Every year, I produce a Christmas card for our relatives and a few close friends. I try to come up with a different idea each year – some have worked better than others! – and set out with great optimism to capture my children’s cheeky grins in some sort of seasonal pose. It generally takes me as long as I would spend on a whole shoot for anyone else’s children to get one image that is sort of usable, and this year was no different. However, I was quite pleased with the result, and printed up a batch to send to everyone I’d done shoots for and all our friends and relatives (well, having thought we’d completely over-ordered, we actually ran out, so didn’t quite get them to everybody – but I did manage to sneak one away into my sample drawer, so have that available to show anyone who would like to see the quality of these professionally printed cards).