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Portrait Journal Studio

San Jose, CA


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


Photography studio with 20 years experience in New York City and Paris , specializing in portraiture and fashion. Now based in California, focused on classic portraiture and architecture photography.

3 hires on Bark
2 min response time

Reviews (15)

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15 customer reviews

2 June 2021

General Photography

Taghi is fantastic... He is patient, very responsive, easy to work with and creative no matter how challenging the situation. I'm lucky to have found Taghi for getting our little one as a 1st family photoshoot. I would love to work with Taghi for any of our Photography and Videography needs. More...

20 May 2021

Commercial & Corporate Photographers

Top notch communication. Easy to work with. 5 star results. We could not have asked for a more pleasant experience and result. Thank you!!!

11 May 2021

Headshot Photographers

Taghi is such a great photographer! It was my first time for a professional photo shoot being a newbie for modeling and he made me feel so comfortable and at ease! It was definitely a fun shoot and I highly recommend him to anyone for any type of photo shoot! More...

25 May 2020

Taghi is terrific...he is able to get the real essence of the subject (me) in his photos...we have done a couple shoots together and he has great ideas and the photos, and even video now, are so good. ..love working with him and I would recommend him to anyone for editorial, commercial and fashion... More...

21 May 2020

Taghi is the entire package. Look no further. He is a proven photographer with a warm personality making it worth all the time it took to find a photographer of his caliber. He has a natural ability to capture the moment and build a lifetime of memory. Taghi was punctual, paid special attention to the details and was an extremely patient taking pictures of our little girl. We are so grateful to have find such a high caliber photographer. We highly recommend him to anyone! More...

16 May 2020

General Photography

Taghi is another level when it comes to photographic skill and professionalism. I can't tell you how refreshing it was to do a shoot with someone of his ability. My wife and I have worked with a variety of photographers and the end result is usually something that looks overly staged or generic. Taghi is on the other end of the spectrum: his shots are original and inspired and he demonstrates a deep understanding of what his clients are looking for. He takes photos you will be proud to hang. We couldn't have been more pleased with the upfront communication, process and end result. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to do a shoot, be it for personal or professional purposes. More...

5 May 2020

Working with Taghi was one of my most memorable shoots! He is professional, kind, fun, and extremely talented. He has amazing vision and pushed to get the best material out of me for the music video we shot that day, but also made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. We got a few portrait shots that I’ve been able to use for additional content as well. Overall I was overjoyed with the amount of spectacular content I received after the shoot, and left with many wonderful memories of the shoot itself. 10/10 would recommend for video and portrait needs. His video editing was absolutely beautiful as well. More...

2 May 2020

My daughter and I had a portrait session with Taghi which turned out to be one the most memorable moment with my little one. It was dynamic and fun. We didn’t feel the pressure to pose, all of it was natural and relaxed. Our portraits are soft and strong at the same time, we love them! More...

1 May 2020

It was an amazing experience working with Taghi Naderzad. His work was professional ,not to mention his patience and positive attitude towards our demands , which went above and beyond our expectations. I highly recommend him .

1 May 2020

I commissioned Taghi to take portraits of me and my family. He is professional and made us feel comfortable and at ease. The photographs he took of us captured the fleeting moments that we wish we could hold on to forever.

Thank you Taghi!

1 May 2020

Taghi shot a family portrait for us and we were so pleased with the result.  So grateful that we have such amazing, natural photos to capture this moment in time.   My kids can be a bit nervous socially but he put everyone at ease.  He felt like one of the family members by the end of the shoot! More...

1 May 2020

I hired Taghi to do my portrait, the result is really really nice. Taghi is a great and very professional photographer.
Many thanks Taghi

1 May 2020

He has a very neat & specific way of working. A totally different look at things.
Pleasant & present.
Did a beautiful job of our family portraits.
Recommend him to all my friends who would like to have an exquisite & natural portrait of their family.

1 May 2020

I hired Taghi to shoot a portrait for me and IT was the best experience. Professional and fun, I felt very comfortable and was so very pleased with the result ( which is not my usual feeling towards photos of myself)
I would definitely trust him with my “image” in the future ! More...

1 May 2020

Taghi took photos of our whole office team- He’s got a great eye for faces and captured everyone’s essence perfectly. A great person, we also had a blast with him. 100% recommend for both business and personal. More...


A connection with the subject. And good lighting.

I like to get specific, get in depth understanding, look at references together, to the point that I'm very clear, so the resulting images are aligned with what the client had envisioned in his or her mind.

To connect in that nice subtle, human way. For everyone to walk away the day of the shoot having accomplished something simple yet important. That I was able to see those small, nuanced moments, that only belong to that person

I grabbed a camera when I was 16, and never looked back.

Elevated lighting, 20 years experience, nice easy rapport, solid timeless lighting, subtle expert retouching


I’m a fashion, celebrity, portrait photographer and director with 20 years experience in New York City I’m now based in California. Included in my rates are professional retouching services on the selected images.