Colin Murray BA, LBIPP, CPP - Creative Director and Photographer
Following a long and distinguished International business career, Colin, who was born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa (BA(Hons)), the UK (LLB) and the USA (MBA) , has 20+ years of photography experience, initially in the travel and editorial world and in recent years in his LA Beauty and Fashion studio. Colin is a Certified Professional Photographer, a Licentiate of the British Institute of Professional Photographer and a Professional Member of the American Society of Media Photographers. Colin teaches both the business of photography classes and photography workshops for the PPA.
Kathleen Harris - Executive Producer & Head of Styling
Kathleen brings a wealth of experience to the Studio as Chief Style Officer. Growing up in Europe inspired a lifelong passion for high fashion and styling. Starting in childhood as a print and runway model, she furthered her knowledge of the industry as a merchandizing apprentice at fashion houses such as Emanuel Ungaro and Gianfranco Ferre.
Upon returning to the US, Kathleen won the title of Miss District of Columbia 1993. In the years since, she has worked with pageant winners to prepare them for state and national competitions, including gown/wardrobe selections and interview coaching.
Following her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, she embarked on a career in radio and television broadcasting, hosting numerous shows and live events, as well as reporting on issues of the day in the US and in France. Her journey eventually led behind the camera, finding her niche in directing and producing photography and video productions
Lauren Hendrix - Social Media and Marketing
James Elle - Hair & Make-Up Artist, Photo Stylist
I am a Professional Makeup Artist based in Los Angeles, California.
In 2015, I attended The Makeup Designory (MUD) where I completed their most in depth course, the Master Program. I specialize in Beauty, TV/Film and Commercial, and Special Effects including Sculpting and Prosthetic Application.
I have had many amazing opportunities to use my artistry in all corners of the entertainment industry: Celebrity Personal, Music Videos, TV/Film, Print, E-commerce, Fashion Shows, and much more.
I am passionate about creating, learning, and following my dreams of making my career never feel like a “job”. I love what I do and I am thankful for the experiences that I have had so far.
Val Brenes, Hair and Make-Up Artist