724 N Humphreys St Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 779-4151

The Callahan Maestas Clan – Fall Family Portraits in Flagstaff, AZ

To be honest, I think we all knew it was ambitious. The mission: document one adorable 8 month old, as well as his 3 canine siblings, and their nice parents. We aimed to capitalize on the beautiful fall foliage in the soft evening light, hopefully timing it just perfectly during its fleeting, vibrant glory. But, as you might imagine, wrangling a human baby and 3 fur babies all at once, has some challenges.

At one point, one of the dogs got a little overexcited. In a flash, Korina, holding Benjamin, disappeared before my eyes, their faces instantly replaced by her feet flipping straight up in the air, as her puppy knocked them backwards, down the hill below where they had been sitting a second earlier. Fortunately, Korina is incredibly strong and never once released her fierce maternal grip on her son. Daniel rushed to assist and they recovered balance.

I’m sad to say, now that we can laugh about it, that I didn’t have the wherewithal to take a picture in that moment! I was too concerned for everyone’s safety to record the hilarious scene unfolding in front of me. Luckily no injuries were sustained, and we were able to go on with the session, no hospital needed!

I hadn’t seen baby Benjamin in several months and his blossoming personality had only become more lovely – if that’s even possible. He’s an easy laugher and smiler, a super sweet, curious boy. He especially seemed to enjoy playing with the pumpkins his mom had grown in their garden.

I hope, when they look back on this busy time, these family portraits will help some of the beautiful moments be less of blur in their memories.

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

Keiji Iwai & Kristen Dacey Iwai



724 N. Humphreys St

Flagstaff, AZ 86001



(928) 779-4151



M - F 9 - 5 by appointment

KDI Photography Portrait Studio in Flagstaff, Az