Dominican Republic Wedding Photographer

For about 18 plus years I have done many weddings here in the Dominican Republic. From Santo Domingo the capital, to Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, La Romana Casa de Campo, Bavaro, Cap Cana and Samaná.

So, Caribbean Weddings particularly have been a great joy to photograph and have given me great destination wedding imagery. Because of the use in modern day cameras with video, my team and I offer both wedding photography and wedding video here in the Caribbean.

I feel somehow strange about people thinking I'm from Brazil because of my name. Many say I'm from Italy. I actually speak 4 languages, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.  But I'm Portuguese married to an amazing Italian woman who is the center of my heart. We both live here in the Dominican Republic and work for the hospitality industry. She's the General Manager of a hotel in La Romana (Hotel Caserma) and I'm a Caribbean hotel photographer and hotel Dominican wedding photographer.

Catherine and Dan gave me some amazing images....


Fotógrafo República Dominicana. Fotografía de interiores.

Fotografiar interiores es toda una categoría particular dentro de la industria de la fotografía en general. Fotografiar interiores para arquitéctos o diseñadores de interiores es todo un reto.

Lo que más me viene en mente es respetar las líneas verticales. Todo arquitecto quiere que su obra sea bien representada. Mantener las líneas verticales de la imagen es unos de los primeros pasos cuando estoy fotografiando interiores. Para mi, ver una imagen que este bien iluminada pero que no esta corregida en los verticales, no es una imagen terminada. Al menos no para entregar al cliente.

La única razón por no corregir los verticales sería para dar la sensación de altura a un lugar, particularmente la fachada de un edificio. Fotografiar un edificio desde abajo directamente frente a este sin corregir los verticales, crea en la mente una noción de altura. En realidad una altura mucho más alta de la que es.

Al igual para un diseñador de interiores, hay que siempre tratar de no deformar con los ángulos y lentes los muebles y lugares donde estos están. Muchas veces tengo que corregir y mover muebles y artefactos de la foto para minimizar las deformaciones.

Fotógrafos República Dominicana


Van ya 35 años viviendo en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. Cuando no estoy tratando de escribir para Google + estoy fotografiando en algún lugar de esta bella isla.
He podido conocer muchos lugares tan diversos aqui. Desde las áridas zonas de Baní y Montecristi hasta Valle Nuevo donde hace un frío que ni parece estar en el Caribe.
Muchos fotógrafos de República Dominicana tienen conocimiento de estos lugares y es ahora con la era digital que se pueden ver masivamente por las redes estos lugares gracias a la distribución por la web de las fotos.
Anteriormente al ser menos fotógrafos y usar negativos y/o película en transparencia no se podía ver casi nada de tal lugares. Me recuerdo que sólo podía yo ver algunas de estas bellas imágenes en libros para instituciones como bancos y memorias.

Punta Cana Destination Weddings

Here is a clip of Dan and Catherine, a beautiful couple that contacted me from NY because of my Instagram images. This is actually a funny story. As I understood, Dan and Catherine go to a restaurant regularly and some one who works there over heard them talk about their wedding. This person (I have contacted her to thank her very much), is the person who referred me. Dan and Catherine had a beautiful destination wedding in Punta Cana.

 

Punta Cana wedding at Punta Cana Resort and Club

Once again Punta Cana was the venue for this wedding. I checked my iphone early morning and it indicated "rain in Punta Cana at 4 pm". How do these forecasts work, I really don't know. Church started at 4 pm. Pre wedding photos and video since 1 pm. It was a beautiful day in sunny Punta Cana. This is what rain looked like:

Rain never came and all was good for the bride, groom and guests from all over the world. I had the perfect timing for sunset images of all the guests.

Punta Cana Wedding Photography Thiago da Cunha

Punta Cana is very well known for the new upscale tourism in the Dominican Republic. All of the Bavaro zone, from Punta Cana to Cap Cana, high end luxury hotels from various international hotel chains are present here. Beautiful beaches with white sand and colorful sunsets are very attractive to guests coming from around the world, specifically northern cold countries.

Punata Cana wedding photography is very much alive because of its many exotic locations. Many couples prefer to have their wedding shoot outside their hotel just to make the images more personal. Places like Macao and Juanillo are just right for photo shoots.

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Wedding Magazines and Websites

Even though I’m involved completely in the wedding industry, particularly in destination weddings in Punta Cana and the Caribbean, it still amazes me all the stuff related to weddings out there. I mean, back in the day when I started, there was only a hand full of things to think about primarily. The church, the venue, the  dress and the wedding photographer. That was pretty much it.

In wedding websites like  http://www.theknot.com/ and http://www.brides.com/ you can really get to know pretty well what the wedding industry is all about. I mean, they have everything! The rings, the jewelry, the dresses, the makeup, the invitations, the honeymoons, the wedding shoes, the wedding car, etc., etc., it is just incredible! No wonder that a wedding planner is needed in many weddings these days!

Dominican Republic Wedding Photographer

As a wedding photographer in the Dominican Republic, servicing Punta Cana, Bavaro, Cap Cana, La Romana, Samana and Puerto Plata, I can honestly have a transparent opinion on the venues used for many of the destination weddings in the island.

All of these venues are great for weddings and have experienced people working for them, many in the local wedding industry.

Here are some I recomend. Of course, I've not included all. You can contact me for any additional information you need.

- Caleton Club & Villas Punta Cana

- Casa de Campo

- Paradisus Punta Cana

- Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

- Be Live Grand Punta Cana

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Beach weddings in Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic is an island. Beaches are every where! And beautiful beaches I might add! So many Dominican Republic destination weddings take place at many of these beaches. Because the north cost of the Dominican Republic is most known for the hotels and nice resorts, many destination weddings take place there. The Bavaro zone is quiet full of enormous hotels and resorts. So is Punta Cana and Cap Cana.

Here are some images of a Punta Cana beach wedding.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about hotels, resorts or weddings in the Punta Cana region or the Dominican Republic for that matter! I'm here to help.

Metal photos for a new decor look...!

Metal prints are in. The image is infused right into the surface of a specially treated, lightweight sheet of high gloss aluminum. So they are very durable. These metal prints are waterproof, weatherproof, and scratch resistant. They are maintained  with a simple glass cleaner. Yep, that's it!

Here is a video about metal prints. It's in Spanish. Please contact me through "Contact me" if you have any questions about metal prints. I'm here to help.

Las copias de imágenes en metal son muy duraderas y facil de mantener. Son resistentes al agua, clima y rayados. Las fotos en metal son usadas tanto en interiores como en exteriores y dan un "look" muy moderno a una decoración. Favor contactarme por "Contact me" si quieren saber mas de este producto, estoy para ayudar. Aqui el video.

Alexia, quinceañera

Siempre elijo algunas fotos de las sesiones de quinceañeras. Fotografíar quinceañeras es un placer ya que puedo crear con ellas un look muy particular, un look de fashion. Con un maquillaje profesional y algunos cambios de vestuario, se puede lograr mucho. 

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Fotógrafo de quinceañeras en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

Fotografía de quinceañeras. 

Desde hace tiempo tuve que crear la sección de "Teen" en mi página dedicada unimcamente a las quinceañeras. Con un estilo de "fashion look", mis imágenes cobran una vida particular. Ese es mi mercado de quinceañeras, las que se quieran ver como en las revistas de high end fashion. 

En esta parte de "Teen" en mi página estan también algunos "antes y después" lo cual destaca muy bien el tipo de trabajo que hago. También pueden ver algunos videos de los behind the scenes de photo-shoots de quinceañeras. 

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Dominican Republic Wedding Destinations by photographer Thiago da Cunha

For a long time, the Dominican Republic has been one of the nicest place in the Caribbean to go have a wedding destination. Actually, the first time I heard of the term "wedding destination" was about 11 years ago. Digital photography wasn't even a thing for wedding photographers.  

It was a term mostly used in the hotels that are in the north east part of the island, Punta Cana. At that time I only did weddings in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. So, logically, it took a while to get to me.  

But things changes and suddenly I was shooting great beautiful weddings on these amazing and breath taking places! The hotel industry had a boom in Bavaro, Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Samana and La Romana (Casa de Campo). Beach weddings were in and still are! 

Beach weddings are the main "attraction" for many hotels and resorts in the Punta Cana aerea. Strong colors of the Dominican sunsets do really make for some extraordinary imagery for the photographers.

Nowadays, destination weddings in the Dominican Republic are a great part of my work (please see "Destinations Weddings" in my page).

To see some wedding videos on the beach here in the Dominican Republic, please go to my "wedding cinematography" on my page.  

Cheers, 

Thiago

Entrevista Thiago da Cunha y José Laluz Telenoche

Parte de mi amor de la fotografía en República Dominicana es dar conocimiento de lo que yo he aprendido durante años. Gracias a Luis, Carolina, Canita y todo el equipo de producción de www.teleradioamerica.com! Jose Laluz me entrevisto en su programa Telenoche. Gracias Jose Laluz!

Fotógrafo en Santo Domingo Thiago da Cunha

Gran parte de mi trabajo como fotógrafo en Santo Domingo, Cap Cana y Punta Cana es hacer lo que en inglés se llama "Destination Weddings" o bodas en el destino (referiéndose claro al lugar donde se celebrará la boda. 

Pero también se hace las fotografías de bodas en Santo Domingo con algún tipo de producción. Normalmente algo alcanzable como el tipo de fotografía "vintage". Aunque no creo en exagerar este look (creo que es una moda y pasará como todas las otras) siempre logro tener un punto medio con mis clientes los cuales piden este estilo de fotografia.

En la boda de mi sobrina Sarah Vega da Cunha con Jorge Rodriguez Mesa logramos conseguir el look vintage usando los props adecuados junto a la locación, unas lindas ruinas cerca de Santo Domingo. 

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Esta Noche Mariasela

Hace unas semanas tuve la oportunidad de fotografiar al elenco nuevo de programa de TV Esta Noche Mariasela.  

Además de no saber si llovería o no, el atardecer llegó un poco más temprano de lo esperado. Creo que se logró bastante bien las imágenes requeridas por Michell del Pino y su equipo.

Gracias a Mariasela, su equipo entero desde coordinadores (Fifi Landestoy) de todo, vestimenta y maquillaje por tan extraordinario trabajo en conjunto. 

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Punta Cana Wedding Photographer

Yina and Chris had 2 great days at the Punta Cana Hotel. Friday was all about the foreign guests (see photos) and Saturday the wedding day. Getting ready photos at Tortuga Bay Hotel in Punta Cana and later the ceremony at the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Punta Cana Village.

Great sunny day, great happy guests and family members all made these two days really perfect for shooting weddings in Punta Cana. Here are some photos of details from those two events.

Being a destination wedding photographer in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is great for me because most of the hotels and wedding planners I work with have been doing this for years. So, therefore, it always runs smoothly. 

Brides and grooms have to understand that photographing a wedding, or, more importantly, a destination wedding, is a task for a professional photographer, not "uncle Bob", a family member or a friend who now is "into photography". The bride NEEDS someone with experience in order to make sure that the content in picture taking will be of the best she can afford.   I'll post more from the bride in days to come.