Holiday Family Portrait Special!

We're pleased to announce our Holiday Portrait Special for 2017!

What's included:

60 Minutes of Photography Service
Professional Editing
Password Protected Online Gallery
High-Res Digital Downloads of all final edited images


We'll also include 50 Custom Designed Holiday Greeting Cards as a courtesy! Our special way of saying thank you for your business. :)


If you're not interested in the holiday cards we'd like to offer a complimentary 18"X12" Metal Float Mount Print as an alternative. These are stunning and you can choose the image you'd like to showcase! We love the float mount gallery feel and effect of printing on metal. It's unique and will really stand out wherever you decide to showcase it!

Cost: $500

To book your session please use the contact form or send an email to

Turnaround Times:

1 week turnaround for your online gallery and digital downloads to be ready.
Holiday Card Design typically takes 48hrs.
Printing and Fulfillment can take 1-2 weeks.
Turnaround time can be faster or slower depending on our workload.

Session to take place in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach or Torrance, CA.

New Name! New Website! Same Caliber of Photography Service!

Strand Photo (previously dba John D. Russell Photography) is pleased to announce that our new website is live!

Our Founder, John D. Russell a Manhattan Beach Native and Professional Photographer has decided to change the name of the business to something that is more in line with his market and South Bay clients..

Strand Photo was born.

Strand Photo specializes in Wedding and Portrait Photography for residents of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Playa del Rey, El Porto, Palos Verdes, and beyond. 

Our Founder and Head Photographer - John D. Russell leads a dynamic team of Professional Photographers that are dedicated to their craft and undergo a rigorous training program. We're able to provide photography services which include:

  • Wedding Photography
  • Destination Wedding Photography
  • Engagement Photography
  • Proposal Photography
  • Family Portrait Photography
  • Children Portrait Photography
  • Pet Portrait Photography

We are able to handle most photography requests and often times can be available within 24 hours or sooner for last minute bookings. Our pricing is based on your needs and budget. We can provide sessions with digital files only and we also offer more comprehensive packages which include fine art prints, albums, books, prints, and unique presentation mediums including wood, metal, acrylic and more.

If you're in need of a photographer for your wedding or long overdue family portrait session, please give us a call and we'll be happy to assist. To learn more please contact us today.

Strand Photo - Manhattan Beach & South Bay's Premiere Wedding & Portrait Photographers