Believe it or not, when we started out on the walk to the park for this family photoshoot, everyone was clean and smart - not a trace of mud to be seen. The children were very excited (as they always are!) to be having a photoshoot and everything was primed for a good morning.
Sometimes though it doesn't all go as you may have planned, and this was the day. A moment of distraction, a touch of bad luck, and we have one child slip over and plant herself firmly in the mud. But hey, mud happens - in this case, quite a lot. We pick ourselves up, we laugh about it, and we get back to playing (once we've moved away from the mud that is!).
Obviously parents don't want a photoshoot of just muddy children, so in the absence of a change of clothes, we can get creative and careful with angles, or we can get creative and sneaky with Photoshop. This was a day for both.
And of course once you get back home, you get everyone changed quickly and get some actual clean clothes shots too!