Manolo Doreste - In Focus Studios
Manolo is an artist, perfectionist, and makes you feel like you have his full attention. He is so talented and pays incredible attention to detail. He orchestrates your day beautifully!
I've known Manolo and seen his work for many years but never had the pleasure of working with him. So when the time came to choose a photographer, I knew exactly who to call.
And from the very first meeting, I knew that I had made the right decision. Manolo's work is clearly impeccable but it's his dedication and charming personality that pull you in. On one of the most important days of your life, you want to work with someone who makes you feel 100% at ease and comfortable. That's exactly what Manolo does. My now husband and I felt so comfortable working with Manolo that it made our photos look all the more wonderful. And during the actual ceremony, I completely forgot that he was there taking photos... that may seem strange to say but looking back on the day, I really appreciated it.
Manolo and his team, go above and beyond for each of their clients from start to finish including the whole process of selecting the photos for your album. He provides you with a selection of his favorites and to be honest, our whole album is comprised of those photos that's how spot on his selections are.
I could go on for days but all you really need to know is that choosing In Focus Studios will be one of the best decisions you could ever make. I know it was one...
Manolo was fantastic. He made me feel totally comfortable, beautiful, and like true bride. I remember looking at pictures of brides in various photographers' galleries and thinking they looked beautiful but that could never be me. However, with Manolo's help (plus Makeup by Marz and Art of Hair by Claudia), I was that bride. The photos are amazing and really capture the essence of every important moment from the big day.
I am very self conscious and normally cringe at the idea of pictures. However, within 15 minutes of picture taking, Manolo had me doing what we called "Tyra" - I felt comfortable not only in front of the camera, but also posing for his suggested photos. That was something I did not think I could do or wanted to do, but I am SO GLAD I did because the pictures are fantastic!
Manolo is also really fun to work with. My mom, my bridesmaids and I spent the entire "getting ready" time laughing while we were with Manolo.
When I told him that my grandmother and I are close, he made sure to take pictures of the important getting ready moments and of her during the ceremony. I will treasure those photos particularly forever.
To say the least, I highly recommend Manolo and in focus.
Vendor response to review
Thank you for letting be there on your wedding day. I am so excited to finalize your album. As you know.. We featured your wedding on our blog..
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Working with Manolo for our daughter wedding was truly a pleasure. He comes highly recommended in every aspect and the pictures look fantastic!!! Thank you Manolo!
The best photographer I know. Not only is Manolo a wonderful artist, but he is a wonderful person. He does everything in his power to make you feel as comfortable as possible. I highly recommend In Focus Studios for all of your photography needs. The entire staff makes your entire wedding process easy and stress free!
Truly an AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER AND PERSON ... I will continue to work with Manolo throughout the years and with other important occasions!!! PHENOMENAL !!!
Now I consider him not only my wedding photographer but a friend as well!!!!!
Monolo is amazingly talented and creative. He flew in from Miami for our New York Wedding and although we had never personally met until the day of the event, I felt so comfortable and confident in his abilities. He was extremely professional and adept in his ability to do a thorough presentation over the telephone with his guided websight visuals. He has a charming, engaging personality, that put's the bride at ease. I highly recommend Monolo and will definately continue to use his services whenever the need occurs.
We loved working with Manolo. He was able to capture our wedding and love in a beautiful and artistic manner! My friends can't stop talking about how amazing our pictures came out. Manolo takes pictures that are classic yet edgy all at the same time. AND.... on top of that, he is great to work with! He is fun and funny and has a way of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. We love Manolo and his team and would love to work with them again!!!!!! You will not be disappointed, I promise!
Manolo Doreste of In Focus Studios is the consummate professional, witty, charming, a visionary and above it all incredibly talented. Manolo will capture every moment, every detail and in such a unique way. You will NOT be disappointed! He is THE BEST!
Manolo was absolutely wonderful in terms of the quality & beauty of his work as well as his professional, kind & obviously knowledgeable manner of working with us from planning stages to the end of the reception. Thank you so much!
You are truly the best. My wedding wouldn't have being the same without you. Like my dad said "you are not a photographer, you are an artist". I can not thank you enough for making our special day so memorable.
Carla & Mario Lam
Not only is Manolo a fantastic person but he is an amazing photographer. I could not be more please.
Amazing photographer, not only in regards to the work and the photography skills but also the personality and warm approach. Manolo is creative, listens to your input, and makes the wedding planning and day experience so much more priceless and memorable. Manolo and the staff are amazing people and deserve every accolade they receive. The best decision that I could have ever made was to choose Manolo Doreste and InFocus Studios. -Jeanette Alonso, Miami, FL
It was nice to have someone who was not only doing their job wonderfully, but was watching out for taking care of the bride and the groom. I was very pleased with In Focus and would recommend them to anyone
I have been in a lot of weddings and have experienced the huge amount of time photographers can take on taking posed family/ wedding party shots. While this is great for those who like these traditional photos, I wanted something fun. I wanted Manolo to capture all the family and guests but in a natural state. I wanted the pictures to be "in the moment" and I wanted the extra time to spend with my family and friends.
I found Manolo and he was perfect. His photos have a very natural, beautiful look. He listened to what I really wanted and did exactly what I asked him. He was able to catch us all in the moment and he made sure to bring out the beauty in us. Manolo took the time to go through thousands of pictures and picked out some of the best making it easier for my husband and I to decide what pictures we wanted.
My husband and I get told frequently that our pictures look like we should be in a magazine! He's really that good! Manolo is so creative and just knows how to capture natural light and use nature or props around him to help enhance your photos so they tell a magical story.
I highly recommend Manolo to anyone. With his talent and experience he is able to do whatever you ask him to do. He is very professional and a really cool person to work with! He definitely takes pride in his photography and it shows. You won't be dissapointed!
Manolo did an excellent job with my wedding pictures. I cannot complain...everyone loved the way he was so creative in putting things together. I also have to compliment the service you get from the employees that work in In Focus Studios.
Thanks for making that day so special and unforgettable.
Manny is an amazing photographer and a great asset
to any wedding. He makes you feel comfortable and captures
all the important moments. I highly recommend using In Focus, the quality
of service is unmatched.
Working with INFocus has been the best decision and investment I have made. I have hired him for 3 different events this year and I could not picture myself working with anyone else. Manolo's personality is dynamic, creative, and most importantly: honest. He may not be the least expensive but he sure is the best :)
Manolo played such an integral part in making my wedding the memorable day that it was. His spirit and creativity are contagious which show through in the pictures. He makes you feel so comfortable, you become instant friends. Not only is he creative and talented he is reliable and professional, I wouldn't trust anyone else with such an important task.
Fun to work with,captured all our special moments. Found creative areas to take our pictures.
Manolo is such a fun and talented photographer! Who knew you could actually have fun and enjoy your wedding while capturing all the wonderful memories?!? Manolo makes the event even more enjoyable.
You will fall in love with Manolo and his work from the minute you meet him. He is a perfectionist and extremely creative....you will definitely have some great images and some great laughs! Extremely talented!
There are many good photographers in South Florida, however, there are a few great photographers. In my opinion Manolo Doreste of In Focus Studios is a great photographer. A great photographer does much more than take a photograph. A great photographer sees the image in their mind before looking through the lens. The quality of his work, his professionalism, his attention to detail and his never ending quest to be the leader in customer service make Manolo Doreste a great photographer. Brides from Key West to New York, from Aspen to the Dominican Republic have all chosen Manolo as their wedding day photographer knowing that they have chosen an artist.
One of the top photographers in the industry. It is always a pleasure to show up to our events and see Manolo and his staff taking amazing pictures. You are in great hands when choosing In Focus Studios.
It was great to work with Manolo and his team! He is fun, creative, and talented at his craft! Can't wait to work together soon!!
Manolo Doreste is photography at its best! He goes above and beyond to ensure that his customers are happy with the results of his work. He is an extremely talented and respectable photographer, who also is down to earth and friendly.
In Focus Studios was both creative and fun while maintaining his professionalism. The energetic attitude of its photographer, Manolo Dorestes, was amazing and it really relaxed the entire wedding party. The end result was spectacular. He arrived on time and ready to work.
Recently named as one of the twelve must haves in the Spring edition of the Daily Candy Wedding Guide Manolos work is everywhere. Manolos images have been featured in Time Magazine, Popular Photography, Vogue en Espanol and Ocean Drive Magazine. Professional Photographer magazine has reported on his work as being cutting edge.
No longer South Florida's hidden gem, Manolo is available for assignments worldwide.
To see if Manolo is available for your event, call him at In Focus Studios in Miami at 305.596.1885 or 866.636.2875