I have known the Neary family for over 20 years now so not only was this an opportunity to photograph them again but also a chance to catch up with the family members who I haven’t seen in a while. Grant and his family are off to Australia so this was the last moment for everyone to be together in some family photos. It was a tricky shoot as there were a lot of small children and to have them all in a good mood and on their best behaviour all at the same time was asking a lot. We did what we could and it was actually fun capturing the groups where one child was looking away or adults looking at the smiling kids etc. That was the way it happened and it added to the whole feel of each pic. At the end it was time to stop with the formal group pics and let all the kids run around so I stood back and tried to capture some of the spontaneous expressions and some of the unique personalities of each child.