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Two Months of Cuteness Chicago Baby Photographer

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Some photographers shy away from two-month-old shoots, but we welcome them with open arms, and this is cutie shows just how fun it can be!  Loving this little doll and her perfect pout.  So snugly and sweet!

9 Months of Princess Life Part Two Chicago Baby Photographer

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Our little princess is back, and this time with her sweet parents!  We just adore all kinds of family snuggles, and it makes us so happy to capture each and every one we're lucky enough to meet.  Just look at that babydoll's smile! Lucky us.

9 Months of Princess Life Part One Chicago Baby Photographer

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Nine months old is such a great age, isn't it?  Personality and smiles and an emerging little person all still in a baby sized package!  This little princess showed us nothing but cuteness in our session and here is part one of her adorable day, stay tuned for part two soon!

Those Eyes! One Year Session Chicago Baby Photographer

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Well, we may be a bit behind on this one (he may be around two now...), but it was too cute to leave off the blog!  We've been photographing this family and their cuties for awhile, and dreamy eyes is featured here in his one year session looking cute as ever!  Thank you to this fabulous family for always thinking of us for these memories, we just love watching these dolls grow.

Belly to Baby Part 2: Baby | Chicago Newborn Photographer

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

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Snug As A Bug | Chicago Newborn Photographer

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”  - Lewis Carroll from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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All of Little Me | Chicago Newborn Photography

Another longtime client  with a very special arrival. Welcome to the world G. You're handsome from your toes to your nose. chicagonewbornphoto

Bows for Boys | Chicago North Newborn Baby Photographs

These days, we don't see many men wearing bow ties. Come to think of it, fewer and fewer men wear neckties ties at all - or even own more than one. It takes a special fellow to don a bow tie, someone who unabashedly marches to the beat of his own drum.  What more could a parent ask for? -- LN chicagonewbornphoto2

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. www.greendiaperbabies.com

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

RSVP (773) DIAPERS     info@greendiaperbabies.com

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!)

www.prenatalfit.com

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.

Snuggle | Chicagoland Newborn Photography

chicagonewbornphoto10 Will this winter EVER end?! What would you give to stay in bed on these cold mornings, snug a a bug in a rug? This sweet pea surely has the right idea. What a little bundle of love. - LN

Happy Everything | Studio News

Screenshot 2013-12-15 10.41.52 It's been a wildly busy fall and holiday season. We've had a great time seeing old friends, meeting new ones and rolling out fabulous new products.

Now it's break-time (if you can call two weeks with with kids off of school a "break"). As 2013 comes to a close, we're looking forward to spending holiday time with friends and family. (OK, there are some family members we could probably do without.) We're anticipating snowball fights, hot chocolate, warm fires, snuggling together on the couch - and some extra rest, if we're lucky. If you're heading to warmer climes, enjoy, and soak up some sun for us.

Remember to take lots of pictures. You can't get these special times back.

Soben Studios will be on limited hours beginning Saturday, December 21st. We will be resuming regular hours on Monday, January 6th. During this time, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you! We will be checking voice mails and returning calls, but it may take us a day or two to respond.

Best wishes for a holiday season filled with love, joy, and peace, and may 2014 bring you good health and much happiness.

~Laurie, Laura and Jennifer

Twice the Fun | Chicago North Shore Twins Photography

 

Twins are always a treat and, we admit, a challenge, but when we met C & C, they were still in their sweet and sleepy newborn stage. Now, according to mom and dad, these twins have realized that with two big brothers they don't want to miss any of the action. Whomever coined the phrase "sleeping like a baby" clearly never had one (or two). -- LN

Baby Face / Chicago Baby Photography

I'm partial to these images, not because this little guy is sweet and adorable (which he is), but because this series features fleeting expressions. Some of them are quirky - my faves - and some are classic, but they all capture him, at this moment, and truly showcase his personality.  Babies change SO fast. Don't let the memory fade. - LN

Giving Sweet Smiles | Chicago Newborn Photographer

and she loved a little boy very, very much

-even more than she loved herself.

- Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

An amazing session, with the sweetest little boy and the sweetest parents. May he forever give you joy.

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!

World of Wonder | Chicago Baby Photographer

Being a photographer is hard work, but sometimes, it's even harder being a subject: a strange place, a strange camera, new people (note I didn't say "strange").  It can be a lot for a little one. Sweet little K wasn't sure what to make of the whole event. Can't you just look into those big soulful eyes and see her wonderment?  -- LN

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.

 

All in a Hard Day's Work | Chicago Baby Photographer

See those big baby browns? Not for long...We didn't mean to wear you out, Baby N. One of our only six month olds to fall asleep in the middle of his portrait session. So sweet and gentle.-- LN

Friends for Life / North Shore Twins Photographer

Usually, nothing brings panic to a photographer - even a well-seasoned mother of 5 - more than mobile twins. But this charming duo (check out those eyes!) didn't even make us break a sweat. (Sorry mom, we know you've got your hands FULL at home.) T & H, you were simply delightful to photograph! Never, have we had one year old twins  "take direction" like you, and there are two of you! We hope we'll get to meet your older siblings soon. - LN

Baby Portrait Sessions | Chicagoland Baby Photographer

Shorter Portrait sessions just for babies!! We are so excited to announce our Baby Photography sessions... but we know that the spots wont last! If you are interested be sure to call or email the studio quickly to get one of the spots. These shorter sessions are perfect for one child, but are not suitable for a newborn photography session.