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  • Photographer

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Hi there! 

I'm Mary, photographer and owner of M. Joyce Children's Portraiture. I've been a photographer for 7 years in which time I've shot everything from long-term documentary projects to live music to headshots to engagements. I studied photography at London South Bank University where I learned the ins and outs of studio lighting before embarking on portraiture back home in Los Angeles. After years of capturing the births, tantrums, first steps, last days of kindergarten, and every moment in between for the children in my life, I decided to open a studio dedicated to capturing timeless images of your kids as well.

If you'd like to check out my personal work, it can be found at

Photograph by Trisha Hurst


My studio is located in the North Hollywood Arts District, near Lankershim and Burbank Blvd. Although your child's images will be most likely be captured with studio lighting, the space is bright, airy and filled with natural light. I keep lots of snacks on hand should your little one need a pick me up (or a bribe) during the session and love to blast their favorite music while we are shooting. There is space for you to have a seat and relax while we shoot if you'd prefer, or you can stick around next to the set and be part of the action. If you arrive and discover that their wardrobe needs a bit of a pick me up, I have a steamer, lent rollers, and worse comes to worst, photoshop, to help with any spills or wrinkles.

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