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Honored! Chicagoland Award Winner Chicago Photographer

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!

Family of Three Cuteness Chicago Family Photographer

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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.

One Year of Darling Part 2 Chicago Children's Photographer

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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!

One Year of Darling Part 1 Chicago Children's Photographer

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Those EYES!!  This darling turned one and we had such a sweet time with this pretty little miss! Loving her furry vest, darling expressions, and those blue eyes.  So happy to have spent some time capturing this doll! Stay tuned for part two of this cutie on the blog soon!

Baby Makes Three! Chicago Newborn and Family Photographer

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  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! 

New Baby New Big Brother Chicago Newborn and Family Photographer

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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! 

We Love Sisters! | Part Four | Chicago Family Photographer

Our last post of these sweet sisters ends on some forest dancing, which we think is a pretty fantastic pastime.  We adore these little dolls and their best friendship, and had so much fun capturing such a sweet time in their lives! chicago family photograph,chicagoland child photograph,

We Love Sisters! Part Three Chicago Family Photographer

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Happy Fourth of July! We are back with this gorgeous family session for Part Three, and just look at the beauty of big sister!  Her beautiful eyes and sweet smile make us so happy, what a joy these girls were to photograph.  Stay tuned for the last part of this session, Part Four, coming soon!

We Love Sisters! Part Two Chicago Family Photographer

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Here's another peek at this darling session, this time focusing on this cutie little sister right here!  What a smiley, funny, adorable little miss, we loved getting her silly and sweet personality in front of the camera (and those eyes!)  Stay tuned for Part Three coming soon!

We Love Sisters! Part One Chicago Family Photographer

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We love when our friends and clients refer wonderful people to us, and this family was the most fun!  Adorable sisters who are the very best of friends that giggled and played through our session made our day.  We have more from this sweet session the way so stay tuned!

Glowing with Baby Three! | Chicago Maternity Photographer | Chicago Family Photographer

Can you believe she is preggo with number THREE? What a beautiful Mama and family!  We love this family, and have loved watching them grow.  We can't wait for these adorable brothers to meet their baby sister and visit us for her newborn photos next month! chicagofamilyphotog.jpg

We Love Our Clients! Happy Valentine's Day! | Chicago Photographer

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!

Coolest Roadsters in Town! | Chicago Newborn Photographer

You know what's even more fun than getting to watch families grow and babies turn into adorable toddlers and kids?  Getting to capture all that in their dad's amazing custom car shop, which brings so many memories back for Laurie, as her own dad was a custom car enthusiast as well!  Check out this daddy's amazing business over at Roadster Shop, and take a minute to wish you had a dad this awesome! Thank you, G Family, for letting us be a part of so many memories for your growing family for so many years, we are so honored to always be trusted with your most precious moments!

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Six Months of Sweetness | Chicago Baby Photographer

We think six months is a pretty adorable and magical age around here, there's so much personality coming through in those sweet little faces, and this cutie really gave us some fun!  We've been lucky enough to photograph this gorgeous family from maternity to newborn, and now six months. With a nurse mama and a teacher daddy, this baby is so loved and cared for by such sweet, compassionate, amazing parents.  So happy you've chosen our studio as the place for your memories, and can't wait to see you for his one year session and see his adorable little expressions again!baby images,baby photography,chicago baby photographer,chicago baby pictures,chicago photographer,soben studios,

2015 Fall Mini Sessions Announced! | Chicago Family Photographer

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It's that time again!  Every autumn, our mini sessions are immensely popular – find out why! If you’ve never had a Soben Studios mini session, you’ll see why our clients come back year after year! Make sure to snag your spot FAST, these mini sessions book quickly!

Book your session now by emailing jennifer@sobenstudios.com or call us at 847.374.9123.

 

2015 Mini Session Dates:

Sunday, September 20th & Saturday, October 3, 2015

20-minute sessions with Laurie, perfect for up to 3 subjects on-location (local park or forest preserve)

$250 creative session fee

Includes 24 complimentary holiday cards

$400 minimum purchase requirement

All session locations will be announced at a later time.

Email jennifer@sobenstudios.com to book!

Sorry, coupons or special offers are not accepted for mini sessions.

 

Mini sessions always book-up quickly and space is limited, so do not delay! For more information, please email jennifer@sobenstudios.com or call us at 847.374.9123.

We’re looking forward to seeing your smiling faces!

-Laurie and the Soben Studios Team

**Please note that creative session fees cover the time, talent and vision of Soben Studios, beautiful editing of your images and a private online viewing gallery to share with family and friends. This session fee does not include any images, either digital or printed; these are purchased separately.We carry a full range of boutique photography products, including archival desk and wall portraits, museum quality fine art gallery wrapped canvases and fine art prints, digital images and much more. Please contact us for detailed pricing information.**

The Adventures of Family | Chicago Family Photographer

Pride. Adventure. Sweet secrets. Happiness. Family.

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My Everything | Chicago Family Photographer

Family is not an important thing. It's everything. - Michael J. Fox

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Fashion Friday: Pumpkin Spice | Chicago Family Photographer

It's fall and everyone loves pumpkin... so let's join the fun and show off our favorite fall portrait styles!

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It's Almost Fall | Chicago Family Photographer

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”  ― E.E. Cummings chicagofamilyphotographer3

Fashion Friday | Chicago Family Photographer

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