“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

Soben Studios specializes in unique, creative and organic portraiture - from newborns to celebrities and everyone in between. We work primarily in the Chicagoland area, but we do travel throughout the United States for commissioned sessions.  We celebrate relationships, and consider it an honor to be invited into our client's lives.  Our award winning work can be seen in regional, national and worldwide magazines, publications and televised programming. 

 

      maternity portraits

     maternity portraits

BELIEVE

 baby & toddler portraits

baby & toddler portraits

BECOME

      newborn photography

     newborn photography

BEGIN

 children photography

children photography

BECAUSE

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     newborn family photography

BEHOLD

 family photography

family photography

BELONG

Experience Matters. 

All of us at Soben Studios are well trained, possess years of experience and are knowledgeable parents ourselves. We know how to create beautiful, flattering images. We also know how to soothe your baby and get your teen to smile. We are experts at using light and poses that result in joyful, authentic, and beautiful images you will cherish forever.

Memories fade, but a true, honest portrait lasts a lifetime.

Award Winning

Laurie's work has been featured in local and national publications, as well as showcased on television. Laurie was voted one of the top Chicago family photographers by Nickelodeon Parent's Choice, won the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Photographer for Chicago, Best Photography Studio by the Chicagoland Business Awards Program several years in a row, and has had multiple images win the prestigious NAPCP International Image Competition. In addition to contests and recognition from her peers. Laurie's photography is also featured in a collaborative children's book.

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Our natural light studio is located in Highwood, a lakefront suburb along Chicago’s North Shore. Our suburban North Shore neighborhood blends small city sophistication with upscale village charm. The studio is a comforting and calm place for babies, children and parents. We take great care to ensure the safety and comfort of you and your child during your photography portrait session.  

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I just wanted to send you a personal thank you ... for the gorgeous wall gallery we ordered. The collage is just gorgeous and we love the little magnetic books. I have one of them unfolded on my desk at work and so many people have stopped by today to comment on how beautiful your photos are. Your generosity of spirit has always shined through in your photos - and now I also see it in the way you run your business - with your head *and* your heart.
All the best,
— Lisa, Highland Park IL

Oh my goodness, the images are so much more beautiful than I could've imagined.  Thank you both!  How will we ever choose?!? ;)

-Maureen, Winnetka IL

Thank you for the wonderful pictures and some gifts. We really have enjoyed at the moment just opening the packages!
We are very pleased with the orders and we are coming back to you definitely when we decide to capture another celebration for his growing.
We’ve been sending just snap pictures to our family in Japan but I bet his grandparents also appreciate these great outcomes. Thank you for your great work again! Take good care of yourselves.
— -Yukoko, Chicago IL

Hi Ladies
I wanted to let you both know I received the shipment yesterday.  Your packaging is so lovely and thoughtful, especially the little box with floral tie. The prints look unreal! The finish makes our daughter look like an angel doll. You are both really special. 
- Lynn, Chicago IL

Custom Designed Wall Galleries as Unique as You

Our in person design and ordering consultation is a luxurious treat, and by far our favorite way to help you select your favorite images. Please keep in mind that monitors vary, and viewing your images on your home monitor may not represent their color accurately. Together, we can sort through all of your images, and quickly determine your favorite selections. We view your images using our state of the art software, and take all of the guess work away. In fact, if you email us images of your walls at home, we can project exactly what your images look like on your own walls.  During our consult, we can design your album together, as well as your complimentary announcements. In studio ordering provides the ultimate experience, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary service.

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