J was just about to turn one when his parents asked me to come and take some portraits of him. Luckily it was a beautiful late summer day and he really enjoyed crawling about the garden and showing off his new standing skills. Despite the best efforts of their cat to steal the limelight we got some great pictures.

I’ve previously said that toddlers are my favourite age to photograph but I had forgotten how amazing this pre-walking stage is. J was flexible and fearless, somersaulting over his walker without blinking an eye. I also had to regress to crawling to be able to take the photos so was muddier than him by the time we had finished.

I’m really looking forward to the other photo shoots of children this age that I have coming up.