April, Trisha, and Ron have been assisting families in preserving their memories through photographs for years. It wasn’t until 2011 that they all came together and So Life Studios was born. The “So Life” concept originated from “Slice of LIFE”. The team wanted to document everyday life--take a slice out of the normal everyday routines of families, couples, entrepreneurs, and local businesses. They even began applying that concept to wedding photography.
Six months into their new venture, that style branded the team. Although everything was going well, there was something missing.
In the summer of 2012, So Life found its soul. While helping to raise funds for photography coverage of an out-of-town family’s adoption process, an interest sparked and the So Life team jumped on the opportunity to turn their talents and passion into much more.
In order for you to understand the entire meaning of this change, you would first need to know a little history. Rewind to the year 2005. April and Trisha were just getting their feet wet as professional photographers and Trisha, mother of three, was preparing to adopt a newborn son. Adoption was already prevalent in her home growing up and her family was incredibly supportive of other adoptive families. At that time, Trisha said “I wish I could somehow find a way to blend my love for photography with adoption....bring them together in some way.”
April never forgot the comment Trisha made that day, and while finding her own passion in other forms of imagery, she was more than curious about these stories herself. Following Trisha through her shoots with adoptive families, April began to record. Now the sessions are not only documented through irreplaceable still images, but through a one-of-a-kind short film.
Being available for these families when they meet their children is such a gift...but the team hasn't stopped there. When you commission them, families are united. Your session helps bring an orphan home. Your wedding changes a life. Your much needed updated profile picture saves a child from a lifetime of loneliness.
OATH (Orphans Awaiting Their Homes) and So Life Studios have teamed up. After your session with So Life, you may receive updates about children who have found their way home.