Welcome to Casita Esquivel

Costa Rica Wedding Photographer

Specializing in intentional weddings & elopements for the laid back, wildly in love, nature enthusiasts all throughout the lush backdrop of Costa Rica

Documenting the depth of your Wedding Experience

Hey there! I’m Jess and I specialize in photographing intentional weddings and elopements with a sprinkle of adventure, that prioritize you & your experience. With a passion for storytelling, I artfully document the genuine emotions, connections, and smallest details so that you never have to worry about forgetting the moments that matter most.


You’re in the right place if:

  • You don’t want a big traditional wedding—but a deeply personal, unique, and meaningful celebration that’s authentic to your relationship.
  • You want to have fun on your wedding day, adding sprinkles of adventure throughout but skipping super intense, grueling, multi-day hikes.
  • You desire a wedding experience in Costa Rica that embraces the landscapes while taking full advantage of the scenic beauty.
  • You value storytelling and want me to capture the genuine emotions, connections, and intimate details between you and your guests.
  • You and your partner’s chill and laid-back style really resonates with the Pura Vida culture and lifestyle.
  • You seek a photographer who understands the importance of documenting your wedding with care, artistry, and a deep appreciation for your love.

what is an intentional wedding?

Imagine this, you and your partner hand-in-hand, surrounded by your favorite people amidst the jaw-dropping beauty of Costa Rica. The world around you fades away as you lock eyes, knowing that this moment is a culmination of intentional planning and heartfelt choices.

I believe in the power of an intentional wedding. It’s more than just a celebration; it’s a journey you undergo that is guided by your love.

An intentional wedding is a day-or days-that revolve around you and your desires. It’s a celebration free from outside judgments and expectations, where your vision takes center stage. Whether an intimate elopement or a wedding with friends and family, your love is at the heart of it all.

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Intentional Weddings in Costa Rica

I specialize in documenting intentional wedding celebrations where the focus is on you and your love for each other. I welcome pre and post wedding celebrations!

Costa Rica Elopements

Elopements are my absolute favorite and why I became a photographer in the first place! Bring me along to document your most intimate and heartfelt vow exchange. We’ll have some great adventures along the way.

Portrait Sessions for Engagements, Couples, and Families

I just love hearing about your special moments, whether it’s an engagement, vow renewal, or vacationing with family, I’m your go-to photographers for it all.



I really, deeply care about how you choose to get married.

Your wedding day is about so much more than just a few pretty pictures. It’s a day filled with tons of big moments and others seemingly small and fleeting. But I’ll let you in on a little secret – it’s those seemingly insignificant moments that make up your special day.

As a seasoned photographer, I don’t want you to have the biggest wedding regret there is: not prioritizing your wedding experience & rushing through it. That why I’m here to cheer you on as you create an intentional wedding experience that you will actually enjoy so that every time you look through your photographs you relive the same joy and happiness you experienced on your wedding.

I approach documenting your love with empathy, knowing the significance of each and every moment. I am committed to telling the story of your wedding journey in all its intricacies, and ultimately, it’s an honor for me to get to photograph your commitment to each other!

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