Caspar and James came to the studio to have their pictures taken for their dad’s birthday present. It’s funny how often children don’t behave the way their parents expect – James hated the flash and Caspar just loved the whole experience, even wrestling me out of the way so that he could take the pictures, which is no mean feat for a 15 month old! Mum was convinced that Caspar would hate it.


It soon became clear that my very limited toy collection had lots of appeal but by far the favourite was an old wooden apple crate which made for some fun, simple portraits that I hope their dad will love.