I was lucky enough to have two photo shoots with the lovely Fairclough family in the run up to Christmas. The first was a styled Christmas shoot just in time for the ordering of some lovely unique Christmas cards to send to loved ones. Mam Rachael had a clear vision and it was great to bring this to life for her. And what kid doesn't love getting in to the Christmas spirit and being full of anticipation for the arrival of Santa.
Shoot number one took place at a favourite venue of mine, Doxford Park and thankfully the rain stayed away even if it did threaten to fall throughout! That's a December shoot for you.
Then a couple of weeks later it was off to Chez Fairclough for a lovely shoot to celebrate the gorgeous Pearl's 1st birthday. There is a huge craze at the moment for smash cake shoots and I can understand why they are so much fun. Dressed in a gorgeous little outfit from Babetique, Pearl's face was a picture throughout and she couldn't wait to get her hands on the cake itself - a girl after my own heart! I love smashes and what a great way to capture the memories of a special birthday - big sister Violet also wanted to get in on the action and who can blame her!