Award Winning Photography

Little Sis and Big Bro Part 2 Chicago Children's Photographer


Nothing better than photographing at a forest preserve on a gorgeous day with a fun-loving family! The kids also enjoyed holding hands with their parents while strolling along the various paths during their portrait session. Truly a picture perfect day!

Little Sis and Big Bro Part 1 Chicago Children's Photographer


We witnessed the beautiful bond between these siblings during their outdoor portrait session. This little sister looks up to her big brother and he absolutely adores her. These images show their love and friendship towards one another. They were so much fun to photograph at the forest preserve!

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!

2015 Fall Mini Sessions Announced! Chicago Family Photographer


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 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 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 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.**

Beauty and Grace | Chicago Maternity Portraits

She is a reflection of grace in a season of excitement, anticipation, and wonder. Together, they are one of the most tender, gentle and loving couples I've had the good fortune to photograph.


Feature Friday: Living with Art

Can you imagine our excitement when Modani contacted us, asking for our design thoughts? What a fun project! Immediately, I started to think about how we would love to see our photography displayed as art, in a style that compliments the beautiful furniture Modani offers. Here is just a sampling of some of our favorite rooms- enjoy! Chicago Modern PhotographyyChicago Modern PhotographyChicago Modern Photography

It was really hard to choose my favorite Modani modern sofa.  Truly, they have a great variety to choose from. As a lover of neutrals myself, I decided to go with pieces that were elegant and simple. I chose the Black Phantom Sofa and the Brown Phantom Sofa for many reasons, but primarily because I am always drawn to pieces that are big enough for our large family to cuddle on. And, as a woman who loves change, I especially like the modularity of these pieces.

For the non sectional sofa room, I chose the Onyxia Sofa Bed in Black. That's right, you read correctly - it converts into a fabulous bed! Who doesn't need an extra place for a friend or family member to crash? I love furniture with multiple functions - and especially sofa beds without back breaking bars - this is a piece I think we need in the studio!

Several items are on sale over at Modani - better grab them now while you still can!

Fashion Friday: Patterns | Chicago Family Photographer

A little goes a long way with this punch of pattern and solid combo! The perfect winter portrait styling.


Honored & Humbled | NAPCP Award Winning Photographer

Scrolling through the international contest winners, I never expected to see my name once let alone twice. I am incredibly humbled and honored to have placed in this prestigious competition. The detailed press release is included below, but to me, the biggest news is that pursuing one's dreams and allowing oneself to take creative risks can be a very rewarding process. Thank you to all of our clients for encouraging me to constantly try harder. 2nd_laurie_levitt_july2014_in_too_deep3rd_laurie_levitt_july2014_jump_right_in

The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) is proud to announce Laurie Levitt of Deerfield, Illinois as a 2014 International Image Competition winner. Levitt competed against thousands of image entries and claimed the second place spot in the Seniors/Tweens category with her piece “In Too Deep,” as well as third place in the Children category for “Jump Right In.”

Designed to recognize the world’s most successful child photographers, the NAPCP Image Competition called for images across a range of category subjects including Maternity, Newborn, Babies, Children, Siblings, Toddlers, Tweens, Seniors and Family. Image submissions were carefully judged by a blue-ribbon panel of experts based on impact, technical merit, composition and creativity.

As an Image Competition winner, Laurie will receive a medallion, priority listing on the NAPCPdirectory, vendor endorsements, NAPCP member points, titles and professional recognition.

Additionally, Laurie will be qualified to win NAPCP’s prestigious Photographer of the Year award which will be announced in 2015.

For more details on the NAPCP Image Competition, please visit

For more information about Laurie Levitt, please visit


The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) is a member-based association

representing and promoting the community of professional child photographers. The NAPCP provides a

valuable platform for seasoned veterans and rising professionals alike to share their experiences, hone their craft and raise their professional visibility.

NAPCP connects parents searching for child photographers with its members by providing a comprehensive directory and informative articles on what to expect from their professional photography experience. For more information, please visit