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