ABOUT TOM KEENE
Where to start? Well, I was born in Glendale, CA a long time ago. Okay, not that long ago. Growing up in the Los Feliz/Atwater Village area was always interesting. It was and still is quite a diverse town. By Junior High, look I just dated myself, I mean middle school, I moved up to the La Crescenta area. A big difference and a whole new world to explore. By this time, I was already an avid user of my Canon AE-1P 35mm film camera, thanks to my sister Karen. Although I was denied access to the school photography program, I focused on shooting more and more. In the 8th grade, my mom took me to Europe for 3 weeks and I really began to understand what I was doing and what I wanted from my camera. In college, at UC Irvine, I found myself wanting to do even more.
My first wedding was shot at this time, and really in many ways, I have never looked back. Eighteen years after graduating and leaving my long career in retail management from Circuit City and Target, I was finally able to create what you see here today. Hundreds of couples later, I have really come a long way and still feel I get better with each event.
As a single father of 4 children, I have learned patience. Especially since all of them live with me full time. I am so blessed with my children. Although, I normally work on weddings, I like to consider myself a life event photographer. I easily make my clients comfortable in front of the camera by becoming friends. The results show up in the images I capture. I am also a real estate photographer in my spare time, it's like Uber for photographers...
LAdigitalPhoto was started in 2003 by myself and quickly grew to include videography and DJ services by partnering with other companies as a single home to find your life event vendors. Over the years the team has changed and we are happy to have Alex Orellana of Deltaforce DJ's back with us again, as well as Karen Cohen and our newest photographer Qi Wong. I'm also very proud to have Lara Solanki back with us as well. 2015 was our businest year and for 2016 we welcome Tiffany, Katie and Colton, our vidoegrapher, to the team.
We are also proud to offer you Matt Davis' amazing photo booth for your events as well. We can highly recommned Bindy O'Kelly of Crystal and Lace for your wedding consultant. So what is LAdigitalPhoto today? It is simply the easiest way to find your wedding day and other life event vendors in one place, who work seemlessly with each other making your search that much easier and that much more on budget.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Published in the NY Times 2006
Mylist Top Photography Award 2009-2012
Bride's Choice Awards 2009-2014
Couple's Choice Award 2015
Couple's Choice Award 2016
#1 in Los Angeles Thumbtack Award 2015
#1 in Los Angeles/Orange County Thumbtack Award 2016
Top Pro Award Thumbtack 2016
Top 30 in Los Angeles Expertise Top Photography Award 2015
Best Candid Photography Award MountainGate Country Club 2016
646 Fairview Ave #17
Arcadia, CA 91007