ABOUT

LUCA RAJNA

Destination wedding photographer from Italy. This is me!

Luca Rajna
As a wedding photographer, I’m honored to have a partnership with a group of first class storytellers who have won all of the most important international awards, from the World Press Photo to the Prix de la Photographie of Paris or the Sony World Photography Awards.
All of the “Projects” of Luca Rajna Progetti Fotografici (“Luca Rajna’s Photographic Projects”) are exclusively intended for those couples who seek results of the highest quality: making use of the best know-how, I want to provide an incredible experience that will appreciate in value as the years go by: I don’t work with a single standardized methodology forcing you to ensure compatibility without really getting the most suitable style: I will guide you in choosing the best style, which will allow me to meet your highest expectations.
When I take photographs, I always look for conveying an emotion or a feeling in my photos that goes beyond what is represented.
I’m honored to be able to put my sensitivity at your disposal, conscious of having received a crucial, as well as beautiful, assignment: your images will be the most important memory of your wedding day.
Memories and emotions of your best day will continue to live, through your photographs, exactly as you expected, hoped and dreamed it to be!
 

ME AND MARIA ROSA

Husband and wife

Luca Rajna con la moglie
I’m the artist: I take high quality photos, but accounting is not my strength!
My wife Maria Rosa isn’t a photographer but keeps the accounts for the studio, and about that, marrying her turned out to be a really good thing to do also for that reason…
So, we can say we are in a “lovely complementary relationship”…
We met in 1991. At that time I was a musician and researcher specialized in Venetian music from the XVI to XVIII centuries: she’s from Venice and her accent easily stands out…
 


We married in 1996, the year in which I did my last concert and was already the leader of a photography studio (after studying photography in Milan for two years).
 
In the late 90s, I was among the first Italian photographers to have a website, and after noticing on the Internet the work of my colleagues from the USA I made wedding photojournalism famous in Italy, which was virtually unknown in my country then.

 

 
1994.
Me playing the violone with the baroque music group I led.
The other musicians in the photo are: Lavinia Bertotti (soprano), Nicola Sansone (recorder), Roberto Chiozza (harpsichord) and Alberto Guerrero (cello).
I started my career as a concert performer playing ancient wind instruments when I was sixteen, my first concert was in Neuchatel (Switzerland).

 

 
Me speaking about wedding photography at the Wedding Planner Courses fo the IED – Istituto Europeo di Design of Milan (European Institute of Design).

 

 
Among historical famous names, I learned to compose images from the treatises of Vasily Kandinsky, the cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky, and to make poetry with light from the photographs of W. Eugene Smith.
 
My favorite photography books are from the analogue era: “L’Isola Intima” [The Intimate Island] by Carmelo Bongiorno and “Venice” by David Hamilton.

 
 
In private life I’m fond of ancient and ethnic music, love to translate the Bible from Hebrew and Greek, and would never stop playing Subbuteo (Table Soccer).
Maria Rosa and I chose to live in the country, far from a big city. Our children names are Mattia and Noemi.
Recommended Movies: Ushpizin (2004), Fireproof (2008) and Courageous (2011).

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Mattia and Noemi. Image taken and worked with an iPhone

Luca Rajna in 1991

1991. Lake of Valvestino, Italy, we had just met for the first time a few days before while working for the WWF and our first time together in Venice

November 29th 1930: “Rita Rosso e Nino Rajna annunziano il loro matrimonio” Luca’s paternal grandparents wedding card.

Pertengo, November 29th 1930: “Rita Rosso e Nino Rajna annunziano il loro matrimonio”, Luca’s paternal grandparents wedding card.

Brussels, together at the European Parliament.

Brussels, together at the European Parliament.


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A fine art technique and a sharp working method are just the means an end which is: to make you happy and thrilled at the pictures, making sure that they will evoke something precious and good in your life. The remaining is told our clients only, so…
 
…Contact us to find out more about my studio, the photographers who collaborate with me and the benefits you can get from our photographic workflow!