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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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Highly recommend Mauricio Ureña, incredible experience! We found Mauricio from seeing his photography of other weddings at our venue, and we knew instantly that he had to be our wedding photographer. His style is completely unique - it was vibrant, artistic, dramatic, happy and emotional. His style is able to capture moments perfectly, and his photos are able to not only capture our feelings in that moment, but also our movement. He gave prompts that made us laugh and cry in the most genuine way, and we couldn't feel more comfortable working with him. Mauricio also took the time to have two Read More long calls with us before the wedding to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. This really helped him show our personalities and our relationship on camera.

We hired Photos by Mauricio and his team for nine hours on our wedding day and were absolutely blown away by the experience. They arrived early, moved carefully and efficiently through the different shoots, and got tons of photos while working within the wedding timeline. The team did a great job of directing everyone for the portraits and showed an incredible ability to bring out the emotions in everyone they were photographing. Once the reception started Mauricio and his team were capturing everything. They got incredible action photos of not only everyone dancing but also the emotions in the room. The photos turned out beautifully and perfectly memorialized the joy of the night.

Mauricio is a true artist. He was a key component in making our wedding as special as it was. He was able to get us a preview of his work after just 2 short days, and the pictures were breathtaking. We can't wait to see the rest. We can't imagine working with any other photographer and couldn't be happier with our decision to go with Mauricio.
Seriously. Stop looking for anyone else. He and his team are the absolute best you will find. Thoughtful, extremely creative, and attentive to your specific style and comfortability. It was like having your biggest day photographed by a close family member. Mauricio was prompt to answer any questions we had, provided fantastic scouting and insight, and was truly a pleasure to be around on what can be a very stressful day. We couldn't recommend him any higher. And the photos! Out of the gate, one of our photos was nominated for an editors choice and best of the week award, then added to the Read More best of the year collection for a global photography directory. You will not be disappointed with Mauricio. A delight both personally and professionally from start to finish.
World Class Photographer - My now husband and I hired Mauricio for our wedding at Zephyr Palace on July 30, 2022.

Mauricio was one of the best investments and decisions that we made for our big day. From start to finish he was consistent and attentive with accommodating and creative ways to submit deposits internationally to hearing our vision and incorporating his own into our pictures.

His technical side with his ability to relate to the photography subjects shows his undeniable skill level. When we met prior to the wedding, he coached us on how to pose and move together to get the Read More perfect shots. This is important when you do not know how to be in front of a camera on such a critical day of memories.

Every team member of his was clearly talented and both my husband and our guests were impressed with the photography gear they traveled with. I’ve been to plenty of weddings but I’ve never seen, nor did I expect, the special touches with lighting and communication that surrounded us.

To speak to his character, Mauricio is so fair, honest, and caring. You can feel that you are not just another client to him and it is clear that he loves his job. He stayed in touch with me after the ceremony to make sure our experience in Costa Rica was amazing. When your photographer checks to see if you arrived safe home in the states, you know you are working with an amazing soul.

Mauricio’s gorgeous bold images are not on accident. He is educated and continues to push his limits to be the best. If you select him I promise you are making one of the best decisions for whatever event you have planned.

My husband and I could not be happier. We adore him and cannot wait to see more of what he captured on our wedding day.

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