A Look Through the Lens of Costa Rica's Top Photographers

Secret Beach
Secret Beach | © Kaitlyn Shea Photography
Photo of Jenn Parker
22 January 2018

Costa Rica is a very photogenic destination. Between the hundreds of beaches, lush and lively forests, immense variety of plants, flowers, and animals, the quaint towns markets, historical landmarks, and vibrant local culture – every blink of the eye is seemingly picture-worthy here. Photographs often don’t do this place justice, unless you are one of these photographers.

Sean Davis (Sean Davis Photography)

Sean Davis is a photographer based out of Tamarindo. He specializes in architectural, food, portrait, and aerial photography. Sean is a very well-known and talented photographer who has captured natural and cultural Costa Rica in some pretty breathtakingly beautiful ways. He is also an expert at shooting real estate and taking photographs for advertising and marketing campaigns for local businesses.

You can almost feel the warmth of this sunset through this photography | © Sean Davis Photography
Whale’s Tail Beach (Playa Uvita) | © Sean Davis Photography
The infamous Witch’s Rock | © Sean Davis Photography
View from the sky and the sea | © Sean Davis Photography

Toh Gouttenoire (Bidrop)

Toh Gouttenoire is an undeniably talented professional photographer and videographer who has been living in Central America since 2000 and is now based in Tamarindo. He is the owner of the photography company Bidrop. He and his team shoot weddings (and wreck the dress shoots), real estate, architecture, portraits, family photos, fashion, and events. The aerial photography is also quite exquisite.

Dry season lovers | © Toh Gouttenoire
Love as deep as the colors of the ocean | © Toh Gouttenoire
Love as deep as the jungle | © Toh Gouttenoire
The colors of Costa Rica | © Toh Gouttenoire
A bride and her horse | © Toh Gouttenoire

Kaitlyn Shea (Kaitlyn Shea Photography)

Kaitlyn Shea is originally from Calgary, but since she was a teenager has spent a significant amount of time in Costa Rica. She now splits her time between Vancouver Island and Costa Rica. She is an immensely gifted photographer, specializing in portrait (individual, family, engagement etc), lifestyle, and wedding photography. She especially loves using natural light. This use of natural light and minimal editing (she’s that good) makes her photographs really authentic.

Back country roads | © Kaitlyn Shea Photography
Sleepy Nosara morning | © Kaitlyn Shea Photography
Secret coves and beaches | © Kaitlyn Shea Photography
Sunsets in Tamarindo never disappoint | © Kaitlyn Shea Photography
These shoes were made for… | © Kaitlyn Shea Photography

Richie Ramone (Carive Productions)

Richie Ramone is originally from Honduras, but has spent a significant part of his life in Costa Rica, where he currently lives. His company Carive Productions specializes in real estate, restaurants/food, lifestyle, and events (especially concerts) photography and videography. Richie is self taught and exudes a natural talent. He definitely has an eye for detail and a gift for capturing beautiful moments. He is also highly skilled in drone photography and videography.

The perfect place to swim | © Cavire Productions
The iconic red-eyed tree frog | © Carive Productions
It’s a bird watcher’s paradise here | © Carive Productions
Sunset beach walk | © Cavire Productions

James Anderson

James Anderson graduated from the University of Vancouver with a degree in tourism management and has been working with Tartan Destinations as a digital strategist. However, he is also an incredible photographer and has shot photos for eco lodges and eco boutique hotels in Costa Rica. His portfolio includes the hotels, rooms, restaurants, and property, as well as surrounding nature, animals, and activities.

Central Valley cityscape | © James Anderson
A lone pelican contemplating life | © James Anderson

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