Fourth of July: Embracing Independence / Deerfield Family Photographer

In the spirit of the Independence Day holiday, Soben Studios wants to give a giant pat on the back to all those devoted parents who seek to nurture their children's independence -- only to find themselves gritting their teeth and cursing in exasperation their toddlers' "Me do!", "No!" independent spirit. Just one more of those parenting challenges that you thought you understood until you actually lived it. If it's any consolation, we've all been there... and we're used to dealing with strong, independent kids. That's why you turn to us for your family photographs.

If you're looking for a family friendly Independence Day celebration, come visit Deerfield. From a pancake breakfast, to a petting zoo, ponies and kiddie rides, and a small-town parade, Deerfield is a great place to enjoy the day. We'll be at the parade, which begins at noon, so come say "hi." The studio, 829 Waukegan Road, is on the parade route, and we'll be stationed there with freebies for the kids. (Quantities are limited.)

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! Hope to see you.  -LN