¡hola hola!

Me llamo Kristen – that’s Español for ‘my name is Kristen.’ 😉

I love dancing with waves, chasing sunsets, frolicking with my teeny-tiny Chihuahua named Gidget, laughing my butt off, and capturing genuine emotion & authentic love. I’m beyond blessed to call two beautiful places home, Tamarindo, Costa Rica and Savannah, Georgia.

Can I get a hey y’all?! How about a Pura Vida! Read on for the rest!

Portrait of photographer Kristen M. Brown in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

When I am not dreaming under a palm tree or wandering the mossy Savannah squares, most days you can find me surfing beautiful Costa Rican waves, photographing a breathtaking sunset, or playing on the beach with my Chihuahua, Gidget. I’m a natural light photographer, sunset chaser, and a soul surfer. I am passionate about my work and life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

THE DAY I TOOK MY FIRST SURF LESSON OVER FIVE YEARS AGO IS THE DAY I DROPPED BACK INTO LIFE. UNHAPPY WITH MY CORPORATE JOB, IT WAS TIME TO START BEING PASSIONATE ABOUT WORK AND LIFE AGAIN.  IT WAS TIME TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT – – TO DANCE TO THE RHYTHM OF THE SEA – – TO LIVE, BREATHE, AND EXPERIENCE THIS BEAUTIFUL THING WE CALL LIFE. IT WAS TIME TO

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(p.s. my favorite color is sunset.)

Some Of My Favorite Things

Gidget the Chihuahua at The Harmony Hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica.

GIDGET

The cutest Chihuahua.

Clouds over the Pacific Ocean in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

DREAMY CLOUDS

Oh -so-magical.

Kristen Brown surfing at Playa Avellanas in Costa Rica.

DANCING WITH WAVES

Live, Love, Surf.

Oak trees with Spanish moss at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

OAK TREES & SPANISH MOSS

So dramatic. So dreamy.

Breaking a-frame wave during sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

CHASING SUNSETS

Did I mention I love sunsets? #sunsetchaser

Nikon F camera. Photoagraphed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

NIKON CAMERA

The original camera where the love all started.

Palm trees in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Samba to the Sea Photography.

PALM TREES

Make me happy.

Old photograph of mother and daughter at beach.

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

Timeless childhood moments with family.

SAVANNAH

The ‘Hostess City” that radiates southern charm.

WATER VIEWS

Water soothes my soul.

YOGA

Namaste amigos.

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Postcards, Notecards, Minicards – – oh my!

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Samba to the Sea is a lifestyle photographer, sunset chaser, and wave dancer in Tamarindo, Costa Rica & Savannah, Georgia. All images © 2017. All Rights Reserved.