Casa Maravilla Wedding Costa Rica

Casa Maravilla Wedding Costa Rica

Casa Maravilla Wedding Costa Rica

Marcia and Hank are almond farmers from California and are the nicest people you’ll ever meet. They decided to get married with just close friends and family at Casa Maravilla in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Casa Maravilla was the perfect venue for an intimate wedding like this, as everyone could all get ready together as the rooms were just a few steps away from where the wedding ceremony would be. Likewise, the area for the ceremony was a gorgeous spot overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a great vantage spot to see the sunset. Afterwards we had a couple toasts and enjoyed an excellent lobster dinner.
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Wedding Casa Maravilla

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  • Marcia Montervino McWilliams - April 19, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    Kevin is an amazing artist. I found him online and loved his work right off but decided to use a wedding planner for my destination wedding in the beginning. She had her own recommendation for a photographer and I was disappointed to say the least. Eventually, I ended up letting go of the wedding planner, hired Kevin and the officiant I found online and Kevin helped me find a florist and solo guitarist. Everything turned out perfectly! The comfort level I felt with Kevin from the contract level to the time he came to the house to introduce himself in person was always professional but relaxed. He sent me some pictures of his parents since Hank and I are an older couple. He captures such positive reflection in the photos he takes and is able to be creative, spontaneous and fun without being intrusive. I think he has such a gift and am so happy with our photo album. It was such a pleasure working with him. ReplyCancel

  • Gisella Battersby - April 20, 2014 - 1:54 am

    Kevin as I am a Photographer also I must say You did a great JOB in caputuring there exprection, I could not have done any better.ReplyCancel

Bali House Destination Wedding Costa Rica

Bali House destination Wedding

Bali House Destination Wedding Costa Rica

Last month I had the honor of shooting Katie and Trent’s wedding in front of the beach at the luxurious Bali House in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.  Katie and Trent decided to have an intimate wedding with just their families and closest friends.  The ceremony was held at the beach, just a few feet from the waterline.  It was a beautiful ceremony, and afterwards we had some time for family photos and a portrait session.  Katie and Trent were up for anything, and didn’t mind me asking them to step into the bushes, or behind trees to get a bit of the jungle in the photos.  The clouds covered up the sunset, but we were able to get some nice photos in the blue hour immediately afterwards.  Afterwards we headed back to the Bali House for a bit of dancing.

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  • Anonymous - April 18, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    Kevin, we absolutely LOVE the compilation of incredible moments you captured on our special day!! We are grateful that we were lucky enough to find you to do our photography, it was perfect!!!!!!! Thank you for being our photographer, it was such a pleasure to work with you. You made everything effortless and enjoyable with pictures that brought tears to our eyes. You were able to catch some of the most heartfelt special moments that will bring back memories in years to come:)

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

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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 )

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