Toh has been doing photography for about 15 years, both commercially and now for weddings. He lives in Tamarindo with his family and we thoroughly enjoy working with him!
What do you do? I capture moments and create images.
Where are you from? Born and raised in the center of good old Europe: France.
Who are you in 5 words? Image lover creative curious photographer
What is your style? I guess it is either documentary or carefully crafted funky photography.
What is your favorite part of a wedding? Why? Just after the ceremony, when all the stress is down, people totally relax and just appreciate the moment they are living, not anymore the anticipation of it.
What do you find to be the most memorable about a wedding? Well, the fact that it happened…
What is a tip you would like to give brides and grooms about weddings? Relax… take it easy, especially if you are in Costa Rica… Enjoy the moment don’t ruin it with unnecessary stress, don’t be a BrideZilla, be a Pura Vida Bride…
In a few sentences, as to not bore us , what brought you to Costa Rica? A travel habit fueled by curiosity. I have visited a lot of countries but fell in love with Costa Rica.
What is your favorite place in Costa Rica. Why? Tamarindo and surroundings of course (I live there…), for the beautiful bay, beach and waves, but also for the crazy multicultural community living here.
What do you love about your line of work? Almost everything, how can’t you love being on the beach or other beautiful settings, taking photographs of happy people who give you their trust… honestly…
Tell me something, anything. My daughter is the most intelligent and beautiful girl in the world… and nothing beats a real baguette sandwich with butter and cornichons…
For more information on Toh and Bidrop, go ahead and look them up at http://www.wedding-costarica.com/.
Toh Gouttenoire created a new website exclusively for his Costa Rica wedding photography. It is cleaner, quicker, easier to navigate and much nicer…
It is here.
I just have my last Trash the dress session chosen for the first “Real wedding Wednesday” on the new and promising blog: Estilo Costa Rica. Present with the photographs is an interview of Alicia (The Bride) talking about her experience with destination wedding in Costa Rica.
The best part of the interview is in my opinion there:
Selecting a photographer via Internet and email was not a simple task. I spent hours searching through on line portfolios. International calling with a language barrier was just as daunting. When I spoke with Toh on the phone I realized he was the one for a few reasons in particular: His personality was energetic and creative. He understood my vision for unique photos. He always answered questions in a timely manner. Put simply, he made long distance planning easy.
Another one hour session, at sunset, under the rain with luckily a 3 minutes of sun…
It was for their wedding anniversary, the 20th…
In playa Hermosa, next to playa del Coco, in Costa Rica.
20 thWedding Anniversary, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.
An excellent family atmosphere in this Italiano Canadian wedding. The ceremony and reception was at the Pacifico Beach club in playa del coco, Guanacaste. Bidrop.com has also made the wedding video.