Kate Romero is a Mexican American award-winning photographer known for her portraits. She is based in Los Angeles and graduated with honors from the prestigious photography department at University of CA, Riverside.

Whether imaging a west coast rapper flashing his piece in a boardroom or Patricia Heaton as a sexy pin up, Kate Romero is able to expose her subjects in a unique way. Her images have an easiness about them, offering up a moment in a life lived rather than an image presented. A self described smacktalker, behind the camera Romero transforms into a nurturing best friend who’s engaging manner coaxes the best out of even the most reticent subject. Kate credits her unusual upbringing for allowing her to connect with the person she is photographing in a way that exposes their true beauty.  

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.”


 Alison Brie

Allison Janney

Amy Bailey

Annie Potts

Annie Wersching

Audrey Anderson

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Candice King

Darren Stein

Hiro Yamagata

Isaiah Mustafa

Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Lyn Sigler 

Jenny Mollen

Leisha Hailey

Meghann Fahy

Michael Willett

Patricia Heaton

Rose McGowan

Stephen Full 

Taylor Kitsch

Thomas Dekker

Tony Shalhoub         


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