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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 Costa Rica 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.

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


Hiring an Costa Rica Wedding Photographer for Your Elopement

Costa Rica is by far one of the most popular destination wedding spots we know. With its tropical climate and gorgeous views, it’s easy to see why. Even though we have had a lot of couples elope in Costa Rica, we also see couples who plan a small wedding there too. Our featured elopement photographers tend to over packages for couples who want a more intimate version of a traditional wedding, but without the adventure that comes with the elopement aspect. 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 is an Elopement Photographer in Costa Rica?

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.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at a local wedding venue in Costa Rica and portraits after the ceremony – $2,000
  • Elopement ceremony with loved ones at Rio Agrio Waterfall 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 offer more services when compared to traditional wedding photographers. 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
  • Officiant and witness protocol
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Wedding albums
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations

Keep in mind that not all photographers will include everything in this list in their packages.

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

You can hire whatever vendors you want for your elopement! You can decide to keep things as simple or extravagant as you want. If you want to explore with just your photographer, then that’s 100% OK! If, however, you want a whole setup, then you’ll probably need more vendors. 

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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