It's always a bit daunting running a competition to give away a portrait session, because you have no idea who might win and what their expectations might be. I could not have dreamed of more perfect winners than Linda and her family though. Linda was so pleased to have won the photoshoot, and when I met her four children I was blown away by how lovely they all are, not to mention so beautiful looking! Every one of them could make a great living as a child model I am sure! Linda even dressed them in exactly the kind of outfits that work so well in natural portrait sessions like mine (the textures of jumpers, jeans, hats and boots look so great against the natural settings that I love to work in).
We met up at Flint Castle on a crisp autumn morning, and had great fun playing in the leaves and exploring the castle. I loved the soft light on this day, and the muted pastel colours that it created.