Jason & I were the oldest people at Howie & Mary’s wedding. There were no parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles twice removed. It was “just the kids”, as my mother would say. All the way from NYC to have the time of their lives with their bestest of friends. Before you have visions of Lord of the Flies: The Wedding Edition – these “kids” were on their best behaviour…they may have all ended up in the pool at the end of the night but it was the pools fault, looking all refreshing and inviting and stuff.

It was the first time we had shot a wedding in the Papagayo area of Costa Rica. It is a quieter, more secluded area that has some new resorts springing up. The grounds at the Hilton Papagayo are pretty extensive – no shortage of lovely loveliness for us to shoot. We could have shot their couples portraits all day long, but thought as the oldest people there, we had a responsibility to at least get them to the ceremony on time. The wedding planners did a top notch lovely job with the ceremony setup on the beach. Picture perfect and just what Howie & Mary wanted. The cocktails and reception took place around the pool of the Resort’s spa. A destination wedding at its best.

Three cheers you crazy kids. May you always have a pool nearby and friends to jump in it with you.