Townsley Portraits | Los Angeles Portrait Studio

Preserving human emotion, one portrait at a time.

Townsley Portraits is a premium service, family portrait photography studio based out of Los Angeles, California. Our site showcases our expertise in portrait production and photography for families, while our Gallery shows off the quality of our eye and experience behind the camera.

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Stuart Townsley - 
Owner + Lead Portrait Artist

Stuart is a Los Angeles native, father of two and has been a photographer since 1998. He accumulated professional experience at several other well-established wedding and portrait studios in the United States and Israel before founding Townsley Portraits, a full-service, fine art studio, in 2006. Stuart loves cultivating “moments” - whether it's finding that perfect pose or helping families capture the fleeting shot that encapsulates the love they share and the joy they find in each other. Stuart also brings a unique obsession with styling and home design in order to make sure that your final portraits are not just a masterpiece, but a custom-designed masterpiece specifically for the dynamic of your own home.  

Stuart's experience behind the camera translates to artistic - yet still quick, fun - and engaging portrait sessions. He's also a fine art landscape photographer whose work is featured online, collectors homes and in galleries/ restaurants in Los Angeles.

Shaya T -
CONTRIBUTING Newborn Specialist

Shaya T is a native Angelino who lives with her husband, Isaac, in the Hancock Park area.  Shaya has been behind a camera for 8 years now - with the last 4 years working almost exclusively photographing newborn sweethearts. Her personal experience as a mother of four amazing boys allows her to bring a sense of patience, love and readiness for any situation to her all her portrait sessions; making her a valuable, contributing asset to our studio. 

Little, fun fact: a young Stuart Townsley was actually the photographer at her wedding!


Peter Carter -
Production Manager + Lead Digital Artist

Pete Carter, the newest member of the Townsley Team, has an extensive background in photography and post-production. Peter's work has included album and book covers, web design, and bridal magazines.

His favorite projects are portraiture - specifically, children and families.

Noymany Kormany -
Portrait Sitting Assistant

Noymany Kormany is Townsley Portraits' lovely assistant. Hailing from Laos, Normany loves children. You'll find Noymany on the majority of the portrait shoots to assist with lighting and even kid wrangling. Her keen eye for detail and awareness to the small details allow her to ensure that each portrait shoot is one step closer to perfection. 


1217 S. HOLT AVE, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90035 | 323.786.6019 | |