Just before Christmas for the last three years, I have had the privilege to photograph these 4 cousins and their family. Let me tell you, getting all four kids together in one frame is no easy feat, but every time we manage a favourite from both sets of parents. One of the middle aged ones decided this time he was not going to participate in any 'formal' photographs for his grandparents, so instead, I took a step back and let him think he had control of what was happening, which was perfect for me really because I knew, once we let him be him, I would get some beauties to capture his dominant personality! After all would you not rather have the memories that tell a story, the memories where personalities shine and the memories when your children are truely happiest? Even if they are determined to spend all day in their bright neon red pj's just for the camera!