Tarik Trad

Tarik Trad

About Tarik Trad Photography

Attention. Detail.

You work hard. That's why I engage with my clients in a partnership so you feel we're in this together. The goal: to give you the attention you need to bring your inner and outer self into the open. Sometimes it's the lighting, the background or even the angle. Other times, it's just making you feel comfortable enough to allow the real you to come out, even if it's just for one perfect shot out of one hundred. Or a thousand. Whatever it takes to get it just right.


"At some point, I actually forgot there was a camera and I really had a blast!"
"...he instantly put me at ease, was patient and found just the right angles."
"He knew how to get me to relax and enjoy the moment. He made me look fabulous."
"…sees you at your core and calmly gives you the freedom to be revealed."
"He really captured our personalities."

I am humbled to share testimonials from my partner/clients. After all, an artist should be defined by his work, not his words. 

I believe the best gift you can receive (or give) in this world is to be truly seen by another human for all the light you are. If a photo can capture the gleam in your eye, that reflection of your soul, that someone miles away, through a screen, can resonate with...magic has been made. Such magic takes a photographer like Tarik, who sees you at your core and calmly gives you the freedom to be revealed. This man is a treasure.
— Jenna C. Johnson, SAGAFTRA Actress, Los Angeles, CA - www.jennacjohnson.com

I recently had a photo shoot session with Tarik and I am absolutely delighted with the outcome. Tarik is a very skilled, experienced and gifted photographer, and you just can feel that he is passionate about his work.

I am usually not very comfortable in front of a camera, but Tarik’s warm personality, enthusiasm, great sense of humor and accommodating style put me at ease straight away. At some point, I actually forgot there was a camera and I really had a blast! Tarik is very easy to communicate with and he understands right away your demands and expectations. He also knows how to bring and capture the best in you, which was extremely important for me. I was also very impressed by Tarik’s technical skills and efficiency, and how fast he was at delivering very high quality photos.

I definitely highly recommend Tarik’s services and I look forward to working with him again in the near future.
— Rim A., Toulouse, France

I have always felt awkward smiling in front of a camera. I prefer being behind the scenes, giving direction and getting people to smile. So, being in front of the camera lens was a different experience for me, and Tarik was absolutely amazing. Not only did he make me look fabulous, but he knew how to get me to relax and enjoy the moment. He was communicative, courteous, respectful, funny and witty, and professional.

Trusting his professional judgment yielded to some awesome results and I ended up choosing those pictures for my professional headshot. Definitely someone I would reach out again for future photo sessions.
— Soraya A., Los Angeles

I’ve been a happy consumer of Tarik’s photography services for several years now, and I continue to be impressed at his dedication to his craft. I have no problem recommending him to my friends and colleagues for really creative expressions that make you look good!
— Shahed A., Washington, D.C.

Tarik is absolutely the best! I’ve worked with other photographers in the past but Tarik has an artist’s eye to which no other can come close. I asked him to photograph my favorite car which was not functional. That’s not an easy feat due to its size, immobility, etc. He turned out the most beautiful pictures and spent a lot of time afterwards touching them up. He is a true pro – confirmed our appointment in advance, came to the job promptly and it was a total pleasure working with him. His price was very fair and he was more interested in getting the job done properly instead of watching the clock. I’d highly recommend Tarik for any photographic need. There’s no challenge he can’t take on and he does not disappoint!
— Joanne M., Glendale, CA

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Having Tarik do my new headshot was a no-brainer because he takes incredible pictures. Plus, he instantly put me at ease, was patient and found just the right angles! I couldn’t ask for more.
— Edina L., Pasadena, CA

Tarik is the best photographer I’ve ever worked with! Thank you so much for meeting my family and I on location for our family photos. You were professional at all times and made us feel very comfortable. Some of my favorite photos are the candid shots you took. You really captured our personalities. We would not have gotten those awesome shots anywhere else. Thank you so much for everything! I will definitely be calling you for the next family photo occasion.
— Kelly P., Upland, CA