Mher Vahakn Special Event Photography

5355 Cartwright Ave #203
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 925-6437//Email//Map//

All great stories have one thing in common: love. To us, weddings are one big love story and no two love stories are alike. From the way you hold hands to the smallest detail on your big day, we know you make every effort to create a wedding that is uniquely yours. That's why we don't just capture any wedding story, we tell your wedding story, as seen through the camera lens.

How do we do it? Simple. Our approach is to have fun! Relax and enjoy yourselves  on one of the happiest days of your lives and we’ll take care of all your photography needs. With our experience in composition and lighting, we'll get the candid casuals and the tender moments you’ll share with family, friends and each other.

Our style is warm and light-hearted. We prefer natural portraits to forced positions. We want you to have a great time and enjoy your wedding with the people you love—we just happen to be tagging along with cameras.

If you'd like to get to know us,  feel free to drop by our studio. Send us a note, and we can take it from there!

Mher + Atina

PS: Our story began over a decade ago. We've been capturing love stories since 2008.

About Us:
Mher is a professional photographer who also specializes in product photography and corporate portraiture. He plays guitar in the band Armenian Public Radio. Atina is the behind-the-scenes coordinator. She also writes and does brand strategy. She also sighs at lovely things.


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Wedding photography

Mher and Atina were the utmost professionals when photographing our wedding. They exceeded our expectations by capturing not only the posed pictures that we wanted, but also great candid shots throughout the night. Whenever a (spontaneous) memorable moment happened, they were right there to capture the shot. I am amazed by the action shots they captured on the dance floor. I have already recommended them to a family member, and would hire them again in the future.
Posted By: | Jul 17th, 2017 | View all my reviews
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Great experience

Atina and Mher are a pleasure to work with. Atina went above and beyond to answer all my questions and help. Mher is very talented and has and captured great shots. Would recommend them for any event!
Posted By: | Jun 28th, 2017 | View all my reviews
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Mher & Parajanov & Us

Atina and Mher were totally different from the very first interaction and all the way through the post-wedding support. First, I fell in love with Mher's work. He has a more human, more intimate, more real style. I felt like we would be getting us, the real us, in the pictures, and not some overly dramatized or idealized version of us. Secondly, they embraced our concept of modern Armenian, inspired by one of our fav artists, Parajanov and his film, The Color of Pomegranates. To bring this concept to life, I met and explained and re-explain the vision of what we wanted to one wedding photographer before I approached Mher. Mher and Atina got it immediately and actually embraced the idea with us, working together to bring it to life with their own artistic lens. Our photos range from breathtaking, to completely human, to totally funny, to emotionally tugging on your heartstrings. Mher reflected the story of our day back to us in these photos; the result is that we re-experience the sequence, the emotion, and the elation of the day, every time we look at our pics. On the more practical side: The customer service is superior and far exceeded my expectations. They were ahead of me every single step; getting the paperwork prepared, the digital proof sent over, and working with us on our album timing (we're a busy couple). Atina is an absolute sweetheart and a behind the scenes magician and Mher is the ultimate artist. Together, they are a unique duo that we trusted from the start and whose company we absolutely loved for the entire wedding day. We will continue to work with them and have them chronicle our love and life as time goes on.
Posted By: | Feb 22nd, 2017 | View all my reviews
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Couldn't Be Happier!

My husband and I couldn't be happier with our decision to go with Mher Vahakn Special Events Photography for our wedding. Mher and Atina make you feel like you've known them for years from your very first appointment, which is important especially considering they're capturing one of the more memorable days of your life. As most of you know, or will soon find out, you'll never really stick to your timeline. It's just not going to happen. But Mher and Atina went with the flow and made sure they were able to get every single shot they knew we would appreciate months after the wedding. Atina also helped us find our pre-ceremony photo venue, which we both loved! The photography at the wedding reception felt so natural. They blended in with the party in such a way that it never felt like they were in the way but somehow managed to shoot all the intimate and candid moments. We love going through our album and looking at the candids, sometimes even more than the staged photos, because you really feel the energy and emotion. Picking Mher Vahakn photography was probably the best decision we made.
Posted By: | Feb 14th, 2017 | View all my reviews
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Exceptional Photography and Client Service

Having worked with many photographers over the course of 10+ years of engagement, marriage, the birth of children, then various special events (weddings, baptisms, birthday parties, and such), we have a basis to compare photographers. There is no comparison to both the quality of photography by this duo as well as their level of service. They conform to your style and practice by getting to know you and your needs. They deliver a clean and finished product in a no-nonsense matter. This is not the duo that is going to promise you one thing, then take weeks and weeks to deliver like most vendors I've worked with! When they do deliver that finished product, there are no limitations on what you receive and they will work with you until your desired result is achieved. It's also a big bonus that they aren't high maintenance! They have become our go-to for every major and minor life event thanks to their talent and reliability.
Posted By: | Feb 7th, 2017 | View all my reviews
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Completely Exceeded Our Expectations!

My husband and I are so happy that we chose Mher Vahakn special event photography to take our Pre-wedding and Trash the Dress photos. Mher and his wife Atina are an awesome pair who are incredibly talented. We chose a big name photographer for our wedding and completely regret it now. We wish we had Mher! Our pre-wedding and trash the dress photos can both be seen on the Harsanik featured blog "Christine's Story" if you want to take a look at Mher's awesome portfolio. You won't regret hiring them for any event.
Posted By: | Oct 25th, 2016 | View all my reviews
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