Charissa Soriano is a photographer with international experience in the US and the Philippines. Her recent focus has been covering in-the-field events for NFP such as: BRIDGES volunteer work to help local communities affected by forest fires in Paradise, CA; producing video-content for Seattle Catholic Community Services covering their homeless shelters; covering Earthquake Recovery Training for IOM - United Nations Migration Agency.
Charissa is passionate about capturing the ephemeral moments during events, whether they be in-the-field events, birthdays, weddings or corporate events. She has worked on 100+ shoots covering these types of events and more.
I love that I get to meet people from all types of backgrounds, learn about them, and learn from them. I love that it exposes me to different social issues, giving me the capacity to help address them through photography and storytelling. I love that it allows me to travel to new places and experience new cultures.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done shoots with different kinds of people over the years, and I make each one special by getting to know the person in front of the camera. I try to build a relationship with them by asking questions, hearing their stories and empathizing with them as they share who they are. I care about capturing the essence of a person through photographs and for me that means knowing them as human beings, more than 'subjects'.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Presenter at 'The __ Monologues Art Festival'.
A fun fact about this photographer
I know the best place for authentic-Filipino food in Seattle.