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Meet Kamal Delchad of Happy Heart Photo in Hollywood & San Diego

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kamal Delchad.

Kamal, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My love for photography was ignited at age 15, and after years of studying photography in school, I went to attend one of the top photography school in the country, Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.

At Brooks, the education was very technical and challenging. I loved it. I majored in advertising photography, which exposed me to fashion photography.

After graduating from Brooks, I moved to LA to get exposed to the advertising world. Within a few years working in LA in the automotive and fashion studios, I got exposed to shooting weddings for many friends. I brought my precise lighting style to weddings, and I fell in love with the FEELING of shooting weddings. This was the start of my wedding photography business. It was more rewarding than working in big advertising studios, and people love the quality of photos.

Weddings are incredibly fast-paced, and you have to produce amazing photos in a short amount of time. It’s a great challenge. Giving my heart to my clients comes without question. My personality suits the wedding industry!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
In the day of digital photography and entrepreneurship, who wouldn’t want to be a wedding photographer? There’s a lot of competition. But with fine lighting, and great referrals from my clients, it’s given me a fun and happy career.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
At Happy Heart Photo, we take pride in producing very high-quality photos on the wedding day or engagement shoot.

What makes us unique?? The photo quality and the brightness of smiles and candid expressions. Apart from the photo quality, we take pride in being fun, relaxed, willing to serve in any capacity necessary.

This willingness to serve our clients has allowed us to add other services to our clients. We now offer Ceremony planning to our clients so that our couples can get some ideas of unique and special ways to enhance the feeling of the wedding ceremony.

Most wedding ceremonies are the same story… walk in, say vows, put the rings on, kiss, and leave — So we like to make some suggestions to add another level of emotion. Why not take a moment to honor the parents with a quick hug? Or to surprise them with a small gift? Why not invite a child to say a few scripted words? Adding small elements will make their wedding ceremony stand out!

As the owner of Happy Heart Photo, I’m most proud of the connection I keep with my clients, and being involved with their growing families as the years go by!

I’ve had the honor of shooting weddings in Africa, Europe, Mexico, and in many parts of the US.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up in the Baha’i Faith has definitely given me a unique upbringing. The emphasis of the Baha’i Faith is to serve others, be the most kind, generous, hospitable, and accepting person to everyone. Loving all races and religions is second nature to me, as we are all one big family with only minor differences.

Being of service in the community since a kid, has given me a unique & humble confidence that is hard to characterize.

So when it comes to serving my couples and their families on the wedding day, it’s hard to consider my job like work.

Work is Worship, is a famous saying in the Baha’i Faith – That means that our ACTIONS are an act of communion with our creator. Words alone, carry little meaning.

The Bride & Groom will notice that I’m silly, relaxed, and caring. I know that my personality helps to calm them, and helps them feel comfortable with me while posing for photos.


  • Wedding Photography anywhere in Southern California starts at under $2,000!
  • Full-Day wedding photography, including an engagement shoot and a wedding book starts at only $3,000!
  • Family Photography, including all of the photos starts at just $250!

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 619-277-2737
  • Email:
  • Instagram: Wedding_Photography_by_Kamal
  • Facebook: Happy Heart Photo
  • Yelp: Happy Heart Photo – (San Diego)

Image Credit:
Happy Heart Photo

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