chicago newborn photography

Cute as a Button Chicago Newborn Photographer

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Such a cutie! She loved snuggling with our soft organic fabrics during her newborn portrait session. She gave us a big stretch at the end of the portrait session and popped her toes right out of her swaddle!

Little Brother's Turn Part 2 Chicago Newborn Photography

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This little guy was so sweet and happy during his newborn portrait session. We were fortunate to document both awake and sleeping portraits. His big yawns made us smile too!

Newborn Curl Chicago Newborn Photographer

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We feel that every newborn portrait session is so special to us but this in-studio portrait session was extra special:). Laurie was beyond thrilled to document the first week of life of her precious little niece. This little baby was “at home” in our studio and was so happy to be all curled up on our organic-made blankets and wraps. What a blessing this little girl is to her beautiful family!

All Curled Up Chicago Newborn Photographer

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This adorable baby boy was SO content curling up with our organic fabrics in our Highwood photography studio. He slept through the majority of the newborn portrait session and provided us with the cutest newborn noises while sleeping. We created beautiful portraits for his parents and grandparents to cherish for a lifetime.

Precious Little Gift Part 2 Newborn Family Photographer

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She was an absolute doll during her individual portraits! She snuggled up to all of our soft organic fabrics and slept for the majority of her newborn portraits. It was a pleasure working with this baby girl and her parents:). 

Precious Little Gift Part 1 Newborn Family Photographer

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This beautiful baby girl was all smiles with her mommy and daddy during her family newborn portrait session. She is surrounded by SO much love from her adoring parents. 

Big Brother 2 of 2 Chicago Newborn Photography

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We had a blast photographing their beach maternity family session and now this sweet family adds yet another sweetie into the mix! We could not get enough of the newborn cuddles and stretches:). Big brother was eager to show his newborn baby brother how to play with trains. This family is not only sweet but ever so fun. Oh how these parents truly love their two boys! 

Mother Daughter Bond Chicago Newborn Photographer

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We love to photograph newborn babies and their mamas! The mother daughter bond starts at day one! This precious little girl adored the tight snuggles from her mama, and her sweet newborn portraits are some of our favorites. 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Favorites and Snoozes and Squishies Part One Chicago Newborn Photographer

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It's hard to choose favorites when you have so many darling babies and families come through into our lives, but we have to say, this tiny miss is UP THERE!  We just can't get enough of this session and this darling girl.  Her little sleeping face, her cuddly everything, and the way she perfectly wears a headband?   It's too much!  This is part one of three blogs coming of this session, because we had to share the deliciousness with as much as possible! Thank you so much for trusting us with these first memories, we are honored by families like yours!

Sleeping Sweetheart Part Two Chicago Newborn Photographer

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We showed you the gorgeous new parents of this sleepy angel in Part One, and here are the sweet solo shots of this little love.  Soft and snugly and sweetie and YUM!!  We can't say it enough, we love newborn babies! Thank you again for choosing Soben for these precious first memories, we are honored you thought of us!

Sleeping Sweetheart Part One Chicago Newborn Photographer

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Here is Part One of this truly happy little newborn session!  The sweetness of new babies is through the roof, and this little honey was no exception!  These brand new parents (who look way too good to have a baby that tiny!) have so much love for their sleepy angel here, and we can see why.  We just loved being a part of this adorable and snugly session.  Stay tuned for Part Two as the sleep snuggles continue next week! Thank you for choosing Soben to capture these first precious memories, we love families like you!

Six Months of Sweetness Part Two! Chicago Baby Photographer

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Part Two of our Six Months of Sweetness Baby!   Look at his little face, he's just too much!  We love getting to see this awesome family every few months, having photographed them from maternity to newborn to now six months of happy babyhood!  We cannot wait to see you all again for his one year session which is sure to melt our hearts again, and we are so thrilled to be the place you choose to come for your memories!

Tiniest Football Fan in Town Chicago Newborn Photographer

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A snuggly baby and fan parents makes for a fun session, but that same little baby being a great sleeper?  DREAMY!   We loved capturing these darling moments for the new little brother of this wonderful family.  We love watching families grow, and this family is such a fun crew.  What a sweetie their newest addition is, especially in his little knitted football cap! Thank you, J Family, for letting us share in these sweet memories with you!

Teeny Little Doll Chicago Newborn Photographer

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We just love meeting people who are wonderful to work with, and The W Family are some of the best we've had the pleasure to have in the studio!  We were lucky enough to cuddle with their darling baby girl in her first days of life, and she was just as angelic as she looks.  What a little doll for such great parents! Thank you, W Family, for allowing us to be the ones to capture these very precious days in your life!