Three nicer kids you could not meet, Jack (10 going on 16 - but in the best way!), Amber - who is a little diva after my own heart; I would take her out for the day just for the entertainment! Max (Jack and Ambers cousin)- I had actually photographed as a Newborn so it was lovely to see how he had grown now he was nearly 10 months old.
In order to capture natural smiles, playfulness and real character from kids, I always veer towards an on Location Session. The confines of a Studio setting - backdrop, lights etc can be quite restricting and its hard to encourage them to get crazy funny within these limitations. So I recommended to Barbara (Jack & Ambers mum) that a visit to the park on their doorstep would be just great - as I say you would be surprised what locations with the right light can make a lovely backdrop/setting for your images.
After spending the Session time with the kids (and Adults in the background) ;-) I had a wonderful time and a great giggle, they are three lovely natured children and looking back on their photos while editing them. I can't help but look at the closeness and gentle nature Jack has with his Sister, Amber. And can only hope my two are such best buddies when they are this age too! - Jack, you can carry my bags anytime! :-)