Planning for Your Session



We are thrilled that you booked a portrait session with Soben Studios. It has been our pleasure and privilege to photograph Chicago’s loveliest children and families over the past ten years. As always, we appreciate the trust clients place in us to capture today’s moments — which will become tomorrow’s treasures.

Our imagery features a classic yet distinctively simplistic style - our focus is relationship based. It is an honor to document and celebrate the love of your family. I am inspired by the pure light and love that surrounds new life. Most of our newborns return again and again, and so we also celebrate the relationships we build with our clients year after year. 

We enjoy simply being a witness to the whimsical, often unpredictable – but never boring – state of children being themselves, and find that within the seemingly mundane stuff of the everyday resides the story of who your child is at a particular moment in time. Portraits make these telling, all-too-fleeting moments indelible.

And yes, this is all just a fancy way to say that not only is it important to capture your family as they grow but also that, one day, your Soben Studios portraits will be as prized by their subjects as they were by you.

Our guide is divided in sections, with general information presented first followed by specific information for each session type. Please don’t forget to page through the entire guide to be sure you don't miss any important details. 

So, curl up in a cozy chair and get ready to enjoy the materials herein. You’ll find everything you need to best prepare for your session within this guide - but of course we are always here to support you, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Laurie & Jennifer