Over Christmas I met up with a family who were getting together over the festive season to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. They had brought together all family generations and especially wanted some portrait photography to capture the children. I actually took the images with a white backdrop for a bright, contemporary feel. However, this particular shot was half-lit, lending itself to the black background you see here and creating far more atmosphere. It’s my favourite image of the day, which I think captures each and every personality, and I hope Mark and his family love it, as well as their final selection to follow.