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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!

We Love Sisters! Part Three Chicago Family Photographer


Happy Fourth of July! We are back with this gorgeous family session for Part Three, and just look at the beauty of big sister!  Her beautiful eyes and sweet smile make us so happy, what a joy these girls were to photograph.  Stay tuned for the last part of this session, Part Four, coming soon!

We Love Sisters! Part Two Chicago Family Photographer


Here's another peek at this darling session, this time focusing on this cutie little sister right here!  What a smiley, funny, adorable little miss, we loved getting her silly and sweet personality in front of the camera (and those eyes!)  Stay tuned for Part Three coming soon!

We Love Sisters! Part One Chicago Family Photographer


We love when our friends and clients refer wonderful people to us, and this family was the most fun!  Adorable sisters who are the very best of friends that giggled and played through our session made our day.  We have more from this sweet session the way so stay tuned!

Springtime Dreaming Chicago Family Photographer


We love mixing up our newborn studio time with some outdoor family time, and this family was so fun!  We've known the extended family of these sweet faces as long-term clients, and to meet more of this crew is such a treat.  We loved getting to know these energetic brothers, especially the twin fun they brought along, and it's so cold outside that a spring session looking forward to warmer days makes us feel very happy inside!  Thank you for letting us capture some fun brotherly love in the greenery with you guys!

Beach Family Fun! Chicago Family and Children's Photographer


Who doesn't love a day out at the beach with their family?  We sure do!  We had so much fun with this family at the beach.   It was a little bittersweet as we've photographed this family for years, but they are moving onto to a new place, and we will be missing them!  The day was gorgeous, and even though mom's hair and makeup people never showed (boo!), she and the rest of the family looked perfect! Thank you, B Family, for being a part of our Soben family for so long, and we wish you all the best in your new adventures!

Introducing: Jenny! New Studio Assistant and Soben Family Member!

New teammate signing in here: I'm Jenny! Yes, this means we have added another Jennifer to the team, but not to be confused with our fabulous studio manager, Jenn/Jennifer.  This is Jenny which is a vastly different name. :) I am so excited to join Soben Studios, lend a hand wherever I can, and to get to know all of the wonderful clients that come through for some memory-making! To properly introduce myself, here are five things about me, and a photo so you can put a face to the voice if you happen to call in while I'm working!

1. I watch too much reality TV. Like...way too much. Too much for any self-respecting Engligh Lit major who also goes to a lot of book clubs. E!, Bravo, MTV (oh that one is embarrassing), you name it, I watch it. Speaking of, I think Teen Mom 2 is on right now... 2. I love to dance! I grew up in dance, was a cheerleader for a million years, and can be found having major dance parties with my two-year-old daughter, Piper in our living room most evenings. 3. I am addicted to Dr.Pepper in a serious, borderline clinical way. When I've given it up in the past, for pregnancy or lame attempts at health, I have pretty much lost all my personality and sense of humor. The world is better when I'm thoroughly full of Dr. Pepper. 4. I am from Phoenix, and would take 122 degree heat over one drop of snow any day! 5. I never, ever, EVER wanted children, then I met my now-husband, and I somehow have a gorgeous little toddler girl, AND a baby boy on the way this winter! He is obviously into witchcraft or something.

That's me in a very small nutshell, looking forward to getting to know everyone in the Soben Circle!



My sweetie, Piper, and I this past Christmas! 

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.**

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Dirt & Frogs| Chicago Children's Photographer

A boy is Truth with dirt on its face,Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair, and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket. - Unknown


Four Square | Chicago Children's Photographer

Four Square.


Wild Enthusiasm | Chicago Children's Photographer

"I still get wildly enthusiastic  about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind." - Leo F. Buscaglia


A Baby and a Basket | Chicago Children's Photographer

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown


Sisters | Chicago Children's Photographer

A sister is a forever friend. ~Author Unknown

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Double Double | Chicago Children's Photographer

It's double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you're blessed with twins.

 ~ Author Unknown

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The Joy of Children | Chicago Children's Photographer

It is a privilege to capture children in their element. Joy, laughter and innocence abound.


One Little Monkey | Chicago Children's Photographer

"One little monkey jumping on the bed."


About A Boy | Chicago Children's Photographer

A boy's story is the best that is ever told. -Charles Dickens


Brother & Sister | Chicago Children's Photographer

"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet." - Vietnamese Proverb


One Happy Baby | Chicago Newborn Photographer

"Smiles are the soul's kisses." - Minna Thomas Antrim

And we all know that baby kisses are the best of all!!!