It was the day he was scheduled to have been born. They might have been waiting for him or even in labor on this day. But instead, when their due date arrived, Mariah and Ruben were at my cozy studio making portraits with their 17 day old newborn son. It just reminds us that babies have their own agendas about when they’ll arrive!
I’d met his parents but this was the first time I got to really focus on Kade’s amazing face. He was just as delightful as his mom and dad and we made lots of portraits of his sweet little baby fingers, toes, umbilicus, ears, nose, the swirling pattern of his hair. Kade was very kind to us, letting us photograph all those details without complaint, as long as he could drink some nutrition to fuel his excellent modeling.
I loved seeing how he fit perfectly into each parent’s arms, snuggling skin to skin next to his mom’s and dad’s artful and meaningful tattoos.
Mariah and Ruben love to play full volume modern country music, and do so often at home, training Kade to get used to sleeping thorough sounds. So, the soundtrack to our session was some rockin’ country music, a fun change of pace from the usual soothing newborn portrait session background music. It made for a shoot that really felt like a celebration. It was perfect for such an auspicious day.
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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