Celebrating Maya and Jack's First Birthday in the woodland at Pembrooke Lodge, Richmond Upon Thames

Roanne contacted me a couple of months ago looking for a baby and family photographer who could help capture the playfulness and craziness of life with her 4 year old and almost one year old twin babies. She'd had a really tough first year after a difficult birth with the twins and months spent in hospital afterwards. It must have been very difficult for them all, especially sweet Isabella who was the most devoted and doting big sister I've ever met.

We met at Pembrooke Lodge in Richmond Park where the blossom and daisies were in bloom and the temperatures were warm enough for lay out a blanket. Mother and daughter wore matching Charlotte Olympia kitten ballet flats much to the delight of Isabella.

You'd never know to look at them all now just how rough things had been for them in those early months. This family were so full of life and energy - there was giggling, flower picking, singing, clapping and of course a few tears here and there. I was so touched to be able to photograph such a positive family dynamic and capture these dearly loved babies on the eve of their first birthday.

All photographs are copyright LittleKinPhotography. Little Kin Photography specialises in the natural-light photography of pregnancy, newborns, babies, toddlers, children and families in West London and Surrey (Richmond upon Thames, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, West Molesey, Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Kew, Chiswick, Barnes, East Sheen, Putney, Fulham, Wimbledon, Dorking, Clapham, Battersea, Kensington, Chelsea, Esher, Weybridge and Cobham)