In a photo shoot we always have pressures to produce many portraits in a day, with quality lighting.
The challenge is how do you create that required emotion in a short space of time, under an artificial setup situation.
I decided on this photo shoot to try something different.
First of all I lit the shoot will only tungsten lighting so that there wouldn’t be the constant interruption of the flash.
Secondly I brought in short video clips to set the emotional landscape which the subjects watched.
Thirdly we had a social worker from the hospital talk to the subjects about their experience at the hospital photo shoot.
From there I just subtly directed the subjects once the emotion was there.