Why hello there

 My very first blog on my brand NEW website! If you are visiting for the first time, welcome, I am so excited for our new site and  anxious to see what 2016 has in store for Lisa Soroko Photography.

            Over the past few years I have learned so much, not just necessarily how to work a camera and equipment, but how to grow a business out of something you love doing.  When I first began, I was asked to snap some photos for a friend of mine and my first reaction was "I am NOT a photographer!" she assured me she would love her images even if I was not a professional. So we met , I took a few photos and when she received her disc of photos she was so ecstatic  , that's when I thought , this is pretty neat! I got to have fun, take photos and watch a mommy gush over her little one.  Now looking back at the photos I see so many rookie mistakes , and wonder if she was just being nice , but I will never forget how excited she was over my photos.  Little did she know she had such an influence on my future and I have now photographed her family multiple times! This is my main reason for taking part in my photography business, I love meeting clients and documenting their life over the years. What other job lets you meet new people, make new friends, wear leggings during work (score!) , have fun, crack jokes & document so many special occasions? 

  Ok , ok, enough about how I ended up in this crazy photography world! I fully intended on writing a blog about myself , totally narcissistic I know, but I feel that I do need to share my personal life with you all so we can get to know one another better.  So let's talk about little old me... well....hmm... I don't know how exciting I can sound but being a wife & mommy comes first in my life. I first met my hubby when I was 9 years old , yep you heard that right, I was 9 and he was 13 . There was absolutely no love connection as I was playing barbies while he was outside playing basketball, but fast forward to 11 years later and we reconnected during a family function and have never left one another's side since. Together we have been married for 9 years  and have had two beautiful, smart and hilarious children . Best of all we have dedicated our lives to creating memories as a family. Below you will find a few personal family photos , enjoy :) 

My family during our summer trip to Canada 

My family during our summer trip to Canada 

Celebrating my little girl's performance as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer during her drama theater's christmas production

Celebrating my little girl's performance as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer during her drama theater's christmas production

With my son enjoying his first football game at school & it was a win! 

With my son enjoying his first football game at school & it was a win! 

 

    When I am not at a shoot, editing or doing the admin tasks of photography, you can usually catch me at a school function or playing chauffeur to my kids. When all other activities are done, my favorite spot in the house is on my couch , snuggling with my husband watching one of our shows. My top 3 favorite shows right now that I MUST watch , Law & Order SUV, Grey's Anatomy (However it's not as good as it once was) & Chicago PD.  Also a few other things that I love, family game night with all of my crazy cousins &  I can't forget to mention my fur baby !

Don't worry the kids are not around when this is played 

Don't worry the kids are not around when this is played 

My girl ! Best dog a girl has ever known

My girl ! Best dog a girl has ever known

Hope you enjoyed my little blog post, next up a blog on photography pricing ! I want to give you all information on how to price yourself if you are a photographer and also inform clients on why photographers charge what we do. 


Talk to you soon!