Photography Services

Headshots, Portraits & Product Photography

With 30 years experience behind the camera, Mark Nicholas and MBS 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.


MBS/Mark Nicholas Photo samples:  click HERE


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!


Please call 310-800-1999. We would love to work with you!

Family Portraits - Studio Photography by Mark Nicholas / Manhattan Beach Studios

Wardrobe, Makeup, Props & Sets

We work as a team to craft 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!

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

  • Portrait Session Fee

  • Photo Books

  • RAW Images + Archive

  • Printing Available

    from $120
  • Photo Editing Services


Event Coverage

We provide broad event coverage photography – with an artistic approach utilizing many of our top techniques in an event structure. 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 $225/hour with a minimum of three hours. Additional charges relate to additional photographers, photo booths, instant delivery and other wonderful options.

Headshot by Mark Nicholas

Licenses & Terms

In exchange for payment of your invoice you may use the “delivered images” for practically 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! 

Unless otherwise agreed as part of the shoot, we do not include product packaging, third-party rights or mass media as part of the standard license. 

Remember that “unedited” images or images with simple color correction/cropping are considered unfinished. We are happy to edit and perfect an image. 

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 - Family Portrait by Mark Nicholas / Manhattan Beach Studios