My name is Manolo (mah-NO-lo), I’m a passion-filled, original photographer based in Miami, FL. I possess a strong appreciation for the extraordinary & strive for it in all I do, whether that’s capturing life’s greatest moments or finding my native city’s best slice of pizza.
If I wasn’t a professional I’m sure I’d still be snapping my life away. I’d like to think I’d also be on Broadway (as the very necessary off pitch ensemble member with two left feet). When I’m not behind a lens, I’m laughing with family/friends, traveling & partaking in adventures, inner peace classes, kayaks & cocktails!
It’s both satisfying and humbling to be able to give back through creative expression. As a photographer, I’m able to return life’s greatest moments to couples and families. My experiences have allowed me to genuinely understand how powerful images can be, and I take the role of capturing and protecting memories seriously. I know I’m being relied on and cherish the responsibility.
In my opinion, a cultivated relationship results in the best (pure, sincere and effortless) images. And because fostering relationships take time, I limit my efforts to no more than 25 events a year, both in and outside of Miami. I’ve been lucky enough to work in a bevy of locales, including The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Chicago, Texas, Ohio, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.
To see if i'm available for your event, call me at 305.596.1885 or 866.636.2875
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Camila Evans · Married on 05/15/2019
I do not know where to begin. Manolo and his team are amazing!! From the moment I met Manolo he knew exactly what we wanted and the vibes that we were going for. His recommendations and timeline made everything go so smooth. On the Big Day with all the nerves and everything going as soon as Manolo got there it all went away. He knew exactly what to say and directed us every step of the way. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. The pictures and the facial expressions. Just everything. He captures those perfect moments. Just watching our slide show makes me relive that moment and that’s exactly what I wanted. To relive those moments every time I open my album.Sent on 07/15/2019
Manolo Doreste's reply:Thank you so much Camila. It was a true pleasure working with you and Donald and were happy you both listened to our recommendations. We look forward to working with you again in the future! Cheers!
Stephanie · Married on 03/02/2019
Manolo is amazing at his job. Extremely personable and creative. Best wedding photographer!Sent on 03/14/2019
Manolo Doreste's reply:Hi Stephanie,
Inga · Married on 04/28/2018
There are no words to describe Manolo. His commitment to perfection and efficiency are perfectly paired with warmth and comfort. This left us with an absolutely perfect experience. His team is just amazing. We planned our distance from a distance as we are out of towners and they made the process seem so effortless. Our wedding was in Miami last weekend and we could not be happier with the experience. We met Manolo a few months ago and on the initial meeting, I left feeling like he had been a friend for a long time. He patiently listened with sincere interest in our story and paid attention to detail with results being perfect. Our engagement shoot was just amazing and our wedding weekend welcome reception and wedding, Manolo was there, working his magic. His work is unparalleled and we are already thinking of ways to work with him anad his team again...Sent on 05/07/2018
Manolo Doreste's reply:Inga,
Manolo is a true professional and his work is amazing. I highly reccommend him to all of my clients.
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. Rev. Eddie Rodriguez www.eddierodriguez.om