Al Argueta

Remodeling and Home Design


Phone Number:  215-499-8553


At the age of three, Al Argueta first traveled to Guatemala with his father and was utterly captivated by the country’s landscape and its Maya inhabitants. He would later live in Guatemala for two years, allowing him to formally learn Spanish and to experience Guatemala’s culture firsthand. During summers in high school and college, Al often took a month off to travel to Guatemala, exploring its jungles, ruins, and villages. It was also when he first dabbled in photography, capturing images of the people and landscapes he encountered.

In college, Al majored in Journalism and Latin American Studies, managing to squeeze in two study-abroad programs, one in Manchester and one in Maastricht, and traveled through much of Europe. After college, he interned with Costa Rica’s Tico Times, getting his first exposure to travel writing and photography, in addition to covering then-President Bill Clinton’s visit to Guatemala. Al worked briefly for a newspaper in the Virgin Islands before moving on to photography school in Hawaii. He also taught English to college students in Thailand for a time, continuing to satiate the travel bug that bit him years back.

Al now lives in Austin, Texas, where he’s managed to stay put for an unprecedented thirteen years. He specializes in commercial and editorial photography for clients that have included National Geographic Traveler, Caribbean Travel + Life, Condé Nast Traveler, Outside’s GO, and Hemispheres. Al is also the author of two travel guidebooks on Guatemala, Moon Guatemala and Moon Living Abroad in Guatemala. His corporate photography clients include hotel chains such as W Hotels, Four Seasons, and Marriott, in addition to several local properties in Central and South America and the United States. He can be followed on Instagram as alargueta75 or via facebook at


  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
  • W Hotels
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
  • JW Marriott
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Four Seasons
  • Best Western
  • Holiday Inn
  • Intercontinental Hotels (IHG)
  • Archer Hotels
  • Family Coppola Hideaways
  • LATAM Hotels
  • Lancaster Hotels