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

NO STOPPING LOVE - In recent months, many of our wedding photographers have communicated their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are quickly moving forward with smaller ceremonies.

By planning a simple Costa Rica elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

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, pop-up, small, 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

3 Costa Rica Wedding Photographers...

Portland Maine wedding photography by Brittany Bugaj

Brittany Bugaj

Old Orchard Beach in Maine, US *Now booking Costa Rica weddings.
4900 (USD)
Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante

Jesse La Plante

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Costa Rica weddings.
7200 (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.

At Zephyr Palace at Villa Caletas Hotel in Jaco, Costa Rica, the father of the bride officiates the ceremony and elicits laughter from the couple during the exchange of rings
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
JW Marriott, Hacienda Pinilla in Guanacaste, Costa Rica showing Bride and groom holding hands under a stunning sunset after their wedding ceremony
Costa Rica wedding planning pic ideas - Guanacaste photography at the Llanos de Cortes Waterfall
Best wedding venue photography 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Costa Rica wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Costa Rica photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due...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
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Costa Rica WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Photo of Bride and Groom Toasts at TenMile Station | Breckenridge Wedding Photographers | J. La Plante Photo

Kristin & Greg

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We can’t thank you enough for our amazing photos! There are so many perfect shots that I’m afraid our house will end up looking like a shrine of our wedding! You guys were easily the best decision for our wedding. Thank you so much for all of your help, advice, suggestions and recommendations. We love that we have ended up with new friends through this experience! Please keep in touch!

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.

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.