Well this one had it all, a quirky family, a 60th birthday, a little boy called Spike, rain, tree hugging and me ending up flat on my back and nearly dislocating my hip. Tracy and her family contacted me a while ago about photographing them when they were staying in the area to celebrate her mum’s birthday. They were staying in a cottage in Rushton Spencer for the weekend and we met up in West Park, Macclesfield for the shoot. The weather was supposed to be dry but in typical fashion as soon as I got my camera out the drizzle started, but fair play to them all, the wellies were on, the brollies came out, my camera cover came out and we all soldiered on. Luckily the rain passed over after around 30 minutes and it became brighter so the waterproofs and woolly hats could finally come off.