I worked with Kristen for brand photography for my accessory brand, LIYA Collective. From the moment I first contacted her, she was friendly, professional, and quick to respond. Her editing and photography style were already exactly what I as look for, but she went over and beyond to make sure she understood my vision for the shoot, through location scouting, reviewing the shot list, and recommending other vendors. She made all the women we photographed with feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and was amazing at giving prompts to capture those natural, candid moments. I’ve had the images described as “drool-worthy”, “stunning”, and “jaw-dropping” and I couldn’t agree more. Finally, her turnaround was incredible – I was blown away with how quickly she was able to deliver the final images from the session! I would love to work with Kristen again in the future and would recommend her to anyone!
– deanna, owner liya collective
Kristen has a terrific eye and is a pleasure to work with. I love her photos. I’ve used her to shoot for my bikini line MI OLA and used some of her photos as inspiration to our textile prints. I have plans to license some of her sunset and beach images to do a photographic print. Meaning… this lady makes some great art. She’s also super organized, together and one of the most positive people I know.
– helena, Chief Bikini Officer mi ola
I have done several brand photo shoots with Samba to the Sea and each time I am more impressed with the quality and creativity Kristen brings to her work. I own a Multi Style Yoga – a yoga training school and teach internationally. I choose Samba to the Sea for all my photography needs! You definitely will not be disappointed with your choice to do so as well!
– hali, owner multi style yoga
When we met Kristen we were thrilled to find someone who knew how to take amazing photos without us guiding her! Her images capture the pure essence of our studio, products, and brand. We are so happy we found her!
– robin, Owner mermaids & Sailors
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Your business is not just a business.
You’ve worked hard to develop your business into the brand it is today – – it lives, breathes, and radiates heart + soul.
Your clients are not just customers.
They have a passion for life and an appetite for adventure. They are your #tribe.
and you don’t want to settle for anything less than inspiring imagery that fosters that powerful bond between your brand and your tribe.
(Can we get an amen?!)
and that’s where I come in…
¡Hola Hola, me llamo Kristen!
I specialize at capturing authentic, inspiring imagery that not only engages with your customers, but also has them purchasing + booking.
Because I get it. Not only am I photographer, I also am a wonder-one-woman shop…
I write my own copy, design + build my websites, run my social media, am well versed with marketing funnels + effective email campaigns + SEO, and know how to sell both physical products (via my ecommerce print shop The Sunset Shop, pop-ups, and wholesale) + photography services. And am a total nerdette when it comes to continuing education – podcasts, books, courses, bring it on!!!
I know how to put in the work AND live life! I played division one college basketball in one of the best athletic conferences, graduated with honors from a top tier undergraduate business school, worked in corporate in NYC for a large bank, all before trading my heels for a surfboard and camera freelance lifestyle in Costa Rica eight years ago.
My clients love working with me as much as I love working with them, and their raving reviews say it all.
Because there’s nothing like working with someone you just don’t click with… . 🙈🙈🙈
Why does that matter for you?
I have a solid business foundation, and at the same time my creative juices are always flowing. Bottom line, I know how to work hard and have fun!
all of these factors come into play when I’m working with clients before, during + after a project, and especially while on location photographing.
most of all, I’m passionate about brands that radiate heart & soul – – brands that have stories to tell and love their tribe as much as their tribe loves them.
So are you ready for breathtaking imagery that genuinely captures your brand?
P.P.S. Did you know that your photos will give back to help keep Mother Nature magical?
As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, every client at Samba to the Sea helps support this amazing environmental non-profit organization — 1% of gross revenues are donated to 1%FTP (heck yea!!!). Click here to learn more!
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Samba to the Sea is an internationally published lifestyle photographer, sunset chaser,
& wave dancer.
Based in Tamarindo, Costa Rica & Savannah, GA. All images © 2023. All Rights Reserved.