Welcome to Townsley Portraits


Townsley Portraits, located in Los Angeles, serves the Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Venice, Santa Monica,  Mar Vista, and surrounding areas. Founded in 2006 by professional photographer Stuart Townsley, we are a full service photography studio dedicated to providing you with exceptional images. Our specialties are  families and children, including newborns. We pride ourselves in providing fun, fast paced photo sessions in a variety of locations like Douglas Park, LACMA, Ocean Park, Pan Pacific Park, Rancho Park, the Santa Monica Pier, Union Station, Venice or choose a custom location. We will help you decide what to wear, where to go, and what to bring. Your images will be available for viewing in less than a week after your session, and we will walk you through the ordering process in our comfortable studio. While you are choosing your favorite images, we will show you all the ways you can display your portraits on the walls in your home or in a custom album. We are here for you every step of the way. So schedule a session today and preserve your families memories forever.

Make the most of your ordering session

After your family, engagement or baby photo session is complete we will schedule a time to visit our studio and review the images. Because we have a staff dedicated to processing your images quickly and professionally they are typically ready within the week. At the viewing/ordering appointment we will walk you through viewing the images in our comfortable studio on a large screen.

We will help you narrow down your favorites, choosing the best images to display on the wall or in an album, and choosing the best ones for gifts or jewelry. We ask that you bring all the decision makers to your ordering session, as scheduling an additional ordering session is $100.

Wondering what size print will look best on your wall at home? We have this amazing technology to show you digitally, how it will look on your walls at home!

How it works:

1- Hang a standard sized 8.5×11 piece of paper on your wall.

2- Stand with the paper directly in front of you and as far back as possible and take a picture with your digital camera or camera phone. (Include floor and ceiling if you can)

3- Email the image to roomview@townsleyportraits.com

When you come in for your ordering session we will then be able to show you on the large screen, how your images would look above your couch, in the hall or on any wall you send us. We think it’s such a cool deal that we are going to offer you a deal! If you email us the image of your wall 2 business days before your ordering session we will gift you a $25 print credit.

p.s. Be sure to Like our Facebook page as we often post a sneak peek image right before your appointment that you can share with friends and family.

the staff at Townsley Portraits

room view before

room view before

room view after

room view after

Las Vegas Photo Sessions

We were in Vegas for a week! Jealous? Well technically we were working. We travel to Las Vegas several times throughout the year for family and engagement photo sessions. We had the pleasure of photographing many wonderful families in Vegas. One of our favorites was at the Neon Museum. A photographers dream really! How cool is a museum dedicated to preserving, “some of the city’s most distinctive architectural landmarks.” In other words all the old landmark signs of Vegas retired in one place.

For more information about family sessions in Las Vegas, NV drop us a line at 323.786.6019 or email info@townsleyportraits.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Family Photo Sesion Neon Museum, Las Vegas

Family Photo at Neon Museum in Las Vegas, NV

Family Photo at Neon Museum in Las Vegas, NV

The benefits of a session pre-consultation

Did you know we offer complimentary pre-consultations to any of our newborn or family portrait clients? The pre-consultation is a great way for us to get to know you, what your style is (modern, contemporary, classic, vintage) and what location would be best for you before your actual session. We can also discuss your priorities for the session, to find out what the most important images are during your family photography session, be it just the kids, the whole family, or the kids individually. Or for your newborn session we can talk about the colors in your nursery, outfits, and how to prepare for your session so your baby is comfortable. For family sessions we can help you decide on what to wear, what to bring, and where to park! We can also talk about any fun props you might want to bring and how to incorporate them. In addition you can let us know what the style of your home is and how you would like to display your new family photos. We can show you different canvas, framed portrait and print sizes, as well as album and jewelry choices. If we know you are looking for a horizontal portrait in the entryway we can shoot accordingly. If you decide you want an album you can pass down for generations we can make suggestions as well. We know your time is valuable and a pre-consultation can make your photo session that much more fun, relaxed and memorable. Feel free to email Lauren lauren@townsleyportraits.com to set up a time or call the studio at or 323.786-6019 during our office hours. We look forward to hearing from you and creating memories for your family.

Our comfortable studio.

Our comfortable studio.

We love photographing families it's out specialty!

We love photographing families it’s out specialty!




Townsley Portraits Now Introduces Newborn Photography Sessions

We can never forget the relationship milestones thanks to  that children’s song. You know, the one  where those kids insisted you and your crush were sitting in a tree, “K-I-S-S-I-N-G.”

First comes love,
then comes marriage,
then comes a baby in a baby carriage.

While the next step often comes as a mystery to people, fortunately you know to schedule your Townsley Portraits Newborn Session for when your child is less than 2 weeks old.

No matter what stage in life you are at, we have the perfect session for you.


We currently offer:

Family Portrait Sessions

Engagement Sessions

Wedding Photography

Maternity Sessions

and starting this month, Newborn Sessions! 


Townsley Portraits’ new indoor studio has everything in order to make your newborn comfortable.

To schedule your session please visit www.townsleyportraits.com/schedule

For information about event pricing, please email info@townsleyportraits.com

We here at Townsley Portraits would like to congratulate the Lawson Family.
Just days after their maternity session in Venice, Kokoa gave birth to Harlyn Monroe.
To jump start the newborn photography, we offered the Lawson family a compimentary session. Here are some of the highlights: