• Vanessa, Black Lingerie

    Vanessa, Black Lingerie

    The simplicity of this, I’ve always loved. Vanessa could not have been more perfect in this moment.

  • Vanessa, Balcony

    Vanessa, Balcony

    Another shoot during the long stretch of time when I was shooting everything in manual focus which, for this shoot, was a shame as there were far too many missed shots. Loved these shots of Vanessa, though.

  • Mafé, Condo II

    Mafé, Condo II

    While we were on the balcony, Mafé had a few onlookers from another balcony so we ended up inside pretty quickly.

  • Mafé, Condo I

    Mafé, Condo I

    To date, this was the only time I’ve shot both the mother and daughter. Mafé is gorgeous. Throughout the shoot, whichever subject I was shooting, the other helped with style and details. And both of her daughters, Vanessa and Isabel are equally gorgeous. I would love to get back to CR and shoot all three…

  • Leidy, Kangaroo and the Beach

    Leidy, Kangaroo and the Beach

    Can’t remember his name, but a photographer had traveled to Costa Rica and reached out to me wanting to shoot some local models. So I set up a couple of shoots with Cindy and then Leidy. We shot around the pool at the Kangaroo hotel before heading to the beach. Not a whole lot of…

  • Cindy, Mirador

    Cindy, Mirador

    While I was living in Jaco, a photographer contacted me about setting up a shoot during his visit to the country. So we coordinated a shoot with Cindy up at the Mirador. And then Vanessa showed up a little later. I didn’t really shoot much of the two of them together. The shoot was really…

  • Vanessa, Water

    Vanessa, Water

    Vanessa and I closed out our second shoot at the ocean’s edge by an estuary.

  • Vanessa, Jungle II

    Vanessa, Jungle II

    The continuation of the Jungle shoot, getting back into town.

  • Vanessa, Jungle I

    Vanessa, Jungle I

    This was actually the second shoot that Vanessa and I did. The first shoot we did a simple surf shoot at the beach. Actually some really lovely shots. And for this shoot, it was actually her AND her younger sister. Such a beautiful, beautiful family; the mother and the daughters. These shots, I loved. A…

  • Andy, Jaco

    Andy, Jaco

    I can’t think of a time when my mood wasn’t elevated being around Andy. Amazing human. And sweet mother of pearl, she’s beautiful.

  • Cindy, Doce Lunas

    Cindy, Doce Lunas

    Cindy’s just gorgeous.

  • Leidy, Doce Lunas

    Leidy, Doce Lunas

    Spent a morning out at Doce Lunas, this gorgeous hotel in Jaco, wandering the grounds and using one of the rooms and the pool to photograph Cindy and Leidy.

  • Leidy, Stream

    Leidy, Stream

    Costa Rica is an absolutely gorgeous country and even slightly going off the beaten path, you’ll find some tranquil spot ideal for shooting. This stream was just off a road north of Jaco. This was the first shoot with Leidy after returning to the country.

  • Ade, Yoga on the Beach

    Ade, Yoga on the Beach

    Good grief it was hot that day. The photos when Ade is walking into the ocean? That light is just perfection.

  • Irmina, Jungle

    Irmina, Jungle

    The second and last shoot with Irmina, shot on the north end of Jaco. Have no idea what the freaky holes in the ground were but thankfully nothing came crawling out of them while we were shooting. 🙂

  • Irmina, Jaco

    Irmina, Jaco

    The first of two shoots that we did together. There was this kind of cool tube that was just laying around heading toward the south end of Jaco that I had spotted one day. Of course, it wasn’t hard. It wasn’t like it was off the beaten path or anything. The entire shoot was shot…

  • Daniela, Skater

    Daniela, Skater

    After seeing Daniela skate through the streets of Jaco, I really wanted to shoot her. This bikini-clad girl skating through town was a fixture. So I learned enough Spanish to stop her one day, introduce myself, and tell her I wanted to take her photographs. How we coordinated it is beyond me but we did.…

  • Allison, You Can Leave Your Hat On

    Allison, You Can Leave Your Hat On

    Arguably one of the best striptease songs ever is Randy Newman’s You Can Leave Your Hat On as performed by Joe Cocker. I hadn’t planned this as an homage to that song but Allison made it exactly that with her wearing only the hat by the end of this set.

  • Allison, Spray Paint

    Allison, Spray Paint

    When I lived in Jaco, there were a number of people shaping and designing boards, from world-renowned professionals to amateurs. I don’t know how this came about at all but Allison wanted to spray paint a blank. No idea where the board came from, what inspired her to do spray paint it, or why I…

  • Leidy + Stephanie, Promo

    Leidy + Stephanie, Promo

    A happy memory I hold in my heart is that period of time when I was living in Costa Rica and a close friend of mine launched a DJ/Entertainment service. I helped with promo content. Those were some of the more pure and golden days during my time there. Leidy and Stephanie both agreed to…

  • Stephanie, Jaco

    Stephanie, Jaco

    Stephanie is simply stunning. We only did the one shoot but, man, I wish we had shot more. Her natural beauty really picks up well on camera. We worked together one other time that I can remember, taking promotional shots for an DJ/Event planning service I was part of later.

  • Leidy, Surfer Girl

    Leidy, Surfer Girl

    Leidy came over to shoot for a weekly Surfer Girl feature I was doing for an online entertainment/news site in Costa Rica. Started shooting in the street right outside the cabina where I was living and went to the beach from there. Loved that spot. Was literally 100 steps from my front door to the…

  • Jordan + Leidy, Pool

    Jordan + Leidy, Pool

    I have no recollection of why we did this shoot. I mean, it’s not like there had to be a plan to shoot Jordan and Leidy, but this was at one of the local bar/restaurants in Jaco. And I’m sure we didn’t just waltz in and use their pool for photos. Or maybe we did?…

  • Allison, Hermosa III

    Allison, Hermosa III

    After spending a little time in the jungle, eating a peach, and then getting to the root of the matter, Allison got dirty on the beach. And then cleaned up. And then got muddy. And then got clean all over again. There’s a lot to see in the full set with over 150 photos.

  • Allison, Mirador II

    Allison, Mirador II

    The second set from our first lingerie shoot. Allison is a knockout. Same location as the previous set but what a difference the outfit makes.

  • Allison, Mirador I

    Allison, Mirador I

    The first set from the first lingerie shoot with Allison. Shot at the Mirador, this fantastic, graffiti-covered structure up in the mountains just outside of Jaco.

  • Jordan, Surfer Girl

    Jordan, Surfer Girl

    When I was living in Costa Rica, there was a brief period where I was shooting a weekly feature for an online news/entertainment site: Surfer Girl of the Week. Jordan modeled for this one week. I caught serious grief for this (and rightfully so) because I wasn’t in fact, actually shooting surfer girls. There were…

  • Tammy, Jaco I

    Tammy, Jaco I

    Pretty much every place in Costa Rica, from the towns to the jungles make for excellent backdrops. So I did the lazy thing with Tammy and shot on the north end of Jaco. I mean, I did do some scouting before deciding on the location but you can pretty much throw a dart at a…

  • Tammy, Jaco II

    Tammy, Jaco II

    The continuation of Jaco I. Lot of candids in here which are always fun. Something peculiar you might notice in the photos with Tammy sitting on the rock (apart from the chicken in the background) is an abundance of trash. One of the things that always amazed me about Costa Rica was that, in spite…

  • Elissa, Jaco

    Elissa, Jaco

    The one and only set from the one and only shoot with Elissa. One of the most visually striking models I’ve ever worked with and it wasn’t that brilliant hair, either. All of her features together just created this image of beauty I’ve not seen elsewhere. Sadly, I don’t think my photos of her on…