Kai’s was by far the easiest newborn session we have ever had the privilege of shooting. And wow, did he pull a 180 degree turn for his 1st birthday shoot! He greeted me with the biggest smile and hug when we arrived, but the second we started to take photos, he got grumpy. Very grumpy. The family went all out with beautiful outfits for him to model, a gorgeous selection of Lion King themed props, a phenomenal cake, but Kai wasn’t interested. None of my usual tricks worked. And he seems to have developed a strong dislike for his awesome aunty Jen, so every time he saw her, he cried even harder, making everyone else laugh even harder. The photos may not be the happy, smiley, relaxed shots his mum had hoped for, but they are real, raw, and very funny. I like to think that the family will appreciate them when Kai is older. Photography and Editing by Leanne Williams. Assisted by Sean Williams.