Based out of San Jose, Costa Rica, Raw Shoots produces naturalistic and authentic images for their clients’ weddings and other incredible occasions. The owners, Rob and Lori, are full-time professionals who relish the chance to capture real love stories in an organic way. Through delicate editing, these specialists obtain the true meaning of each photo as they strive to produce a vivid collection of vibrant photos. For those dreaming of a destination wedding, Rob and Lori have a great understanding of the country’s gorgeous beaches and other hotspots.
All services offered by Raw Shoots are conducted under a one-event-per-day policy to ensure that your big day receives the treatment it deserves. Before you’re due to walk down the aisle, you and your partner can take part in a romantic engagement session. Here, Rob and Lori can experiment with a range of styles while producing a varied collection of photos that celebrates your loving relationship. This is also a great chance for your photographers to fully understand the images you envision being taken on your wedding day. Leaving nothing to chance, these engagement sessions act as a rehearsal before the big moment arrives. All finalized images from your session and wedding can be delivered in a variety of ways including online galleries, albums, and high-quality prints in a wooden box. Further photographic options available include the following:
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23 Reviews for Raw Shoots
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Jordyn Magpoc · Married on 07/02/2020
I found Rob and Lori on Instagram, while searching for the perfect photographer for our engagement photos while we were vacationing in Costa Rica in March from the states. I loved their style, where their photos looked natural and unedited (just what I was looking for) plus we liked the fact that they were a couple too! So I reached out and set up a Skype session. We talked about us, us as a couple/our story, what the day would look like, what to expect from them, and later that evening we sent them our deposit. While we were a little nervous to be sending money from the states, we felt that we were in good hands and the process was super easy! We used a service called Xoom, which is essentially their PayPal but there were other ways to book your date. Rob and Lori answered any questions we had (promptly) until our shoot such as, what kind of outfits to wear, what forms of payment they would take for the rest of our payment, transportation the day of, etc. That was in January. Fast forward to the day of our shoot (3 days into our vacation). We scheduled a pick up spot in Santa Teresa, and Rob and Lori so kindly picked us up so we could chat more on the way to the location. When we arrived to our location they started to give us tips and we started shooting right away! I think the day of our shoot was the hottest day of our trip, so I felt like I was covered in sweat the entire time. But we had trust in Rob and Lori and followed their advice, Once we started to catch on, we started to add our own style to the tips and tricks they gave us. As a couple, it helped having Lori and Rob there to help show us what they meant when directing us. We were a little nervous, but they made us feel totally comfortable and by the end we felt like modeling pros! Plus, the photos turned out absolutely gorgeous! Remember how I said I felt like I was drenched in sweat? Can’t even tell from the photos. Instead we look glowing, natural and you couldn’t event tell we were sweating! Rob and Lori were kind enough to give us a sneak peak of our photos. We thought that would be 5-7 photos but turned out to be 30-50 (maybe event more, I didn’t count). Either way, we loved the sneak peak and it made us even more excited while we waited for the rest of our photos! For our couples session, we went to two locations, one in a palm tree grove leading to the beach and down by the beach for sunset. They picked us up around 3-4pm and were done around 9pm.
We are so happy we met Rob and Lori, because looking back at our photos, not only brings us absolute joy- but it brings us right back to those moments. We love Santa Teresa, and are so so happy to have those photos as memories to one of our favorite places. Thanks again Rob and Lori!Sent on 06/19/2020
Katie · Married on 03/14/2020
Beyond Our Wildest Dreams
Rob and Lori truly went above and beyond our wildest dreams! Their attention to detail and their artistry really allowed us to relive our special day, and will continue to do so for many years to come. I honestly can't say enough about these two. They are so sweet, easy going, and incredibly professional. The unique nature of their team allowed them to be in multiple places at once never missing a spectacular photo opportunity and capturing moments I would never have remembered. We are forever grateful for these photos that they gifted us with. One of the best decisions we made for our wedding! If you're planning a destination wedding I could not recommend Rob and Lori enough for your special day.Sent on 06/19/2020
Jessica · Married on 11/09/2019
Incredible photographers! The best!
Our wedding wouldn't have been complete without the incredible work of Rob & Lori! From the first moment of contact they expressed their genuine excitement for our wedding. This excitement carried through every moment from before and after the wedding! Also, our guests gave so many compliments on how professional and kind our photographers were. The quality of their work is of the highest caliber, and my wife and I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you so much, Rob & Lori, for capturing our special day with the most thoughtful and memorable shots. You both are true artists and incredible people!Sent on 02/27/2020
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$200 discount for your couple shoot the day before your wedding.
Raw Shoot is in the top 3 photographers in Costa Rica, you'll be lucky to work with them, do not hesitate! Rob and Lori have an authentic style and they are fearless when it comes to making unique weddings.