I'm sure to some people the fact I photograph my children all the time seems a little bit - well - much.
Perhaps you think people like me are missing out on actually enjoying their children so desperate are we to capture every moment and milestone.
I suppose I can see the sense in that.
In the past year or so I've become much more confident in the technical side of photography but I'm still a beginner really. Most (nearly all) the images I take are imperfect and when I see them on my computer screen I see the flaws and they niggle me. And the next day I pick up my camera again and I try to improve, to move forward and to get better.
And my children are the most perfect subjects. They are lively and colourful and constantly moving and evolving. And I know when they are older and I'm ancient I'll spend countless hours browing through the thousands and thousands of images I have of them and it will make me happy.
I don't have many pictures of my childhood, partly because digital cameras were not around and partly because due to the break up of my family they got lost somewhere along the line. But the ones I do have I treasure. Photos of my brother and I, photos where my hair has the same blonde highlights as Grier does now, photos of a budding ballerina and an eager schoolgirl. They are magical to me because they are part of my story.
So that's why I take photograph after photograph. Because I'm hungry to improve, because I see great value in recording the little things and because my children's stories are the best I'll ever witness.