Sunbursts, silhouettes, and warm weather. Literally something I dream about every night due to the chilling weather here in La Crosse. Its currently a blistering 12 degrees outside and all I can think about is the 70+ weather we had in Costa Rica. We shot this outside of Rui Guanacaste, a resort I enjoyed so much. I recently was able to speak with the bride as she just came back from Mexico for another wedding, and I learned some things from her. She expressed the value of a “name brand” resort over not. Going to places like Rui and Sandals apparently pays off. Ive heard this many times, and I am so thankful that my wedding clients take me to amazing resorts when I do on location International weddings. I love day before sessions like this because we had time to relax and make our way down the beach. Currently I prefer to do a day before and day after session with the couples along with full day coverage. That may change in the future, but for right now I see the benefit of having relaxed photo opportunities leading up to the big wedding day. Second to that I love the off the wall opportunity we have to take some neat trash the dress shots. Even trash the summer dress, really anything that makes my brides and grooms look fearless. Either way if you know someone getting married in Costa Rica, make sure to think of me. I love the fact that I am now a International Wedding Photographer. and my clients are so gracious as to bring me to exotic locations like this to experience love in a whole new way. Enjoy.