FREE PNW ELOPEMENT GIVEAWAY

Good vibes. I feel so many good vibes. And good vibes should be passed on.

I rekindled a dream in 2016. I feel lucky to have found photography again, to have been afforded the time to further my art, my skills. Re-discovering my enthusiasm for an art form I thought I’d long ago lost all passion for has been such a blessing, and while life isn’t entirely a bed of roses and I’m not exactly where I’d like to be yet in my career, I – finally, blissfully – feel like I’m moving in the right direction.

I feel lucky. For so long, I’ve felt like a drone to be used to further others’ dreams, others’ goals. It wasn’t until late this past year that I woke up and realized I also have every right to pursue mine.

I’m offering a giveaway for a free *elopement/intimate wedding in 2017. FREE. That means you get my shooting time for the ceremony and wedding portraits, my driving time (as long as it’s within a 3 hour drive of Bothell, WA), and all edited images sent to you electronically to print and share as you wish – FOR FREE. In a nutshell: I, my time, and my skills will cost absolutely nothing.

You don’t have to share this post. You don’t have to solicit others. This isn’t about marketing. It’s about giving something to someone else without any strings attached. When my husband and I got married, we struggled to pay for our wedding. The cost of the photographer alone took a huge chunk of our budget, and the stress on our shoulders from carrying such a hefty financial strain did, unfortunately, leech some of the joy from that day. So, if I can help one couple out there have their dream elopement while easing the financial strain that can go along with tying the knot, I’m all for it.

So how do you enter? Either comment on my facebook post or shoot an email to lsphoto@comcast.net with your name, wedding date, location, and name of your favorite book. I’ll throw ‘em all in a hat on New Year’s Eve and pick a winner.

Let’s make 2017 great. Refuse to be a drone. Go after your dreams. And give a little back when you can.

Happy day, all!

*Intimate wedding = 6 or less people

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

It’s Halloween!  And….  I haven’t even carved a pumpkin.

This month, my favorite month, has flown by so fast that it’s been a blur.  Aside from my day job, I’ve done 7 shoots.  And, as my other photographer friends know, the time you spend shooing with the client is a drop in the bucket compared to the hours spent sifting through images and editing at your computer.  From the 1st of the month to today, I’ve tallied the hours of two full-time jobs.  I have to admit, I’m exhausted. 

And pretty damn exhilarated.

But it’s also been a month of transition, of finally hitting my stride, upping my game, and making the extra effort to (much belatedly) polish my technique and hone my skills.  My shooting style has evolved, as have several other areas of my life.  Whereas autumn usually marks the ending of things – a time to slow down, relax, and cozy up by the fire after the long summer – I’m ramping up.  Flying.  Going faster than I ever have.  I feel I’m emerging from this season fully charged. Changed.  Morphing into the creative I’ve always wanted to be but never allowed myself to become. 

 So, now that all my rambling is out of the way… Happy Halloween!  I’m off to buy a pumpkin and carve it.  I still have, oh, twelve or so hours left of this awesome holiday, and I plan to soak up every bit of spookiness that I can before midnight. 

 Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha.

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* All Photos, content, and text © Lisa Sorbe 2016

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The sun interrupted the last half of yesterday’s shoot with a vengeance. And while I usually prefer the muted, ethereal light of Seattle’s gray skies, I have to admit my arch nemesis did help to make this shot turn out pretty sweet.

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