Hi, I am Sofiya! And welcome to BySofiya.com. A place where you will find beautiful photography to be inspired by, healthy recipes that I cook for my family, travels, and daily lifestyle inspirations.
I created this site back in 2011 when I had my children, and I decided to learn photography. I wanted to share my work here and soon after I realized that my long before the affair with cooking and now photography was a perfect match! So that is when I started to develop and post recipes with a healthy twist. I hope you will find my recipes along with photographs inspiring, and decide to cook some for yourself! I use only the best wholesome organic ingredients and food that makes us feel good inside and out.
I can surely say that my favorite subject to photograph is food, but I am also specializing in family, kids, and seniors photography. If you are local and looking to schedule your session, please feel free to explore my portfolio here, and I will be delighted to tell your story through my lens!
Few facts about me
I was born and grew up in Ukraine. My husband grew up in Turkey. I have a brother in law who is Hungarian! My favorite thing about our very international family is to be able to explore and learn about different cultures and their cuisine first hand.
I currently live in Northern Illinois with my husband and two awesome kids Aleyna and Demir.
We live very close to my mom who's raising pastured chickens and growing lots and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits for our enjoyment. We are so blessed to have her!
My favorite things are coffee and flowers! You can probably guess from the pictures who's idea it was to drive 6 hours to see the lavender field 😉.