Welcome to Photo Tak Photography!

My name is Davoud Tavanaie and I am a photographer originally from Iran focused on Portrait, Wedding, Pet, Business, Baby & Maternity Photography in Victoria, BC, Canada (But always available for travel as well!). I have studied in Tehran at Art University of Tehran way back in the 90’s where I worked in Channel 1. Then I’ve been translating my love of composition, colour and documentary storytelling to portrait photography world since 2000. As your photographer, I will capture your feelings and memories so you can look back and remember more than just what happened – you can go back a remember how you felt. No matter the size of the project I always bring the same passion and dedication to each individual job and it’s my priority to make sure everyone goes home happy! Enough about me, what’s your story?


Photo Tak Studios Victoria BC


  • Photography competition in both Germany and Spain (2006)
  • Best Photographer award in Toronto, Canada (2006)
  • ‘Letter of Appreciation’ from Tehran Photographers union (2007)
  • Letter of Appreciation’ from Sixth Celebration of Permanent Countenance (2009)
  • Best Photographer at the Sixth Specialized Photography exhibition (2009)