One of my good photographer friends (and nasty evil competitor of mine!) has a Pakistani wife so I offered to do a family session for them.

Is it weird that most photographers tend to hang out with their competitors? Do plumbers go out to dinner and catch movies at the cinema together too?

Their daughter Sara was so easy to photograph because she kept running round and round in circles like a whirly-gig beetle. I just got myself lined up and focused on the best spot and waited for her to finish each lap.

I fear I may have given away some of my trade secrets when photographing Alan Howe and his family, but I'm not convinced he has my repertoire of gurning and acrobatics. It's nice to have a job where my childishness and weird face are actually helpful!