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Meet Mary

Orange County’s Best
Headshot Photographer

I entered into the world of photography after working as a Hair and Makeup Artist in LA for many years. I’ve worked with many, many photographers, and have been able to take all the best practices from each in order to get you the best photographs you’ve ever had. I am a people person and love to converse, collaborate and connect with every client that walks into my studio. From wardrobe, hair and makeup, posing, and retouching, I will take care of you from the beginning of the shoot all the way to the end. I shoot both studio and natural light, thus we have unlimited options when designing your shoot! I would love to talk with you about what you need, and how I can help you.

Business Branding

The complete branding packages for all your branding needs! Perfect for the business owner, entrepreneur, or marketing team. Let me create amazing content for your website and social media.

Business Headshots

Let me get you some amazing business headshots. Having a great photo can really help with your confidence, and building your image. We will have so much fun together, I will make sure we get you the best images you’ve ever had.

Adult Actor Headshots

I want to help you get headshots that will knock your agent and manager’s socks off. I guide you through your casting and branding, wardrobe selection, effortless posing, image selection and retouching. Let’s get you images that get you in the room!

Youth Actor Headshots

I love working with kids. We play games, laugh and will get your son or daughter images their agent and manager will LOVE. I’ll help you from the beginning till the end of the shoot.  Making sure your actor has the best photos that will get them called in.

Online Dating

Studies have found that most decisions via online dating are made based on your photos. Let me help you put your best foot forward. Investing in yourself is such a great feeling. It would be my pleasure to help you on your search for love!

Couples and Families

There can never be enough photos of you and your family! Whether you are engaged, pregnant, celebrating an anniversary, or needing the annual Christmas Card photo, I would love to celebrate the beauty of love and family with you and yours.

Newborns and Babies

I love babies! Really and truly. Babies are so cute, adorable and expressive. If you have a beautiful newborn or baby, don’t hesitate to contact me! Let me design a beautiful shoot for your little one <3

Lifestyle and Commercial

From seasoned modeling to just starting out, I can help you get those images that will make your portfolio stand out.

Contact Me Today For Your Own Info Guide!

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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.

– Jessica Y.