Picture Perfect By Mario, Previously known as:

Mario Photography

From 1987 – 2018 we have been known as Mario Photography which was a very busy Portrait Studio in Margate. At Mario Photography we enjoyed a reputation as one of the biggest family run portrait studios in Kent specialising in all aspects of Portraiture from Families, Babies, Children Couples and Boudoir Makeovers After over 26 years Mario decided to close Mario Photography and move to Birchington where he built a new state of the art studio that allows him to be more flexible and very creative . Many Mario Photography clients have followed him and he busy welcoming previous and new clients alike making sure that everything is Picture Perfect for everyone. This guarantees you our customer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, mixed with a wonderful experience and stunning high quality images.

Mario Yiasoumi

30 years ago my first child was born and I was inspired to take a different career move. I started taking photographs of family and friends and realised I had a passion for photography and loved capturing natural, spontaneous images.  Together with my wife Kaye, we decided to start a Wedding & Portrait business, and with our fresh approach and enthusiasm, we quickly gained a reputation for being sincere, caring and fun.

My first winning Kodak Award was with a stunning window light portrait of a veiled bride which showed beautiful technical excellence, and tenderness- I was hooked on a career in photography!

 Inspired onwards in 1987 we opened our first Wedding and Portrait Studio called Memory Lane, later expanding into Mario Photography. Mario Photography grew into a house hold name, becoming the successful, busy company it is today.

However, in recent years I realised being so busy meant I could no longer dedicate  100% of my personal  time to every customer. At the beginning of 2014,  I  decided to relocate and build a new state of the art studio Picture Perfect by Mario offering a new style of photography that will be unique and different, allowing myself to be more flexible and very creative. My new digital studio is beautifully designed with a stylish reception, state of the art camera room, luxurious backdrops and props with private off street parking. 

Picture Perfect By Mario is based at Sea Breeze in the South East of England on the coast of Birchington (near Margate) Kent  CT7 9HR and people travel from all over Kent and the  Uk to visit us. We are very busy and offer many different Photo shoots including our fantastic Family Portraits, and Children’s Themed shoots for Frozen Inspired, Faires and Elves, Super Heroes and Princesses.  Recently we have also introduced our Fabulous Ladies Makeover Boudoir Photography with stunning results and it is fast becoming very popular!  On the way is something for the Guys  Fitness and Body Building Physique shoots – so there is something for everyone! We will never stop trying out new ideas and keep up with the new trends.

Be assured when you are photographed by me you are in expert hands. I guarantee that your experience with us will exceed your expectations  –  and you will leave us with a feel good factor and fabulous images.   I look forward to creating Perfect Pictures for you! . . . Mario

Kaye Yiasoumi

“We decided to build a business in photography just as my first born son came along – it was no easy feat and sometimes I wonder just how we did it! As all busy Mums know, juggling a new family, a new business and a husband who wants to conquer the world- takes some doing!

 Leaving Mario to the technical side of photography I focused on the marketing and sales side of things which ensured the business grow into a thriving, successful studio. I also took charge of customer viewings, advising and showing clients products that would suit or enhance their portraits and the many different innovative styles we produce.  I have always loved meeting new people, and have been inspired by the warmth of our customers.

You will find me greeting you at the studio whether in reception, on the telephone , email or in the viewing lounge  – helping you to  enjoy your experience with us  in any way I  can.