Owner & Lead Photographer
I think I’m pretty lucky. Having a job that is also my passion, where there is room to evolve, experiment and be consistently challenged while capturing the stories behind some incredibly interesting people, has been quite the experience.
Each shoot brings with it a different challenge so along with the help of my crew, I make it my goal to strategically collaborate with each client, genuinely connect with my subjects, spot opportunities quickly, meet the tightest of deadlines and make even the most camera-shy feel like rockstars.
Consistently focusing on the details while appreciating the bigger picture allows me to produce compelling imagery while providing exceptional service, on time and always within budget. Of course it helps that I always play nice and make a stellar cup of coffee.
When I’m not behind the camera, a few other life essentials that make my life go round include my family who are nothing but joy, laughing a lot, attempting to make tofu taste like something other than tofu and road trips in pursuit of the best views the country has to offer.
I’d love to hear from you so when it’s time to start planning the next photography project, please get in touch!
- Corporate Headshots and Team Portraits
- Branding and Website Photography
- Environmental Portraits for Agencies and Magazines
- Event Photography for Conferences, Meetings and More
- Trade Show Headshot Booths and High-Volume Portraits
My team and I develop image libraries for clients including lifestyle, behind the scenes photos and corporate headshots for websites, annual reports and social media campaigns. We also work with magazine editors to produce location and environmental portraits for their feature stories. We photograph events across the Chicagoland area as well as traveling nationally for our clients. We also offer high-volume, headshot photo booths for trade shows, conferences, conventions and meetings.
Our clients span across nearly every industry including manufacturing, retail, food services, telecommunications, education, real estate, hospitality, technical services, health care, finance and insurance, just to name a few.
In the beginning stages of planning your photography project but you’re not quite sure to start? Looking to have a mobile portrait studio set-up at your trade show booth? Think you might need more than one photographer to cover your conference? Deciding between business headshots or environmental portraits? We’re here to help!
OUR RAVE REVIEWS
Tori stepped right in – with her trained assistant, lights, camera and expert eye. She took the time to tour our offices to choose workable settings, was fastidious with the lighting and shooting angles, and even swiped a few shiny brows with her makeup brush! Tori and her team were on time, well-prepared, worked well with all levels of our executive team, and delivered terrific results from the first session.
Tori took head shots of my company’s executive team and I highly recommend her for any corporate photography needs. She was easy to work with, exceeded expectations and went above and beyond to make sure everyone was pleased with the way their head shots turned out. Everyone on our team had a great experience and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Tori again!
Tori Soper has been photographing our events for many years. Her attention to details always ensures that we have the most dynamic photos for our events — even a room full of people staring at a speaker on stage! We work with Tori because we know we’ll not only receive great quality images as well as an innovative partner for our events.
It was an intense and fun 4 days…and extremely successful! So appreciated your flexibility and good humor as we worked our way through all of the photos we needed. You were terrific with the models and that made the images so realistic. I look forward to seeing our end product in my book…I know it will make it a stand-out and we all hope a smashing success.
Tori is an incredibly talented Photographer with whom we’ve worked with on numerous occasions shooting portraits and events for our website and collateral. She captures every detail, consistently produces awesome photos, turns around our images incredibly quickly and maybe most importantly, she is always such a pleasure to work with!
Tori is a highly skilled photographer. Her eye for detail and lighting is amazing and she captures candid shots very well. She’s both personable and professional – so easy to work with! Tori is always our top pick for event photography.
Tori is a class act with a great eye and superb leadership and rapport on-site. She’s agile, committed, creative, effective and efficient. She strikes a great mood among executives during corporate headshots and really brought the spirit out of our professionals on a recent “candid” shoot in our offices. I would hire her again and again – for projects in Chicago and beyond. So pleased to have made a contact with an artist and partner like Tori who I can leverage across a variety of business needs.
Tori is an excellent photographer, and very versatile at handling a variety of subject matter from portraiture to events. She always brings a positive energy to her assignments. With portraiture in particular, she has a great skill for what may be the most important aspect of all…making the subject feel comfortable on camera.
Tori has been our photographer for events for years, and for years she’s captured the both the joy of our students and the beauty of their craft. Tori’s ability to use her lens translates into beautiful photographs that means so much to our culinary programs and students. She’s not only professional but a joy to work with, we’re lucky to have her time & support. I highly recommend Tori!!
We are a consulting company, so our product is our people. We had Tori attend our annual team meeting and it was fun to participate! Now, we have real images of our actual team that we can use for so many things. I was told by so many colleagues how impressed they were with Tori and we are so happy with the results.
Tori is amazing to work with – she is professional, fun and kind and takes the most beautiful photos. We asked for a couple of things and the photos widely surpassed our expectations. I would highly recommend Tori for events in the Chicago area and look forward to working with her again in the future!
You were such a pleasure to work with and I hope we have more opportunities to collaborate again on other projects. I can tell you that everyone from G-W really enjoyed working with you and had great things to say about the experience. You all are pros, and our textbooks will be awesome as a result of your talent and great images!
I highly recommend Tori Soper for your next corporate event. She’s flexible, responsive and has an amazing eye. It can be difficult to bring the life of a conference out in photographs, but she managed to showcase both the energy and conversation in a beautiful way. Not to mention her editing turnaround time was lightening fast. They should get Tori a job running ORD — cause she sure knows how to run a smooth operation.
I have worked with photographers for 16 Annual Conferences and none has provided better service, better pictures, or a better experience than Tori Soper. I have photographers with great energy and ones that deliver great pictures and ones that had excellent turnaround time, but never have I had the experience of all with one photographer. From start to finish Tori was a phenomenal asset to our conference and felt like an extension of our team. I highly recommend putting Tori Soper Photography at the top of your call list!
Toris’ skill with the camera is unquestionable. Perfect poses, lighting and the just the right amount of editing. Add to that her ability to take an individual unaccustomed to being in front of the camera and putting them at their ease and you have the perfect recipe for a successful photo shoot resulting in beautiful images.
Tori made our employees feel so confident in front of the camera. With her easy-to-follow directions, personable and warm disposition, everyone felt relaxed. The staff had so many great things to say about working with Tori! She produced flawless and wonderful portraits for our teams at each of our branches and we will definitely be bringing in Tori again as we add to our team.
We’ve worked with Tori for a long, long time…over ten years now. We use her for studio work and regularly recommend her to our clients who need headshots, image libraries and event coverage. We’re always very happy with the quality of her work, fast turnaround time, ability to stay within the budget and her fun approach.
We had worked with another photography company in the past and were unsatisfied with their work after multiple sessions. We hired Tori and when she she came in and the experience was night and day! She put us at ease right away and took time to explain to us what she could and could not do. She brought her assistant and a MUA for us and honestly I don’t think you could find a better team. They were time efficient, more than competent, reasonably priced and just had a great energy. I will absolutely use Tori Soper Photography in the future.
Tori was very easy to work with. She understood the project, worked quickly and independently, and always checked in at the right times. And of course, they’re some of the best portraits I’ve ever put in my magazine.