This is part of a series of blog posts featuring people who will be attending Inspire in March of 2012. Introducing here: Kristine Soares, of Kristine Soares Photography. Website: http://kristinesoares.zenfolio.com/ Blog: http://kristinesoares.blogspot.com/
Inspire: What are you hoping to take away from the Inspire conference? Kristine: The classes that are being offered seem to fit my personal needs perfectly. I am just starting out in the field and really need to learn the ropes. After looking at what is on the schedule, I have a feeling this is going to teach me a lot. In addition to the classes, I'm extremely excited to be among other people who have a passion for what they do. I hope I can reconnect with old friends(Leah Haydock was my wedding photographer and part of my inspiration to become a photographer) and make some new friends! No matter what, I have no doubt that Inspire will be an amazing opportunity for me.
Inspire: What is something you are good at, besides photography? Kristine: My gut answer is to say, being a mom. I have always wanted to be a mother, probably since I was 4 years old. When my son was born over a year ago, being a mom just came naturally to me. I have the blessing of staying home with him and watch him learn/grow. I think my super power is the ability to make him laugh. There is nothing like the belly laugh of a toddler! I guess I would say that I can sing too. I've done some community theatre and local competitions. Even attempted to tryout for American Idol in the second season(5,000 showed up, only 1500 auditioned and I wasn't one of them ). But I hear there is a karaoke night at Inspire!
Inspire: What would be your dream photography assignment? Why? Kristine: To go back in time and photograph my stepmother. My stepmother passed away almost 8 years ago, but it still feels like yesterday. Had I discovered this love of photography back then, maybe there would be more pictures of her today. I wish I could have the opportunity to chronicle her life and show what an incredible woman she was. That would be a gift for everyone that knew her.