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Welcome to PURA VIDA STUDIO (p.k.a. JAY STUDIO)


We are FINE-ART DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS & FILMMAKERS
Our ultimate aim is to capture your UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS
making them ETERNAL over TIME through a discrete and humble approach

“If you can dream it, we can shoot it.”

 

Why "PURA VIDA"

"Pura Vida" is a Spanish phrase that translates to "Pure Life" in English.
It is a popular expression in Costa Rica and is used to convey a positive outlook on life.
Capturing a "Pura Vida" lifestyle in wedding photography means focusing on authentic moments, natural beauty and joy.
Emphasize the genuine emotions of the couple and their loved ones, showcasing the simplicity and purity of the surroundings.
Encourage a relaxed atmosphere during photo sessions, favoring candid shots that tell a heartfelt story of the wedding day.

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OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

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Katlyn & Nick

Daniele and everyone at Pura Vida Studio put tremendous thought and care into the services they provide. Katie and I are from New York and were married in Florence in April. Pura Vida provided both photography and videography for the occasion. They are a passionate group of individuals with a clear vision for how to make their clients look amazing. They are flexible and accommodating to any interest you may have; they even helped guide us around Florence for other locations to shoot. Working with these professionals was a great experience for us and we can't recommend them highly enough

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Giselle & Paolo

We are more than blessed to be connected with Daniele. After several unforeseen, last minute circumstances, Daniele so kindly agreed to take us on as a client for both our pre-wedding engagement photoshoot and wedding day festivities. Paired accurately by our wedding planner, Anita Galafate, we loved the Pura Vida Studio style of portfolio photos - soft, light, airy, and delicate. As an international couple coming from Bermuda, Daniele’s familiarity with Florence and previous experience at Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte gave us the comfort of his cultural, artistic, and visual expertise. Understanding the beauty and energy within the environment that surrounded us, we trusted Daniele’s lead as he guided us through our romantic and magical wedding festivities. He has accurately captured our memories for endless years to come, and we hope to find another opportunity to work with Pura Vida Studio again.
Grazie mille!!

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Hayley & Jarvin

Daniele and Marco were absolutely amazing to work with!
They've captured the best day of our lives in stunning fashion, with bright and airy photos creating picturesque moments that will live in our memories for ever. They worked extremely well with our other vendors, understood the assignment, and delivered above & beyond what we could have ever dreamed of!
Their coordination and directions made for many great stills while their candid shots capture emotions brilliantly.
We couldn’t have asked for a better team to execute their beautiful work.
Thank you again! ❤️

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Nicolette & Bryce

We cannot recommend Pura Vida Studio highly enough! The artistry of their photography is unparalleled. They were able to capture the joy of our special day with such authenticity. We can relive the magic of our wedding day over and over again through the stunning photos provided to us by Pura Vida Studio.
Don’t hesitate to book them!

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Rose & David

We cannot speak highly enough of Daniele! This was such a magical moment in our lives, and going through the photos and videos, it was all perfectly captured. Daniele and team got to know us, and what we, as a couple were looking for. And wow did they deliver! We would recommend them again and again and again to anyone.
Truly magical!

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Chau & Johnny

Daniele and his team were absolutely amazing to work with.
They went out of their way to take the time to listen to our thoughts and opinions and executed our dream perfectly!
From the second we met them all, we could tell how caring and invested they were in making sure we had an amazing wedding day. Aside from their kindness and knowledge, the photos and videos of our wedding came out perfect.
I can't recommend Daniele enough for anyone who is interested in working with amazing people and who wants to have the most amazing images captured for them!

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Melissa & Lorenzo

Daniele and his team deserve more than 5 stars.
Daniele went above and beyond during our welcome dinner and wedding. He was supportive and captured all of our precious moments. The quality of our wedding video was beyond anything and it was like watching a movie. The photographs were also so stunning and Daniele managed to incapsulate emotions and love in the images.
We will use him anytime and we recommend you do as well!!

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Ellie & Rob

We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you and your team did! You were so dedicated to make sure we got exactly what we wanted from our special day, and so much more.
We couldn’t have dreamed of better photos or a more beautiful video.
You made us the happiest couple on earth and we couldn’t recommend Pura Vida Studio enough!

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