Tovicand Photography

Glendale, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Being a perfectionist, I strive for quality and to provide excellent customer service.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love to capture a photo that will last you a lifetime.

Location

Glendale, CA 91208

Years in business

7

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

98

Reviews

62 Reviews
  • Rita P. Jun 10, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was very professional, prompt and fun to work with. He managed to accommodate me with my busy schedule and delivered the pictures promptly. Thank you Tom for the amazing pictures you captured, it means a lot to me. I highly recommend Tovicand Photography and would use their services again in the future.
  • Karen G. Jun 2, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom is a really great photographer. The day of my wedding I was nervous and also I'm not a good model for photos but Tom makes me feel comfortable and try to make relax. Also he help us a lot on our reception wedding because we didn't have any idea about the dance and all that stuff, he was really nice and cool. I recommend him 100% percent.
  • Vicky W. May 22, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I just took family photos with Tom as our photographer and it was really fun! These weren't your typical family photos with kids and parents; there were seven grown adults, each with our own specific demands about where we wanted to take photos, who we wanted to be in the photos, and how we looked in the photos. Tom was very accommodating to our schedule and professional, but he was also very friendly and warm, doing the whole photo session with a smile. Two of the brothers hate taking photos, but even they agreed at the end of the session that really enjoyed it because Tom made us all laugh. Highly recommend! Can't wait to see our photos.
  • Ivana-Beija F. May 9, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Coming from somebody who is camera shy, I am glad to say that is was a pleasant experience for me. He was very friendly, helpful, professional, and prepared-that was just during the photoshoot. The photos all came out quickly and so wonderful and I couldn't be happier. Thank you so much, Tovicand.
  • Annette T. May 8, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was awesome! He was very patient, funny, very professional and clearly talented. I will definitely be booking him for future events and recommend him to anyone seeking a skilled photographer with excellent customer service. If I could give him more than 5 stars I would!
  • Angel M. May 3, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I booked Tom for my grad photos. He was quick to respond to my request and gave me a reasonable offer. The photoshoot went great and Tom made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. The photos were ready within a few days of the shoot and they came out beautiful. My family and friends loved them and I recommended Tom to my friends for their grad photos. I totally recommend Tom as your photographer!
  • Silva H. Apr 24, 2017
    Awesome Photographer!
    Tom is an excellent photographer. We have used him numerous times for holiday photos, my daughter's birthday parties, and other family events. He is very patient, kind, and creative. Would totally recommend his service.
  • Krystal W. Apr 19, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent Photography, Great Price, Fantastic Service
    I hired Tom to be a photographer at my wedding in March 2017. I was specifically looking for someone who wouldn't need much direction and could get great candid shots, posed pictures, and environment pictures (I wanted to have pictures to remind me what it looked like after the Big Day!). He did so wonderfully! From starting contact, contract, to day of, and delivery of pictures afterward he was easy to work with and delivered exactly what he said he would. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in the southern California area.
  • Melissa W. Apr 11, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome photographer!
    Our experience with Tom as our photographer for our engagement shoot and wedding was awesome. He is very flexible and works with what you want. Professional and approachable! We love the photos he's taken and can't wait to see the rest of our wedding shoot. Thanks Tom!
  • Renatto A. Feb 23, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Best photographer you could ask for
    Tom is an excellent photographer, we couldn't have asked for better service for our wedding. Tom has a way of making you, the client, feel comfortable with the pictures that are being taken, and he makes your guests feel happy getting their pictures taken too! He also has a keen eye for perspectives that are unique, romantic, and artistic, and our moments became extra special because of this. Tom was perfectly on time, and made sure that all of our important pictures were taken with the time we had. For such a high caliber of work, his price is extremely worthwhile. I would recommend Tom in heartbeat to anyone that needs a photographer for their wedding day. If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would.
  • Nina S. Dec 9, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great experience!
    Tom was fantastic! He was very patient and open to all the different opinions in our family. We never felt rushed and our photos were phenomenal!
  • Kristen E. Nov 30, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Absolutly the best!
    I could not ask for more!!!! Two photographers at a great price plus so many beautiful pictures!!! I had so many guest say your photographer was everywhere and they are taking so many great pictures!! I truly recommend Tovicand Photography!!! They are the best in my book! https://scontent-https://scontent-
  • Rick B. Nov 29, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Makes your guests enjoy being photographed
    Tom was thoughtful and creative in taking photos of our wedding. Very easy to work with. Many great shots that I know we will enjoy in the years to come
  • Evie C. Nov 22, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Don't second guess yourself, hire Tom!
    We are so very glad we chose Tom for our family photos. We have two small grandchildren (and six adults) who were bored and sleepy, and he was patient, kind and innovative. His work is beautiful and we couldn't be happier. Would recommend him again and again!
  • Kelly L. Nov 17, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom is awesome!
    Tom is a wonderful photographer! He was super cool to work and we received gorgeous photos. We highly recommend him and will definitely use him for our family photos again.
  • Dena C. Nov 14, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I can't be more excited about Tom and his work...our session went smoothly and the photos came out amazing...We will definitely be hiring him again.
  • Katherine B. Nov 12, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing Photography
    Don't have the finished product yet BUT Tom was amazing. His artistic vision...... we got married in Manhattan Beach and he got shots under the pier and one in the middle of Manhattan Blvd looking all the way down the pier....we had to stop traffic! He is professional and flexible and open to suggestions while still adding his own flair. HIGHLY recommend him.
  • Melanie I. Nov 9, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    What a wonderful photographer...
    Tom is very friendly, easy- going and professional. He was very flexible when it came to not only the photographs we wanted him to take, but also capturing those spontaneous moments. We would use his services again. The photographs were amazing he really made us look like models.
  • LynnDee H. Oct 14, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Backyard Wedding
    Tom was great, very professional and did exactly what we wanted for our garden wedding. The photos turned out beautiful and he really captured the vibe of the reception with everyone mingling and dancing. Our only regret is that we didn't hire him for longer, because the scene on the dance floor later in the night was hilarious. We would definently hire him again. LynnDee and Devin
  • Brittany R. Sep 30, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    We had a lot of fun! Tom was professional and did a fine job of balancing a mix of his own creative ideas while also being open to our suggestions. His experience has granted him a good eye for capturing moments that are cinematic in style, but also touching in scope. Thank you for helping us capture such a beautiful day.
  • Elaine F. Sep 2, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Great!
    Showed up on time and started working immediately, even stayed later than the slotted time to capture some extra moments! Great experience!
  • Patricia and Brian C. Jul 26, 2016
    If you're looking for an experienced photographer who is as kind as he is professional, you must talk to Tom at Tovicand Photography. After having a baby, we really wanted to have professional newborn photos taken. After seeing Tom's wedding portfolios, we knew he would be perfect. He is incredibly creative and is constantly looking for those special "real-life" moments, capturing them perfectly. On top of everything else, the photos came back extremely fast! They look absolutely pristine and we've already had tons of compliments on the quality. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU, Tom and Tovicand Photography for doing such a beautiful job. We couldn't be happier.
  • Nina V. Jul 12, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Did not hire him now but will keep in touch for the foreseeable future.
  • Allyson M. Jul 9, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was professional, well-experienced, and truly a pleasure to work with and have at our wedding! He arrived early to be sure of what spots would be best, made sure to get shots of important family members at the reception and was great at coordinating everyone for all the important moments.
  • Gretchen B. Jun 17, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent service from beginning to end from a VERY talented photographer!
  • Kate D. Jun 14, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was amazing! We had a very small and casual wedding ceremony on our beautiful college campus. I was happy to have found Tom, whose work looked great and whose price was extremely reasonable. Off the bat, his communication was excellent - he responded promptly with a quote, and again responded promptly, politely, professionally, and thoroughly when I had a bunch of questions before hiring him. Since we were coordinating our wedding ceremony from the east coast and weren't able to meet Tom in person, we video chatted a few weeks beforehand to ask him any additional questions and tell him a bit more about the wedding. His contract was very clear and fair. Because of his wonderful communication, I felt very confident before our wedding that working with Tom would work very well despite organizing everything remotely. We worked with Tom for three hours as he photographed our short wedding ceremony, and then took both posed and candid photos of my husband and I together and with our friends and family. On the day of the wedding, Tom arrived there early (before us!). He melded very well to our personalities and style, and I can certainly picture him doing the same with many different types of people. He made us laugh, and he listened to what we wanted and offered his own expertise in terms of poses and locations. The photos themselves turned out really great. He sent us both a link to a website (where photos can be downloaded) and a flash drive, each with full resolution images of every good photo (he takes out any where people are blinking, making weird faces, etc. that you wouldn't want anyway), which ended up being about 200 photos overall for our 3 hours. The photos were ready just two and a half weeks after our wedding, which is sooner than I anticipated. We have a really nice variety of different photos from the day of really spectacular quality. The photos are really flattering, and I can't wait to show them to all of my friends and family and hang them in my house for years to come. Overall, Tom was amazing in every way - communication, price, personality, and quality of photos. I can't believe what an amazing value we got. I would hire him again for any other photography services that I need, and I would certainly recommend him to my friends and family.
  • Nicole M. May 26, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom is an exceptional photographer! He is very kind and has terrific qualities that stand out in his work. Aside from the amazing photographs that he takes the quality that sets him apart from other photographers is that he listens to the client. Often photographers take control in a way that doesn't necessarily produce the photographs of your choice. Tom doesn't do that. He asks questions of your wants and desires, and prepares for it. Before finding Tom I crossed off about ten other photographers who came across as arrogant, and very pushy. Tom works for you! He does the shoots the way you want them done. I hired Tom to do a maternity and newborn shoot. It was by the far one of the best experiences that I've had with a photographer. We discussed the locations prior to the shoots, and it was so fun and easy. I was very impressed by how personable Tom is. I felt as if it was a friend doing these shoots. Don't waste your time and money on photographers who pop up first on google search. Hire someone who is actually Good!
  • Alisha K. May 22, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was wonderful photographer!! He was so professional and easy to work with! Showed up on time and took amazing pictures for my engagement ceremony! It was important to capture various parts of the ceremony and even though he was not familiar with the Indian customs part of the ceremony he was able to capture Everything we wanted!! It was truly amazing. The pictures turned out great and we were very pleased! He gave us the pictures within one week of the event too! My fiancé and I are looking forward to having our engagement session with Tom as well. I would definitely reccomened him to anyone!
  • Melissa M. May 16, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Carla D. May 6, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photographer and excellent customer service.
  • Jessica P. Apr 4, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was very easy to work with and hilarious! His turn around is very quick and does amazing work.
  • Raymond M. Mar 31, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photographer! Professional, approachable, accommodating, adaptable. Two thumbs up!
  • Alok B. Mar 30, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    For context, we hired Tom for our engagement shoot. We wanted two locations for our engagement pictures and our wedding photographer (hired long before we found Tom) was charging us an exorbitant amount to do the second location. That's why we turned to Thumbtack--to find something more reasonably priced. I wasn't sure what to expect, especially given the large difference in prices between our original wedding photographer and Tom. But, my wife and I decided to give it a shot, and we couldn't be more happier with what we got. Tom was awesome and very professional. We wanted a sunrise shoot which meant we would have to get to the site at 6:30 AM. Tom was there before we were!!! Things only went smoothly from there. He knew exactly what he was doing and helped guide us through the shoot (because obviously, we had no idea what we were doing). He went above and beyond with respect to service and his pictures were amazing--we absolutely loved the quality and the timeliness with which he delivered them to us. In fact, we liked him so much, we booked him to do a second event (our rehearsal dinner). Tom was awesome and you can't go wrong hiring him. We would do it again in a second.
    Tom V. Mar 30, 2016

    Thank you so much, Alok! It was my pleasure to work with you guys!!

  • Tomomi A. Mar 24, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We had our son's 1 year old birthday photo shoot. My son wasn't in his greatest mood but Tom was very patient and proffesional, made entire experience very enjoyable. I would definitely hire him again if I can convince my hubby to do another photo shoot!
    Tom V. Mar 30, 2016

    Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to work with you guys!!

  • Crystal K. Mar 18, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We had a great experience with Tom! He did a beautiful job capturing our wedding. He communicated well with us, answered any questions we had, and was completely professional throughout. He was early to our wedding and had plenty of poses for us to do both before and after. He also did an awesome job capturing the candid moments which is what we specifically asked for. All in all he did amazing!
  • Michael R. Jan 12, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was excellent, patient, and had a great eye. I would definitely recommend him. He was also superfast when delivering the finished photographs!
  • Jessica S. Jan 5, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I am so happy with the job Tom did. I was so uneasy about taking these photos knowing I was going to be exposed (maternity photos) and my boyfriend just dislikes photos in general. But once the photoshoot started I was completely at ease and even my boyfriend said he would do it again. The final photos were so great and we love them so much. Tom was so accommodating and took all of my suggestions and ran with them creatively. I am going to be using him for my future photos as well!
  • Marisa H. Dec 21, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom did an amazing job with our family portrait session. He met us in a great location...traipsed through meadows...and the pictures turned out beautifully! Everything was done quickly and professionally. I highly recommend!!
  • Jacqueline P. Dec 18, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was very professional and we had a wonderful experience with him. He was very patient with my three small children and was a great director as we had not used a photographer before.
  • Vanessa Z. Dec 16, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    He was very friendly and willing to accommodate our needs. Arrived early to set up and was able to capture all the nights events.
  • Rachael W. Dec 16, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was super fantastic , warm and understanding as far as our families needs. Crystal clear about what he will do for you in regards to time including post with perks. Fast turn around was also super helpful.
  • Liana Z. Dec 6, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • Josie A. Dec 4, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was patient and did a great job with our wild family. The very next day we had 3 samples. Appreciated that he was on time and everything was done in a professional way. I will use Tovicand again.
  • Lisa Z. Dec 3, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was great with my little one! He was prompt, courteous and professional and our last minute holiday pictures turned out beautifully. So many great poses that it made it tough to select just a few for our Christmas cards.
  • Gena S. Dec 2, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I was in search of a professional photographer for family portraits. Low and behold I found Thumbtack and Tom (of Tovicand Photography) found me. Tom epitomizes professionalism while still maintaining a fun, casual vibe which allowed for the product of great photographs to emerge. I'd definitely recommend Tom, especially if you have kids, as a photographer and I plan on using his services again.
  • Tony A. Nov 30, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We chose Tom to do our holiday shots. We have two younger girls, and Tom was so easy for us all to work with. He chose a great location, and was there before we arrived. We got a ton of great photos, and we completed our shoot in less than an hour. I would highly recommend Tom for a great outcome.
  • Marsee S. Nov 27, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We absolutely loved Tom! We've been taking holiday pictures for over 15 years and believe me when I say it's hard to find a good photographer. Tom was prompt and clear in all of our communication leading up to the shoot. He was professional, flexible, and great with the kids. He had great ideas and gave us location options while remaining open to our location thoughts. He was early to the shoot and ready to go. He had great posing suggestions. Out of all the pictures we have ever taken together, he took our favorite picture that day. In addition, our pictures were ready before expected and to top it off, he was more than reasonably priced. Our family was raving about him after we left. It was one of the most pleasant and smooth photo shoots we had ever had, which is not always easy with a large family or a family with three kids under the age of five! I would recommend Tovicand Photography without hesitation. Wonderful!
  • Patricia H. Nov 19, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Erica H. Nov 18, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    He did a great job capturing my family!!
  • Victoria H. Nov 4, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was absolutely fantastic! We have two young children and Tom knew how to get them comfortable and smile. He is very easy going yet professional. A day after the session, he sent me a few edited sample photos which look fabulous. I highly would recommend him as your photographer. This was a great experience and we're very glad we hired him. We will definitely use him as our family photographer in the future.
  • Regan D. Nov 3, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Brittany R. Oct 18, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was so great!! He was on time, courteous and had a great personality that made us feel comfortable! He had creative ideas and suggestions for poses, and also incorporated any idea we had. Also detail oriented so the photos would be flawless. Some of the photos we saw the day of came out absolutely amazing! He is so reasonably priced and drove to a location we picked - we could not be happier!
  • Christa E. Oct 17, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was wonderful! He was incredibly nice and professional. Our pictures are beautiful, including the temperamental two year old, and his prices are more than reasonable. I highly recommend Tovicand Photography.
  • Debbie Y. Sep 1, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom's communication and flexibility is amazing, add that to the quickness of our final photos with the beauty of each shot. It was time and money well spent!! Highly recommended photographer! We thank you very much for your professionalism and great service..
  • Romeo M. Aug 3, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom is super professional! He arrived on time, took a few minutes to scout the location and by the time we started, he had a pretty good idea of how to get the most out of the place. Tom was creative, gave us good direction, and he was willing to shoot until we ran out of ideas and spots! (This scores major points because we didn't want to feel rushed through out the whole shoot) We have a 1 year old, so it was important to work with someone patient enough! Price was more than fair, response time to deliver the pictures was even faster than promised and he even sent a few pics just a couple of days after the photo shoot. In short: hire Tom, he was great from beginning to end!
  • Sara H. Jun 1, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Friendly photographer who is very easy to work with. I was very pleased with the final photos! Turned out great!
    Tom V. Jun 7, 2015

    Thank you, Sara. Your graduation photos turned out great. It was a pleasure to work with you!

  • Carolyn T. May 24, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was great he had a keen eye for great shots and he was very accomaditng. He has a great personality and a pleasure to work with. We are thankful Tom!!!!
    Tom V. May 26, 2015

    Thank you Carolyn. It was great to meet you guys. Thanks again for the opportunity!

  • Genesis J. May 17, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Tom was patient, we unfortunately were running late but Tom was ready to go when we got there. Tom and I had a conversation a week prior to discuss some ideas and I knew I could trust his talent when he asked me to bring my big 53" teddy bear to the beach lol. Also he was kind enough to send us some preview pictures just a day later. Overall he made us feel comfortable and we thank him for that.!!
    Tom V. May 17, 2015

    Thank you for the nice review, Genesis! We sure had a great time at the session and it definitely shows in the photos. You guys were great! Thanks again!

  • Claudia H. Mar 29, 2015
    Tom is extremely professional, yet fun and patient with children. He's been my family photographer for 5 years and has always impressed me with his ability to capture genuine family moments.
  • Rose A. Mar 21, 2015
    Without hesitation I have grown to consider Tom our family photographer! After doing both personal and professional shots and showing his true profession I am blessed to have found him. He is truly an outstanding photographer with a unique vision and eye for capturing the perfect moment. Thanks Tom for you great work!
  • Alex M. Mar 20, 2015
    Tom is awesome. We have used him for numerous occasions and we absolutely love his work. He is a down to earth photographer who is easy to talk to. I totally recommend him.
  • Cori L. Mar 19, 2015
    Tom was amazing!!!! I was able to get all of the photos I wanted in the exact way that I pictured it! I got so many compliments and was so happy with the pictures!! My only regret is that I didn't meet him sooner to do my wedding LOL! But I will definitely be using him for the future!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
For weddings, I usually do a pre-consultation to go over the details of the photo session, answer questions they may have, and to make sure that we are a good fit for each other. We go over what style they are looking for, my work process the day of, and to get the details of bridal party, daily plan, etc..
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have studied at the New York Institute of Photography. I'm also a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America as well as the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing details can be found on my website.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a boy. It really took off after the birth of my first son in 2009.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have extensive experience with family portrait, maternity, engagement, as well as wedding photography.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A young couple hired me as their photographer to announce that they are expecting their first child. Only their parents knew about it and they wanted to announce it to the world. I was motivated to get the best photos for them, and it worked out. They were thrilled!