Sara & Jake
Mario was, in a word, fabulous. Of all my wedding expenses, photography was definitely the most important! Prior to my own wedding, I spent years working in the wedding photography business as a graphic designer. I have literally seen thousands and thousands of wedding pictures. When consulting with potential brides, I would tell them this: “The cake gets eaten, flowers wilt, the music ends, your dress gets put away, you may even upgrade your ring someday… except for your husband, your wedding photos will be the most cherished remainder of your special day! And your photographer will have the most meaningful and important job to do of anyone – because you only get one chance at your pictures!” This experience in the industry – while it made me extra knowledgeable – it also made me extra finicky! I am so thankful we found Mario and entrusted him with our precious memories! He was super friendly and professional. He was very attentive to my needs – quick to answer questions as we communicated prior to (and after) the wedding and very accommodating to my specific requests… and believe me, I had some very specific requests!My husband, Jake, and I had a dream wedding at the Atlantis. I did not get to meet Mario in person until right before the ceremony and I’ll admit I was nervous (not about him, just general pre-wedding jitters!) When we did meet, he just had this ease about him that was contagious – very calming. He got me to relax and we took a couple of pre-wedding shots with my family but I was ready to get the show on the road! During the ceremony, Mario was amazing – he blended seamlessly into the wedding ambiance – not intrusive in the least. My attention was fully on my husband-to-be. Not only did Mario get pictures of all the little details that so much effort gets put into – the programs, the jewelry, the flowers… somehow he was able to capture all these poignant little moments that, as you stand there breathlessly taking part in one of the most important experiences of your life, you don’t even notice at the time. From the look on my father’s face as he hugged me goodbye, to a single tear running down the best man’s cheek, to my father-in-law gently taking my mother-in-law’s hand – seeing those pictures afterwards gave me a whole new perspective. When it came time to take pictures after the ceremony, I was truly impressed. Mario knew the Atlantis venue very well, he knew just where to take us to get breathtaking photos. Our families can get a little rowdy, but he effectively corralled all of us and got some great shots! Then he led my new husband and I away to take some more intimate photos. I was worried at this point – Jake hates having his picture taken, and usually it shows (he always looks stiff or awkward in photos) But Mario had us laughing the whole time and I have never seen such natural, flattering pictures of Jake – ever! Those photos of the two of us will be treasured most of all!Mario, you were amazing! Your photos are awesome and my album is unbelievable! You have a gift, you really do. I can never thank you enough for capturing every beautiful moment. My wedding day truly was the happiest day of my life, and thanks to your photographs I can relive each and every memory with stunning clarity any time I want. Thank you!
Adele and John
The One and Only Ocean Club
We were married at the Cloister, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. We chose Mario for his quality and good value. Mario knew the venue well and took some fabulous photos! He was very friendly yet professional and we had a good rapport which was great. We also had an engagement shoot with Mario at our hotel (Atlantis Resort) which was fab and we would definitely recommend. Adele and John.
Brittany and Chris
The Cove Atlantis Wedding
Mario was truly a blessing on my big day! There was a threat of rain during the time of my ceremony and reception, so I was beginning to stress out just about the time that Mario showed up at my room to begin taking photos-lucky him! As soon as Mario walked in, his positive and upbeat attitude helped me to start focusing on the task-at-hand, and we dove right in to taking pictures after he and I had a brief heart-to-heart about the weather situation and what he thought would be best based on his previous wedding experiences. Mario offered his honest opinion when I asked for his advice and that was something I truly appreciated as I am originally from Pennsylvania and had no clue about Bahamas weather!In terms of the photography process, Mario helped make everyone feel at ease throughout the entire day, and he made sure to keep everything light and fun. My 82 year-old Grammy was even having fun posing for pictures! He captured a wide variety of photos including accessories, backgrounds and details, bridal party, guests, and of course the bride and groom! Every photo was beautiful and unique, and we loved each and every one. He was extremely creative in capturing different poses and settings, and he was a great addition to our day. Mario was also a wonderful guest at our wedding, and he fit right in with our friends and families during the reception. He was so well-liked, that he even made a few of the photos : ) Overall, Mario Nixon did a fantastic job on our wedding day, and we couldn’t be happier to recommend him to any bride and groom fortunate enough to be getting married in the Bahamas! Mario will make a wonderful photographer and friend on your wedding day : )
Jamie and Mark
I am so happy that I chose Mario Nixon Photography for many reasons. First, I was not able to meet Mario prior to the day of the wedding therefore I made my decision by reviewing his work on his very helpful blog. The transaction was very easy. Throughout the entire process, I was in constant contact with Mario. We meet Mario the day of the wedding and was very happy with his professionalism. In the end, I was more than happy with his work. I absolutely love the pictures and his unique ability to capture the most important day of my life.
Sabrina and Eric
RIU Palace Paradise Island
Mario was fantastic. He was easy going and a pleasure to work with. He managed to get every shot I had asked for. He even managed to get a few that surprised me. I was very pleased with his service.
Natasha and Mike
RIU Palace Paradise Island
There are not enough words for me to describe the value of Mario’s service to us. Firstly, let me start by saying that I was a travel agent in Toronto Canada, when I planned MY destination wedding in the Bahamas in July 2011. I came across Mario’s work on-line and saw that he had a great eye for group shots and for capturing intimate moments and emotions….which were both key for me because if all else failed on the wedding day, (and it almost did), what I wanted more than anything were amazing pictures to capture the beauty of the day and the Bahamas…and Mario nailed it!! He was on time, he was professional, his pricing was fair (worth every dime) and he was so pleasant to work with. One thing I loved was that he almost disappeared into the crowd, so he didn’t get in the way of others wanting to take pictures, but didn’t miss a beat either. He’s truly gifted and anointed and I would recommend him to anyone!! Sadly, in October, just 2 months after the wedding, my father was diagnosed with cancer, and passed away shortly after in February, and so those last pictures of my dad mean so much more to us. We now have these amazing pictures that have become precious memories that we truly treasure and are grateful to Mario for. He captured, what my father said was, the happiest day of his life and because they were some of the BEST pictures my dad ever took, we used many of them for his funeral. So dearest Mario, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for putting your heart and soul into your work and may God continue to bless you, always!! :)
Bethany and Christopher
Mario did a great job taking photos at our wedding. He was responsive before and after the wedding. We had a large group that was a bit tough to handle, but he kept everyone in line and got nice photos. Also a great value!
Susan and Walter
Mario Nixon is an excellent photographer and somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to his pictures. You can tell that he is very dedicated by the quality and variety of his work.We were married at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas and the pictures came out beautifully. We also were able to schedule some additional time with Mario for the day after the wedding in order to get more pictures just dedicated to us as newlyweds. Mario knows the resort very well and knew all the best places to get the most beautiful pictures.Feel free to head to his website to see his work. He gets our full recommendation without any reservation. For any wedding in the Bahamas, especially Atlantis, he should be your first call.
Tiffany and Carlos
RIU Palace Paradise Island
Working with Mario was amazing! He was extremely responsive via email which made communication great especially from another country! I was beyond pleased with every aspect. His work is breath taking. My pictures turned out better than I could of hoped for! A year later and I am still looking at them in ah! His prices were also very reasonable, he even came back to my hotel to bring me the CD of the photos! You will not be disappointed with your experience or your photos with Mario Nixon Photography!
Michelle and Matthew
Atlantis Resort Wedding
Mario is, hands down, AMAZING! I wouldn’t even second guess yourself if your considering Mario for a photographer in the Bahamas. He was so knowledgeable with great picture locations, ideas, etc. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t glance at atleast one wedding picture and I’m filled with joy every time I see his work. Thank you Mario for everything that you’ve done for us!
Trisha and Mario
RIU Palace Paradise Island
My Husband and I were very pleased with Mario. Our pictures turned out amazing!
Travis and Lindsay Sterling
British Colonial Hilton
Mario, We just looked at the photos in the online gallery a few nights ago and were stunned. They are all simply Amazing! We couldn’t be more pleased with the quality and the number of amazing shots you got. Thank you SOOO much for excellent work. I cried when I saw them! We can’t wait to get the discs! I’m so ready to get some of them enlarged and framed!! You did an outstanding job and I want to thank you for your work. We will truly cherish these for years to come!!Thank you so much!
Mr & Mrs Kyle Nelson
Comfort Suits Paradise Island
I want to say thank you again for such a fantastic job on shooting our wedding ceremony. We are very pleased with the pictures and received many compliments. We are having fun showing them off. They turned out absolutely beautiful! Thank you again!
Lisa & Doug
Wyndham Nassau Resort
WOW!!! We looked at our photos and they are incredible! Mario, thank you so much!
Kathy & Wyatt
The One and Only Ocean Club
Our decision to be married in the Bahamas was a last minute one and with less than 2 weeks before our trip I wasn’t sure things would come together in time. I searched for a photographer over the internet and, without question, Mario’s pictures stood out above the rest for me. We were able to coordinate a time and date that worked for both of us and what resulted was better than I imagined. The pictures are beautiful! I was surprised at the time and attention to detail Mario put into each photograph during the shoot and how accommodating he was. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a photographer in the future. Thanks Mario!!
Jenn and Matt Mattison
I can say that Mario was great to work with especially when I planned my destination wedding…My wedding pictures and thank you cards came out Beautiful very detailed and everyone loved them. I definitely recommend him to anyone that is looking for a wedding photographer in the Bahamas! Thank you again Mario everyone had a wonderful time.
Jon and Simona McGowan
Sunrise Beach Club
Mario was great to work with… he’s experienced with a professionals eye for detail and can take both beautiful portraits and fun journalistic style photos. Our memories of our wedding would not be the same without his awesome photography skill and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photogapher in the Bahamas! Thanks Mario, my wife and family were extremely impressed!