Welcome, thank you for stepping by and appreciate my work. I am a Boutique Portrait & Destination Wedding Photographer based in San José-Costa Rica but also serving Destination Beach Weddings and Elopements at Guanacaste, Tamarindo, La Cruz, Conchal, Nosara, Flamingo, Papagayo Peninsula, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Esterillos, Dominical, Santa Teresa, Uvita areas and/or wherever your love story deserves to be captured locally or abroad. 
My main purpose as a Costa Rica Portrait & Destination Wedding Photographer is to respect and honor your dreams. I'll do this by capturing your emotions, feelings, essence, and love in a very organic and discreet way, maintaining the authenticity of each moment and, of course, by adding my personal touch. Nothing moves me more, and nothing is most rewarding than the emotions, and happy messages I get from my clients. Serving you, knowing that my artwork will have a special place in your hearts throughout your life, earning your trust and appreciation means the world to me! 
If you are planning to visit our beautiful country either for your Wedding, Elopement or simply a vacation trip and want a Couple Portrait session or a Family Portrait session at any place of our country, do not hesitate to contact me. I'll be glad to be your host and capture wonderful moments for you and your relatives.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I am based in San José, Costa Rica but able to do destination weddings around the country or wherever you dream your wedding to take place. Set a call to talk about travel fees.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I have been photographing Weddings for 10 years, we use to shoot around 40 weddings per year.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My photography style has been crafted and developed through the years. I like to take photojournalistic and candid images that capture moments, but also there are times in which you need to apply a more classic and posed style. As you may noticed in my portfolio I love natural and vivid colors, perfectly light subjects and with accurate skin tones, as well as classic black and white images.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Our core Wedding coverage service include: 
* Lead Camera (M.A.U.G.) 
* 2nd Shooter 
* Lighting & Production Assistants 
* Online Gallery & personalized App for your smart device 
* Signature Editing process 
* Full resolution & web-optimized images 
* Wedding Timeline consultation 
* Pre Wedding Day scouting and talk through session 
* Wall Art & Album design consultation 
Destination Weddings starts at : $1.900 
You can add to your coverage: Wedding Albums, Cinematography, day before/after shoot, rehearsal dinner coverage and/or early delivery. Contact us for more details about our services.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

You can reach me in Skype as user PhotoByMAUG.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

We love to know new people, know their story and make new friends. You can expect from us a very kind and friendly staff serving you to get the most wonderful memories of your Wedding.


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1 Recommendation

Class A+ person and professional, amazing results and experience!

It all started with our engagement session. At first, we immediately noticed Mau's genuine interest in finding out who we are, what drives us, etc. Building this rapport was crucial since having a good relationship helps a lot in getting the best results. During the sessions themselves, he was very accomodating and easy-going but still super professional. This translated into both enjoying the moments thoroughly and a set of awesome photographs (which of course include Sally, our beloved Westie!).

Before the wedding Read More itself, we had a very useful sync session, where he gave us tips to get the best photos possible. Also, he scouted the locations a couple days prior, which was crucial as he found out some of them weren't as neat as expected. This played to our favor in the end... keep reading :)

Finally, the day came and Mau and his team were on-site in a timely fashion. We had our theme set of photographs (we're both Star Wars fans so it was a blast!) and then on to the ceremony, all the critical moments were captured in detail.

Once that was over we had a surprise waiting for us (remember the location which wasn't up to snuff?)... well, we got access to the hotel's golf course instead! It truly seemed like it was out of a movie -- we rode golf carts (in full wedding attire of course) with Mau following us, taking picture and documenting it all. He then proceeded to take absolutely breath-taking, phenomenal pictures on the greens... Mau's composition, technique and on-the-go location finding are second-to-none. Honestly, these are some of our best photographs... ever! And of our family members and friends agree 100%.

The night came and during the dinner and other activies Mau and team were fully engaged, making sure that everyone was part of the pictures. We also had a brief session, just the two of us, where he did a very neat lens trick under a huge chandelier... it ended up being one of the best photos. Finally, the ceremony ended and we parted ways with a heartfelt hug and a big thank you for all the excellent and hard work.

Overall, he has both: photograper skills (good eye, technique, gear, crew) _and_ he's an amazing human being (well-mannered, keeps thing fun while still being productive, empathethic, etc.). We believe he's a master at his craft and recommend his without any reservations whatsoever. Do we plan to contact him again in the future for more photographs? Absolutely.

Thanks Mau (and team) for giving us memories that will last a lifetime.

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