Month: February 2010

Costa Rica Wedding Photographer – Trash the Dress!

This is how cool Amanda and Garrett are. We set out to do their trash the dress shoot and the first thing they say is, “Let’s take Jessica and Danielle to go see those monkeys!!” hahaha. I love it. : D That ended up being the highlight of my trip (see past blog post where I go see the monkeys)!

The first two shots below are my favourite shots we captured. Garrett burned rubber doing a u-turn on the road to get back to the yellow buss as I just HAD to get pictures with it and we were racing to get to Shell Beach before sunset. haha. Such a cool, quirky van! Love the signs like, “Free Sunsets”, “Free Snow Removal,” etc. haha. Awesome.

So after we got shots with the sweet bus, we raced off towards the setting sun, headed for the secluded Shell Beach (which we literally had to drive down the sand on another beach to get too). It’s unique because rather than sand, the beach is made up entirely of tiny seashells, all smooth (and not at all painful on the feet) due to the water weathering down all the edges over the years. I really wonder how it got to be that way! Note to self:  Investigate that.

We arrived at the beach in time for perfect lighting (yay) and proceeded to have a fantastic session! Amanda was a trooper with her heavy wet dress trying to drag her into the sea whenever she went near it. Danielle was an awesome help again to me too and I’m excited to see her shots too! : ) She came up with the rad idea of having the bride and groom where our snorkels. : D

Check out the last post to see Amanda and Garrett’s wedding pictures!

This was definitely one of my favourite shoots ever. Really happy with the result. : )

I’m looking forward to photographing more weddings in Guanacaste, Costa Rica in the future! Costa Rica has definitely already become one of my favourite destination wedding locations.

View Amanda & Garrett’s slideshow (with lot’s more photos) on my website. Simply click on “recent slideshows” along the top. : ) Thanks to Danielle for finding the perfect song to go along with it. The song is called “Costa Rica.” It will expire in March, 2010.

View My Website

Email: jzaisphotography@gmail.com Phone: 250.718.9247

Costa Rica Wedding Photographer – Riu Guanacaste

I officially love Guanacaste, Costa Rica and can’t wait for the opportunity to photograph more weddings there.

When Amanda and Garrett asked me to come photograph their wedding in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, I jumped at the chance! They chose to have their wedding at the brand new 5 star Riu Guanacaste in Costa Rica. It turned out to be where Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida (Our Lady peace frontman) renewed their vows in November 2009. It was fun seeing it go down on Entertainment Tonight Canada knowing I’d be on my way there within a couple months!

Besides being a gorgeous country, the fact that Amanda and Garrett are such a fun loving couple was another total plus as well for getting to do this wedding. I always love getting clients with awesome senses of humour and these two definitely do! Garrett has a dry, sly sense of humour and Amanda is always positive, smiling and laughing (totally contagious! : D ). Together, they make such a terrific duo! I had such a fun time doing their trash the dress session so stay tuned on here for that!

My friend Danielle Hayden was such an awesome help on the big day and I can’t wait to get a hold of some of the shots she took too! She really is multi talented (as you can see with her wedding decore business Stage Right, etc that she runs with her (also very talented) mom, Ria Hayden. Check out our adventures together in my last post and their awesome Trash the Dress session!

Amanda thought the little bride and groom on top were funny so I told her to smash their faces in cake. She happily obliged. : D

View Amanda & Garrett’s slideshow (with lot’s more photos) on my website. Simply click on “recent slideshows” along the top. : ) Thanks to Danielle for finding the perfect song to go along with it. The song is called “Costa Rica.” It will expire in March, 2010.