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Actor Headshots

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Youth Headshots

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Families, Newborns, Maternity

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It’s time to let Mary capture the light shining in your eyes


I want to create an amazing experience for you! Here are what my clients have to say….

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Jessica Y


Having professional pictures taken can be a daunting task; from picking out the wardrobe to doing your hair and makeup to tilting your head just right to putting the finishing touches on the photos.  With Light and Shine, ALL of that is taken care of for you.  You just show up and have a great time!  Mary is very professional, insanely talented AND she knows what makes a great photo.  She gives good direction which eases your nerves. The fact that you’re comfortable and enjoying yourself will result in fantastic photos.

And the final product will make you never want to have your photos taken by anyone else.

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Wayne M


I needed some photos for a professional website. I’m a guy who loves hamming it up for candid photos, but frankly I was looking forward to a professional photo shoot with about as much enthusiasm as I have for going to the dentist. Mary not only gave me a fantastic result (2 “looks” which are the best pictures I’ve ever had taken), but made the process fun. She is lively, enthusiastic about her work, warm, and fun. She started with makeup – definitely not my thing, but she explained that it would be much easier to edit the photos if she did makeup. Then she balanced her ideas and mine in creating “the look”. She patiently guided me through the process of having the photos taken, and made it a blast. I’m planning to use Mary again. Her prices are for truly professional photography, but you really do get what you pay for. She’s a bona fide Hollywood makeup artist, and made even me look good!


Ashley P


Mary is fantastic! I contacted Mary about a headshot session for TV, film, & commercial. From my first inquiry she was quick to respond and answered all my questions. She took the time to get to know what I needed and told me all about her usual process. We got to shoot in a studio in North Hollywood (not her usual studio) which was quite a treat. Lots of light, great A/C, music, restroom for changing, racks for wardrobe, hair and makeup station, all the backdrops/props/lighting accoutrement we needed. When I got there we went through my wardrobe and worked out our shots. She made suggestions but was sure to incorporate my ideas and opinions. After making out final decisions she organized the wardrobe, hair and makeup to make the shoot flow smoothly from one look to the next. Coming from a hair and makeup background I was confident that she would not only make me up beautifully but also be able to touch up between shots and fix stray hairs etc. Something that I’ve not had the luxury of in previous shoots. Throughout the shoot she got things set up quickly and was so easy going it made sitting for the photos a relaxing and fun experience. With her direction and the atmosphere she created I was able to get a great variety of shots and expressions which was my ultimate goal. Overall I had a great time on our shoot and would recommend Light & Shine Photography to anyone out there looking for a knowledgable, efficient, and personable experience.


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