As a Boise, Idaho wedding photographer, I don’t have too many posts featuring palm trees, but this one has plenty!
I can’t help tearing up a bit as I write this post. Taya and William are not only one cute couple, but I’m lucky enough to call both of them friends. I met Taya a few years ago while working in the same office. We weren’t friends at first. Mostly because when she started working with me, I was eight months pregnant and just about the crankiest person you’ve ever met. But when I got back from maternity leave, we bonded over a love of all things international. Which was good since we both have international romances and met the loves of our life while studying abroad.
Taya is from the United States and William is from Costa Rica. International relationships aren’t always super easy. Family members are often not able to travel to the United States-even if it is to see a son or brother get married. So, in order to have members of both families present at the wedding, Taya and William decided to have their wedding in Costa Rica. And who wouldn’t want a wedding in Costa Rica with a backdrop like this:
You can imagine how excited and honored I was when they asked me to be their wedding photographer. So, at the end of October, I traveled from Boise, Idaho to San Jose, Costa Rica for William and Taya’s wedding. There I met up with Taya and William and Taya’s friends and family. The next day, we all piled into a bus and took the four hour trip that turned into a seven hour trip through rain forests and banana plantations to arrive at a sweet little resort called Almonds and Corals in Punta Uva, Costa Rica. That night, it rained and rained and rained. I woke up several times in the middle of the night to hear rain still falling on the hut’s roof. But, in the morning, we woke to beautiful sunshine. A perfect day for a wedding.
And what a beautiful wedding it was. The setting was perfect, the decorations were lovely as the setting, and the food was the best wedding food I’ve ever tasted. But William and Taya’s love for one another is what made this the perfect wedding day. When they look at one another, you can’t help but feel the love between them. After years of traveling back and forth to visit one another, Taya and William are finally together. They are living out their happily ever after. And I couldn’t be happier for them.