Minor Cortes Photography is run by Costa Rican photographer and he prides himself on a friendly, informal yet always professional wedding photography service. Having been photographing weddings for some years and he know’s that organizing such an important event can be the most stressful experience a couple can have. Minor will do all he can to make sure that we do not add to that stress in anyway. In fact, our experience means that we should reduce stress levels, certainly for the photography element, I am afraid he doesn’t offer advice on selecting the right dress or tips on how to deal with any difficult relatives! Testimonies from previous brides & groom’s speak for themselves, from the day you enquire to the final viewing of your images our intention is for you both (and family & friends!) to find the whole experience pleasurable.
The build up
There are a million things to think about when you are getting married. I will try not to take up too much of your time but we hope you find this part helpful so you can build the photography into your planning process. It’s ideal that Minor meet’s the couple at least once before the big day. This may sound obvious but with the wonders of the internet and email often couples plan weddings from a distance. Ideally we meet before you book so you both can discuss all the things you want from a photographer. We can run through all the things that Minor Cortes Photography can offer and you then you decide what sort of package you’re looking for, this means deciding how long you want the photographer around and how you think you’ll want your images presented in the end. Prior to the day we will ask you for a list of group shots. We will also visit the venue, if possible with you both but if that is not possible, we will still visit the venue if I have not done a wedding there before. This is vital as we all know, Costa Rica weather is completely unreliable (don’t worry Minor does fabulous umbrella shots!) so we want to make sure that we have a clear idea of some good locations for the group pictures as well as some beautiful couple shots.
The Pre-Wedding Shoot
What better way than to have an pre-wedding shoot with me – I find these shoots invaluable to put people at ease and also to get to know the couple further, making it less unobtrusive for couples on the day. Please check out my blog or check this link to see the results!
The Big Day
Depending on the package you choose depends on when you will first see Minor. Many brides love having the “getting ready” shots, these can be a great start to an album. Discretion is our middle name, we’ll take as many or as few as you would like. Don’t worry guys, you don’t miss out, if you have seen the website you will see all the fantastic shots we have of the groom and his mates. Next is the ceremony, where we will have already liaised with either the vicar or registrar to make sure where they want the photographer and what pictures they are happy to be taken, again this is our responsibility and our concern, something you do not need to worry about. Onto the reception, depending on the location we may try to get some of the group shots done at the church or ceremony venue before moving on. It’s not just the set up shots we will be clicking all day capturing some precious moments that you will love. Packages can last up to the first dance if you want, leaving you with a fantastic record of your special day.