The plan – a secret family portrait session in London NW3 for a very special Christmas present. The team, a super-organised Mum with a love of black and white photography, myself and four eager co-conspiratorial sisters, on Hampstead Heath (plus one very delighted dog). Any concerns about after school tiredness were quickly dispelled as the girls revelled in stretching their legs with tree climbing, chasing and general running around to the obvious joy of the family pet! Half time brought hot drinks from Mum’s thermos (told you she was organised!) then everyone got to enjoy the last of the afternoon light before striding back towards home. I always enjoy the opportunity to photograph family groups and love making time within each session to give each individual child some space for themselves as well as doing group portraits. The girls were fab and I loved their enthusiasm and energy! Please feel free to leave comments and to see more family portraits do have a look at my website gallery.