Ekaterina Smirnova (KATE) was born in Russia in a city called Yaroslavl. She came to US when she was 17 years old to go to college. After graduating with BA in Communications she studied photography at NESOP. After assisting and shooting inn corporate in-house studios, Kate chose to follow her passion and has been shooting food for the last 5 years.

Clients include Boston Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Improper Bostonian, Stuff at Night, City Living, Concierge Magazine and Grandma's Chicken Soup. Two cookbooks for Fairwinds press (a cookbook of baby food and one of vegan foods) have just been released.

Kate lives in Newton with her husband (an avid Cook) and their Himalayan cat named Sushi.