People often want to know what it is I do during a shoot to make my clients feel comfortable and let loose like this beautiful family here. The truth is, I take a deep breath and then let out this crazy, wicked, psychotic sounding laugh when they’re least expecting it, and when my clients start giggling, I click away! This works well when you are shooting your clients in a studio space (like we did here for Mina and Haroon’s family session at Loft 305) or out on a remote location, and they worry about looking natural in their environment. I’ve found this is also a slam-dunk strategy when young kids are involved in a shoot. They’re usually the slowest to warm up for the camera, but they’re also the ones who are usually eating up my crazy laugh the most, kinda like they eat up mac ‘n cheese, peanut butter & jelly, ice cream and sprinkles, ya feel me?
Beautiful Mina, hubby Haroon and their sweet 6.5 year old daughter, Alina, were a pleasure to photograph. I shot Mina’s wedding and I love that they called me back to photograph their little family. Have a peek!
Chicago Family Photographer
Melissa Diep Photography is a highly sought after wedding, engagement, family, maternity, newborn, baby, and children portrait photographer based in Chicago. Melissa strives to capture organic moments as works of art. She loves to incorporate natural environments and soft light to create beautiful imagery.