Narrative photographer living in Italy

The wedding photographer Luca Rajna

As a narrative (or storytelling) 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 am honored to be able to put both my knowledge and my sensibility at your disposal, conscious of having received a crucial, as well as beautiful, assignment: your images will be taken in one of the most important days you ever spent.
This is my goal as an artist: your memories and emotions will continue to live, through your photographs, exactly as you expected, hoped and dreamed it to be!


Husband, wife | Father, mother

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 she speaks Venetian while talking to me, so her accent easily stands out…

Luca Rajna, wedding photographer, and his wife

1991. Lake of Valvestino, Italy, one of our first images taken together, and our first meet in Venice

We married in 1996, the year in which I did my last concert and was already the leader of a photography studio (after my graduation at the CFP Bauer, Milan, I studied there photography for two years).
We live between Lake Como and Venice.

Luca Rajna, photographer

Brussel, together at the European Parliament

Our sons Mattia and Noemi in 2015

In the late 90s, I was among the first Italian photographer to have a website, and after noticing on the Internet the work of my colleagues from abroad I made the wedding photojournalism famous in Italy, which was virtually unknown in my land then.

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).

Recommended Movies: Ushpizin (2004), Fireproof (2008) and Courageous (2011).

Luca Rajna during a concert in 1992 playing with Nicola Sansone, Lavinia Bertotti, Alberto Guerrero and Roberto Chiozza..

Me playing the violone with the baroque music group I founded.
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 teaching about wedding photography at the Wedding Planner Courses fo the IED – Istituto Europeo di Design of Milan (European Institute of Design).

Among historical famous artist’s 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.

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

My Maternal Grandfather Writes His memories

My maternal grandparents wedding portrait, form the series “My Maternal Grandfather writes His Memories”, San Carlo Borromeo Award for Young Emerging Photographers, 1995, Third Age Poetry Award, Decastery of Culture, Republic of San Marino. 1996.


In third person, sometimes it's required...

Luca Rajna’s artistic production is mainly in the field of narrative photography, so he can be defined a visual storyteller also involved in fantasy projects both with photography and artificial intelligence.

He graduated in photography in 1994 after two years of studies at the CFP Bauer, Milan.
Soon after the end of his studies he won the San Carlo Borromeo Award as ‘best young rising photographer of Lombardy, year 1994′, then started his first photography atelier – at that time located in the historical centre of Como.
In 2010 Luca Rajna was named best Italian wedding photographer in a special White Sposa Magazine – Tau Visual Association of Italian Professional Photographers contest.

Living between Lake Como and Venice provides him with the best opportunities to photograph in the best possible places of these lands, but he also creates non-existing ambients using artificial intelligence.
His inspiration is the local art, history, tradition and cultural heritage.

Studio Luca Rajna Progetti Fotografici is also a team of world-class photographers.
In his team worked professionals who won many of the most important international awards, including a World Press Photo and a Sony World Photography Awards, covering photographic assignments in more than forty Nations.

Luca Rajna also collaborate with commercial brands. One example is the ongoing documentation of the Guess shops in Italy on behalf of Guess Europe and its team of architects and creatives.

His photographies are published in different books regarding theology, style, or the art of receiving.

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The epilogue

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…
Get in touch to find out more! Looking forward to tell your story around my beloved land!