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Joseph LaMotta Photography

San Juan , PR
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LOCATION

Calaf Street 19105, Hato Rey
San Juan, PR 00919 US (map)

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787-370-1133

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ABOUT US

I'm a Puerto Rico based wedding photographer and love creating dynamic passionate, fun images like some featured here, that will tell the story of your wedding in a unique way. I tend to... Read more
I'm a Puerto Rico based wedding photographer and love creating dynamic passionate, fun images like some featured here, that will tell the story of your wedding in a unique way. I tend to appeal to discerning brides looking to find something artistic, yet classy and beautiful, while capturing every detail and every moment that is truly yours. I'm a destination wedding photographer living in Puerto Rico and available for travel.

I invite you to see much more of my work here: http://www.lamottaphoto.com/#/page/6ce0/ Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Some of my special techniques include black & whites, sepia toning and other color treatments when rendering images. Fine art and other design alternatives are offered in my services.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
With my photographic expertise, I cover all lighting situations. Whether it's daylight, at night or even very low light settings, I know just how to capture great quality pictures for you in light or dark and this is evidenced in my portfolio and Gallery sections of my website, which I invite you to see for your self.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Earlier I had learned, studied and worked with 35mm film, but by 2004 I was totally convinced of the advantage of digital imaging and have switched to it ever since and never looked back.
How many photographers do you work with?
I usually work with another photographer that is experienced and knows what I want in terms of my style or will sometimes take just bring my assistant.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
When my customers hire me and trust me for a day that will never be repeated, you can be certain I will be there and I will never let anyone else do the job I was hired for, because a big part of the reason they chose me is because they love my style and that is what they want reflected in their pictures.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, we only accept a limited amount of weddings per year and do only one wedding per weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I count with at least 1 or 2 photographers that are trained by me to cover the wedding, in the event I would not, which is extremely rare.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I always bring two sets of equipment of each piece and a backup camera as well. Lighting gear and other accessories are also taken on every event.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes. A back-up camera is always present in each wedding.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My fees are already included in my packages and are specified in the contract that my customers receive, but I usually cover the full time.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
A prior agreement between me and the wedding couple is reached on the amount of hours that will be covered, but you can often catch me staying later if it doesn't exceed by too much.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Usually it's only one, for the meal, unless there are intermissions or changes in location.
Do you charge for travel?
There is a an additional fee for travel and lodging, depending on distance and the cost of nearby inexpensive hotels around the wedding area.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
All the wedding pictures will be up and running and ready for viewing, no later than 2-3 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The wedding pictures will all be uploaded onto our site and a message is sent with instructions and a password to view them and also share them with family and friends.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The photographs will remain online for viewing for at least 3 months.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, the photographer keeps the copyrights for the images, but grants permission to the couple for printing from their computer and making quality copies and enlargements from the pictures in a pro lab.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, since the photographers create the images, they own the copyrights, but the client owns the printing right. As stated in the contract, the photographer reserves the right to show as samples to other couples to see.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, I provide all the digital files on disc.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. They will be available for viewing and sharing with anyone.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Only the best quality materials on the market and the most elegant albums of the modern flushmount style are offered. These come in a variety of sizes including the popular 10"x10", 11"x11", 12"x12" and many other sizes.
When will the client get the final album?
You will be receiving your completely designed album package within 5-6 weeks after having selected your favorites and having approved the design for print.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.7/5.0
He presented himself as the greatest photographer. His price was by far not the lowest, yet the quality of the demonstration was incredible. The results of our wedding? THE WORSE PHOTOS I HAVE EVER SEEN... Don't let him fool you, you'll regret it!
He presented himself as the greatest photographer. His price was by far not the lowest, yet the quality of the Read more...
He presented himself as the greatest photographer. His price was by far not the lowest, yet the quality of the demonstration was incredible. The results of our wedding? THE WORSE PHOTOS I HAVE EVER SEEN... Don't let him fool you, you'll regret it! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
3/29/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for the most talented, kind, helpful, and attentive photographer in Puerto Rico, look no further than Joseph LaMotta. Planning a destination wedding in Rio Grande, PR from West Palm Beach, Florida was no easy task. I felt very worried about picking a photographer from so far away because, to me, this is one of the most important vendors you must pick for your wedding. I was trying to decide between two photographers and then I spoke to Joseph on the phone. He was so friendly, kind, helpful, and willing to work with my every request. I felt as though I clicked with him immediately. I couldn't be happier with my choice. Throughout the entire process, he made me feel so comfortable with planning a wedding from afar and was very flexible. Joseph even offered to meet us the day before our wedding at the airport! Not only was he talented and professional, but he made me feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera... that to me is a very difficult task and Joseph did it with ease. I am so thankful for Joseph because we have our wedding day memories captured beautifully and perfectly. He is a very talented artist and I would have him take our pictures again any day!! Thank you Joseph from the bottom of my heart! He's amazing!!
If you are looking for the most talented, kind, helpful, and attentive photographer in Puerto Rico, look no further than Read more...
If you are looking for the most talented, kind, helpful, and attentive photographer in Puerto Rico, look no further than Joseph LaMotta. Planning a destination wedding in Rio Grande, PR from West Palm Beach, Florida was no easy task. I felt very worried about picking a photographer from so far away because, to me, this is one of the most important vendors you must pick for your wedding. I was trying to decide between two photographers and then I spoke to Joseph on the phone. He was so friendly, kind, helpful, and willing to work with my every request. I felt as though I clicked with him immediately. I couldn't be happier with my choice. Throughout the entire process, he made me feel so comfortable with planning a wedding from afar and was very flexible. Joseph even offered to meet us the day before our wedding at the airport! Not only was he talented and professional, but he made me feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera... that to me is a very difficult task and Joseph did it with ease. I am so thankful for Joseph because we have our wedding day memories captured beautifully and perfectly. He is a very talented artist and I would have him take our pictures again any day!! Thank you Joseph from the bottom of my heart! He's amazing!! Read less
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Amy & Carlos
Wedding:
12/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Joseph LaMotta was GREAT!!!!! We just came back from our destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico and if anyone is planning a destination wedding, believe me….. it can be complicated. I live in Chicago and since the wedding was in Puerto Rico, all the planning and details had to occur through research, emails and phone calls. I contacted several photographers with our budget and specifics of what we were looking for. Joseph LaMotta was the only photographer who responded immediately, listened to what we wanted and never tried to “up sale” us. He requested conference calls prior to our arrival to Puerto Rico and maintained constant communication up to the moment he arrived to the ceremony. He provided us ease and was professional during the entire ceremony and reception. It has been only been 12 days since our wedding and I just received all the photos from him. They are wonderful! He captured everything we were hoping for and did any touch ups on the photos that were needed. We are so very impressed. Since my husband is originally from Puerto Rico, we will be returning and I will definitely be using Joseph LaMotta Photography for any future events we may be having. I would strongly suggest his services; you will be thrilled with the results….from beginning to end.
With deep gratitude to Joseph.....
Amy & Carlos Rivera
Joseph LaMotta was GREAT!!!!! We just came back from our destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico and if anyone is Read more...
Joseph LaMotta was GREAT!!!!! We just came back from our destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico and if anyone is planning a destination wedding, believe me….. it can be complicated. I live in Chicago and since the wedding was in Puerto Rico, all the planning and details had to occur through research, emails and phone calls. I contacted several photographers with our budget and specifics of what we were looking for. Joseph LaMotta was the only photographer who responded immediately, listened to what we wanted and never tried to “up sale” us. He requested conference calls prior to our arrival to Puerto Rico and maintained constant communication up to the moment he arrived to the ceremony. He provided us ease and was professional during the entire ceremony and reception. It has been only been 12 days since our wedding and I just received all the photos from him. They are wonderful! He captured everything we were hoping for and did any touch ups on the photos that were needed. We are so very impressed. Since my husband is originally from Puerto Rico, we will be returning and I will definitely be using Joseph LaMotta Photography for any future events we may be having. I would strongly suggest his services; you will be thrilled with the results….from beginning to end.
With deep gratitude to Joseph.....
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Ismari
Wedding:
11/30/2012
4.6/5.0
Lamotta Photography was among the top 5 photographers that came up when researching photographers in Puerto Rico! Joseph's work speaks for itself check out his web page "Lamottaphoto.com". We are so glad we chose him to capture our special wedding anniversary of 10 years. Joseph provided us with exellent service!
Lamotta Photography was among the top 5 photographers that came up when researching photographers in Puerto Rico! Joseph's Read more...
Lamotta Photography was among the top 5 photographers that came up when researching photographers in Puerto Rico! Joseph's work speaks for itself check out his web page "Lamottaphoto.com". We are so glad we chose him to capture our special wedding anniversary of 10 years. Joseph provided us with exellent service! Read less
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Alejandra
Wedding:
11/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was November 8th, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Joseph LaMotta was a great pick for our photography and he gave us the right price for what we were looking for. He was reliable, flexible and honest. He was very professional at the time of suggesting and recommending what to do and where to go. We changed our minds a few times and he was very understanding and accommodating. If I could go back, I would also add videography --not sure if he does that-- to complement the pictures.
Thank you for your great photography, Joseph! We are very happy! :)
Our wedding was November 8th, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Joseph LaMotta was a great pick for our photography and he Read more...
Our wedding was November 8th, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Joseph LaMotta was a great pick for our photography and he gave us the right price for what we were looking for. He was reliable, flexible and honest. He was very professional at the time of suggesting and recommending what to do and where to go. We changed our minds a few times and he was very understanding and accommodating. If I could go back, I would also add videography --not sure if he does that-- to complement the pictures.
Thank you for your great photography, Joseph! We are very happy! :) Read less
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Lilliam
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
I am very happy with Joseph Lamotta , I can't wait to have my CD , I just see my picture online and I love it!!!! Joseph was very professional very flexible, everybody so far love my pics, I highly recommend Joseph , everybody look fantastic on the pic, especially the picture that at the beach , just love it!!! Thank you Joseph for your service and professionalism 
I am very happy with Joseph Lamotta , I can't wait to have my CD , I just see my picture online and I love it!!!! Joseph Read more...
I am very happy with Joseph Lamotta , I can't wait to have my CD , I just see my picture online and I love it!!!! Joseph was very professional very flexible, everybody so far love my pics, I highly recommend Joseph , everybody look fantastic on the pic, especially the picture that at the beach , just love it!!! Thank you Joseph for your service and professionalism  Read less
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Leighton
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Joseph was open to all of my ideas and really made my wedding pictures perfect!
Joseph was open to all of my ideas and really made my wedding pictures perfect!
Joseph was open to all of my ideas and really made my wedding pictures perfect! Read less
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cherylm58
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
“Joseph could not have been more helpful, patient, and easy to work with. I work as a television producer, so I knew exactly what we wanted to capture, and Joseph delivered everything we wanted – and more! From helping with transportation issues to capturing moments Tim and I will remember forever, we are so grateful for and delighted with Joseph’s work. Joseph has such a great eye for capturing not just your ‘standard’ wedding shots, but also those very candid moments that mean so much. We couldn’t meet with Joseph in person before our photo shoots, but he was great at staying in touch leading up to the big day, showed up when and where he said he would, and far exceeded our expectations. He was so warm and personable throughout it all that now not only do we remember him as our wedding photographer, but we also consider him a friend!”
“Joseph could not have been more helpful, patient, and easy to work with. I work as a television producer, so I knew Read more...
“Joseph could not have been more helpful, patient, and easy to work with. I work as a television producer, so I knew exactly what we wanted to capture, and Joseph delivered everything we wanted – and more! From helping with transportation issues to capturing moments Tim and I will remember forever, we are so grateful for and delighted with Joseph’s work. Joseph has such a great eye for capturing not just your ‘standard’ wedding shots, but also those very candid moments that mean so much. We couldn’t meet with Joseph in person before our photo shoots, but he was great at staying in touch leading up to the big day, showed up when and where he said he would, and far exceeded our expectations. He was so warm and personable throughout it all that now not only do we remember him as our wedding photographer, but we also consider him a friend!” Read less
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Familia Rodriguez-Marrero
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The service provided by Mr. LaMotta met, and in many cases exceeded, our expectations. My wife and I are more than pleased with the services and products offered. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional photography services.
The service provided by Mr. LaMotta met, and in many cases exceeded, our expectations. My wife and I are more than pleased Read more...
The service provided by Mr. LaMotta met, and in many cases exceeded, our expectations. My wife and I are more than pleased with the services and products offered. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional photography services. Read less
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Jay
Wedding:
11/11/2011
3.1/5.0
I have to say thanks for shooting us for the second time. Although we were'nt able to use the original church we still got some good shots which we will use for our album.
I have to say thanks for shooting us for the second time. Although we were'nt able to use the original church we still got Read more...
I have to say thanks for shooting us for the second time. Although we were'nt able to use the original church we still got some good shots which we will use for our album. Read less
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