The doorbell rang unexpectedly on a Sunday afternoon. Looking down, I assessed my front door readiness. I’d just cleaned up some gross, Halloween level cobwebs. “Good enough,” I thought, swinging the door open. I was delighted to find Ellen and her mom, Karen, stopping by.
If you’ve met her, you undoubtedly know that, Ellen (like her older brother) is an engaging conversationalist. Closing in on 4, she has a curious mind and had several topics she wanted to cover. Although I always enjoy talking with Karen, she hardly got a word in edgewise. Each time Ellen asked one of her questions, she hopped around in circles, the skirt of her dress fluttering as she bounced. We discussed her brother’s violin lessons, the rocks in the yard and the details of what kinds of beds my family sleep in.
An adult asking that last question? Maybe a little intrusive.
But this particular preschooler who could charm a dog off a meat truck? Completely adorable. Not weird at all.
I happily described the disarray of my currently unmade bed. She seemed to like my answers because at the end of our front door visit together, she asked if I could babysit. In case you don’t recognize how big of an honor this is, let me explain that she already has an awesome babysitter. So, the fact that she wanted to add me to the roster of trusted, non-parental adults …well, it’s a little like being awarded an Oscar. #winning
I have enjoyed each of the installments of documenting this lovely family’s growth. This one was courtesy of Brad’s mom. After winning a portrait session with us by donating to our fundraiser for Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp, she generously gifted it to her family members. Thanks again, Suzanne!
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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