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Costa Rica Elopement Photographers

Pura Vida! Are you ready to start your elopement planning in gorgeous Costa Rica? Planning an adventure wedding in Costa Rica opens up a world of tropical beauty and exhilarating experiences for couples, perfect for honeymoons too. Check out the best elopement photographers in the area below specializing in adventure elopements and intimate weddings.

Known for its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and rich biodiversity, Costa Rica has a ton to explore. Well-known locations for an unforgettable ceremony include the enchanting Manuel Antonio National Park, with its white-sand beaches and diverse wildlife, and the Arenal Volcano area, offering a dramatic backdrop with its iconic cone shape and surrounding hot springs. Monteverde’s Cloud Forest Reserve provides a mystical setting with its mist-covered foliage and orchids.

Are you ready to start planning your elopement?

The following photographers are based in Costa Rica or work there full-time.


Hiring a Costa Rica Wedding Photographer for Your Elopement

Eloping is a new concept. Many couples who elope did not plan to elope when they first started planning their wedding. Oftentimes Costa Rica wedding photographers also offer services to couples who are planning to elope or have an intimate wedding. Additionally, some elopement photographers also offer their services for more traditional weddings. Don’t let us be an elopement blog that hinders you from reaching out to your dream Costa Rica wedding photographer.

If you are planning an elopement with a photographer who is based in Costa Rica, then you should account for travel expenses in your elopement budget if you’re thinking about eloping at one of Costa Rica’s national parks.

Q&A For Your Costa Rica Elopement Regarding Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

How Much Should You Spend on an Elopement Photographer?

Photographers in Costa Rica will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In Costa Rica, you’ll find photographers charging from $2,000- $8,000 for elopement coverage. The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the photographer will be working with you both and where your location in Costa Rica is (this includes how far the location is from them initially PLUS how long it takes to get to the actual location when hiking). The more you want to cover, the higher the price.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at 1 location and portraits after the ceremony – $2,000
  • Elopement ceremony with loved ones plus portraits at 2 additional locations near the ceremony – $4,500
  • Elopement ceremony in one of Costa Rica’s national parks or beaches with portraits after at multiple locations all day, with additional portraits the following day at a separate location. – $8,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive and What’s Included in the Fee?

Elopement photographers are more hands-on and tend to wear more “hats” when compared to traditional wedding photographers. Their elopement packages tend to also include additional services built in. When you’re meeting with your photographer, it’s important to ask, “What’s included in your Costa Rica elopement package?”

Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:

  • Travel expenses
  • Location scouting
  • Timeline planning
  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Officiant and witness protocol
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Wedding albums

Keep in mind that not all photographers will include everything in this list in their packages. Some of them might offer different tier options and some photographers may just offer traditional photo coverage.

Do I Need More Than a Photographer for my Costa Rica Elopement?

This depends on what YOU want on your wedding day. We have had plenty of couples hire only a photographer (and videographer), and they had an amazing time.

With that being said, you can 100% outsource and hire more elopement vendors to help you. Even though you are eloping, you can still hire a wedding planner, officiant, videographer, florist… You can even “elope” at a wedding venue in Costa Rica! The sky’s the limit.

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated Costa Rica photographer who they recommend.

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