The way by which we connect with people can be a curious thing. Lilas and I meet in Cafe Nero, Stirling. Our sons were babies, we were sleep deprived and in need of a coffee. We struck up one of those conversations mothers tend engage in when at a coffee shop. Consequently, we've kept in touch over the months - sharing the joys and challenges of motherhood. During a recent visit to Scotland, I was privileged to be booked by Lilas for a family session. We spent a happy morning at Loch Venachar in the Trossachs. I'm sure you'll agree that these photographs speak of the warmth and intimacy of this beautiful family.