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Laughter and Joy | North Shore Family Photography

chicagofamilyphotographer1-1 L family, you are one of our favorite new friends. You've touched our lives, warmed our hearts, and brought us countless smiles. Thank you for giving us the true picture of love, joy, and miracles. - LN

A Day at the Beach | Chicago Beach Portraits

chicagobeachportraits We had a great day at the beach with our new friends, the K family. Nothing like the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to make us yearn for summer...

Snap! Don't Blink / Special Event

Our first ever free snap sessions have been a huge success!

It's been great to see some old friends (well, not old) and make some new ones.

Susan has a few remaining spots for her 10 minute free snap sessions on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013.

Appointments are required. To reserve your spot or for more information please contact us or 847/374-9123.

Fourth of July: Embracing Independence / Deerfield Family Photographer

In the spirit of the Independence Day holiday, Soben Studios wants to give a giant pat on the back to all those devoted parents who seek to nurture their children's independence -- only to find themselves gritting their teeth and cursing in exasperation their toddlers' "Me do!", "No!" independent spirit. Just one more of those parenting challenges that you thought you understood until you actually lived it. If it's any consolation, we've all been there... and we're used to dealing with strong, independent kids. That's why you turn to us for your family photographs.

If you're looking for a family friendly Independence Day celebration, come visit Deerfield. From a pancake breakfast, to a petting zoo, ponies and kiddie rides, and a small-town parade, Deerfield is a great place to enjoy the day. We'll be at the parade, which begins at noon, so come say "hi." The studio, 829 Waukegan Road, is on the parade route, and we'll be stationed there with freebies for the kids. (Quantities are limited.)

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! Hope to see you.  -LN


Listen... you can hear the love. In the giggles of the toddler, in the whispers of her Dad, in the silence of their gaze. These were shot outside our new Highland Park photography studio. Stop by .... we'd love to show you more.

Friendly Faces

I've been blessed to photograph this family several times. Truly, it is a pleasure watching their family grow. This past session was a joyous one, as we photographed the newest addition to their clan! Such a gorgeous newborn --- and her brother was a ton of fun, too. Thanks for welcoming me back into your home, WD family. It is like visiting old friends.

Proud big brother!

She is smiling at me! All of 5 days old and I get a grin .... I love my job.

Her feet remind me of a heart - they should as she is so surrounded by love.