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Tovicand Photography

225 East Broadway, Glendale, CA, USA

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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We are professional photographers in Southern California providing photo services including wedding, engagement, portrait, maternity, and much more. We have been in business since 2010, and have created memories for hundreds of clients! Unlike other companies, we custom-build wedding photography packages for our clients based on THEIR needs and budget.

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45 hires on Bark
2 hour response time

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24 January 2022

Booking Tovicand Photography was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Tom (and 2nd shooter Ralphy) were amazing and I would 100% recommend them for the quality of their work, communication, professionalism on our wedding.

Stylistically, we were looking for clear and timeless photography - nothing flashy or over-edited. We got that, and more. I was a bit concerned about the staged shots feeling a bit weird but they didn't. Tom did a great job of getting staged romantic shots alternated with candid or family staged shots.

Having someone with good communication was important to us - we wanted someone with familiarity of the locations (Armenian church & hall) where we were getting married, and Tom quickly checked those boxes. It was also awesome that he spoke Armenian. The entire crew appreciated how cool, collected, and communicative he was - especially my cousin, who did our videography. My MOH (who has been in a handful of weddings) also said how he was probably the best photographer she had dealt with - and that she loved the pictures. She hears so much of people wanting to retake their photos after being uncomfortable with an arrogant photographer and then disappointed with bad pics. My cousin knew we'd found a good one when Tom responded to a bunch of questions ahead of time. And then after our event, he's emailed so many times to give me an update. Anyways, he's a rockstar in communication department.

Our insanely large gallery of wedding photos was ready in 1 month - over the Christmas, New Years, booster shots, the peak of omicron, (and on and on!). I say this because I see some people expect photos (maybe previews) in a few days or weeks, which seems unrealistic to me and I wasn't expecting it. Anyways, I was totally happy with it all - it's just helpful to have clear expectations.

As far as lessons learned, I wish that we would have discussed our shot list and plan directly with Tom ahead of our date - and I kind of feel like this was on me for getting him our list so late and thinking our coordinator or someone else would have given me some feedback. I felt like I had too many "shots" on our shot list and was feeling super rushed while taking them. I also expected our coordinator to be around to assist with things and she totally dropped the ball, showed up late, and was more of a pain than helpful. However, Tom and Ralphy seamlessly dealt with my feeling overwhelmed and working like such a professional while our crappy coordinator was M.I.A.

Upon looking through our photos, I realized that our actual invitation was missed in our detail shots. Again, possibly my bad for putting them in a box in a box. If this was the worst thing to go wrong on our day - I could handle it, but was a bit sad about the mixup. Tom quickly offered to reschedule and retake those shots for us. I still need to follow-up more (my comms have been lacking...), but how amazing is that?!

Honestly - the biggest issue is that we now have SO many incredible photos from our wedding, we have no idea which one is our favorite!

To summarize - if you like the example shots in his profile, give him a call, discuss your options, and then book this one.
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3 December 2021

Tom’s photos came out beautifully. He’s super reliable, easy to contact, flexible, and helpful. Such a great choice!

30 November 2021

Tom Vartanian was the perfect photographer for our wedding. We saw his artistic photos on theknot.com and loved his work, called him up and he was fortunately available for our date! He arrived early and got right to work. And he was warm, easy-going and made my (now) husband and I feel so comfortable on our special day. It was like having a friend who happened to be a professional photog! He worked with us on the looks we knew we wanted and then found other options that we hadn't even considered. His rate was very reasonable for what he promised and he overdelivered! I cant recommend him highly enough. Thank you, Tom! More...

6 November 2021

Tom and his team are simply amazing. They are easy to work with, punctual and extremely creative. We received our photos and can’t stop looking at them over and over. We love them so much and simply can’t decide which ones to print and or include in an album. We want them all! 🤣 We highly recommend Tom and his team for anyone who wishes to have a special occasion captured! You will not regret it! More...

6 October 2021

Tom, thank you for the beautiful photos!! We had a somewhat small intimate wedding and Tom captured some great photos. We love love love the candids he got of our parents with their grandkids. Tom has such a great talent and a great eye as a photographer! My husband and I highly recommend Tovicand Photography!!!! More...

23 September 2021

Exceptional work by Tom at Tovicand Photography. He has such a calming personality it made the day go by so smoothly. Great work ethic, great communication and beautiful photos. Thank you for making our big day so so special!!!! More...

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13 August 2021

Wedding Photography

I can't say enough about Tom, he got great shots of our wedding and really thought outside of the box for some great shots that are not generic and traditional which fits our style! He was attentive during the event, incredibly responsive before and after the event and got our pictures to use so quickly! I highly recommend him and his team for your next special event. Thanks Tom for capturing the magic of our special day! More...

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Thank you Carrie! We loved capturing your special day!!

18 July 2021

Tom was great! He has an amazing, easy going personality. From our first booking meeting at his office, to our engagement shoot, to our wedding day and to the day he delivered our photos…it’s has been a great experience. My husband and I love all the beautiful photos he captured. We will definitely recommend him to our friends and family. Thank you Tom!! More...

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Thank you, Carol. It was a pleasure capturing your big day!!

8 July 2021

We are so delighted we hired Tom as our wedding photographer. Absolutely beautiful photos!!! He’s so easy going, fun and knows what he’s doing. My hubby and I are somewhat awkward in front of the camera but Tom made us feel comfortable. He’s also a jokester which sets everyone at ease, makes us laugh and forget that he’s a pro photographer. Thank you Tom, we love all our wedding photos!!! : ) More...

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18 June 2020

General Photography

Tom is an amazing thoughtful human. Great work and extremely professional! Would highly recommend for any occasion

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22 February 2020

General Photography

We are so lucky to have Tom as our photographer in our beach wedding! He is very good with giving directions, and specific on where and how to pose, where to look, etc and the photos turned out great. He is also very professional and checked in the day before to confirm and was at the location earlier than the scheduled time. Overall, we are happy with the outcome and would definitely recommend Tom! More...

16 January 2020

Very professional, amazing work. Our wedding photos came out just beautiful! Thanks Tom!!

26 October 2019

Very professional! Loved how our wedding photos turned out. Highly recommend Tom and will refer our friends to him!!

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15 October 2019

Wedding Photography

Good quality photos. Very professional.

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15 August 2019

Event & Party Photography

Tom is very professional photographer. He did baby’s 1st birthday party shoots. His photos are very colorful and natural. He is also detail oriented, very friendly and easy to work with person. More...

15 August 2019

We are so happy we hired Tom as our wedding photographer. He is so easy going and has a fun personality, which made our stressful day soooo much easier. We love the photos and album we got. Thank you Tom and Tovicand Photography for such a great experience! : ) More...

19 July 2019

We hired Tom and Tovicand Photography for our daughter's senior photos. We were very pleased with the services provided. He was professional and the photos turned out wonderful. Thank you so much!! More...

27 June 2019

Amazing service, at reasonable prices. Tom is a talented photographer and a genuinely nice person . We are so happy we hired him to capture our wedding day. We absolutely love the photos!!

6 June 2019

We have used Tom several times over the last few years. We’ve used him for my daughter’s birthdays as well as several family portrait shoots. He is our go-to photographer. He has a great eye for detail and capturing those special candid moments. We highly recommend Tovicand Photography!! More...

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4 June 2019

Wedding Photography

Planning a wedding is hectic. I contacted Tom thru Bark and am very happy I did. My fiancé worked with him to square away the details. We met with Tom to finalize everything. He is very easy going and made the process fun, engaging and smooth. We are very happy we booked Tom as our photographer and can't wait!!! More...

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30 May 2019

Wedding Photography

My husband and I hired Tom for our family photos. Every year we have family get-together in Huntington Beach from all over the West Coast. ..12 people in all. We have used Tom for three years now. We love his patience (with 3 little kids), how professional he is, and the great photos. Highly recommended! More...

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Thank you, Stephanie and Andrew. Can't wait for next year! : )

30 May 2019

We booked a maternity session with Tovicand Photography for our first pregnancy.. He was wonderful!! So easy going and full of great ideas. We loved the way the photos turned out. Tom did a great job capturing some amazing photos!! We will definitely use him again in the near future....after baby arrives! 😊 More...

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Absolutely, Amy!! Can't wait for your little one to arrive next month!!

24 May 2019

We hired Tom for our maternity session. He was wonderful. He made us feel at ease in front of the camera and guided us on how to pose. We love how the photos turned out!!! More...

1 May 2019

Tom did a terrific job with our family photos, capturing the beauty in people as well as the scenery. He’s very professional and knows his job well!

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Thank you! It was great working with you and your wonderful family!!!

1 May 2019

We absolutely loved our photos. Tom did an amazing job capturing beautiful photos of our wedding. He was professional yet very fun and outgoing. Highly recommend him!!!!

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Thank you!! Wish you and David the best in your new life as husband and wife!!

2 February 2019

We've been taking family portraits for over 20 years. Before we found Tovicand Photography, we had gone through several photographers. We have a large family with small children and this kind of project requires organization, professionalism, creativity, consistency, commitment and patience. Tovicand Photography is all of this and more. Our photographer, Tom, knows his craft and loves his work. Because of him, our entire family looks forward to portrait day every year. Tovicand Photography is simply amazing. More...

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Thank you!!! : )

31 January 2019

Tom has been capturing special moments and taking photographs of my family and I for the past 7 years. He is truly amazing! His work is exceptional and his passion for his craft is so apparent! He takes his time and makes sure we are happy with the outcome! I love the candid shots he takes. The pictures that he takes with my son and I are so special. He has seen my son grow and he is able to show our relationshipsl with his photography. It’s such an honor for us to have him as our family photographer year after year. I highly recommend Tom if you are looking for someone to make your portraits memorable! The service he provides all around is exceptional from beginning to end! Thank you Tom!!!! More...

30 January 2019

Tom is our lifetime Photgrapher!! He was so amazing for our maternity shoot that we have used him ever since!! We have used him over the years for funerals, Christmas parties, birthday parties, the twins first haircut, family shoots and more! He has a way with kids and always manages to get photos of our identical twin boys, now three, both looking and both smiling! Mission impossible! He can be so discreet in certain settings where I had no idea he was taking incredible photos, and he can be so fun and sociable in other settings- he is just PERFECT!! By the way, we have my sisters baby shower next month- Tom, I hope we are lucky enough to have you! More...

30 January 2019

I cannot day enough good thinks about Tom and his work. He has done pregnancy photos, newborn and family photos and birthdays for us for the last 4 years! !! I cannot imagine going with anyone. He has a real eye for detail and capturing the moment. I constantly get compliments about our photos displayed in our house!! Thank you Tom for being so amazing! More...

30 January 2019

We hired Tom as our photographer for our wedding. We couldn't have been happier! He was fun, yet professional. He gave us some great posing recommendations as we are not very photogenic and not very comfortable in front of the camera. The photos were delivered in a timely manner, in fact, faster than he had promised, and we were very happy with the results. Our photos came out great!! He was able to capture not only the ceremony and my husband and I, but our family, guests, tables, decorations, cake and more. Wow!! We highly recommend Tom at Tovicand Photography!! More...

11 July 2014

Beautiful pictures, awesome photography.  Tom is very professional and knows his job well.  We did family portraits and the experience was very pleasant and the photos turned out beautiful.  Highly recommended!

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12 February 2014

For a professional photographer with an eye for detail and passion to capture the perfect moment,give these guys a call. These guys are great and at a very reasonable price point. More...

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Q&As

It's not the brand of camera one uses. You have to have "the eye" as a great photographer. A few imperative things to consider are lighting, composition, and exposure. Knowing your subject's sense of comfort is also very important. If your subject is not comfortable, it will show in his/her photos. I believe in building rapport and relationships with my clients. This ensures beautiful and memorable photos!

What style are you looking for? What are the details of the shoot you're looking to get (ie, location, budget, how many hours of photo coverage, etc.)?

I love building relationships with my clients that will last beyond the photoshoot. I have several clients who I have worked with over the years. A few clients, I shot their engagement photos, followed by their wedding photos, then their maternity photos, and subsequently, their family photos. That is extremely gratifying to me!

I have been into photography since I was around 11 years old, when I got my first camera, a Polaroid. Since then, my love and passion for photography has grown. It wasn't until the birth of my first son in 2009 that I was convinced by friends/family to do it professionally. I started my business in 2010 on a part-time basis, and went full time in 2015.

The level of service I provide to my clients is what stands out. I try to build long-lasting relationships with all of my clients. Obviously my talent and keen eye as a photographer helps, but I strive to provide an excellent customer experience with the individuals I work with!

Services

We offer wedding day photography services from 2 hours to all-day events. Additional information available. Inquire within.