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 :)
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 !
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!