Children's Headshots

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!

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.**

Our Studio | Chicago Suburbs Child Baby Newborn Family Photographer

Well, it only took me 7 months to blog about our new studio! We've just been so busy taking care of our clients, that things like our new studio space took a back seat. However, I am so excited to share our new digs with you -- the space is just lovely and I can't wait to see many of you there! Our new studio is located in downtown Highwood, directly above a nail salon (how perfect is that!?). We've got tons of shooting space, with a great brick wall to enjoy. By far my favorite feature is our bay window, and it has been so much fun experimenting with the lighting there. The window is fabulous for newborn work, but it really shines with maternity silhouettes.

We've always got fresh coffee and tea waiting for you, great books, and our free wifi. Come see us soon!

Happy Brand New Year | Chicago Baby Photographer

May your new year be full of love, laughter, joy and hope.

Holiday Cheer & Happy New Year | Chicago Family Photographer

Thank you to all of our amazing clients for another fabulous year. Thanks to you, we are able to make a generous donation in your name to the children's toy fund at Children's Memorial Hospital. Thank you for sharing your smiles with us, and for enabling us to bring smiles to children in need of good cheer. May your holiday season and new year be full of laughter, love and good health.

With love,

The Soben Studios Family

New Jewelry Line! {Chicago Baby Photographer}

Sooooo excited for this jewelry!!! LOVE LOVE! Make an appointment at our new studio boutique to see the line anytime. undefined

What to wear.... Summer 2011 part 1

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Mini Sessions!!

May Mini Sessions - Perfect for Father's Day ... or Just Because!

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A new tie? Beer-of-the-month club membership? A power tool? Not sure what to get Dad for Father's Day? How about getting him the gift YOU really want: Updated pictures of the kids!

Just in time for Father's Day, we're pleased to announce two different May mini sessions events:

Book with Laurie or Susan

Saturday, May 14th, 2011 Held on-location at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods.

Whether you choose a 25-minute mini session with Laurie for $175, or a 35-minute mini session with Susan for $125, you will enjoy the quality photography and client service that make Soben Studios one of Chicagland's premier contemporary lifestyle photography studios. Perfect for up to 3 subjects, Soben's mini sessions are a great value! And we've got some fabulous packages that are sure to make Dad smile.

Book with Susan only

Take advantage of a unique opportunity for a COMPLIMENTARY 15 minute studio mini session at Frankie's on the Park in downtown Chicago!! Please join us on Sunday, May 1st from 2-5pm for an afternoon of shopping, photos & jewelry at Frankie’s on the Park! The afternoon will feature a FREE 15 minute studio photo session and complimentary 5”x7” photo from Highland Park’s Susan Ryan Kalina of Soben Studios Photography (a $200 value)! Enjoy a Stella & Dot Jewelry trunk show & Cover FX makeup demo. 10% of sales will benefit DASH FOR DETECTION Pancreatic Cancer Research!!

Mini sessions book-up FAST and space is limited so don't delay!


If we've photographed you before, come join us again -- we'd love to see how the kids have grown. Or if you've been toying with the idea of portraits, this is the perfect chance to see why our devoted clients come back again and again.

Repeat Soben clients receive one complimentary set of wallets as our way of saying thank you.

Just like you, we at Soben care deeply for children and their families. A portion of all profits is donated to the new toy fund for sick children at Children's Memorial Hospital. Just thought you'd like to know that we do good work in more ways than one.

For more information, or to book your Ryerson Woods session, please email us at email@sobenstudios.com or call us at 847.374.9123. To book a session at Frankie's, please call their store at 773-248-0400. Sessions booked on a first come, first serve basis. Emails and phone calls will be tracked in the order received.

Please note that in order to receive the promotional pricing, and have your items in time for Father's Day, orders must be placed within one week of your gallery premiere.

Complimentary Facebook websized files of images purchased always included in your package upon request. These files, which bear a small studio logo, are perfect for emailing and Facebook but are not formatted for printing.

See you then!!

Mini sessions book-up FAST and **space is limited** so don't delay!

 

I have NOTHING to Wear!!!

But what do we WEAR??? Clients are always asking for ideas on what to wear and how to coordinate clothing. So welcome to the first post of our What to Wear series. Our current clients are familiar with the detailed guides we send out ahead of your sessions to help you get ready -but as styles are always changing we thought we'd keep you in-the-know with our clothing series. Hope you enjoy!!

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Special thanks to Michelle Anderson of Pinkle Toes Photography for sharing the beautiful imagery.

 

Beautiful Model

Love when the models come in ... we have such a great time together, and the sessions are always a blast.  Can't wait to see you, S, one day soon on the big screen!! undefinedundefined

Spunk & Smiles

Talent runs in the family! This up-and-comer is full of charm and beauty, and has the BEST laugh - the kind that makes you laugh! She brought us warmth on a chilly "we're-pretending-it's-spring" kind of day. Not only does she model but she will even be performing - with mom - in a musical theater production this summer. Big things are coming your way, N!