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.