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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. 

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Casa Brisas de la Montaña, Costa Rica Elopement Photo Story Award

Dominical Costa Rica Wedding Couple Portrait before a small elopement in the jungle with just a few attendees

Dominical Costa Rica Wedding Couple Portrait | a small wedding in the jungle with just a few attendees was just the right fit

Chuck and Candy’s adventuresome spirits already made them the perfect candidates for a destination wedding. Plus, with all the craziness going on these days, a small wedding in the jungle with just a few attendees was just the right fit.

They also decided they didn't want to miss any time with their few guests during the wedding day, so they decided to have an "engagement" session, just a couple of days before the actual elopement.  That is the only chance we had to do portraits of just the two of them.

To keep things low-key, they rented a beautiful villa on Airbnb called Casa Brisas de la Montaña. The 5,500 square foot house was large enough to accommodate them and the handful of guests that attended. Located on 60 acres with lush tropical fruits growing right on the property, powered 100% by renewable energy, and offering panoramic ocean and jungle views, it was the perfect type of place for a micro wedding. 

Plus, everything could be done in one convenient location. They got ready at the villa and held the ceremony right on the grounds. Each of them wrote special letters to one another which the officiant read during the ceremony. Their reactions were wonderful! 

Afterward, they enjoyed a lovely dinner and reception, dancing the night away under the stars. 

CR Wedding Bridal Photo from a rented beautiful villa on Airbnb called Casa Brisas de la Montaña

Casa Brisas de la Montaña, Costa Rica Elopement Image | the bride getting her hair done by her friends

This is the bride, Candy, getting her hair done by her friends.

CR Wedding Bride Photo Shoot before the Time to walk out to the ceremony

Montaña, Costa Rica Elopement Bridal Portrait | The bride is now ready

The bride is now ready to walk out to the ceremony.

CR Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Pic from a Marriage in the mountains of Costa Rica

Montaña, Costa Rica Elopement Ceremony Photography | The ceremony took place at a private villa

The ceremony took place at a private villa in the mountains of Costa Rica.

CR Outside Wedding Photo of a funny look during the ceremony

BW Costa Rica Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Picture | The bride gives the groom a look

Candy gives Chuck a look during the ceremony.

Costa Rica wedding Ceremony Image from Outside vows during the first kiss

Costa Rica Elopement Ceremony Image from Outside | the first kiss

Chuck dips Candy for the first kiss during the ceremony.

Montaña Wedding Photo of guests at an outdoor ceremony celebrating with the couple

Outdoor Costa Rica Elopement Ceremony Photographer | The newlyweds are congratulated

The newlyweds are congratulated by their guests at their outdoor ceremony.

Costa Rica Elopement Couple Portrait Session as they gaze into each others eyes

Costa Rica Elopement Couple Portrait Session | The couple gaze into each other's eyes

The couple gaze into each other's eyes during this nighttime portrait session.