Puddles are for jumping in....

When the best of us have a cough and a cold we normally just want to hide under the duvet, but this little trooper was such a good sport when she turned up to our shoot feeling under the weather. She explored the parklands and jumping in the muddiest of puddles. I apologised to her sweet parents after the shoot for ruining her beautiful leather boots (and these boots were so beautiful), but her folks were also great sports and found the funny side. People often think of winter as a hostile time to photograph children, but in all honesty, as long as there's space to roam around in, puddles to jump in, and flowers to sniff, they don't give a monkeys, cough or no cough!