One of the most popular studio shoots I do is the Paint Splash. I provide non toxic acrylic paint, brushes, an easel, a canvas and a space that can get as messy as kids dare for an hour.

There is a line which parents police to ensure that paint stays in all the right places, and which I sit behind to take pictures of the mayhem. What always make me laugh is how much mum and dad want to get involved, and I find that I am constantly asking them to move out of the picture!

Only once have I had a little girl taking part that didn’t like getting covered in paint, although you would never know from the pictures.

Here we did a family ‘before and after’. I knew when mum phoned to book it and said that she had bought T shirts for herself and dad as well that this was going to be a family affair!