Costa Rica shoot~ Day 1

Costa Rica shoot~ Day 1

Costa Rica shoot~ Day 1. Mobile Image

Jun 26, 2010

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One of my recent photo shoot adventures was in Costa Rica.  An amazingly talented group of Connecticut based vendors (see below) teamed up with  MMH Public Relations and Stay in Costa Rica- a luxury tourism company based in Costa Rica, to put together several inspirational wedding shoots.  Here is the finished product from day 1, as featured on style me pretty
The shoot took place at Playa Hermosa, a black sand beach along the pacific coast in Herradura, Costa Rica.  Michelle and Alejandro were a stunning local couple that agreed to be our bride and groom for the day!
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 Here was my inspiration for the fashion for shoot: "The opportunity to work in Costa Rica was a dream come true! The lush jungles, stunning beaches and rich culture inspired me to keep the attire very natural. The accessories that we used were made from wood and shell. We brought in a small touch of sparkle, because every bride needs some! The bridal gown by was by designer Augusta Jones. I selected it because it had a very organic feel to it. The silk chiffon fabric was perfect for the beach setting and the touch of metallic embroidery at the neckline had an ethnic feel that made it perfect for Costa Rica. The brideâs jewelry and headband selected for the shoot were by Maria Elena. Both contained accents of mother of pearl.The bridesmaid was outfitted in a satin yoryu dress by Vineyard Collection. I loved the vibrancy of the color of the dress, but also the amazing flow that the fabric had. We accessorized the dress with wooden bangles from ben amun to bring in a natural element." 

To read inspirations from some of the other vendors involved in the shoot click here.

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To see an amazing video created by Buzz Media Productions that brings this shoot to life, click here.
Shoot credits:
Photography~ Carla Ten Eyck and amazing crew (Erik Maziarz, Greg Lewis, Rebecca Hales and Sara Code-Kroll)!
Shoot design/planning~ Jubilee Events
Fashion styling~  The White Dress by the shore
Bridal gown~  Augusta Jones
Bridesmaid dress~ Vineyard Collection
Gown cleaning post shoot~ Madame Paullette
Beauty~ dd Nickel
Invitations~ Posh Paperie
All around supporter and master schlepper~ Mark 'daddy' Chapman
Accommodations ~ Stay in Costa Rica
As they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida!  Stay tuned for images from other shoots!
xoxo, TWD