We saved the cake for last!! One year old portrait sessions are a blast. Every child handles the cake smash differently. This little darling enjoyed every single bite but we think the frosting was a bigger hit than the cake itself:). Her toes even made it into the side of the cake. The images of her are priceless!
We feel that every newborn portrait session is so special to us but this in-studio portrait session was extra special:). Laurie was beyond thrilled to document the first week of life of her precious little niece. This little baby was “at home” in our studio and was so happy to be all curled up on our organic-made blankets and wraps. What a blessing this little girl is to her beautiful family!
She was a no fuss just sweet kind of baby. No socks for this baby…she loved moving those toes and grabbing her ankles. With each new outfit placed on her she had to taste the texture, the baby stage when one wants everything in her mouth including her dress! Those big eyes just draw you in too!
This little guy was the star during the in-studio portrait session. We could photograph him all day! Oh those beautiful big eyes! He found out quickly how fun it was to pull on his suspenders too!
She was an absolute doll during her individual portraits! She snuggled up to all of our soft organic fabrics and slept for the majority of her newborn portraits. It was a pleasure working with this baby girl and her parents:).
She was the sweetest little girl...oh, those big blue eyes too:). We were smitten with her happiness that filled our studio. We enjoyed watching this family interact during their family portrait session. This little darling could not be happier receiving so many kisses from her parents too!
What a gorgeous morning to document this beautiful pregnant mama with her boys! We always look forward to spending time with our clients at the beach for our dreamy maternity portrait sessions. The soon-to-be big brother could not have been happier to be part of this experience! The session turned into a fun family playdate. We are thrilled to meet the new baby brother at his newborn session in our studio.
We loved capturing his newborn portraits in our Highwood studio but one year later we decided to travel to his home in the city. This lifestyle portrait session was held just steps outside the family's front door. Wonderful and fun-loving parents enjoying city life with their sweet baby.
We love to photograph newborn babies and their mamas! The mother daughter bond starts at day one! This precious little girl adored the tight snuggles from her mama, and her sweet newborn portraits are some of our favorites.
It is with heartfelt appreciation that we humbly announce that Soben Studios has been awarded the 2016 Best of Chicagoland Award! We are thrilled to receive this news, and so honored to have been a recipient of these awards for the past three years. We are excited and honored, especially to be recognized among such a distinguished group of fellow photographers. Thank you, Chicagoland Awards, for making our week!
If there's something better than chubby baby rolls, we certainly don't know what it could be! Our last blog post on this honeybunch is so delicious. Those little legs and cheeks need to be squeeeeeeeeezed!
This family is nothing but amazing in front of the camera! Not only are they simply gorgeous, but all this love for their adorable baby is heart-melting. One whole year of being parents and a family of three is so special, we are honored to capture such a sweet time in this family's life.
We're back with this sweet baby girl for part two, and still loving those gorgeous eyes of hers! This age is so fun, and it was such a joy to have her in our studio. Look at that little face!
Some photographers shy away from two-month-old shoots, but we welcome them with open arms, and this is cutie shows just how fun it can be! Loving this little doll and her perfect pout. So snugly and sweet!
This little sweetie is so lucky to have such great siblings! We love watching our clients' families grow, and baby makes three for this wonderful crew. Loving these smiles!
Remember this guy with the gorgeous eyes from THIS post awhile back, and our last two posts in July? Well, he's a big brother now and his baby sister is just as darling! He's doing a wonderful job as a big brother to that little sweetie swaddled up in his arms, and melting our hearts. We love getting to know our families as they grow, and this family has been so fun to watch grow in love and numbers!
Our little princess is back, and this time with her sweet parents! We just adore all kinds of family snuggles, and it makes us so happy to capture each and every one we're lucky enough to meet. Just look at that babydoll's smile! Lucky us.
Nine months old is such a great age, isn't it? Personality and smiles and an emerging little person all still in a baby sized package! This little princess showed us nothing but cuteness in our session and here is part one of her adorable day, stay tuned for part two soon!
Happy Valentine's Day Soben Family! We wanted to use this holiday of hearts and kisses to share some things we love most, and at the top of our list is our amazing client family! Before we get into the amazing end-of-year slideshow featuring of all the fabulous and adorable faces we got to capture this year created by our leader extraordinaire, Laurie, we thought we'd give you a snippet of us, and some things we L-O-V-E!
Laurie Loves: Valentine's Day is the birthday of Laurie's beloved grandmother (98 this year!), so this day is special in two ways for her. She loves making Valentine's boxes with her children, strong coffee in the morning, and the ever-elusive jeans that fit right all day without getting looser as the hours go by (AKA the unicorn of all jeans). She also loves working with Jenn, Ellen and Jenny ... everyone that we meet through the studio!
Jenn Loves: Jenn loves any and everything homemade, as long as it's not the clothes she's wearing. :) Her family has a big bin of clothing and fabric discards (endless pairs of ripped leggings frequent this box) that her daughters use to make fun, crafty items with, and she loves seeing what they've dreamt up. She also loves fill-in-the-blank notes from her girls, such as, "My mom is the best at ____." Such sweet and funny notes come from these! Also, a little dark chocolate is never wrong by Jenn.
Jenny Loves: Dr Pepper! She knows she should start with something like, "My adorable daughter and newborn son," but honestly, Dr. Pepper comes to mind first. She also loves dance parties to anything with a strong hip-hop beat and trying to think up more appropriate lyrics when her daughter is asking what they're singing during said dance parties. She also loves six hours of consecutive sleep from her newborn, hair that is freshly touched up, and books that you can't put down.
Ellen Loves: SLEEPING! She also loves her hazelnut coffee, and Starburst candy... as she should. Because Ellen is just as sweet as those delicious candies!
So, having covered what we love in our own homes, here's what we love at work: YOU!!!
Please enjoy this slideshow of our 2015 moments, we so enjoyed living them with you all and cannot wait for 2016's new ones!
xoxoxoxo Laurie, Jenn, Jenny & Ellen!
For some photographers, being asked to photograph a two-month-old is a daunting, fearful task, but here at Soben Studio we LOVE it! We love the emerging personality and little faces and just all-around fun changes that go on at this stage, and this little honey proves it! From his scrunched up faces to the little hint of a smile, this guy had our hearts! Thank you for choosing us to capture this doll's adorable faces, loved catching these moments for your family!