Reviews

Here I would like to give the voice to all of the beautiful people I met on my road to where I am now. These are families, couples or individuals who decided to hire my eyes. Being their photographer in Venice, Tuscany, Dolomites or anywhere else we were meeting each other, was the greatest pleasure, fun, often touching experience and a lesson. All that past and future meetings have been bringing and adding a great value to what and how I see and capture you today. Thank you.

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It was an absolute fantastic pleasure to work with Luka. It was my first photoshooting ever on a sunny morning in Venice and we ended up with 2 more photo shootings in Burano and Florence. All of them were absolutely different by vibe, atmosphere and emotions. Luka is a real artist, highly professional and very caring to his people. He will guide you, explain all the details so that you will never ever uncomfortable or shy. Dear Luka, thank you that you showed me myself from the new side, it is very precious to me! Oksanda Dayneko

Italy photographer

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Luka and his work are unreal!!! We are so happy that we chose Luka for our post-wedding photo shoot. There were a lot of advices, laughter and joy during the photoshoot.
We will remember this day for a long time. From us – the very best recommendations. 
Gytè Petronytè

Couple in wedding outfits in the Dolomites

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Luka absolutely exceeded our expectations! My husband and I have not had our photos taken professionally since our wedding day! We did not know how to act or pose in front of the camera, and Luka was absolutely amazing for making us both feel comfortable and loosen up! Luka also made some amazing suggestions for our photoshoot (like booking a water taxi and choosing the early morning shoot). I highly recommend booking Luka and ask him for recommendations for your photoshoot! Our photos turned out incredible! We will now have these incredible memories that will be with us forever! We cannot say thank you enough to Luka! Heather Ostberg

 

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and now Lynn Gilbert, the photographer who captured the iconic portrait of Louise Nevelson in 1976, the portrait that became the photo-symbol of the Venice Biennale of Art 2022. Her words are gold to me:

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Luka is the best photographer I have ever meet. I am so happy to choose his eyes in so important period of my life and leave moments from Venice in a memory. He is a supertalanted photographer. Kate Kondratieva

Female portrait session in Venice

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Dear Luka, we had a wonderful time and such a vivid, accurate, creative and amazing memories thanks to you! The photos are just perfect! So beautiful and full of emotion and it’s always a pleasure to look them back and miss the perfect perfect perfect day we had with you – it was a pleasure and great privilege to share one of our happiest moments in life with such a talented, sensitive and professional photographer like you! Thank you!!! Yasmin Lougassi

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For our first trip to Venice in family, we wanted to immortalize our happiness and we have without hesitation chosen Luka Mario that we already followed on the social networks. We have not only met a talented photographer, but a man who has a sincere look, filled with love and puts all his sensitivity in your photos for a fabulous result. The tears of happiness flow as we look at the first pictures. Luka we thank you for making our trip an unforgettable memory, you are forever in our heart. Thank you for your kindness, your generosity, your professionalism, your joy and your good humor, your advice and all your love. We absolutely recommend without doubt Luka, who will tell your story.  Sandra and the family

family photographer in Venice, Italy

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Luka was BRILLIANT to work with while visiting Venice. I searched for a photographer online before my trip to Venice to shoot engagement pictures for my now husband and I. The task of finding the perfect person to capture our love in this special place was daunting but his website and other photos inspired me. He seemed to capture the whimsical romantic way of people and the lovely back drop of Venice. I took a chance and booked him. There is always a chance of making the trip…setting a time with a stranger and them not showing…but this was NOT the case. He stayed in touch and was on time. He took the time to get to know us and was merely along for the ride with us as we discovered Venice. I highly recommend Luka!!! Kari Freeland

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I really loved my session with Luka. It was full of experience, fun, and most importantly that Luka captured the memories of my dreams. He made sure I was comfortable and felt confident with him at the same time. I personally chose Luka because his taste in photography angles and the colours are amazing. I wouldn’t have chosen any other person other than Luka as my photographer in Venice. And if he were able to be fitted into my suitcase, I’d bring him everywhere all over the world to take my pictures! Grazie mille Luka! Naomi Siawarta

Doubleexposure portraits

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Superb! We contracted Luka for our photographer. The experience was more than we could’ve ever hoped for, start to finish. Exceptional service, excellent responsiveness, incredibly respectful, and supremely talented. He has quite the eye for getting shots with great lighting, textures, backgrounds, angles… he’ll make you look and feel like rockstars!

The photos are absolutely stunning & look like something straight out of a magazine!!! If you want photos that stand out above the rest… we highly recommend Luka for any and every type of event photography! The Stone Hearts

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I contacted Luka to do an Engagement Photoshoot for me and my Fiancé. He was very kind and helpful from the very first email and we felt completely comfortable throughout the entire experience. Luka is a very skilled photographer with an artistic eye and a great personality. He was able to naturally capture our love as we explored the beautiful city of Venice, Italy. I would absolutely recommend hiring him! The entire experience was wonderful and I would do it again in an instant. Rebecca Turner

venice photographer luka mario

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Be careful to hire this man! You will not be able to stop looking at the incredible photographs he will send you after the shoot which itself is a very beautiful experience. We are still not sure if this was real. During our engagement photoshoot in Venice Luka was our magician, guide, great artist and photographer in the dreamy, early morning hours in Venice. The following day we met Luka again for another few hours in the beautiful Dolomites mountains. He captured our story so genuinely that we have already hired him for our wedding in Tuscany. We are sure these will be amazing works again! John and Ann Caswick

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The experience with Luka was from before we met in person, wonderful, I fell in love with his unique style and knowing that he knew Venice well, the city that we would have on stage in our session, it is something that I find important, I loved that we went through the neighborhood from Castello, not in the most touristic places, we had some very nice and unique photos. Luka is patient, calm and very respectful, his point of view very interesting and you can see that he has a lot of culture. A special person doing an exceptional job. Thanks for everything one more time. A hug. Laia Carbo

Venice lagoon view

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Luka was amazing! He made the experience so easy and was truly a pleasure! I would without a doubt use him 🙂 Luka, thank you for the wonderful photos, capturing my wild children, and giving us memories we will treasure forever! Vanessa Knighton

Italy family photos

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I did a great deal of research for the perfect photographer to capture my engagement proposal in Venice. Luka Mario is among the very best. Not only a gifted photographer, but as a former TV producer, he has a keen sense to choreograph the perfect shoot. And, in such an intimate moment, we were thrilled to have such a perfect gentleman. You won’t go wrong with Luka! Dax Tejera

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I met Lukas by chance on Instagram when I was looking for a photographer in Venice. I wanted some captures with my daughter that could show the complicity and connection we have together. We had a session in Burano on a hot summer day last July and still can’t help looking at those pictures. They show a true mom-daughter relationship, the fun we have together and our genuine moments. Lukas is a magician with the camera, able to match your personality with the surrounding. I love his pictures so much that I had an other session this year in Treviso, my home town, and also in this occasion I could see how Lukas was able to capture moments i will treasure forever. Paola Talamini Minotto


Venice photoshoot

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I came across Luka’s portfolio on Instagram while researching photographers to capture my family and I during our trip to Venice a couple weeks ago. I immediately fell in love with his work, which absolutely stood out amongst others. Having reached out the very last minute, he responded immediately and was able to offer us an appointment literally days before we flew out. Throughout the entire process Luka was so helpful and very communicative! He offered suggestions on best times of day for lighting/avoiding crowds, best means of transportation on getting to location, etc.

On the day of, Luka made us all feel so at ease and comfortable. His professionalism as an artist and warmth as a person really made the time we spent as a family with him very special. The very next day, Luka sent us the raw footage to select our final photos, and within just a couple days after that we had the full edited ones. The photographs turned out more amazing than I could have ever imagined and I’m incredibly thankful to have had the opportunity to work with him– it was truly an unforgettable experience! Kristina Yee

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I needed a photographer to capture my marriage proposal. I spent a lot of time looking on internet comparing work quality (mainly), service, cost and I was so glad that finally found the one that fully met my expectations, Luka. Excellent photo session! He captured perfectly our feelings, emotions, happiness in a natural way. Gerardo Cabrera

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I consider myself truly lucky to have met Luka. I too was a bit stressed out trying to find a photographer for my proposal in Venice on Valentine’s day until Luka replied my email.
Have to say that not only did he take AMAZING pictures, he also helped me make my proposal unforgettable. He was so supportive prior to the day, he practically planned out the whole theme before and after the proposal. I have to say that posing to pictures is a bit out of my comfort zone, but Luka made it feel natural and stress free. I started off with sunglasses and he even convinced me to take them off, explaining that with time, I will see the same feelings in my eyes looking back at the pictures. 

The hardest part was to narrow down the pictures to 50 pictures, which
I strongly suggest should be the minimum number of pictures. 
I opted for the box, which just arrived and is another truly amazing memory that will be with us forever. Apart from Luka being a great photographer, he also became a great friend. Jacek Ukwenya

engagement photographer in Venice, Italy

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This man is a really fantastic photographer. Last summer I’ve decided to propose to my girlfriend. This was a secret for her, so Luka helped me to arrange everything the best way. We met early in the morning at the sunrise at Punta della Dogana where I proposed to her. Luka had a bottle of prosecco with him to celebrate the moment. After that we had lovely photoshoot on empty streets of Venice
(a part of it you can see on his web-page). A couple days after Luka sent us pictures and they were really fantastic! It took us several days of terrible life choices to choose 50 photos out of 300 that he showed to us.
 This summer we meet with Luka in Tuscany, as we asked him to be our wedding photographer. I’m sure that it will be great job again. Vladislav and Julia Rodionov

proposal photographer in Venice

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Luka was honest, friendly, professional and so helpful from the start. He kindly helped make my proposal to my girlfriend an unforgettable experience. He was exactly where we agreed he would be and made us feel so comfortable during the photos. The photos were truely beautiful and captured our story perfectly. Cannot recommend luka enough-fantastic photographer and lovely, genuine person. Jodi Winter

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It was a great experience to meet Luka as a photographer and as a person.
Our shooting was very funny, he had very good ideas, knowing the best places in Venice.
As a hobby photographer I can appreciate his talent and passion very much. The special moments in Venice are unforgettable now. I wish we could take him to all holidays with us. Stefan and the family

family session venice, italy

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This was not just a random photoshoot. This was journey! Choosing Luka for our photographer in Venice was a perfect idea. Great time, relaxing shooting and outstanding results – photographs of our lifetime! Thank you Luka so much! Amy Rought

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Honestly, some time ago, when I thought about wedding photography, I had only these super kitschy images in mind that a photographer can catch during a wedding day. To my great surprise, I found the amazing works from Luka. He has absolutely changed the way I perceive this branch which Luka turns into art, very deep experience and photographs that are like amazing snaps from the movie we play. Thank you, Luka! You do a wonderful job for people that hire you, but also for photography in general.  Jamie Sunday

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Stories of the people that left the above testimonies have been published here on my website or on my Instagram account. Some of them are going to be published soon. How about telling yours? Send me an email and let’s start building your story.

Luka Mario, photographer in Venice, Italy