You do come across a fair range of challenges when doing children's photography, and to be honest that's a lot of what I enjoy about it. But when you give it some thought, it doesn't get much more 'down to basics' than a photoshoot like this. One young boy faces me and my camera. The parents are around, having a cup of tea, but not wanting to be in the pictures. Lots of Star Wars talk, Lego stuff, football kicking, but really you have to take some pictures as well. Balance the fun whilst making the morning move in the right direction. If you can keep the subject interested and having fun, they will smile and enjoy it, and it will all come out in the photographs. You'll have to run around a lot, but it's still worth it!