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.