I have not done a family shoot in what seems like yonks. Mostly due to all of my spare time is spent with my own little ones. In all honesty family shoots with other peoples kids scares the bejesus out of me for many reasons - mostly unruly kids being bribed by even more unruly parents who end up getting annoyed with their kids for not sitting still and cheesing. I shot the Mitchells today and after talking to them last week - we decided on a beach play date with no word of photos to the kids. We took some toys ran around and followed their 3 wee ones around shooting whatever happened. The biggest thing that surprised me was I bloody loved it - The kids were amazing, 3 girls under 7 who showed the most amazing spirit and sense of adventure, I had a blast and it looked like the girls did as well.