Thiago da Cunha Caribbean Hotel Photographer's Biography

Thiago da Cunha is the definition of superb Resort and Hotel Photography, but he doesn’t stop there. This ultra creative man has mastered the art of capturing the essence of spaces such as the interior of homes and yachts, architectural photography, and staging design photography. With his humble and enthusiastic demeanor, he will take you on a journey of the mind, both in-person and through his awe-inspiring photography.

Thiago was born in Luanda, Angola in 1968, and grew up a local of the Dominican Republic. Throughout his lifetime he has lived in beautiful places such as Lisbon, Portugal and Lima, Peru. These wondrous destinations sparked an ingenious eye for creativity in him. After a short stay in Freeport, Bahamas, he decided it was time to ground himself at his home base in the Dominican Republic to start his own business and become an entrepreneur in the field of photography.

During Thiago’s educational background, he attended Escuela de Diseño Altos de Chavón, School of Design in the Dominican Republic. Here he attended such classes that allowed him to master the art of architectural photography and work alongside his most inspirational mentor, Architectural Photographer Peter Loppacher. Thiago also attended The Nikon School of Photography in Miami, Florida to further the education of his passion.

            His immense knowledge and expertise in Resort and Hotel Photography is in part thanks to his Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. This advantage in knowing the ins and outs of hotel design and staging, has allowed Thiago to achieve visual perfection in photography for top rated Resorts and Hotels.

            Many of Thiago’s clients are located in the Caribbean. Living in the Dominican Republic has proved to be ideal for a thriving photography business of Thiago da Cunha’s stature, and his clients. His headquarters are located near Punta Cana and Capa Cana, two extremely popular hospitality and luxury home destinations in the Caribbean. Although, he is no stranger to travel in pursuit of the ideal opportunity to capture your aesthetically pleasing home, yacht, resort or hotel through his lens.


“The word Luxury in your business should be followed by imagery of the same caliber." Thiago da Cunha

Santo Domingo hotel photographer Thiago da Cunha

I have done some amazing hotel photography in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Santo  Domingo, Playa del Carmen in Mexico and The Bahamas (Abaco and Great Exuma).  

Being involved in all things photography around the hospitality industry is really my goal as far as my photography work is consern.  Some of the hotels I have had the pleasure to photography in Santo Domingo are The Hilton Hotel (, The Barceló Santo Domingo (, and The Dominican Fiesta Hotel Santo Domingo (

With this kind of work also comes the interior photography for real estate in Santo Domingo, Bávaro, Cap Cana and Punta Cana. Photographing villas for rent and real estate is another specialty that took me to The Bahamas. Photography breathtaking views of transparent sea blue water might seem glamorous and easy but it actually is a difficult task to achieve in photography. First you have to consider the right time of the day to do this, quiet a challenge specially if you have more than one villa to photography on the same day. Then comes the decision of what technique  is going to be used to photography each villa. Later, of course, in post, comes all the work your client doesn't see you do but should be notified accordingly as part of an interior hotel photographer in Santo Domingo.


Fotógrafo de hoteles y villas en Santo Domingo Thiago da Cunha

Lo bueno de saber 4 idiomas y trabajar en la hotelería como fotógrafo al mismo tiempo es una ventaja que tengo. 

Como fotógrafo de hoteles en Santo Domingo, Bávaro, Cap Cana y Punta Cana, he tenido la oportunidad de fotografiar una buena cantidad de hoteles no sólo aqui en Santo Domingo sino también en Playa del Carmen en México y en Las Bahamas, particularmente en las islas de Abaco y Gran Exuma. 

Fotografiar hoteles me llevó a que me pidieran también fotografiar espacios de interiores para real estate. La fotografía de interiores en Santo Domingo es muy interesante ya que hay diseñadores emergentes y nuevos con ideas impecables.  

Para ser un fotógrafo de villas en Punta Cana, Cap Cana y Santo Domingo lleva muchos años de conocer no solo el mercado, sino también de técnicas fotográficas y de post- producción.  Es aqui, en la post-producción, donde el cliente paga pero no "ve" lo que el fotógrafo esta haciendo. Pero, sin lugar a dudas, tiene que ser conocido por el cliente que aveces es esta hasta más de un 50% del trabajo a realizar.

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