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Sylvia Guardia M. - Photography is a professional wedding photographer in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. She has been living in Playas del Coco for more than a decade and has spent over 14 years specializing in destination wedding photography. Sylvia loves using natural light in her photos and uses it to create something unique for each couple. She is constantly inspired by the venues, sunsets, beaches, and couples that she has the opportunity to work with. With a focus on the details, emotions, and moments that occur, your wedding day will be beautifully documented.

Services Offered
Sylvia uses a contemporary and natural style while photographing her couples. She covers one event per day to focus solely on you, and carries liability insurance to give you peace of mind. Sylvia Guardia M. - Photography can travel for your wedding, is willing to add additional hour and, shoot at multiple locations, and will bring a second photographer upon request. Other photography services include an engagement shoot, a slideshow, toning, a trash-the-dress shoot, video, and wedding portraits. You and your loved ones can enjoy your high-resolution images as:

  • Albums
  • Canvases
  • Digital files
  • Flush-mount albums
  • Matted prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the dates
  • Thank-you cards
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

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What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Trash The Dress
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
One Event / Day
Trash The Dress
Digital Files

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What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Lindsey L. Married on 01/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer you could ever work with!!!

Sylvia and her team were an absolute blast to work with. They made us feel so comfortable and provided great direction. After researching multiple photographers I always kept coming back to Sylvia's work鈥攈er photos are stunning and still look so natural. She's able to capture amazing moments between couples as well as families and friends. We definitely recommend hiring her for all your wedding/event photography needs! She also turned around an extensive preview of photos only a couple days after our wedding, which was so much fun to look through!!
Kelsey M. Married on 08/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Photographer With Passion for her Craft!

We found Sylvia through our wedding planner at Tropical occasions. We chose her because her photos on Instagram were phenomenal... and we are so glad we did. Not only was Sylvia and her team professional and efficient, but they exuded positive vibes all day long and put us at ease. Its clear that she has a passion for her craft and knows exactly what she is doing! We hung around at sunset for magic hour shots that are simply amazing. Sylvia captures light beautifully, knows hoe to frame the photo to get the moment and the environment here in Costa Rica. We would highly recommend!
Natalie L. Married on 07/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Such a talented team!

We are so happy that we chose Sylvia as our wedding photographer!! She did such an amazing job and we love how our photos turned out. They caught the emotions we wanted and really listened to what was important to us. We were also worried about finding a photographer who knew how to photograph an interracial couple well and she did a great job and we鈥檝e found it鈥檚 not easy for most photographers. Super talented!!
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Sylvia  Guardia
Sylvia Guardia
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My interest in photography rose at a very early age, through my mom, and I have felt passionate about it ever since. I'm a professional wedding photographer based in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

I have been living in Playas del Coco for over 12 years and specializing in destination wedding photography for over 13 years. I love natural light. I love that you will never experience the same light twice, and I take this to my advantage to create unique photographs for my couples!

I get inspired by the different sunsets, beaches and venues; and of course by the couples that simply shine on their special day. I focus a lot of my attention on details, moments, emotions and composition.

I love my job, and I hope you enjoy the results as much as I do!

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Susan La Reau Events Susan La Reau Events Wedding Planners

Sylvia is by far one of the most talented photographers in Costa Rica, her professionalism and passion is reflected on very photo she takes. I highly recommend hiring her. As a wedding planner, I am always looking for the vendor that can make me shine and Sylvia does it every time :)!!

Four Nineteen Weddings Four Nineteen Weddings Wedding Planners

Sylvia is one of the most talented and kind-hearted photographers we get the chance to work with. Couples not only love her work but also her calm and sweet nature, which makes them feel relaxed in front of the camera (which inevitably results in fabulous photographers). Always working to improve her craft and offering different perspectives. A great all around professional!!!

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