chicago photographer

Celebrating the Big One Part 2 Chicago Child Photography


We saved the cake for last!! One year old portrait sessions are a blast. Every child handles the cake smash differently. This little darling enjoyed every single bite but we think the frosting was a bigger hit than the cake itself:). Her toes even made it into the side of the cake. The images of her are priceless!

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!

Those Eyes | Chicago Children's Photographer

May you touch fireflies and stars, dance with fairies and talk to the moon. - Unknown ChicagoChildrenPhoto11


Some friends are clients, and some clients become friends. I've had the good fortune of photographing this family for four years - and I am excited to see them every time we meet. undefined

I have NOTHING to Wear!!!

But what do we WEAR??? Clients are always asking for ideas on what to wear and how to coordinate clothing. So welcome to the first post of our What to Wear series. Our current clients are familiar with the detailed guides we send out ahead of your sessions to help you get ready -but as styles are always changing we thought we'd keep you in-the-know with our clothing series. Hope you enjoy!!



Special thanks to Michelle Anderson of Pinkle Toes Photography for sharing the beautiful imagery.


Happiness IS.

One of my favorite shoots from last year .... The kids of the fabulous Melissa from

Fall Mini Sessions!

Announcing Fall Mini Sessions! Yes, we know it is 90 degrees outside and you're still in summer mode. But the kids are back at school, and September is upon us, and that means it's time to think about Soben Studios renowned Fall Mini Sessions! We are pleased to announce fall mini session dates: Sunday, September 26th and Saturday, October 16th.

Our 25-minute mini sessions are held on-location. September minis will take place in downtown Highland Park, near our new studio. (We've already got some favorite, hidden shooting spots.) October minis will be held at a north suburban forest preserve or park. (Exact location TBA closer to the shooting date as we wait for the auturmn colors emerge.) Whether you've been yearning for some updated shots of the kids, or you're already planning for your annual holiday card, Soben's mini sessions are a great value at only $175. Perfect for up to 3 subjects, Soben Studios mini sessions provide you with the quality photography and client service that make Soben one of Chicago's premier contemporary lifestyle photographers. No minimum purchases, no premade packages. Order only what you want, including newly repriced (less expensive!) digital images. Mini sessions book-up fast and space is limited, so don't delay. If we've photographed you before, come join us again -- we'd love to see how the kids have grown. Or if you've been toying with the idea of portraits, this is the perfect chance to see why our devoted clients come back again and again. For more information, or to book your session, please email us at or call us at 847.374.9123.

Our suburban urban....

This family has style. When they showed up so perfectly coordinated, I just knew that they were my kind of fun. I had a "kill-er" great time with you guys, and I can't wait to show you the rest of your images!!!

Beautiful Baby Girl

WARNING: Large showcase ahead. I just couldn't help it - this little one stole my heart. She would barely stop smiling.... until we brought out the books. Goes to show you that she is both beautiful AND smart. Who could ask for more? For the photographers that have asked about our lighting setups ... all of these shots were taken inside our new studio, using only natural light.

Can you BELIEVE these eyelashes!!!???!!!!