From Our Editors
Flipping through the pages of photographer Melissa's portfolio, one sees that romantic beach portraits and quiet family moments are as common as big, candid grins. But all of these photos, even the tranquil ones, owe their success to the priority the Taken by Grace and Glory Photography owner places on fun. For example, she likes to give her subjects an action to do instead of simply arranging them in stiff poses. Cultivating a relaxed atmosphere also helps create naturalness, and gives her subjects' personalities a chance to shine through.