Costa Rica Wedding Photographers

Costa Rica Wedding Photographers

Find Costa Rica photographers serving: Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, San Jose

Costa Rica Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Costa Rica wedding photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.

Many couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Costa Rica, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Costa Rica elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Costa Rica documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Costa Rica Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Costa Rica wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

Central America WPJA members are ready to document any justice of the peace, mini, courthouse, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Costa Rica Wedding Venues

4 Costa Rica Wedding Photographers...

Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante

Jesse La Plante

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Costa Rica weddings.
6500 (USD)
Portland Maine wedding photography by Brittany Bugaj

Brittany Bugaj

Old Orchard Beach in Maine, US *Now booking Costa Rica weddings.
4900 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Costa Rica Couples

Wedding Venue Pictures by Costa Rica Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Costa Rica wedding photos.

Costa Rica Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Costa Rica wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Costa Rica marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Costa Rica engagement portrait sessions with couples.

She said yes, post marriage proposal picture session at the Nauyaca Waterfall, San Isidro, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica for a Couple kissing in front of the amazing Water falling
An after the marriage proposal San Jose engagement photograph at Nauyaca Waterfall, San Isidro, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica showing the Couple having fun in front of the amazing falling Water
Best [current-date:custom:Y] wedding venue photo from JW Marriott, Hacienda Pinilla in Guanacaste, Costa Rica showing Bride and groom holding hands under a stunning sunset after their wedding ceremony
The [current-date:custom:Y]  Costa Rica wedding planner pic ideas - Guanacaste photography at the Llanos de Cortes Waterfall
Best wedding venue photography in [current-date:custom:Y] at Zephyr Palace at Villa Caletas Hotel in Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica showing Bride and groom seeing each other during their sunset portrait session
Marina Los Sueños post proposal portrait session with a Playa Herradura engagement photographer of a Jaco, Costa Rica couple
Playa Herradura post proposal portraits by a Marina Los Sueños wedding photographer of a happy Costa Rica couple in a Silhouette during sunset at their engagement session
Marina Los Sueños post proposal portrait photos of a happy Costa Rica couple running through the water during their engagement session at the beach

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Costa Rica wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Costa Rica wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find Costa Rica photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Costa Rica wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: Who are the best Costa Rica wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Costa Rica documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
Not everyone has a lagoon or glacier next door, but there's no rule saying you can't have a small wedding in the great outdoors. Take advantage of natural sunshine and that open, airy feeling and give your guests some room to breathe! LESS IS MORE Instead of hemming your...Read more
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE? If you look up the definition of “elope” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary , you’ll find a plethora of meanings making it quite clear how polarizing the word has become, and how it has transformed and evolved with the passage of time and...Read more
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Costa Rica WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Bride and Groom Dancing | Ironworks Denver Wedding | Denver Wedding Photographers | J. La Plante Photo

Frances & Bryce

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Thank you both so very much from the bottom of our hearts for being so wonderful to work with and for your talent and artistry in capturing our wedding day in a way no one else possibly could have. We are both so grateful and so appreciative of you and all your hard work and dedication. We love everything you have done and everything we have seen so far and are excited for more to come and more time with you both. We are so happy we have connected and we thank you for your friendship also. We just love you guys!! Thank you again for EVERYTHING!! Your talent is off the charts.

Picture of the Bride and Groom Shoe Game | Della Terra Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographers | J. La Plante Photo

Courtney & Derek

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We don’t think we could ever say thank you enough! Every photo you took from our engagement session and our wedding amazes us. As you can tell it is hard to pick our favorite! We had so much fun going on adventures with you to take photos, especially hiking up a mountain in our wedding attire. Thank you for all your hard work on the photos and going above and beyond with your creativity. We will always remember trying to have a romantic moment and Moira always popping in. It gave us many funny memories. We can’t wait to go on our next adventurous photo shoot with you guys and drink some whiskey. If you need a reference feel free to reach out to us!

Colorado bride and groom eating dinner at a restaurant bar venue after elopement

Ashleigh & Tony

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Thank you so much for all the amazing photos. While our wedding turned out to be unconventional, our photos turned out exactly the way we wanted them to and that is 100% due to your excellent talent.