Don't Smile! (Be Yourself)

When you raise a child, you get used to their looks, you learn to understand what they mean. You notice the way the hair hangs, the little dimples on their cheeks. When you see their picture you remember all the times they ever made that face.

This picture of my daughter Dessi, is one of those for me. Whilst she looks serious, that is just the way she looks when she is concentrating, chatting. She could well make this face whilst telling me 'I'm a having lots of fun!'.

I won't be the kind of photographer to tell your child to smile - because I want them to just be themselves. 

Dessi has a terrific smile however I'm equally happy with the serious photos, as that is how she is comfortable. This photograph is a true reflection of her life.

Evie Winter