Welcome U Imagine Photo Studio

Elegant and creative photography with a touch of fine art by Wedding Photographer Santiago Vidal.
Unique storytelling for your wedding images.

Santiago Vidal Wedding Photography | Based in the Dominican Republic

We offer memories collections for people who seek inspiring wedding photography. Every new job is a new challenge to create an amazing set of images for our clients.

Powerful heart shaped images

We offer a personal vision and a genuine narration.
We put our soul into our art to create magic for our clients.

Unique Wedding Photography Experience

Throughout the years, our Wedding Photography has earned allowance into the three most demanding professional wedding photography associations in the World: Fearless, ISPWP and WPJA.

Love stories with an Artistic Editorial Style

We offer a visual narration of your wedding day combined with our unique sense of aesthetics. Strong romantic images that show what matters.

High Standards you can find abroad

We use our previous experience as wedding photographers in the US and Europe to make a difference in customer service and brand experience.

Images with a skin you can touch

More About Us

I absolutely, positively cannot say enough wonderful things about Santiago and his services! My husband and I had our engagement session done in Punta Cana and had Santiago photograph our wedding weekend in Virginia. Santiago is an absolute professional and was able to capture our memories from our Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Day and Post-Wedding Brunch. We were able to discuss plans via email and Skype prior to the wedding and he arrived one day before the festivities began. His turnaround time was exceptional and his easy-going and professional demeanor made him a joy to work with.

Eboni Council Davis

Financial Advisor


Santiago Vidal

Santiago Vidal

CEO - U Imagine Photo Studio

U Imagine Photo Studio is lead by Santiago Vidal, born and raised in Spain and based since 2013 in the Dominican Republic. Santiago started a career in industrial design after graduating. Then slowly but steady turned into visual arts and photography and it has been his full time dedication since 2006.

After a starting as a travel and media photographer, and because of his passion for capturing emotions, he stepped naturally into picturing what makes everyone a human being: love and emotion, getting closer to Weddings and celebrations Photography.

During Santiago´s career as a wedding photographer, he has gained allowance to three of the world best wedding photographers associations: Fearless Photographers, WPJA and ISPWP. Only a few photographers are allowed in every year in those organizations. Some of his images have also been awarded.

On the other side, he has never stopped his passion for travel, people and photojournalism, and he has commissioned images for companies such as JetBlue, RedBull, Airbnb, Trip Advisor, Kia Motors, TBS, Verizon and NGO´s like Special Olympics, Amnesty International or Habitat for Humanity. 

He´s also been featured on different wedding and brides magazines and blogs such as The Knot Most Photogenic Destinations, Wedding Wire, and he was also included in the contest for 2012 Wedding Image of the Year by Zankyou Weddings.

Santiago is always learning new techniques, meeting people and going places, and developing his personal vision every day doing what he loves the most, photography.

“Not so many people can say they do what they love for a living. I do, and the day I realized that, it really changed my mind forever. Now I strive everyday because I want to take better and better photos. It s like discovering the world through the lens everyday, and everyday it gets better. I am aware now that even one single image can change people´s life. It s amazing.”

Santiago is known by clients and friends for being an easy person to work and share time with. He´s got good communications skills -as he speaks 3 languages-, and has lived in different countries and cultures. He has a good sense of humour, and there is no photosession where clients and the team haven´t had a good laugh together.

Permanently in love with his wife Maria, a tourism specialist, event planner and soon to be PhD. They balance each other since 2010. They got married in Punta Cana in 2014, so they have been through all the planning and necessary logistics for a successful destination wedding.


Cara and Carlos destination wedding in Saint Martin / Sint Marteen

What a wonderful story, I was booked for a wedding in the nearby island of Saint Martin, located to the east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It s been an amazing time in that island with Cara and Carlos for their wedding. When I was talking with Cara about the...
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Jarin and Brett Wedding; Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa, Samaná

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Sabrina & Sergio Wedding ; Westin + Playa Blanca, Punta Cana

She is an elegant and smart doctor and he is a outgoing and charming surgeon. They live in Bogotá but decided to get married in the Dominican Republic. They chose a handful of places in the touristic area of Punta Cana:  Paradissus Palma Real for the stay, Westin...
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Kia & Tarrick Wedding ; Iberostar Punta Cana

Kia and Tarrick visited the Dominican Republic in November from New York. They came for a small wedding in Bavaro beach with close friends and family, so our job started at the beauty salon around 2PM. We wanted some photos for Kia while getting her make up and hair...
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Michael & Amanda wedding ; Dreams La Romana

In this love story, it was the mother of the groom who contacted us. She wanted to have us on her son wedding in Dreams La Romana, near Bayahibe, a spectacular and still quite pristine area in the Dominican Republic. This lovely couple was traveling alone, and they...
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Eboni & Leon Wedding ; Ruckersville, Virginia

Remember a previous engagement post from Eboni and Leon we published in 2014? Well, during that job, we also became their wedding photographers for their marriage, in the heart of the Lovers State: Ruckersville, Virginia. We enjoy traveling so you can count on us if...
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Some of Santiago comissioned photography for publications & media.


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I’d love to hear from you and discuss your
upcoming project or wedding.

U Imagine Photo Studio
Santiago Vidal Wedding Photography

Based in Punta Cana, in the beautiful Dominican Republic. You can contact Santiago in the photography studio Monday to Saturday 9AM to 6PM via the following telephone numbers:

Tlf. +1 809 959 12-53
Tlf. +1 829 645 39-53
And also on the following email:

Punta Cana wedding photographer.

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