Pam was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. She graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Photography.

Pam worked as a freelance photographer in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles before moving back to Washington, DC. In 1996 Pam joined Photogroup Inc. and became a preeminent award-winning photographer. 

Pam has won numerous awards for her work from: DC Advertising Club, The Art Director's Club of Metropolitan Washington, and Communication Arts.
Pam is married to Barry Soorenko and has two children (Erin & Talia), two dogs, one cat and two turtles.