Chicago Maternity Photographer

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 4 Chicago Newborn and Maternity Photographer


This darling princess revealed!  Part Four of our before and after is all about this precious baby, and that tiny, perfect face.  In love, we are all in love.

Before and After Part 3 Chicago Newborn and Maternity Photographer


Part Three of our before and after session, and the baby is here!  Hope you're enjoying the transformation of this amazing woman, who can extend her resume from dog-whispering-rescuing-veterinarian, include mother! Look at that little face! *swoon*

Before and After Part 2 Chicago Newborn and Maternity Photographer


Part Two of our gorgeous before and after is so fun today!  In case you missed it, this amazing woman is a veterinarian and dog whispering rescuer, who is now an fab mama.  Watch for her transformation into mother coming!

Before and After Part 1 Chicago Maternity and Newborn Photographer


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... :)

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

Chicago Maternity Photographer,Chicagoland Pregnancy Portraits,
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


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!

Glowing Mama-to-Be! Part Two Chicago Maternity Photographer Chicago Family Photographer


We are back with Part Two of this gorgeous mama-to-be!  How wonderful is this floaty dress?! We just love celebrating mamas, and this one made us so happy behind the lens!  Stay tuned for Part Three on Mother's Day!

Glowing Mama-to-Be! Part One Chicago Maternity Photographer Chicago Family Photographer


It's alllllllllmost Mother's Day, so we thought we'd bring you three days of a glowing mama-to-be!  It's no secret we love mamas and all things babies, and watching a family grow makes us infinitely happy and honored to be a part of such memories!  This gorgeous lady here couldn't have been more wonderful to work with, or more beautiful in front of the camera!  More to come from this sweet session!

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!

Anticipated Gift | Chicago Maternity Photographer

A grand adventure is about to begin.- Winnie the Pooh


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.


Belly to Baby Part 1: Belly | Chicago Maternity Photographer

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of Mother's Love
- Maureen Hawkins

Characteristics of a Mother | Chicago Maternity Photographer

Perfection shines through a wonderful, strong, and courageous woman. It takes all of these to become a mother. Even the imperfect only shines in her beauty and poise.  


Beauty in Darkness | Chicago Maternity Photographer

Even in darkness you can see the beauty in this woman. Living in the city with two boys so close in age  presents the wildest of adventures -- and the best of memories. chicagomaternityphoto

Cloth Diapers: Don't Turn Up Your Nose | Chicago Mommy Classes

It never occurred to me to use cloth diapers back in my boys' diaper days.  I did hear stories about the chemicals in disposable diapers, but I closed my ears. The alternatives didn't seem appealing, but if I had known about the convenience and the benefits of cloth diapers, who knows.... Here is YOUR chance to learn more about the amazing cloth diapering experience at "Cloth Diapering 101" presented by Green Diaper Babies. Find out how cloth diapering can help your child potty train faster, and learn about the environmental impact of disposable diapers so you can help save the planet for your children.

And most enticing: If you can't imagine the thought of washing dirty diapers,  find out how Green Diaper Babies diaper service will do the dirty work for you.

Photo courtesy of Green Diaper Babies

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

at Prenatal Fit, 1937 W. Diversey, Chicago

$10/person -- $15/couple


Can't make it on April 29th? Check-out the encore class on May 20th.

And introducing Prenatal Fit. A brand new woman's gym for before, during, and after pregnancy (with babysitting available!)

Stay tuned for more info about our new friends, Green Diaper Babies and Prenatal Fit. Soben Studios is proud to support local small business, and we have an extra place in our hearts for mommy-owned businesses.

Glowing from Within | Chicago Pregnancy Portraits

Chicago pregnancy portraits, fine art maternity There are women who are "pregnant on TV," as in looking like there is a little basketball is in their bellies, and then there are the rest of us, who pack on the pounds, can't get our rings on, and require a table rather than a booth at the ice cream parlor. (I speak from experience.) We see all shapes and sizes at our studio.  This new mama, was "pregnant on TV," a petite, elegant beauty, so poised in front of our camera, a delight to photograph. -LN

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!

What a Year!! | Chicago Family Photographers

Compiling favorite images of the year is a daunting task - because I personally love so many of the images, and all of our clients!! However, the big task is complete, and I can't wait to share our year in review slideshow below. Clients, if you don't see your sweet faces in the movie below, please don't think "you didn't make the cut".  Rather, your are not depicted because we did not have a signed model release from you on file. :)) Proudly, we present our 2012 year in review. Thank you so much for making us smile ... every day.