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Mario Oliveto Photography Reviews
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Reviewed On 9/25/2020 by Kelly M
OMG. I cannot say enough good things about Mario. I am shocked he only has 6 reviews on The Knot. From the second we got engaged I knew the most important thing to me about our wedding (other than marrying my husband of course) was the photogra...
pher. I am big on pictures and they are very important to me to reminisce on and remember good times with friends and family. Needless to say for such an important event I wanted our photos to be on point. Mario is actually a preferred vendor at our venue (The Manor House and Prophecy Creek) and that is how we heard of him. When we first spoke on the phone, he was so warm and kind and although I was a little worried about pricing at first we were able to work something out that I felt comfortable with. In retrospect, I am SO thankful we booked Mario because he was one of the best parts about our big day. A few of my friends were initially surprised I hired a male photographer due to the intimate nature of some wedding photos, but that thought never even crossed my mind. Once I saw Mario’s work I KNEW we needed to hire him. Because of the virus we had to reschedule our engagement shoot a few times and he was always super flexible. Then, on the day of our engagement shoot the one location we wanted to shoot at actually said we couldn’t shoot there. I was super bummed but Mario took it in stride and we found a different location that was just as if not more beautiful. One of the biggest things for me was that before our engagement session my now husband was dreading “hours of taking pictures” but when we were done he said “that actually was fun, Mario is super cool”. Then came our wedding day. Mario and his assistant photographer Theresa were wonderful. Theresa literally had her arms stretched in positions for so long holding my veil etc and she was smiling the entire time. She was GREAT. She was able to go take photos of my now hubby and his groomsmen getting ready while Mario was with me and my girls. She even helped my stepson get his bowtie on. All my bridesmaids and mom/MIL raved about how nice Mario was and how respectful he was and kind. Everyone loved him. The night of our wedding he sent me a couple sneak photos (yes.. the night of.. at 2am!). I am literally bursting with excitement to see our full album and I cannot wait to work with Mario again. I already told my husband we will be hiring him for all our future baby/family/you name it photos. Thanks again Mario for making our day truly the best ever!!!! We loved working with you and Theresa!
Reviewed On 1/21/2020 by Allie M
We loved working with Mario! We were extremely disappointed with the photographer we used for our engagement photos and knew we didn't want to work with her for our wedding. Mario swooped in and saved the day! When I first emailed to ask about ...
his services, he responded within minutes and we scheduled a call for the next day. Having just had such a disappointing experience with our engagement photos, he was really understanding about what was important to us and very reassuring. He was totally open to our ideas, but had plenty of good ideas to share with us as well. On the wedding day, Mario and his second shooter, Liam were amazing. They were fun and easy to work with - we had a blast spending time with them all day! When I woke up the next morning, I checked my email and Mario had sent us 10 photos as a sneak peak for us to enjoy at 2 AM! We were so grateful to be able to see a few photos so quickly after the wedding. Overall - we had a great experience wih Mario and would definitely recommend him!
Reviewed On 7/23/2019 by Sarah P
We loved having Mario photograph our wedding! He was easy to work with and has the most creative eye! He came early and took lots of venue photos, scouted out the best spots with the prettiest backdrops for our bridal party, and me and my husba...
nd. He made suggestions, helped us pose, and then sent us 70 edited photos the same night!! I want to enter his photos for an award they are so amazing! We got as many compliments on the photos as we got on the food. I highly recommend Mario! He is outstanding!
Reviewed On 5/24/2019 by Courtney H
I had actually won a free engagement session through Mario from a wedding show I attended. We also had already booked a photographer for our wedding from our venue's required preferred vendor list. I know some people would think "oh they are of...
fering it for free, they won't do anything well, etc.". Mario was the total opposite. He was a complete professional and made the day fun and easygoing. I knew my fiance was nervous about getting in front of the camera but he felt really comfortable with Mario there. We even had to re-schedule our shoot at one point due to weather and it was no problem to change to another date. Mario captured our vision perfectly and had a very quick turn around (just a few days!). On our way home from our engagement shoot, we said we wish we could have booked Mario for our wedding because he was so awesome. I highly recommend Mario!!!
Reviewed On 9/08/2018 by Michelle M
Mario is an absolutely amazing photographer! When we talked with him prior to our wedding day we explained that we were hoping for less posed and more candid natural pictures. He photographed exactly what we wanted and our photos couldn't be mo...
re perfect. His talent and eye for the perfect shot shines through in every picture. My guests are still talking about how charming he was and how friendly his assistant was. He has a calm soothing way about him that calmed my nervousness and reminded me to enjoy the moments as they happened. We are so glad we chose him as our photographer for our wedding. He captured our day perfectly.
Reviewed On 4/07/2018 by Sarah G
Mario shot my wedding this fall in a small intimate back yard ceremony and absolutely blew me away with his photos! I can't stop looking at the pictures from my day! Not only were the photos gorgeous he had them to me so quick! I highly recomm...
end using Mario for your wedding and I look forward to using him again!!! Thank you MARIO
Reviewed On 2/16/2018 by Dave M
Mario was awesome! He met with us to see what kind of pictures we wanted and how he could best capture the day for us.
The day of, he kept it light and had fun with everyone to capture some great moments. He took some great shots that I kn...
ow will be a part of our family for the rest of our lives.
If you can get Mario for your event, don't hesitate. Booking him was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding!