Vartan and Emma moved to Armenia from Moscow after their arrival of their firstborn child. Vartan Marashlyan is one of the founders of the Repat Armenia Foundations helping his compatriots return their homeland as he himself very well acknowledges the pros and cons of living a life abroad.
The creation of Marashlyan Photo Studio also has to do with repatriation. “The feeling of loss and missing one experiences living abroad gave birth to the idea of combining modern and traditional clothing and restore the tradition of taking family photos”. Marashlyans think that even today the number of people leaving the country can be reduced were the opportunities of Armenia realized and used reasonably.