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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5 Recommendations

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.
Mauricio was our photographer for our “wedding pictures” after we eloped. His work speaks for itself, but I can promise you that if you chose him you will not regret it! If you don't believe me, just skip right to pictures and know we only told him we wanted to be in the forest.

Now for the details: Words cannot describe the incredible experience we had with Mauricio and his team. Lets start with the fact that we weren’t even in the country (Costa Rica) through ALL of the planning process; which makes things infinitely harder. Mauricio kept in constant communication with us and was very Read More timely in his responses. He was professional from the moment we found his website and he was willing to work with whatever we were throwing at him: we wanted a wedding photoshoot in a literal forest and that is what he delivered and more! He had the foresight to to look into to look into the conditions of where we wanted to take the pictures and offered suggestions which proved invaluable (we would’ve gotten soaked if we didn’t take his advice!).

Mauricio is also willing to go the extra mile in ever aspect of your shoot; we were in a very remote location, at a very early start time in the middle of the forest! He handled everything with the utmost professionalism and with the best energy and a huge smile on his face! I also asked for a few pictures early so I could gift them to my grandmother and he sent them within the hour!!!!!

Mauricio is the type of person to listen to your vision and make that a reality in a way that you didn’t think was possible. We are very awkward people by nature, but Mauricio immediately put us at ease and guided us through all the poses with patience and understanding. He even gave us a crash course in posing before we started which was extremely helpful. Not only is he a professional, but he makes you feel like you are too! We felt like models in a photoshoot, which is saying a lot from people who usually only take selfies. He is also fully bilingual which was great since I speak Spanish but my husband only speaks English. I didn’t need to translate at all which took some of the workload off me!

Mauricio and his team hiked approx 2 km in the forest to make our vision a reality and we could not be more grateful!!!!!!! I could’ve never imagined the pure MAGIC that resulted from his technique and eye for composition. This is not someone who relies on filters or edits; he fully understands what needs to be done to obtain the pictures of your dreams!

In short, Mauricio is the photographer you have been looking for. He will surpass your every expectation and you will make unforgettable memories!!!!!
Mauricio is an artist! From the beginning Mauricio took time to learn about us as a couple, our interests, and style. Despite the distance, Mauricio and his team traveled to our somewhat remote location. He laid out the process very clearly, and made the day of the wedding and photo shoot go by smoothly and stress free. The photos Mauricio delivered are breathtaking, and captured our special day and our love so vividly. We couldn't be happier with choosing Mauricio.

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