There are some days when you think, “I’m freezing, the kids are too and we’re all struggling not to be too grumpy.” But miracles do happen! They come in the shape of the ever smiling Amelia and a few curious dogs that just happened upon us while on a lifestyle shoot in Higginson Park, Marlow. Well Amelia was smart enough to bring her own cuddly toy dog Rufus which probably helped her to stay warmer than the rest of us. A few races up and down the hill with Amelia at full gallop did help raise my body temperature and provided some welcome entertainment for Darcey but it was the appearance of the dogs that lifted Darcey’s spirits enough to raise a smile.
…. and then on to photograph Cole over by the recently renovated cricket pavilion for a few minutes. It was even colder by now and his rosy cheeks gives you some idea how cold it was that day. After a little peek-a-boo between the railings Cole certainly got in to the spirit of things aided with a lot of help from his mum. I have to say that I don’t have too much experience photographing children but it was great fun – it certainly demands a different approach to photography and an awful lot of energy. I think I slept pretty well that night!