Kate Hopewell-Smith
Alpha Universe

Kate & Brent Kirkman

UK

"I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical. - Trent Parke"

Kate is a second career people photographer specialising in weddings, portraits and boudoir.  In recent years she has also added cinematography to her skillset and what lies at the heart of her work is a fascination with how humans love and live. She feels very privileged to be able to capture relationships – whether that is between a couple, a family, a woman with her body and self esteem or even a human and an animal.  It is like holding up  a mirror to show people on the outside what they feel on the inside. She  works side by side with her husband and fellow Sony Europe Imaging Ambassador, Brent Kirkman, as an educator and mentor for Training byLUMIERE  and in their destination wedding business. They describe  their style as 'fine art storytelling' promising to capture natural emotion and human connection in a stylish and creative way.  Crafting  work that is genuine, beautiful and artistic, that stands out but also stands the test of time.

Ambassador's cameras and lenses
ILCE-9
α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor
ILCE-7M3 / ILCE-7M3K
α7 III with 35mm full-frame image sensor
SEL2470GM
FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
SEL70200GM
FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
SEL90M28G
FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
SEL50F14Z
Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
SEL85F14GM
FE 85mm F1.4 GM
SEL1635GM
FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
HVL-F60RM
High speed-flash
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