Meet Our Photographers: Roberto Buten

Isabel Luna - 23/09/2022 - 0 comments

Roberto Buten

Roberto Buten is an on-site photographer at Dreams Macao & Secrets Cap Cana who has a talent for capturing stunning portrait photos and using lighting to create dramatic and unique silhouettes with the people he meets at Adventures Photos.

Read on to learn more about Roberto’s 8-year career in photography and his advice on having a fun photo session.

Roberto Buten

Where are you from?

I’m from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

How did you get started as a photographer?

I started photographing horses that used to pass near my house, which made me want to learn more about photography. I then improved my skills by working a few part-time jobs and attending photo workshops.

How long have you been a photographer?

I have been a photographer for over 8 years.

Bride and Groom standing back-to-back on a beach

What is the most rewarding part of being a photographer?

The most rewarding part of being a photographer is the moment I get to see the client look at the slideshow presentation of their photos. I love seeing their appreciation and gratitude for my art.

Bride standing near her wedding gown
Man and woman holding each other near a waterfall

What does photography mean to you?

For me, photography is the art of capturing feelings, emotions, and moments.

What is your favorite style of photography?

Portrait photography.  I love to play with light and shadows to capture emotions.

Bride and groom holding hands under a doorway
Man and woman kissing

What is your favorite location to photograph?

Extraordinary beaches to show beautiful landscapes, also quiet places away from crowded areas so I can really capture the personalities of my clients. 

What is your preferred piece of equipment?

I love working with any Canon equipment, cameras, and lenses. 

What is your favorite part about working with Adventure Photos?

I love meeting new people, from different nationalities, having a fun time, and making memories.

Bride and groom on the beach under an archway
Wedding dress and veil on a mannequin
Bride and groom leaning against a wooden fence

What was the most memorable photo session or wedding shoot you captured?

This is my favorite Session photo as the love shared between this couple was truly captured and transferred into the image. 

Man and woman holding each other

What is your favorite photograph and why?

This is my favorite wedding photo as I love playing with light and silhouettes and creating art with my photography. 

Bride standing in front of a window opening the curtains

How did you start working with Adventure Photos? What hotel are you currently working at?

On the recommendation of a friend, I currently work between two different hotels, Secrets Cap Cana or Dreams Macao Beach.

Wedding vows booklet with wedding rings on top

If you could give clients one piece of advice before their photo shoot, what would it be?

Just for them to be themselves and let their true personalities show. 

Bride smiling with her wedding bouquet

How do you make clients less nervous during a session?

I always look for interesting conversations to help them relax and have fun during the shoot.

Groom kissing his bride on the forward in a garden

Are you looking for a photographer to capture your wedding or engagement? Contact the team at Adventure Photos today.

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