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. I have shot more than 200 weddings and often shot around 40 weddings per year.
I love to invest not only in the best education, tools, and technology available, but I also continuously invest in being a better professional, husband, and son. I'm an avid athlete since childhood with a career in the field of business and finance. I love pets, cookies, cakes, and above all, I'm a very detail-oriented person.
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!
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 notice in my portfolio I love natural and vivid colors, perfectly light subjects, and accurate skin tones, as well as classic black and white images.
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.
24 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
3 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
3 'At Work' Photos
The following photos are of Mauricio Urena at work.
Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries (4)
Mauricio Urena chronicles small weddings and elopements from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other wedding day. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, and telling the real story behind the elopement day. Below are wedding elopement story awards for Mauricio Urena.