Costa Rica Wedding Photography & Video.
Organic moments, captured with love.
Hi, I am Jonathan Yonkers. I am a husband, a father, a surfer and the person in charge of this team of destination wedding photographers and filmmakers in Costa Rica. All the the services we offer are the fruit of our work together as a team.
We are based out of Playa Grade, Guanacaste, which is also the area where we do most of our work, but we also travel to different wedding venues in the country such as Arenal, The Zephyr Palace, Manuel Antonio, etc.
Our goal is to produce genuine and organic images that our clients can go absolutely crazy for. Timeless personal memories.
Our method is to balance the elegance and solemnity with the beautiful and the emotional, without ever neglecting the silly, the fun and the imperfect.
We are your loyal and humble servants ready to enlist as valuable players on a day so special, such as your wedding day.
Kendra & Jay
“My husband and I just got our wedding pictures and video back from Jonathan and his team and we were so impressed with the final product. We are so happy we chose Jonathan and his team to do our pictures and video, I truly feel like they are the best option in Tamarindo. So happy we have these memories to cherish forever.”
Trish & Taylor
“Jonathan and his team were amazing every step of the way, from the initial communication emails until after our wedding day! On the day of our wedding they made us feel so comfortable and relaxed almost as if the cameras weren’t even there! They were such a fun group of guys to work with and very professional. We could not be any happier with our pictures and video turned out. We shared our video at our “at home” reception and everyone said they felt like they were there with us! Not only did they get us am”
Breanna & Ryan
“I was so pleased to have Jonathan as our photographer for our wedding. He was remarkable from the very moment we started communicating via email. His kindness and consideration always showed through and he responded to my emails remarkably fast. Not only does he run a business well, his actual photography is amazing!! I am not one to be comfortable having my photo taken, but Jonathan honestly made me feel so comfortable as he took our photos. Everything was so casual, and he was extremely encouraging. Amaz”
Olka & Jon
“Jonathan, thank you so much for being so easy and so much fun to work with! You know how to have fun and make it fun for the groom and bride! First I looked and taking photos as a mandatory routine and work, but it became an important part of the experience when me and groom were able to spend some quiet, romantic and happy moments together, away from loud rowdy guests :) It was a great rest between happily-neurotic and emotionally charged ceremony and dancing-partying all night. The photo session was a bre”
Samantha & Eugene
“Jonathan and his team are truly amazing! We had a tight budget and debated even getting a wedding video, but we are SO glad we did. When the articles online suggest not skimping on photography and videography, they are so right! The video Jonathan put together was quite possibly (aside from marrying my husband and celebrating with family and friends) my favorite thing from our wedding! He captured it perfectly. He was thoughtful and caught things we didn't even notice happened! He was so easy to work with,”
Stephanie & JP
“Jonathan and his team completely surpassed our expectations. He was so pleasant to work with. From the moment he showed up at the house he made us feel at ease. His presence was amazing, you could tell right away that he knew exactly what he was doing. Our wedding was small with just family.. 12 ppl total... and his team managed to blend in perfectly. When we did the photo shoot on the beach after getting married he really let us just be in love and enjoy the moment, frolicking around on the beach being rom”
Caitlin & Charlie
“Selecting the right photographer for our wedding was one of our top priorities. We were both willing to give up a lot of other things to be able to afford fantastic photography that could truly capture the experience. Needless to say, we had incredibly high expectations for Jonathan to meet. Yet, he not only met them, he exceeded them completely. After seeing our photos, we are both still speechless. Jonathan's photos of our wedding are so beautiful we can barely believe they are real. We knew we were going”
Kelly & David
“We had the best wedding in beautiful Tulemar beach Costa Rica with Jonathan Yonkers as our photographer! He was amazing, relaxing and made the experience easy! And the PHOTOS...WOW. Everyone won't stop commenting on how well they turned out! He captured all the right moments and there are too many too frame! Thank you again for your excellent work! Great experience.”
Alexandra & Dustin
“I decided to do a wedding in Costa Rica and the main reason is that I saw Jonathan's work. I instantly fell in love with the scenery and the way he makes everything like a fairy tale. I booked my venue and looked at his prices and he is worth every penny. I have zero regrets hiring him. Pictures and video is the only thing we take away from our wedding, he will capture every special moment in such an amazing way. Everyone sees my pictures and askes me "wait is that your wedding, it looks like a magazine." I”
Erica & Jimmy
“We booked Jonathan for our destination wedding in Costa Rica after seeing his team’s amazing highlights video. As you can imagine, booking vendors abroad for a destination wedding can be a stressful experience. I first spoke with Jonathan over the phone and kept in close contact with him via email. I was so impressed by how quickly he responded to my inquiries. He was incredibly professional throughout the entire process and made me feel at peace. Leading up to the wedding, he was the only vendor I wasn’t c”
Jennifer & Victor
“Jonathan and his team gave my new husband and I the most fabulous, romantic, special pictures and we will treasure them for a lifetime. We basically eloped and everything was VERY last minute. Jonathan came recommended to us from Jeff Ruzika of Marlin del Rey in Tamarindo. Sight unseen, it was a little scary to send the deposit overseas. But as soon as we met him, we were instantly put at ease. He just has a way about him that exudes confidence; you know you're going to get a great finished product from the”
Anna & Mathew
“Jonathan Yonkers uses a unique and authentic approach to create classic, modern images of your wedding day. Through an artistic and photojournalistic eye, his objective is to capture the honesty and emotion of the special moments you care about. The end result is a complete story of a day that you will forever remember! Jonathan’s approach is to keep the energy high and have fun. He strives to ensure everyone is having fun during both the photo and video shoots, which allows everyone’s true emotion to be re”
Monique & Jason
“I can't put into words how happy my husband and I are with the pictures from our wedding! It was such a pleasure working with the entire Jonathan Yonkers' team. I literally stalked his work for almost a year, once we decided that we would get married in Costa Rica. Although I loved his work I decided to just use the photographer that the resort offered. I'm not sure what made me change my mind, but only a few weeks before our wedding I decided to look for a different photographer, and my wedding coordinator”
Kirsten & Paul
“Our wedding in Costa Rica was amazing but the day went by so fast it was hard to remember all the great details. We got our HD videos from Jonathan a few weeks later and literally got to relive the day with the addition of a great soundtrack. All the videos look and flow great and they managed to capture every details form getting ready, the ceremony, photos, speeches, and reception. The camera crew is awesome as well, they are low key and you wont even realize they're there while filming. Our videos were s”
Helene & Richard
“Jonathan and Samantha were amazing from the first contact online to even after the delivery of our album. The photo session was so much fun and relax, filled with tender moments and spontaneity. Jonathan made sure he wouldn't forget any of my many requests and was opened to any crazy ideas we had on the spot. We adore our album and we will sherish it forever. The only regret is not having a video done by his team as well. We know it would have been just as fantastic.”
Laura & Chris
“Jonathan Yonkers's work is amazing! We just got our highlight video and full length video back and we are in love, along with everyone else who has seen the video! When we came across his work while planning our wedding, we knew we wanted him, so we opted for video over photographer and it was worth every penny. We have had the videos over a month now and we continue to get comments from our friends, family, and strangers who watch our video. We are so happy to have the opportunity to work with Jonathan. He”
Marychris & Chad
“When my husband and I were planning our wedding, we knew we wanted a destination wedding, but were unsure of the location. I found Jonathan’s website online and fell in love with his work and with Costa Rica! Immediately after deciding to get married in Costa Rica, we hired Jonathan to video our special day. Jonathan and his team are AMAZING and their work speaks for itself! We highly recommend him.. The videos are priceless and something we will cherish forever. We recommend also purchasing the Highlights”
Meghan & Tim
“Words cannot describe how happy we were with Jonathan’s service as our photographer! From the start he was extremely professional and easy to correspond with, an important factor when planning a destination wedding! He was willing to accommodate our needs and extended the timing of his shooting so we were able to get the fireworks shots we were hoping for at a reasonable rate. His photographs were absolutely stunning!!! His artistic frames made our wedding portraits different from the norm which are beiatof”
Courtney & Zack
“My wife and I used Jonathan Yonkers for our photography. I don’t normally post comments, but Jonathan was incredible. We came from Canada and I thought the distance might make it difficult, but it was a very easy and smooth process from hiring Jonathan to having him take our wedding photos and videos. If there is any few pieces of advice I can give it would be: 1. Hire Jonathan Yonkers for photo and video 2. Have your wedding on the beach so your pictures can be taken around sunset. 3. BUY THE HIGHLIGHTS VI”
Joahanna & John
“Choosing Jonathan Yonkers and his OUTSTANDING team was the best decision I could have ever made for our destination wedding in Costa Rica! The team was very easy to work with and quick to respond. The quality and attention to detail of their work is above and beyond what we expected. The videos and photo are absolutely perfect. I’ve already watched the highlights video about a billion times! I have had so many compliments from friends and family. We are so glad we went with Jonathan and his amazing team. Yo”
“Its natural to be a bit nervous when hiring anyone outside where you live ,who you have never met before and don't meet until the day of your wedding. Pictures and video were one of the most important things to us but I knew I made the right choice. We had 50 people at our wedding and I would say about 40 of them asked me before the wedding if I knew the photographer and would he be good and I responded with "i don't know him but I know he will be great" and I was right. They all responded with "wow I hope”
Shannon & Eric
“Jonathan was absolutely wonderful to work with. Our highest priority when it came to planning our wedding was finding a photographer that could capture our memories so we would have them to admire and appreciate for the rest of our lives. Jonathan is professional and so skilled- we could not be happier with our choice to hire him. He took his time and created artistic photos rather than just "the regular" type wedding pictures more wedding photographers take. Our family and friends have been blown away by e”
Leanne & Ryan
“After scouring the internet for any information I could find about destination weddings in Costa Rica, I stumbled across the Jonathan Yonkers videos on YouTube. The fact that the quality and emotion of the videos were SO spot on instantly caught my attention! I don’t think I had watched ONE wedding video that made me tear up until I watched one of his! I remember telling my husband that we HAD to use him, but I wasn’t sure if it would be in our budget. When we finally decided to say ‘Pura Vida” and just go”
Heather & Brandon
“I first stumbled upon Jonathan Yonkers photography & video after a basic search online. I think it happened to be the first website to pop up. Immediately, I fell in love with their vision & attention to detail. Anyone who knows me, knows I do not make quick decisions. I compare, read reviews, ask a thousand questions, and obsess over what my "best option" is. None of that was necessary for me. I immediately emailed my interest in booking them. I spent all day looking at other's videos and pictures- because”
Jessica & Jason
“Hiring Jonathan to do our highlights video was hands-down the best decision we made in our wedding planning, also the best money we spent. My husband and I were honestly skeptical of having a videographer, we only decided to do it so family that couldn't make it to the wedding could see it. However, we were so pleasantly surprised at how much we loved it as our own keepsake. We both got to see parts of the wedding that we would otherwise have never seen (such as my husband walking down the aisle and everyon”