A picture is worth a thousand words, a fact that helps to explain Charles Dickens's brief sojourn into scrapbooking. Create your own prose through pose today's Groupon: for $35, you get a family photo shoot, which includes a DVD slideshow and an 8"x10" print plus 50% off future print orders from Townsley Portraits (a $440 value). Shoots occur on-location at the client's choice of any one of 11 area locations.
Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech digital equipment to freeze memories into frameworthy art, using 11 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. Families convene for sessions at predetermined sites that include the roaring Pacific Ocean as glimpsed from Santa Monica Pier or the 1930's architecture of Union Station, which includes a fountain still under prohibition.
Townsley's shutter snaps hundreds of times during each session, creating plenty of options for the photographer as he retreats to his laboratory to suss out the 40–60 most pleasing images and compose them into a DVD slideshow. Clients arrange an appointment time to meet with the photographer to view their various shots before choosing one perfect image to receive in full-color glossy glory. The selected pose then arrives in the form of an 8"x10" print, which may be framed above the mantel or casually slipped under reticent teenagers' doors to demonstrate how much fun they’re missing. As an added bonus, Groupon customers receive a 50 percent discount on any additional prints or digital files purchased.
Mr. Townsley welcomes well-behaved pets to shoots and has conceived a slew of contingencies for photo shoots involving the very youngest of subjects. His advice on what to wear and bring, garnered through his 12-year professional career, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.
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.