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 Adam, 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!




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.

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. 

Since newborns are often unpredictable, sessions often last 2-3 hours.

To schedule your session please visit

For information about event pricing, please email

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:










Welcome To Our New Office!

We are moving on up…. literally. We moved up the stairs to suite #4.

Townsley Portraits now has a new client meeting area, more studio samples, and an all new indoor studio.

We have updated our cameras to a 5D Mark III with brand new lenses.

If you haven’t had a session with us in a while, come check us out!

To book your session, please visit


Farewell La Cienega Park

It is my misfortune to inform all of you that La Cienega Park is no longer available as a Townsley Portraits location.

The Beverly Hills Police Department recently informed us that photography sessions at any of the Beverly Hills parks is forbidden.

If you currently have a photo shoot scheduled for La Cienega Park, please consider Rancho Park as an alternative location.

Here is a look back at some of the great photo shoots at La Cienega Park. 


Marathon Man

If you have a Sunday photo shoot with Townsley Portraits, Stuart might be wearing a shinny new medal. Don’t worry, he doesn’t always walk around wearing a medal. In fact, he won it that morning. That’s right… after running a half marathon in the morning, Stuart still has a full day of photo shoots all afternoon. Be sure to comment on it… his legs are probably killing him.