My friend Violaine is amazing. She’s beautiful, she’s funny, and since loosing her husband last year has been such an inspiration and a picture of courage for me.

Earlier this year Violaine took part in my photography course and she now takes some gorgeous pictures of her children, the lovely A aged 3 and handsome big brother J who is nearly 7. I really wanted to give her some photos of herself with the children, a special “Mummy session” because as I quickly realised looking at our own photo albums: when you’re the photographer you’re never in the pictures!

Here are some of my favourite pictures from the session: