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Before and After Part 5 Chicago Newborn and Maternity Photographer

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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 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... :)

Those Eyes! Part 3 Chicago Newborn Photographer

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chicago newborn photograph,chicagoland newborn photograph,

Our last post of three of this dreamboat baby is the most snugly.  White knit and those wide-awake eyes are too much! Dreamy to the max.

Those Eyes! Part 2 Chicago Newborn Photographer


Part two of our big-eyed stunner should be titled, "Those LASHES!" So much love for this gorgeous little sweetheart!

Those Eyes! Part 1 Chicago Newborn Photographer


This little darling is one of Laurie's most favorite sessions ever.  This is the second child of beloved clients, and WIDE awake was the theme, but no one minded with eyes like these! Gorgeous!

Littlest Packages Chicago Newborn Photography


This tiny little angel comes from a family we love photographing (big brother is known as Silly Sauce in our recent posts!), and made our day so sweet in the studio. Loved capturing that sleepy little face on this precious little babe. -->all the feelings<--

Daddy's Little Girl Chicago Newborn Photographer


We had this session a little earlier last year, and this little sweet pea and her daddy melted our hearts!  We love having such proud parents in our studio, and the darling baby girl is icing on that cake. Thank you for these sweet moments, you two!

Mama-To-Be Before and After Part 4 Chicago Newborn Photographer


And here is our final post of this transformation, from mama-to-be to brand new mother.  So much sweetness and love in our studio, and we just loved capturing it all.  What a wonderful job, being a part of such magical times!

Tiny and New Part Three Chicago Newborn Photographer



Here is the last little sneak peek of our newborn series from this week, and what a little angel note to end on.  Just loving this darling girl's everything!

Tiny and New Part Two Chicago Newborn Photographer


Part two of this sweet baby today!  Look at that hair,  that yawn, and that sweetie smooshy baby!

Tiny and New Part One Chicago Newborn Photographer


Remember our glowing Mama-to-Be from our Mother's Day series?  Well, here is her newest, tiniest, sweetest little addition.  We just love this adorable family, and be sure to stay tuned for more from this sweet session later this week!

Baby Peanut and Big Brother Part Two Chicago Newborn Photographer


Happy Leap Day! Here's a tiny baby to make your Leap Day extra sweet! Here is part two of our little darling peanut!  This little boy was perfectly sleepy and let us play with some new setups, making this one of Laurie's favorite new sessions.  Thank you for being such an angel, tiny sweets.

Baby Peanut and Big Brother Part One Chicago Newborn Photographer


This little peanut is a honey!  New brothers, new baby, new family of four, and all kinds of sweetness! Thank you for letting us peek into some darling first moments in your new family, baby peanut.  Stay tuned for part two on the blog....

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!

Month Two of Sweet Chicago Baby Photographer


For some photographers, being asked to photograph a two-month-old is a daunting, fearful task, but here at Soben Studio we LOVE it! We love the emerging personality and little faces and just all-around fun changes that go on at this stage, and this little honey proves it!  From his scrunched up faces to the little hint of a smile, this guy had our hearts!  Thank you for choosing us to capture this doll's adorable faces, loved catching these moments for your family!

Newborn Baby Boys and Smiles and Big Sisters Part Two! Chicago Newborn Photographer


Annnnnd here is Part Two of this adorable newborn session with this adorable family!   Loved meeting these new clients, and loved cuddling this little angel!  Enjoy these family shots, and check out Part One on the blog if you missed it last week!

Newborn Baby Boy Smiles and Big Sisters Part One! Chicago Newborn Photographer


This cutie! We love when clients refer their loved ones to this, and meeting awesome new families like this one is such an honor. They are the most wonderful, down-to-earth, Wisconsin natives (like our Jenn!), and getting to photograph this darling boy was such a treat!  He certainly was alert and giving our cameras some serious model looks. We love that little smile and that sweetie big sister!  Thank you for choosing Soben Studios for your family's most special memories!

Favorites and Snoozes and Squishies Part Three Chicago Newborn Photographer


Our final visit to this session that we truly love so much shows this sweetest baby all wrapped in white, still snoozing away. If you missed Part One or Two of this session, please check them out!  She was sweet for every snap, and we just can't get enough. Here's our Happy New Year post to ring in 2016 with some seriously precious moments.

Favorites and Snoozes and Squishies Part Two Chicago Newborn Photographer


And she's back!  One of our most favorite sessions of the year, introduced to you here in Part One a few days ago, here is Part Two of Three!   Just look at this little doll. We're mildly obsessed.