Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Guanacaste Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Liberia, Nicoya, Santa Cruz, Bagaces

Guanacaste Elopement Photographers

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

Many brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, documentary-style elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Costa Rica Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Guanacaste 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.

Members are ready to document any pop-up, town hall, fast, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your boutique, outdoor, non-traditional, small wedding from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other event that we have covered. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Guanacaste Couples

2 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

San Jose-CR wedding photography by Mauricio Urena of Costa Rica

I am a Boutique Portrait & Destination Wedding Photographer based in San José-Costa Rica but also serving Destination Beach Weddings and Elopements at Guanacaste, Tamarindo, La Cruz, Conchal, Nosara, Flamingo, Papagayo Peninsula, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Esterillos, Dominical, Santa Teresa, Uvita areas and/or wherever your love story deserves to be captured locally or abroad. I have shot more than 200 weddings and often shot around 40 weddings per year. I love to invest not only in the best education, tools, and technology available, but I also continuously invest in being a better professional, husband, and son. I'm an avid athlete since childhood with a career in the field of business and finance. I love pets, cookies, cakes, and above all, I'm a very detail-oriented person. My main purpose as a Costa Rica Portrait & Destination Wedding Photographer is to respect and honor your dreams. I’ll do this by capturing your emotions, feelings, essence, and love in a very organic and discreet way, maintaining the authenticity of each moment and, of course, by adding my personal touch. Nothing moves me more, and nothing is most rewarding than the emotions, and happy messages I get from my clients. Serving you, knowing that my artwork will have a special place in your hearts throughout your life, earning your trust and appreciation means the world to me! My photography style has been crafted and developed through the years. I like to take photojournalistic and candid images that capture moments, but also there are times in which you need to apply a more classic and posed style. As you may notice in my portfolio I love natural and vivid colors, perfectly light subjects, and accurate skin tones, as well as classic black and white images. If you are planning to visit our beautiful country either for your Wedding, Elopement or simply a vacation trip and want a Couple Portrait session or a Family Portrait session at any place of our country, do not hesitate to contact me. I’ll be glad to be your host and capture wonderful moments for you and your relatives. [San Jose-CR Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (USD)

Wedding Engagement Diamond Awards - Guanacaste

Are you ready to find your Guanacaste engagement / pre-wedding photographer for a portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own pre-wed shoot? Pro members from the Guanacaste Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

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