At the turn of the year we were lucky enough to spend a few days in the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi.  It is a stunning place - a sea of gigantic sand dunes, rippling away to the horizon in every direction. The winter sunlight at either end of the day was breathtaking, soft and golden, and the dunes conducted a sinuous undulating play of highlight and shadow.

My amazing wife is expecting our second child in April, and we scooted off one evening for an impromptu photo shoot.

Here are three of my favourite shots.  Processed using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, using some new colour compression filters from Totally Rad

Bump fun

Maternity shoots can sometimes be a little tense and awkward - Mum's often feeling a bit bloated and queasy, carrying a basketball around on her stomach, not really in the mood for photos, and there's the tricky issue of how much flesh do they dare to bare. Not this time.

When I suggested we photographed her relaxing in a bath of milk, she immediately said "YES!! I LOVE it, can I wear pearls?"

And so it went on.  We shot four or five setups in about an hour, and it really was a giggle a minute.

I have the coolest clients,  I really do.

Here are some of the results: