For me, the early weeks of “safer at home” were filled with many whirling emotions; balancing disruptions in my family’s life with feeling grateful- knowing that there were so many out there hurting.
The desire to help struggling families in our community manifested into “Pose for a Purpose,”
a program where I photographed families in their yards (while practicing social distancing)
with all proceeds going to Waukesha County Food Pantry.
Families were thrilled to help support my mission and were grateful to receive beautiful images just in time for Mother’s Day,
Pose for a Purpose raised $700, and I am most proud that I shared this project with my 11 year old daughter who assisted me during the shoots, and hopefully got a valuable life lesson about searching for opportunities to help others. Thank you to The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce who highlighted my efforts in their Positive Member Spotlight.
I am also thankful for my continued relationship with The Corners of Brookfield, who offered a Mother's Day Giveaway to 5 lucky families in the community which included a front porch photography session by yours truly!
Even though community businesses were reeling from the effects of the pandemic, it was inspiring to see people come together in new and creative ways to serve each other.
Photographing families and children again was a walk down memory lane for me. I started out in photography after my own daughter was born 11 years ago, as well as learning by taking pictures of my friends families. Looking back at some of those early images makes me laugh (and cringe), but also realize how far I've come.
As much as I thoroughly enjoyed the weeks in April and May of 2020 that I spent photographing families in their yards, and those weeks will always hold a special place in my heart, moving forward Katie Soyka Photography will continue to serve my business clients.
My photography is about getting at the inner light of you. As we start walking that road back to "the new normal" I'd love to help you connect you with your ideal clients through photography and video. Click the link below if you'd like to walk this road with me.