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I’m a photographer in Redondo Beach, California. That’s in the area of Los Angeles known as the South Bay. I was born in Pavia, 20 miles south of Milan, Italy. My dad is an Italian graphic designer, my mom is French-American. I have a little accent when I speak though it is often quite hard to place.

To me, photography is more than a career. It is my call and my passion. My mission is to share my passion with you, no matter the project we are working on. We might be doing headshots, a family portrait, a product shoot, an editorial for your brand, or we might be picking which large print would look the best in your living room: passion and enthusiasm will always be the common denominator.

Matteo Tamburlin
Matteo Tamburlin
2022-03-26
I love Tom's photos and the way he works: I was completely at ease in front of the camera, I would never have believed it possible. And the photos show it. The result is amazing. Besides, Tom delivered the shots in no time! Highly recommended.
Virginie Brigitte Gallati
Virginie Brigitte Gallati
2022-03-23
I asked Tom to take some pictures of me and my family, because none of my relatives and friends is good at that and I didn't have any nice pics with my 9 month old daughter. I do not usually enjoy being photographed, neither does my boyfriend, but Tom was great at putting us at ease and we almost didn't even notice he was shooting. The result is amazing: very natural pics, full of light and life, really showing our happiness. It's really us - I don't know how else to say it. My daughter even smiles in most of the pictures, which is not to be taken for granted! It’s exactly what I was looking for. Tom is just talented. I will definitely turn to him in the future.
Tara Levy
Tara Levy
2022-03-03
I’ve worked with Tom on several occasions and I’m always beyond happy with his work! Maintains his professionalism while making everything fun and easy going. He has a great eye for photography and art in general, he will take an idea and make it come to life in such a beautifully vivid way. You can tell he really loves what he does and it absolutely shows through his work. I can’t recommend him enough!
Fiona Burbank
Fiona Burbank
2022-02-22
Tom was a joy to work with! I needed to get new headshots and photos to update my fit modeling book and I was so happy I chose to work with him. He had great ideas, great energy and the photos came out better than I could have expected. He also was able to get the photos to me quickly which was very nice.
stacey sullivan
stacey sullivan
2022-01-26
We had so much fun with Tom Bertolotti early Thanksgiving morning (21). We’re new to California; Tom made us feel welcomed. Tom’s a true professional, super flexible, and easy to work with (I know literally, because we worked together on a fundraiser for Tulita Elementary school). He took amazing photos! Our family and friends loved them! We thoroughly enjoyed our portrait session. We think you will too. The Sullivans
Charissa Hearon
Charissa Hearon
2022-01-10
I was blown away by my experience with Tom. I usually feel very awkward being photographed, but Tom helped me feel comfortable and confident, like I could just be myself as he captured genuine photos of me. Tom even got some great shots of my dog (not an easy task!) I highly recommend Tom Bertolotti Photography!
Brian Shibata
Brian Shibata
2021-12-12
Tom is an amazing photographer and absolute joy to work with. He has special gift for making people feel comfortable and making awkward situations for some (such as posing), fun! I have had the pleasure of working with Tom several times over the past years for both personal family photos and for my child’s school sport team photos. The photos from both have always been amazing and every photo session experience has been as well. While my children do not enjoy having photos taken at school, they love our family photo sessions with Tom. Even the players from the school sport team, who had experienced working with Tom before, continue to ask if they will get to work with Tom again, year after year. We have all become fans of Tom and there is no doubt in my mind that his fan base will continue to grow because he is simply as I said in the beginning...amazing.
Heather Weaver
Heather Weaver
2021-11-29
We have used Tom two years in a row for family pictures and are just so thrilled with the results and the moments he captures! He is a delight to work with, takes the time to connect with us as individuals and is a sweetheart with the little ones. Highly recommend! Also VERY quick turnaround on the finished product.
Sandra Gomes Rocha
Sandra Gomes Rocha
2021-11-18
I had the opportunity to hire and work with Tom on an event for my business. He was incredibly professional, courteous, and talented. He returned the pictures quicker than I anticipated, and was open and communicative about his process. He was also very flexible when I needed additional shots to complete a project, and I couldn’t be happier to work with him. Hands down will hire him again for any project, personal or business.
Paola Calliari
Paola Calliari
2021-10-24
I loved working with Tom. He is extremely professional but super friendly too. He knows how to put you at ease. I love his work and he knows the best places where to shoot!

Fun fact, I have a doctorate in philosophy (yep, that’s Dr. Tom!): I think this reflects in my care to make portraits that are as human and lifelike as possible, but also in the kind of creativity that inspires my commercial work.

If you’re interested in my creative process and in the context from where most of my fine art photography emerges, don’t forget to check out my blog.

If you would like to work with me, please drop me a note and I will be in touch as soon as possible. Not sure yet? No problem! Maybe check the FAQs out and see if you want to take it to the next step!