Archive for September, 2011

Sugar Beach Hotel, Guanacste, Costa Rica.

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Lindsay & Chino got married in the beautiful beach settings of the Sugar Beach Hotel in Potrero, Guanacaste.
This area is well known for its great weather during the dry season months, but what most people don’t know is that the area also turns beautifully lush during the green season months.
Lindsay, a U.S. citizen, met Chino, a Costa Rican citizen here in Costa Rica. Their love and compatibility more than just evident, is overwhelming. Both their families and friends came from all over Costa Rica and the U.S. to be part of such special event: The union of two souls, the union of two cultures.
God bless this marriage and best of wishes to the newly weds!On the tech side, this job was shot on Canon DSLRS on full HD 1080p. Gear used: Canon 60D and 7D, 70-200mm L IS, 28-135mm, 50mm, 12-24mm and the Glide-cam HD 4000.Credits:Wedding video:
Second Camera: Ernesto Zuñiga (my cool little brother!)
Wedding photography by Juan Carlos Villa, a true master at his craft:
Wedding planning by Larissa Banting and team:
Hotel location, ceremony and​eng/​
Jonathan Yonkers offers creative Costa Rica wedding photography and video. Popular destinations for weddings include Tamarindo, Langosta, Flamingo, Conchal, Potrero, Nosara, Santa Teresa, Villa Caletas, Manuel Antonio, Arenal and many more. Jonathan Yonkers is one of the preferred choices by wedding planners in Costa Rica.
Jonathan……We love it.  We are so glad we made the decision for you to be a part of this memorable event.  Thanks so much.  We will make sure everyone knows of your work.  -Karen, Mother of the bride
September 05

Tiffany and Derek are a clear picture of a couple that are very much in love and in the right path to a very long and happy life together.
The young happy couple made some great choices the day of their wedding that made a great scenario for a destination wedding. From the gorgeous rooms at La Masion Inn, to the ceremony location at Karola’s Restaurant, every single detail was perfectly well delivered and executed, nothing could have been planned better. Karen Ogden and the Tropical Occasions team did a wonderful job at organizing the event as always. Both families were very pleased and thankful with the outcome and so was I.
Tiffany & Derek may you “laugh together until it hurts”, for ever after.

This job was shot on canon DSLR cameras Canon 60D and the 7D.
Glass used: Canon 50mm, 12-24mm, Canon 70-200 2.8L IS.
The Glide-Cam HD4000 was used for some of the shots. Wonderful tool!
Sound recording done on Zoom h4n + Sony wireless mics.

Wedding video:
Second Camera: “Blacky”.
Still photography: Katherine Stinnett:​
Wedding planning: Karen Ogden and the tropical Occasions team:

Ceremony site:​

Jonathan Yonkers offers destination wedding videos in Costa Rica and other popular destinations in the region including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, The Mayan Riviera – Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Cozumel, etc.


Oh my god Jonathan I just cried when I watched it absolutely amazing!! I can not believe what you did with that video! -Tiffany