Dara and Ash.  Dara and Ash were having so much fun, and enjoying each other’s company, I basically just had to hang back and catch all the tender moments between the two of them.  The sky had a few clouds that cooled down the afternoon a bit, and also made for some real dramatic clouds for the sunset.  As the sun went down the guests started sending up Sky Lanterns.  This is a great tradition and an excellent way to end a wedding by the beach.  It gets everyone involved from the kids to the adults, and it is so beautiful to see all the sky lanterns heading off into the night.

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Hotel Sugar Beach Wedding Photographer | New Year’s Eve Wedding in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hotel Sugar Beach Wedding Photographer

Hotel Sugar Beach Wedding Photographer

This year I welcomed in the New Year with Jessica and Jamie at Hotel Sugar Beach in Guanacaste.  Jessica and Jamie had been planning this wedding for over a year and it showed in the details.  Firstly, Sugar Beach Hotel is a gorgeous local for a wedding.  It is right on the water with picturesque islands right off the shore.  In addition we had Maria Roldan as the wedding planner who was able to incorporate all the elements of the celebration, from an elegant beach side pre-rehearsal dinner the evening before to a retro candy table at the reception.  Most importantly, Jessica and Jamie are a great couple with the best outgoing personalities that seem to attract quality friends and family.  There were at least 4 speeches in those two days that were some of the best I’ve heard in all my years photographing weddings.

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  • Maruja Roldan - February 8, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    What a wonderful New Year wedding! It was such a pleasure helping this couple and also meeting their very talented photographerReplyCancel

  • Jessica - February 19, 2014 - 9:05 pm

    These pictures are wonderful and perfectly capture the fun and love that filled our wedding night! From the lovely photos of the two of us to the amazing candid shots of our guests (and colorful speech givers!), we are beyond happy with the moments you were able to capture.
    Thank you so much for giving us a 360 degree view of not only how we experienced our wedding, but also how our guests laughed, danced, and celebrated the night away! Your laid back style and presence were perfect for getting people to be themselves so that you could capture everything going on around you.
    Pura Vida and thank you again!
    Jess (and Jamie!)ReplyCancel

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