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About Me

self portrait photo

Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Jean Viales and I am a photographer and web designer based in the awesome city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

I was born and raised in Costa Rica, the land of “Pura Vida!” and the inspiration behind our name – Tico Photo and Design. (“Tico” is just another way to say CostaRican!). There I grew up watching my friends and family take photos, especially my cousin Mario Peraza, who is a successful and well-known photographer and artist in and outside Costa Rica. I was always fascinated by his artistic vision and his photography – but I had no idea that one day, I would head down that same road that took me to where I am today.

Over the last three years, photography has given me the opportunity to go to some beautiful places and meet amazing people along the way. What I love most about being behind the camera is the ability to capture and observe everything around me. From events to landscapes and even portraits, I always work to bring out those small details that make each photograph – and memory – unique. My goal is to bring those unique memories to life through the moments I capture in my photographs as well as being able to translate your vision into a beautiful, clean and custom built website that helps you and your business succeed.

At Tico Photo and Design we understand your needs as a customer as well as how hard it is to get what you are really looking for. For these reasons, we believe in efficiency, honesty and clear communication, but most importantly, professional and exceptional results that aim to exceed your expectations.

Anyways, I love taking photographs and building websites, and I hope you enjoy my work as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it!