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Daniel, BASIS Flagstaff, Class of 2023 – One Very Kind Assassin

“Senior Assassin.” 

What do you think of when you hear those words? MY mind goes to images of (non-swimming) seniors in high school, showing up at my studio, wearing goggles and pool floaties, while surreptitiously looking over their shoulders. It’s the time of year when there is a vague, quirky paranoia in the air. 

Senior photo in Fall, Flagstaff, AZ

The game goes like this: the high school seniors all try to squirt gun their assigned “target”, before their own “assassin” can get to them first. The water safety items are the protection that keeps them in the game. By the time Daniel and I met for his senior photos, there had already been 8 attempts on his “life!” Remarkably, he lives to fight another day!

This is especially awe-inspiring, when you think of how many scheduled places this guy is during a given week. He participates in four sports; soccer, cross-country, track and basketball. That’s not even including a bunch of many other very cool hobbies. 

Black and White Senior photo in Fall, Flagstaff, AZ. ©KDI Photography

Besides being well rounded and interesting, he’s also supremely empathetic and kind. I saw this in action when I told him that I hoped I could still possibly grow taller. Without hesitation, he agreed, supportively, that I could do it! 😀He’s THAT encouraging, even if you have a ridiculous pipe dream. He graduates in May. Wherever he lands will benefit from what he brings to it.


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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


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