costa rica photographer. {maternity + newborn, maliha + fayr}

February 22, 2013

These two magical photo sessions took place in the charming and sleepy gem of a town called Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica… 10 days apart. Maliha is a Canadian energy healer and a soul sister of extraordinary beauty. This post may just be one of my absolute favourites ever and I hope you will feel the love, tenderness & admiration I feel for this girl!!

Maliha had a home birth that we, unfortunately, missed just by a few days, but these maternity & newborn sessions are within mere days her sweet baby boy Fayr being brought into the world. Her sister Nat Nanton runs an empowering blog for inspired mothers, for more about Maliha’s brave and beautiful story, read the post called ‘A Miracle Birth in a Foreign Country.’

Maliha, Rob & I love you to pieces and can’t wait to come back and visit you in Costa Rica soon! The sunset maternity session in Guiones Beach was so so special to me… and of course getting to hold and kiss Fayr!

Since spending a little over a month in Costa Rica this year, Rob & I have completely fallen in love with the country and are now seriously planning to move there. I’ll blog about the trip in the coming weeks – but for now, I’ll confess that we’re asking the Universe to help us find a little cute house by the beach in Santa Teresa! We can still fly back & forth for weddings in Punta Cana easily … but we would like to be Costa Rica wedding photographers primarily. I’m also anxious to teach more yoga and Ayurveda workshops… Let’s see if the stars align.

Enjoy, from our hearts to yours.Fayr and his wise eyes!

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  1. Amy

    February 24th, 2013 at 07:48

    These are absolutely stunning, I love the maternity shots but the newborn photos are incredible. I hope the universe gives you the house by the beach!

  2. Christy

    February 25th, 2013 at 18:09

    Wow, Rob & Katya you are multi talented! These shots of mom and baby are incredible! I will treasure them always as a memory of that crazy time in Costa Rica when Kindred Spirits gathered and an Angel was born in the bathroom of our rented condo! What a blessing to be able to witness the miracle of birth from the receiving end (literally) rather than the pushing end! Nothing in my life has ever humbled me more and left me with such reverence for the perfect design of the Universe.
    What a magical time we had on that trip…so glad to have shared it with you guys. Cannot wait to hear updates on your dream to settle in Costa Rica, and to come visit you there! Pura Vida to you both my loves!

  3. survivoryea

    February 28th, 2013 at 05:50

    Long a favorite of mine, too. Thanks.

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