Kate Hopewell-Smith has a fine art background and studied the history of art at degree level. Her early career in London involved working in TV marketing, fine art publishing and brand consultancy. Following a move out of central London she launched her own portraits, weddings and boudoir business in 2010. Kate plays an active role in the photography industry, regularly writes features for a number of magazines and has represented the Nikon brand as one of their UK Ambassadors. With her fiancé Brent she also runs www.bylumiere.co.uk for destination luxury weddings and she is a director of the UK photography school Training byLUMIERE and leads their professional photography foundation programme.