Hola! Ryan and I just got back from a really amazing vacation in Costa Rica! Ryan loves a good adventure and believe me, he had me doing all sorts of things! I have to admit I’m pretty happy just sipping a cocktail near the pool reading + relaxing + reflecting, all while Ryan reads under a shaded umbrella. I could certainly do this for hours. Ryan … not so much.So this trip we hiked volcanoes, swam in waterfalls, zip lined 3000 ft above tropical rainforest (YIKES!), traveled the bumpy curvy roads of the countryside, canoed the Cano Negro River near Nicaragua, whitewater rafted the Balsa River, crossed the continental divide 4 times, stand-up paddle-boarded in Culebra Bay, snorkeled with the fishes and sailed the Pacific Ocean with my BFF. We started our trip just north of San Jose and ended at the beach on the Papagayo Peninsula where we met my BFF, Maria, and her husband, Danny (48 hours into the trip he earned the name, “Tanny.”) Refer to him as you’d like, he’s already rolling his eyes.
I’m most likely going to have to split this blog post into two – that way you can see more of the adventure I mentioned above. Of course, we had to do a fun love shoot with Maria + Danny! I’ve been photographing them together for years – even pre-kiddos. It’s nice to see my friends break away from the kids (who spent time with the Grandmas) to spend some quality time together as a couple. Before dinner one night we decided to enjoy the private beach of our hotel and capture a few moments before sunset. Tanny even took a few photos of Ryan and me. (I think he has the eye!)
Those who are considering a destination wedding: please, please, please consider taking your local photographer with you! We get so many inquiries for engagement sessions where the couple is doing a destination wedding, but using the hotel’s staff photographer.We’d love to pack our bags and join you! If there is one thing that inspires me + keeps me fresh, it’s travel. And l-o-v-e in a destination is even better.
More to come!
P.S. The last photo is a 25 year difference! Wouldn’t you know I’d still be dressing up and taking photographs!