On a late August afternoon, I pulled up along side the dark truck. The windows were tinted and for a moment, I wondered if it was even sidling up to the correct vehicle.
When the window rolled down slowly, I felt like I was in a spy movie and we were about to exchange some espionage dossier! But no, it was the Smiley Begay family, meeting me as planned. They had perfectly followed the random pin on the map I’d sent them.
It was so much fun to be with them again. This time, we were celebrating their youngest, Cacie with senior portraits. With her parents and grandmother along for support, it was a family affair. Her grandmother even handcrafted her stunning Navajo traditional dress. They made final adjustments to her clothes in the field of yellow blooms, tucking things in, and trimming threads.
It was a session full of flowers, laughter, and beautiful music.
Flagstaff Family Portrait Photographer • Flagstaff Maternity Pregnancy Photographer • Flagstaff Newborn Photographer • Flagstaff Child Photographer • Flagstaff Senior Portrait Photographer • Flagstaff Couples Photography
Kristen Dacey Iwai of KDI Photography is a full-time professional portrait photographer based in Flagstaff, Arizona with decades of experience. Making portraits of families, pregnancy, newborns, babies, children, and high school seniors in her downtown studio and on location, she serves clients from Flagstaff, Sedona, Tuba City, Winslow, Payson, Page, Williams, Prescott, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona