Photography Services

Headshots, Portraits and Products

With 30 years experience behind the camera, Manhattan Beach Studios’ photographer Mark Nicholas is the perfect partner. The studio is among the most capable facilities available for your most important images – from intimate portraits to extremely technical looks. We work as a team to craft the very best image.

We have photographed thousands of sporting events, family events, and general coverage. Mark was the official photographer for the World Series of Beach Volleyball and one of the Official Photographers for the Tiger Woods Foundation, has over 90 magazine covers, hundreds of commercial placements and images published in many national and regional publications. Events are second nature!

We love photography and strongly encourage you to visit the Photo Work page to see what is possible. 


Please call 310-727-2900. We would love to work with you. The more interesting the project, the happier we’ll be! We confirm your shoot with a short agreement and a deposit. 


We love families, individuals, headshots and more. Our core discounts happen when we are doing our special “headshot”, “portrait” or “drop and pop” days. 

Family Portraits by Mark Nicholas

Wardrobe, Makeup, Props & Sets

We are a team creating the perfect image. While we have worked with countless clients on their looks, we work with amazing professionals when it comes to bringing your vision to life. We love working with teams. Bring it on!

An Investment in You!

We are craftspeople and take tremendous pride in everything we offer. From simple photos to amazingly crazy cool techniques for presenting your look or selling your products. Our costs include a planning session, and we will chat about the look, brand, wardrobe, colors and styles. We want to hear about what you’re looking for, examine sample images and understand a bit about you so we can really work to meet your goals. 



Our base cost is $450 for an in-studio session or a per diem rate for full photography production days. We offer on-location and event coverage services as well. Our session charge covers photography time, assistant time, studio rental, contact sheets and the planning session. All products, including digital files, are purchased separately.

Wedding Romance by Mark Nicholas
  • Headshot Session Fee

  • Session Fee

  • Add-On Sessions

  • On Location

  • Finished Images (min 3)

  • Photo Prints (5x7 or 8x10 / 11x14+)

  • Canvas Prints, Mugs, Magnets, Keychains, Etc.

    Pricing Sheet
  • Photo albums/Books

  • All Digital Images (Includes Basic Crop and Color*)


Event Coverage

We provide broad event coverage photography – with an artistic approach utilizing many of our top techniques in an event structure. In this case we provide on site imaging and lightning fast delivery with a contact sheet and photo upload. While we leave the big lights at the studio, we deliver the same passion in an event style of photography. 


Costs for event work start at $350/hour with a minimum of three hours. Additional charges relate to additional photographers, photo booths, instant delivery and other wonderful options.


Travel costs vary. Per image basic color correction and cropping are $3/image. Per image custom edits are $95/image. All digital images suitable for distribution are yours.


This service is best utilized by intermediaries (planners) and  clients with a keen eye as to the value and potential of an unfinished image, or those using this service as an intermediary for broad image collection. . 

Headshot by Mark Nicholas

Licenses & Terms

In exchange for payment of your invoice you may use the “delivered images” for anything you want. We want to help you use the images for digital, social, print and more! We want you to use the images to help promote your business! 


The one important element not contained within this license is product packaging, which is included in a product-photography model. 


Remember that “unedited” images or images with simple color correction/cropping are considered unfinished. We provide this service at an extremely low price as we know that this is satisfactory for many uses. These adjustments are not intended as a substitute for high quality image editing .


Lastly, we live in a social world. We give you our heart and soul and you can trust that we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations. Should you decide to share, please tag IG @marknicholasphotos and @manhattanbeachstudios. We’d sure appreciate it!


Tristan Coopersmith Cover by Mark Nicholas