Out of all the varied locations, cultures or subject matter I’ve encountered this year, be it studio work or in the field, this candid shot of the kids taken Christmas Day ’09 would have to be my favourite for the year – maybe ever! I just really like to look at it and it makes me smile when I do. I can really sense their characters in this image – 2 seconds before it Dylan was licking the side of Lily’s face. I’ve spent a lot of time away from family this year with work and somehow it made this moment of being together and recording it in 1/160 of a second sweet as. It also reveals how these two have developed from rivalling siblings into young adults who genuinely care for each other. As a mum I can’t be anything but proud. I like the colour version of this image too but the shades lent themselves to make it great in Black and White.