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Tip: Check the tides

Monday, May 12th, 2008

If you are still deciding on the date for your wedding then you might want to check the tides. For beach weddings you want to have as much room as possible to set up the ceremony site, especially if you have a group of over 20 people. For portrait sessions low tides are also great because it gives us a lot of room to work.

Some beaches are narrow, and at high tide there is no room at all! Fortunately at low tide these beaches open up a nice area of sand that will easily accommodate you and your guests.

See this Puntarenas Tide Chart for the tides on the Pacific or this Limon Tide Chart for the Atlantic.

Surfs up!

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Tip: Shot Lists

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Now, not all photographers like to get a list of pictures that must be made. It disrupts our concentration and we often find that we worry so much about getting every image requested that it ruins our concentration and sense of flow of the wedding.

However, there is one list I like to have. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tip: Timing is everything

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

Getting married on the beach in Costa Rica means that timing is everything!

When planning your wedding day make sure to hold the ceremony early enough so there is time to make the pictures before the sun sets. This close to the equator our afternoons are very short when compared to the northern and southern latitudes. The sun sets at Read the rest of this entry »

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