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Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Torrance Portrait Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Adam Sheridan-Taylor Photography

Adam Sheridan-Taylor Photography was founded by a world-renowned artist who has worked with some of the most respected and well-known celebrities and figures in the modern world. The studio offers high-end, editorial portraits for any occasion and personality, including warm, vivid family portraits, celebrity and corporate headshots, and editorial sessions, all with a crisp, colorful, dramatic style that tells a story with every image. Basic headshot sessions include more than 200 professional images and multiple outfit changes, as well as optional add-ons such as expert re-touching, hairstyling, and makeup for a flawless look. The photographer also specializes in event photography and is available to capture all sorts of special occasions with the same stunning style that has made the studio one of the best in the business.

Los Angeles, CA 90001



Los Angeles-based CorpFoto provides corporate headshots and marketing photography to business professionals throughout Southern California. The studio's founder and chief photographer, Felicity Murphy, has over a decade of experience in the industry. Felicity's style is friendly yet professional, and her team of experienced photographers, assistants, makeup artists, and stylists make clients look their best. CorpFoto offers traditional corporate headshots as well as more creative, expressive portraits that can convey a message or tell a company's story. Clients can arrange for pictures to be taken in the studio or on location at their office, where CorpFoto can set up a mobile photography studio. The company also offers actor's headshots and group photos.

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Dawson and Associates Photography

Dawson and Associates Photography has been dedicated to providing extensive and high-quality services to people throughout Southern California for more than three decades. Lead photographer Steve Dawson has photographed people from all strides of life – from world-famous celebrities, to Fortune 50 businesses, to individual families. He personalized approach and understanding of human nature puts people at ease, resulting in powerful and authentic images. He specializes in many different niches of portraits, business and motosports photography, including senior portraits, family portraits, sports banners, executive portraits, military miniatures, publicity, and much more. Dawson has employed his experience to lead photography teams at major events. He has won the Aurora Award four times, as well as other industry awards.

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274


Emily Sandifer Photography

Emily Sandifer Photography is a studio located in Los Angeles that has more than a decade of professional experience doing editorial and commercial photography. Sandifer has taken photographs since childhood, and 12 years ago moved into digital photography. She handles headshots for performers, models, and business executives with after-image editing capabilities to help clients stand out when submitting to talent agencies or casting directors. Her portfolio represents multiple industries that include fashion and beauty, travel, architecture, and videography. Sandifer welcomes many of her clients at her downtown studio, but she is also open to extended travel and location-based assignments.

Los Angeles, CA 90021


Erin Shimazu Photography

Erin Shimazu received her Bachelor of Arts in fine arts and has trained at Art Center College of Design, Otis College of Art and Design, Santa Monica College, and UCLA. With a love of photography as well as art, she has photographed weddings and created portraits for nearly ten years. Shimazu’s services include wedding photography, international destination wedding photography, engagement sessions, portrait sessions, event photography, and hula sessions. Also available, Shimazu will custom print and design albums, and matte and frame final prints. Believing it is important to find the right photographer, Shimazu recommends meeting with clients before scheduling services.

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Gloria Plunkett Photography

Gloria Plunkett describes her photographic style as rustic romantic with a modern twist and one where smiles are not a requirement. Aside from descriptions, Gloria shoots from her heart, aiming for pictures that just feels right to her and her clients. Gloria Plunkett Photography offers maternity sessions, newborn sessions, standard portrait sessions, and sessions for headshots. Gloria is also available to photograph small events, like birthday parties and intimate weddings. Packages may include basic image editing, a link to a private online gallery, retouched images, multiple outfit changes, and images that are easily printable. Gloria is available for outdoor and in-home sessions.

Torrance, CA 90501


James Irwin Photography

James Irwin Photography is a professional photography business headquartered in Los Angeles, California that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. A specialist in portraiture work, the company also offers fashion photography services, catalog photography, and commercial product photo shoots. Owner and lead photographer James Irwin graduated from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara with a degree in Commercial Photography and also provides clients with wedding photography coverage. James Irwin Photography is available for clients nationwide and can be contacted by phone or email for booking purposes. The company provides online access to its clients through the Smug Mug website.

Los Angeles, CA 90001


Treasured Moments Photography

Treasured Moments Photography offers portrait services for the Redondo Beach area. Their team is committed to achieving client satisfaction, and the owner personally trains every photographer on staff. Owner and photographer Adam Almeida has over 25 years of professional photography experience in shooting weddings, families, children, and infants. They are also one of the few studios to have their own processing lab, which allows them to deliver quality prints with a fast turnaround time. Treasured Moments Photography provides a variety of family portraiture packages at scenic locations in Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance Beach, Wilderness Park, Palo Verde Estates, and Manhattan Beach.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277


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