Creating images for the enchanting escapes from the mundane

Hotels and resorts are able to pictorially promote their location but are often unable to capture the atmosphere of being at the hotel, thus underselling themselves.

I photograph luxury hotels and resorts and my goal is not only to portray what I can see, but to create a sensory tapestry of what cannot be seen.

Capturing the Soul of Luxury Hospitality - Let's Create Visual Magic

Embarking on a journey through the world of luxury hospitality has not only been my career but my lifestyle. As a dedicated photographer, my immersion in this realm has given me a unique perspective – one that resonates deeply with the discerning traveler's experience. My portfolio reflects this intimate understanding. 

I bring a blend of lived experience and artistic vision to each project, enabling me to capture not just images, but the very essence of luxury and wellness. My goal? To create emotional hero shots and signature pictures that speak directly to the heart of your audience.

Let's collaborate to showcase the elegance and serenity of your property in a way that only a true insider can. I look forward to the opportunity to bring your vision to life and to provide you with not just photographs, but a visual legacy.

Gianni Buonsante


Gianni Buonsante Luxury Hotel Photographer Speaker at Luxury Hospitality Conference Milan 2023

Gianni Buonsante Luxury Hotel Photographer Speaker at Luxury Hospitality Conference Milan 2023

The First Roma Musica

A new contemporary five-star experience in Rome.

See my work for The First Roma Arte

Hotel & Resort Drone Photographer

The First Roma Arte

The First Roma Arte is the perfect base in the very heart of the Eternal City.

See my work for The First Roma Arte

Hotel & Resort Photography

7Pines Resort Ibiza

7Pines Resort Ibiza nestles in a pine grove on the cliffs of the west coast of Ibiza, between Cala Conta and Cala Codolar. With unobstructed views of the Mediterranean Sea and the magical island of Es Vedrà, it is a unique location on the white isle and a prime vantage point to enjoy memorable sunsets.

See my work for 7Pines Resort Ibiza

Hotel & Resort Drone Photographer

7Pines Resort Sardinia

7Pines Resort Sardinia is a beachfront resort cradled in the natural contours of Baja Sardinia. Inviting paths weave through 15 hectares of fragrant gardens to the secluded beaches.

See my work for 7Pines Resort Sardinia

Helvetia & Bristol Firenze

A blend of unique values that will make your stay a memorable experience.

See my work for Helvetia & Bristol Firenze

Hotel & Resort Drone Photographer

Splendid Venice Venezia

The Splendid Venice is a luxury hotel in Venice just a few steps from some of the world’s greatest sights, the Splendid Venice is a charming luxury hotel, as elegant as Venice herself. It was first mentioned in the sixteenth century, the heyday of the Republic..

See my work for Splendid Venice

Hotel & Resort Photography

The First Roma Dolce

In search of La Dolce Vita? You found it at The First Dolce.

See my work for The First Roma Dolce

Hotel & Resort Drone Photographer

7Pines Resort Sardinia


7Pines Resort Sardinia is a beachfront resort cradled in the natural contours of Baja Sardinia. Inviting paths weave through 15 hectares of fragrant gardens to the secluded beaches.

See my work for 7Pines Resort Sardinia

Resort Photographer for Luxury Hotel & Resorts

Rufflets St Andrews 1924

Created in 1924 as a private home, then later transformed into a country house hotel. One of Scotland's first. Three generations of the same family have poured their heart and soul into creating a hotel that has a unique warmth. 

See my work for Rufflets

Hotel & Resort Drone Photographer

L'Albereta Relais & Châteaux

An enchanting relais in Franciacorta that rises among rolling hills and vineyards. L'Albereta invites its guests to live an unforgettable experience, because the art of hospitality means here the ability to guarantee absolute and sublime pleasure of the senses.

See my work for L'Albereta

L'Andana Leading Hotels of the World

An enchanting Hotel in Castiglione della Pescaia a luxury resort in Tuscany, characterized by a refined and timeless charm. In the Hotel, you can discover a refined atmosphere, where nothing is left to chance, and that, at the same time, has an air of intimate familiarity, allowing guests to feel completely at home.

See my work for L'Andana

Hotel & Resort Drone Photographer

Italian Luxury Photographer

Every time Gianni Buonsante produces a new footage for EHMA (European Hotel Managers Association), the result is mesmerizing. It seems that transforming raw footage into a visually stunning final product is part of Ingenia's Direct DNA. But what we appreciate the most, is how he brings the story to the forefront and keeps the audience engaged. Afterall, it is not just technical proficiency and artistic vision but his magic touch that encapsulates magic moments!

Panos Almyrantis
President EHMA
European Hotel Managers Association

Not only Gianni Buonsante has become our lighthouse, igniting our most impactful communication activities, they are our ‘association makers’, capturing images that, rather than communicating with our existing and prospective guests through discrete interactions, they are communicating through analogies evoking images, thus providing meaningful experiences. He has an innate and ingrained ability to capture light in every image. It is very much the light that nurtures the eye of the beholder, making it an experience of beauty. 

Marco Truffelli
Partner and Managing Director
Rufflets St Andrews - Scotland 

How can we apply the idea of capturing unforgettable experiences and memorable places to photography? Let's explore the concept of “photographic storytelling” and creating a photo carousel that effectively conveys this perspective. Great job, Gianni, and team! Thank you for bringing this vision to life.

Daniele Trombacco
Hotel Manager
7Pines Ibiza

Gianni non fa solamente delle belle foto, ma riesce a catturare l'anima di ogni cosa che inquadra rendendo il bello ancora più bello e sopratutto dando vita a ciò che non è animato. Il bello delle sue foto è che fanno sognare e ti proiettano a vivere la vacanza in anticipo.

Vito Spalluto
Managing Director
7Pines Sardinia

Vedere le foto è stata una forte emozione.. incredibilmente ho rivisto la bellezza delle zone dell’hotel che quotidianamente vedo e curo con gli stessi occhi di 12 anni fa il primo giorno che entrai in questo hotel. Il segreto è nelle foto che un genio come Gianni è riuscito a fare.. e penso che non dipenda dalla macchina fotografica ma dalla sua capacità di immaginarsi quel posto così come lo vorrebbe vedere una persona che ama la bellezza. Io ho scelto di dirigere questo hotel per la sua bellezza e rivedere tanta bellezza ha riacceso la bellezza nei miei occhi.

Salvatore Pisani
Complex General Manager
Hotel Gabrielli - Splendid Venice



OUR creative images WILL transport you away to new places. You can imagine HAVING A DRINK in FRONT OF A sunset or A sunrise in a beautiful LOCATION, AND ESCAPE FROM your everyday routine. Listen closely and you can hear the sounds of the unfolding story and YOU'LL soon become a part of this photographic experience and yearn to make it A reality by reserving your chapter in YOUR chosen hotel'S HIstory.

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L'Andana Tenuta la Badiola - one of the Leading Hotel of the World - Tuscany

Website and it has been developed by my Company Ingenia Direct

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Verdura Resort, a Roccoforte Hotel - Sicily

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Borgo San Felice Relais & Châteaux - Castelnuovo Berardenga - Tuscany

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L'Albereta Relais & Châteaux - Iseo Lake

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Borgo Egnazia - Leading Hotel of the World - Puglia

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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita - Matera


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Sextantio Santo Stefano di Sessanio


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