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Emory, Flagstaff High School, Class of 2023 – Grace on the Water

He casts his line, whips the pole back and forth, monofilament popping on and off the surface of the water. He stops to tie new flies when needed, his whole kit designed to keep everything he needs at his fingertips. His technique is fluid and he seems so totally at home while he’s casting.  It’s impressive to watch. But don’t let these calm, peaceful moments fool you about Emory’s lifestyle.

High school senior boy, sitting on a rock in the creek in Hawaiian shirt and blue fish socks, Sedona, AZ. Senior photos by Flagstaff Portrait photographer, KDI Photography.

He makes me feel like a slacker, honestly. He’s competitive in swimming and wrestling, loves fly-fishing, hiking, hunting, backpacking, and his dogs. And don’t forget, country music, cool quirky Hawaiian shirts, working out, trucker hats, traveling, and his 1967 Olds Delta 88. See what I mean? I’m tired just reading all of those things! 

There was discussion of incorporating a variety of his many interests in his senior portrait session. But he has so many cool hobbies and skills that we had to narrow it down. I’m afraid my portraits only start to tell you the story of Emory. There is just so much to this chill, smart, polite guy!

So it’s not surprising that he was recently signed to swim for University of Puget Sound. (You can read about it in this article in the Arizona Daily Sun.


He recently graduated from high school. Congratulations on all of your success, Emory!

High school senior boy, wearing t-short and trucker style call cap, Sedona, AZ. Senior photos by Flagstaff Portrait photographer, KDI Photography.

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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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