It’s just so perfectly meme-worthy: The meltdown going on in the middle complete with a pack of peanuts, Dad and Mom looking totally casual about the whole thing, and big bro Max, whose expression is totally like #OMGnotagain.
But really, this is one outtake from a slew of other amazing shots with an amazing family that I love to call my friends. I’ve known Jamie and Shawn for nearly four years, ever since big bro was only a peanut, learning to sit up on his own and picnicking in the park with my Lil G. This family of three that I photographed in 2012 has now turned into four – with the addition of sweet 11-month old Rowan, or RoRo as we all call him.
Unfortunately for me, they now reside on the East Coast, but returned to Chicago for a whirlwind weekend visit – their first time back, and which Jamie had insisted, “would only be complete with a Melissa Diep family session.” Well, consider yours truly flattered. Here’s what I have to say to you, girlfriend: #ItsAllAboutTheHair #MoveBackNow #MidwestIsBest
Scroll through for more of this delightful family and the spectacular backdrop courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo – I’m certain they will capture your hearts as they have mine!
Hair and makeup provided by Tran B. Nguyen.