About the Photographer
She is a rare gem! - Y.B.
She has a magical way of bringing out the characteristics I wanted to convey - Y.B.
Yes! I am both an actor and a professional photographer.
Yes! I do my own headshots. My photographer knows exactly what I'm thinking!
Yes! I know what its like to be in front of the lens.
Yes! I actually studied photography long before I started acting and assisted great photographers for many years before I started my own photography business.
Yes! You should talk to your agent or manager about the looks you need and ideally consult with a stylist. If none of these options are available to you, I can help you with wardrobe. I've worked with fashion designers and shot fashion so I understand the right wardrobe is essential in telling a story.
Yes! I retouch all of my photos.
Yes! I shoot with a digital camera.
Yes! I can do full body and 3/4 shots.
Yes! Professional hair and makeup is essential for women and men. No professional goes in front of the lens without it!
Yes! You should be acting in front of the lens. I watched many celebrities do so for their headshots and PR photos. Not pose or put on a show, but ACT. There will always be a part of you in there.
Yes! I will act with you. That's one of my favourite parts of doing headshots. Its fun and the results are so rewarding.
Yes! If you have preferences or ideas I'm willing to try them out.
Yes! If you don't like something I'll pick up on it for sure, but I encourage you to say so and we will find what we can change so you are happy with the process and the results!
...she had tons of tips for me along the way - D.N.
...she had great insight about my hair, makeup and wardrobe and we prepared together at length before she brought out her camera. - D.N.
...if there was ever a moment that just didn't feel right, Maria was intuitive in picking that up and making any necessary adjustments to make sure you were enjoying the process and getting the look and feel you wanted. - M.C.
That alone separates her from the sea of photographers in Los Angeles! - M.C.