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Newborn Curl Chicago Newborn Photographer

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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!

All Curled Up Chicago Newborn Photographer

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This adorable baby boy was SO content curling up with our organic fabrics in our Highwood photography studio. He slept through the majority of the newborn portrait session and provided us with the cutest newborn noises while sleeping. We created beautiful portraits for his parents and grandparents to cherish for a lifetime.

Before and After Part 5 Chicago Newborn and Maternity Photographer

Chicago Newborn Photographer,Chicagoland Newborn Pictures,
Chicago Newborn Photographer,Chicagoland Newborn Pictures,

Part Five brings our before and after transformation session to an end.  We started with an amazing woman, and are ending with her amazing daughter.  So thankful we got to document the amazingness of womb to birth with this remarkable family!

Before and After Part 1 Chicago Maternity and Newborn Photographer

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We love a before and after!  This woman is amazing. She is a veterinarian, a dog rescuer, a dog whisperer, and now a fabulous mother.  What a privilege to get to photograph this great beauty!  Stay tuned, her after is coming... :)

Littlest Packages Chicago Newborn Photography

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This tiny little angel comes from a family we love photographing (big brother is known as Silly Sauce in our recent posts!), and made our day so sweet in the studio. Loved capturing that sleepy little face on this precious little babe. -->all the feelings<--

Six Months Later Part 2 Chicago Baby Photographer

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  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! 

Six Months Later Part 1 Chicago Baby Photographer

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Chicago Baby Photographer,

  Remember that Mama-To-Be and darling newborn we shared all month?  Well that little doll had a six month session in the blink of an eye, and we had so much fun seeing this little personality emerge!  Love this family and these kids and all this happiness! 

Mama-To-Be Before and After Part 4 Chicago Newborn Photographer

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And here is our final post of this transformation, from mama-to-be to brand new mother.  So much sweetness and love in our studio, and we just loved capturing it all.  What a wonderful job, being a part of such magical times!

Mama-To-Be Before and After Part 3 Chicago Maternity Photographer

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Look who arrived!!  Our beautiful mother-to-be in our previous two posts delivered this little angel and what a wonderful day in our studio! Those cheeks and toes and squishy little bitty sweetheart! What a joy!

Mama-To-Be Before and After Part 2 Chicago Maternity Photographer

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Chicago Maternity Photographer,Chicagoland Pregnancy Portraits,

Part two of this beautiful mother-to-be, and she was just stunning in our studio!  The gauzy dress and the great light on this beauty was wonderful, and be sure to stay tuned for parts three and four when we all got to meet this darling baby!

Mama-To-Be Before and After Part 1 Chicago Maternity Photographer

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A long tutu and a glowing mother-to-be?  Count us IN!  We love this four part series, because we get to capture the beauty of pregnancy, then the miracle of the new baby!  Stay tuned for the next posts coming, to watch the transformation!

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! 

Silly Sauce Part Two Chicago Children's Photographer

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Did you catch this sweetie on the blog last week? You'll see him again soon, as we introduce his new baby sister!  This is the final peek at our two-year-old session with him that was all about firetrucks and trains and being the most fun little guy in the studio!  We have known this little guy and his family forever and capturing his silly moments gives us such joy!

Silly Sauce Two Year Session Chicago Children's Photographer

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This little guy made us giggle at his wonderful one year session HERE, and now that he's two, he's a pro!  He knows to come in and get right down to the playtime!  Don't miss his darling new sister tomorrow on the blog, but for now,  we think he's pretty great at being a big brother and two-year-old extraordinaire!

9 Months of Princess Life | Part Two | Chicago Baby Photographer

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. chicagobabyphotog005.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!