Last week I had the wonderful pleasure of photographing Ryan and Lori’s beautiful Tropical wedding in Manuel Antonio at the ever impressing Los Altos Resort. Ryan and Lori were so wonderful to photograph as they were both were super fun, mellow, easy going and even enjoyed having their pictures taken which makes my job such a pleasure! Upon my arrival Lori had the bed covered in beautiful DIY items she had made to adorn herself, the groom, and bridal party. She made beautiful peacock fans, necklaces, and corsages for each of her ladies, and custom boutonnieres and ring pillow for the men. My favorite of her creations was her stunning white and peacock feather fan she made for herself! It added such a big WOW factor to the photos throughout the entier day. Aside from Lori’s personal peacock feather touches, the wedding was photographic eye candy as it was so beautifully designed and coordinated by Aimee Monihan & Karen Ogden of Tropical Occasions. Aimee, Karen and their group of wonderful gals made this day come together like clock work. They were so professional and constantly on top of every little detail, from the fabulous table settings to the coordination of shuttle busses and timelines etc. In addition to working with the ladies at Tropical Occasions I also had the pleasure of meeting and working with Videographer Jonathan Yonkers who added a really cool twist to the day that I have never seen before. Jonathan had spent the last few days following the group around on their zipline, fishing tours etc. and had captured them spontaneously bursting into song all over Costa Rica which will then will be all compiled together to make what I am sure will be an amazing music video! I just can’t wait to see it Jonathan.
To top off the day Dan and I also had the pleasure of debuting of the “Chloe Murdoch Photobooth” which was tons of fun for everyone (us included)! We brought all kinds of props and a cute guestbook for the guests to sign next to the printed phootbooth photos. This type of guestbook is really fun for the guests and I think even more fun for the couple to keep showing the guests having a blast at their wedding!
This whole event was such a pleasure to be a part of so thanks to everyone who put time and effort into making Ryan and Lori’s day so wonderful to photograph! Ryan and Lori, Dan and I wish you both the best and we hope that these images will always bring to mind the wonderful memories of your wedding day here in Costa Rica. Blessings and enjoy!
Coordination: Karen Ogden of Tropical Occasions
Video: Jonathan Yonkers