These kind words are our most valuable awards
Choosing Manuel for our wedding was the best decision we ever made! My parents were relieved that he spoke English, which sounds funny to say but honestly it makes a huge difference and helped everyone feel comfortable! We searched forever to find someone with the style of photography that Manuel offers and when I tell you our pictures turned out PERFECTLY, I'm not exaggerating at all! Manuel is fantastic at what he does and he went ABOVE AND BEYOND the call of duty for us to ensure we had a fantastic day. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, look no further!! Manuel is IT!! (Also my fellow USA friends, he travels too!!). We can't thank you enough Manuel!
Madie & Meffie
"Manuel photographed our February 2021 wedding in Antigua Guatemala, and I would totally recommend him! We first contacted Manuel after seeing his work on Instagram. The quality and style of his images stood out in a crowd of wedding photographers. We were looking for a candid-style wedding photographer with a relaxed style that’s both modern and timeless. Manuel’s vibe aligned exactly with what we were seeking. After meeting with him, it became clear that we had found a great match, both in terms of style and personality. The connection and ease we found with him shows through in the final product. Manuel knew exactly how to make us feel like we were just hanging out with a friend. We also did an engagement shoot, which at first I was doubtful about. At Manuel’s suggestion, we went ahead with it. I’m so glad we did. It was useful to practice posing and working together ahead of our wedding. We have the most beautiful and unrushed photos from that magical time right before the big day. On the wedding day, things ran late and we had little time for pictures. But we managed to hit the ground running having had ample experience during the engagement session. Also the pics are stunning, filled with that glowy, flattering light. On a practical note, Manuel was consistently communicative, agile, and punctual throughout the entire process. Manuel’s eye for detail is astounding, and beyond his technical expertise, he is a joy to work with. On the day he deftly navigated complex family dynamics, moved swiftly through the portrait session, and knew when to blend into the background and when to assert himself to get the best pictures. Our family members assumed Manuel must be a friend, because of how well he was able to jive with our group. A framed print that hangs over our couch receives frequent compliments. We also purchased a fine art album which is quite simply a work of art. If you’re looking for a cheap photographer, Manuel definitely isn’t the one for you. But if you value photography and want someone who is a master of their craft and a true professional all-round, look no further. We will treasure these photos forever. Thank you, Manuel Aldana Fotografía!"
Andrea & Robert
Manuel is fantastic! His team got great candid shots and also gave everyone unbelievable direction. Our family all loves Manuel and his teams interactions. Although they remained professional it felt like we had friends taking our pictures :). We also very much liked his process, we are based out of the Pacific Northwest so we were worried about miscommunications or issues but with Manuel and his team it was smooth sailing. He also was available anytime we had concerns or questions arise. However the biggest reason we felt comfortable with Manuel was because he Insisted we meet via Video or telephone meetings a couple times before the wedding. He let us know this was for us to get to know each other find out or likes and dislikes and makes for a smooth meeting when we finally meet in person. It was 100% accurate we felt like we were in great hands and when we met Manuel in person for our wedding day we felt like we were meeting an old friend. The interaction with all the guests was amazing and the pictures were amazing! No to mention completed and delivered timely and conveniently. We love our photos and couldn’t be more thankful for Manuel’s work! We are glad we made the decision to use Manuel to capture the moments of our special day.
Diego & Marvel
"Such an amazing photographer and person! Manuel took our engagement photos and we are so happy on how beautifully they turned out. I’m usually super awkward in front of the camera and dislike taking photos but he makes you feel super comfortable and makes the shoot feel fun. Looking forward to having him photograph our wedding!"
Kat & Carlton
"Honestly, I have yet to come across another photographer who is super cool and laid back yet so professional. His keen eye for photography is something out of this world. He's a wizard with a camera. He's super accommodating and doesn't make you feel awkward. He took our Save the Date pics, wedding pics and post wedding pictures. Some of the best photography any of my plethora of friends has seen and a lot of them are photographers themselves. Don't hesitate to book him, he's absolutely worth every penny!"
Cynthia & Sam
Manuel and his team of photographers did an amazing job at capturing the most important moments of the wedding, along with really capturing the flow and energy of that day. I highly recommend hiring him and his bilingual team because they integrated themselves so well into the wedding, that we didn't even notice they were there. Communication since the moment we hired him to the day of the wedding was amazing despite the fact that we don't live in Guatemala, he was always responsive. My husband is not a big fan of pictures, but they made him feel very comfortable, they listened and took note of the fact that we didn't want poses and we wanted more of a documentary style of photographs...and they delivered! Couldn't be happier with the way they turned out. Highly highly recommend him!
Suzzete & Mile
"I’ve taken many Pictures with many photographers but let me tell you this… NO ONE COMPARES TO MANUEL! I reached out to him and within minutes I had a response, within the following days I had my appointment for my engagement pictures. Let me tell you.. the whole session we laughed, we connected, we bonded, and we had an amazing time! Not once was it awkward not once did you not see a smile on his face. We smiled the whole time! We enjoyed every moment! I am forever grateful for his work and I KNOW we will work together again in the future! Thank you Manuel"
Leslie & John
"Manuel is really AMAZING. Manuel has been an absolute dream to work with from day one. We are no where near models but he absolutely made us feel like it during our session. Manuel is SUPER easy going, attentive and professional and we feel like that made our engagement photo session go so smoothly. And on top of all of that, his pictures are absolutely STUNNING. my fiancé and I laugh during the entire engagement session, he really cares about capturing the essence of who you are as couple. I couldn’t recommend Manuel any more highly! Manuel’s photos are the best photos I have of my and my fiancée. He made us feel like we were celebrities with the finished results. You can see his style and creativity for yourself but I appreciated that we had a variety of images from our session: up close portraits, aerial shots, action shots, full body photos. He is also very professional. He showed up on time, his equipment was top notch (he even brought a drone!) and sent the photos via drop box on time. Looking forward to another photo session once we are husband and wife."
Angie & Justin
"Manuel is nothing short of genius and perfection. His professionalism and talent is of the highest levels, and his turnaround time is fantastic. I had a horrible wedding photographer and decided to do a shoot in Guatemala, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I look forward to returning to Guatemala to make more epic memories, captured by Manuel."
Diana & Tyler
"¡Sin lugar a duda el MEJOR! Es agradable trabajar con alguien que entiende la importancia del día y de lo que queremos plasmar en cada sesión. Realmente es más que un trabajo para Manuel, podemos verlo disfrutando el estar ahí con nosotros, lo que hace que las fotos sean aún más especiales. El tiempo compartido con Manuel se pasa muy rápido; nos sentimos cómodos, disfrutamos, en realidad nos sentimos en familia. Tienen una forma no solo de capturar momentos, sino también la emoción detrás de ellos. ¡Es silenciosamente poderoso! Su trabajo es impecable, y su calidad humana aún mejor. A todos los que han visto nuestras fotos les encantan. ¡No le podríamos agradecerle lo suficiente!"
Javier & Astrid Meany
El mejor fotógrafo que pudimos haber elegido para nuestra boda!!!!! De verdad Manuel y su equipo nos hicieron sentir como estar en familia, captaron los momentos más mágicos e importantes. Antes de la boda Manuel se tomó el tiempo de conocernos, no es solo un gran fotógrafo si no también una excelente persona, muy profesional y su trabajo es transparente. Al ver las fotos de nuestra boda recordamos todos esos momentos únicos, esta es la mejor decisión que tomamos después de haber dado el Sí !!!!!
Krizia & Raul
Desde que vimos las fotos de Manuel Aldana en su perfil de instagram supimos que queríamos que fuera el fotógrafo de nuestra boda. Sus fotos son únicas. Manuel tiene el talento de captar cada momento, cada mirada, cada sonrisa, cada expresión. Además, de ser una persona seria en su trabajo, también es muy divertido a la hora de tomar fotos. Una de las cosas que nunca se nos olvidará es la manera en que respondió a la cancelación de nuestra boda debido a la pandemia. De inmediato se acopló a los cambios y nos garantizó el servicio tal como lo decía el contrato. Cuando por error agendo dos bodas en la misma fecha de la boda, fue sincero sobre la situación y nos ofreció soluciones. Una de ellas fue enviarnos a una pareja de fotógrafos que también son muy profesionales y cotizados en Guatemala. Eso habló mucho de él como profesional y como persona. Al final, la otra boda se canceló, y nosotros pudimos quedarnos con Manuel. Creemos que el destino quería que fuera nuestro fotógrafo porque las fotos de nuestra boda quedaron soñadas! Así que 100 puntos para Manuel, por su talento, profesionalismo y dedicación a su trabajo. We also very much liked his process, we are based out of the Pacific Northwest so we were worried about miscommunications or issues but with Manuel and his team it was smooth sailing. He also was available anytime we had concerns or questions arise. However the biggest reason we felt comfortable with Manuel was because he Insisted we meet via Video or telephone meetings a couple times before the wedding. He let us know this was for us to get to know each other find out or likes and dislikes and makes for a smooth meeting when we finally meet in person. It was 100% accurate we felt like we were in great hands and when we met Manuel in person for our wedding day we felt like we were meeting an old friend. The interaction with all the guests was amazing and the pictures were amazing! No to mention completed and delivered timely and conveniently. We love our photos and couldn’t be more thankful for Manuel’s work! We are glad we made the decision to use Manuel to capture the moments of our special day.
Zully & Manuel
"Trabajar con Manuel es una experiencia increible. Desde que lo contactas por primer vez es agradable hablar con él porque es amable y genuino. Luego es muy accesible y flexible a cualquier solicitud que le hagas desde que lo contratas hasta la entrega del trabajo final. Y por supuesto, la sesion con de fotos con es excelente! Te hace sentir muy cómodo y relajado, y terminas pasandotela muy bien aunque no seas el tipo de persona al que le gustan las fotos. Los resultados no podrian ser mejores! No solo las fotos son buenas y creativas, si no que además sabe capturar lo que tu y tus seres queridos sienten en esos momentos tan especiales. Cada vez que veo mis fotos de la boda la vuelvo a vivir"
María Mercedes & Rodrigo
"Excelente fotógrafo, edición y servicio de alta calidad! Manuel nos hizo sentir súper cómodos el día de nuestra boda y las fotos lo demuestran!"
Delmith & Allan
"Ay Manuel, tienes un gran regalo y estamos muy agradecidos de que lo hayas compartido con nosotros. Estoy absolutamente encantada con las fotos. Sé que has dedicado tiempo a ver cada detalle, lo que agradezco mucho. Tu profesionalismo y cuidado brillan con cada retrato que nos has entregado. Todas son tan perfectas que ni siquiera puedo elegir una favorita. Gracias, gracias, gracias del alma!"
Andrea & Rodrigo
"Here are some picture from my wedding & engagement sessions taken by the only, the best photographer in Guatemala Manuel Aldana! Manuel is not only such and amazing photographer but also an amazing human being. he makes you feel like family. he makes you feel comfortable in your own skin my husband and i are not too photo genic but man as you can see by his work he made us look like models. If your looking for a top notch photographer Manuel is your guy i promise you will fall in love with his work."
Maria Andre & Sergio
El mejor fotógrafo de Guatemala sin lugar a duda! Se enfoca en hacer sentir a los novios lo más cómodos posible y sus fotos solo WOW! Tuvimos a varios proveedores en nuestra boda pero el que más resaltó para nosotros y todos nuestros invitados fue Manuel!
Mafer & Tachu
Manuel es un profesional impecable. No solo su trabajo es maravilloso, sino que también es una gran persona. Estamos fascinados con el resultado de nuestras fotos, cada una es especial y distinta, vemos nuestra esencia en ellas y eso no habría sido posible sin el talento y corazón que Manuel le pone a su trabajo. Lo recomendamos 100%!
Ana & Juan Fer
Tenemos recuerdos invaluables de nuestra boda por Manuel, es un gran profesional , capta esos momentos en los que la emoción es espontánea y ahora cuando vemos las fotografías nos transportamos a lo que vivimos ese día, la experiencia con su estilo natural tuvo resultados increíbles , estamos orgullosos de haber contado con su talento en nuestro día especial ❤️
Daniela & Jose Angel
I've been honored to work with Manuel a number of times, and am always overwhelmed by the quality and creativity of his imagery. He is more than a photographer. He is an artist and storyteller, capturing the finest nuance of mood and emotion in every shot—no matter where the shoot may take him. His work and his work ethic are both a blessing.