Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.
A veteran model and actress with more than 15 years’ experience, Maria Tornberg brings her camera expertise to shutter-clicking as she photographs small groups and families of up to four in 90-minute sessions. Tornberg meets with subjects in parks, using natural light to draw out candid beauty more reliably than a spoon of peanut butter lures lurking elephants. Tornberg offers styling assistance and suggests poses as she collaborates with patrons to capture distinctive personalities and interpersonal dynamics. Subjects take home a disc of all images and choose one shot for retouching. For an additional fee, more pictures can be retouched, eliminating blemishes and making naturally red eyes redder.
DJ Derek keeps LA entertained, whether it’s through his full-service DJ and MC services, or by renting out his deluxe photo booth. DJ Derek’s professional photo booth is a throwback novelty equipped with modern technology, offering partygoers high-quality prints full of fun memories and undisputable proof that you look awesome in an oversize hat.
Robert Patin Photography has been in the making since its owner was 7 years old. At that age, Robert Anthony Patin held a camera for the first time, and his passion for it was immediate. He begged his parents to buy him his own camera and began taking pictures of everything in sight. Photography remained just a hobby until Patin began pursuing a law degree. Once he realized he’d have to sit at a desk all day arm-wrestling the ghost of Jesse James, he decided to change career tracks. Now Patin spends his days traveling around Los Angeles County shooting emotive, full-color snapshots of actors, weddings, and engaged couples. He favors eye-level close-ups of his subjects and relies on natural or studio lighting and his own editing skills to create a finely polished image.
From its humble beginnings as a one-van commercial transportation service for photographers, Quixote has grown into a full-service production studio in two short decades. Founded and nurtured by LA natives and UCLA grads Mikel Elliott and Jordan Kitaen, Quixote now supplies the entertainment and advertising industries with facilities, equipment, vehicles, and whatever else they may need to get the job done. They recently pumped $1 million into their production-supplies department, allowing them to supply jobs with crucial gear such as iPhones and 4G WiFi boxes so that directors need not summon starlets from their trailers via tin-can phone.