Kate Romero is a Mexican American award-winning photographer based in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the prestigious photography department at University of CA, Riverside. She has taken photos for celebrities such as Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Candice King, Tony Shalhoub, Reba McEntire, and many more.
Born in Kent, England and raised bouncing between England and Los Angeles, this half English and half Mexican Angeleno began her career as a photojournalist but quickly realized that being uninvited didn’t suit her sensibility—she prefers collaborating to simply capturing an image. Perhaps that is why she has become a sought after photographer among artists, musicians and entertainment industry leaders with whom she consistently works. Although she still loves shooting old school film, especially black & white, Romero enjoys the digital medium for its immediacy. She’s known for converting "un-photogenic" camera-phobes into enthusiastic models, winning them over with her beautiful images. “ I let them see themselves the way I do so it’s fun when they freak out about how amazing they look. After that, they loosen up and we just have fun.”
Raquel is a makeup artist and California girl, with a lifelong love of the ocean and beauty. Originally from Sacramento, she found her way to the Los Angeles area, graduating from Long Beach State and later completing cosmetology school. A true artist with a natural gift for glamour, she especially loves special occasion and wedding glitz makeup, photo/modeling shoots, and teaching the foundational importance of proper skin care. She believes in using makeup as a tool to accentuate our own natural beauty, never as a necessity. She has worked as a makeup artist for independent films, music videos, YSL and Sephora hosting make up demos and sharing product knowledge, as well as music festival makeup. She is passionate about loving the skin you’re in and feeling good about yourself as you are.