I recently photographed two Christmas family photo shoots at Play Groups at local churches in Manchester. It was great fun getting into the festive spirit with the babies, toddlers and families even though it was completely crazy and hectic I loved every minute of it. Photographing children and babies is always challenging, getting them to sit still is virtually impossible! But you just have to go with the flow and accept you aren’t necessarily going to get the perfectly composed, subject positioned and ideal lighting. I often found myself lying on the floor trying desperately to focus on the blur of a child running riot on the backdrop at 100 miles per hour. As a result though the photos are natural and full of fun, life and most importantly the festive spirit.