Award-Winning Brand Photographer
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
#1 Cheerleader for Female Entrepreneurs

Hi, I’m Rae Holloway-Collins, founder of Purple Star Photography

Since 2015, I've had the honor of photographing entrepreneurs, corporations, and events in Ohio and across the nation.

I've worked over 1000+ events, captured hundreds of headshots, and helped businesses achieve their wildest dreams with photos that are equally beautiful as they are strategic.

Ever since I picked up my first camera when I was 15, I knew that this was the path for me. As a lifelong learner and artist, I've invested in my education to grow my expertise in marketing and branding photography.

I’m so glad you’re here!

I attribute much of my success to investing in myself because I get to pass along my knowledge to entrepreneurs and empower them with the photos they need to build the business (and life) of their dreams.

And although I love the technical side of photography, the real reason I love this career is that I get to serve others through photography in a meaningful and powerful way, and bring light to those who might need it. 

Life is short, which is why I believe it’s necessary to live in your purpose. And I feel so lucky that I get to live out my purpose every day.

What I’ve come to discover in my career in personal branding photography

People Love Stories (not things)

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Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Humans are emotional creatures, and our emotions influence a lot of our decisions — including our purchasing decisions. Pair that with today's modern values and it makes sense why consumers gravitate towards businesses that connect and engage them. This is why I focus on capturing photos that showcase your authentic story — so you can work with more clients you love and who admire your work.

Many entrepreneurs approach me with the misconception that they don't have anything noteworthy to share. This is far from the truth! We may think our lives are nothing special but that’s only because we live it every day. In my decade+ of professional experience, I know there is a group of people who will connect with your style, purpose, and personality. You are you and that's enough of a unique characteristic!

My Values

Female-Led Excellence

Creative Excellence

It's always been my passion to uplift, encourage, and embolden female entrepreneurs and business owners. I believe that confidence breeds confidence, which is why my approach is intentional, personal, and comfortable so I can capture you in your truest form! I'll also be here to support you and your growing business through future photoshoots.

I regularly invest in myself and expand on my knowledge to ensure I'm always providing my clients with the highest quality services. I also love getting to know each of my clients on a personal level so that we can create original images that are truly unique and authentic to you.

When one of us wins, we all win.

My Belief

Fun facts about me:




30 to 40 minutes of yoga and meditation!

I've been married to my encouraging and supportive husband for 4 years.

Cooking! I love finding new vegan recipes and cooking with my Instant Pot.




The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

Anything on NPR! I’m an unashamed public radio nerd.

I’m currently listening to Peak 2000’s, Black Girl Song Book, and On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Green smoothies and lots of water!