Creative Photos on a Rainy Wedding Day

Bride and groom jumping from rock.

Creative Photos on a Rainy Wedding Day

This was the most rain I had ever seen at a wedding.  Fortunately, Lyndsey and Dan had a great attitude and we were able to be creative and get some great photos.  The rain turned out to be an interesting challenge and it forced us to try a lot of new things. I love how the images came out.

The wedding ceremony was held on the beach in front of Manuel Antonio National Park.  Luckily we had a covered tent to keep us all dry.

For the portrait session, Lyndsey, Dan and I ventured out in the rain to see what kind of photos we could come up with.  I had my assistant holding two umbrellas over me to keep my gear dry as we got some cool pictures with the mist on the beach.  I’m glad Lyndsey convinced her friends and family to come out in the rain for the portraits as it made for some fun photos.

Afterward, the reception was held at La Cantina restaurant at Hotel Costa Verde here in Manuel Antonio.  I felt like we needed to do something more since the rain made the afternoon dark really early. So, I took Lyndsey and Dan away from the party for a few minutes to continue with the portraits.

Between the two bathrooms in the restaurant there happens to be a tiny spot with a wall made out of wine bottles.  So we tried lighting it a bit differently to see what would happen and we were able to get some real dramatic portraits in front of these wine bottles.

Trash the Dress

The following morning we had scheduled a Day After Session/ Trash the Dress at Playitas beach.  After all the rain the day before, the next morning turned out to be just perfect – blue skies with just a few clouds.  As they promised the night before, Lyndsey and Dan weren’t shy about getting in the water.

Detail of rings in Costa Rica.
A friend reluctantly posing for the ring shots.

View of Manuel Antonio National Park.Costa Verde Wedding Photo

Bride and friend dance before the wedding.
The girls get down before the wedding.

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Photo of bride in wine cellar in Costa Rica
Bride in front of a wall of wine bottles we found in La Cantina restaurant.

Bride and groom in wine room.

Bride and groom on beach
Arriving at the beach in the early morning with a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee.

Fun photo session at wedding in Costa RicaBride laying on beach in Manuel AntonioCosta Verde Beach Wedding

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  • Kevin. we really cannot thank you enough! Everything about our wedding was perfect and you captured it wonderfully! The pictures are absolutely amazing! Dan and I are inlove with them and cannot stop watching the slideshow! They are so fun, unique and different than most wedding pictures I’ve seen. They look so natural! I love how you did such an amazing job of utilizing the natural beauty of Costa Rica. They are exactly what we wanted our wedding pictures to look like, only better! We are so proud of the pictures, we show them to everyone and have gotten so many compliments! Everyone keeps saying how amazing and talented you are, and we couldn’t agree more! It was such a pleasure working with you and Orlando. I appreciate your attention to detail and patience in dealing with the weather, us and our families! You were so accommodating and creative! In retrospect, I don’t mind that it rained because the pictures turned out so stunning, with the rain, mist and umbrellas. And the trash the dress shoot was so much fun! The pictures are AWESOME! Thank you for your willingness to get the shots we wanted, even though it meant you getting wet and sandy, too. You and your pictures really exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t have chosen a better wedding photographer! Again, thank you SO SO much!

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