724 N Humphreys St Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 779-4151

Ellie, NPA Class of 2021 – Flagstaff Senior Portraits

I saw the weather report and a chill went down my spine, literally and figuratively. Our session time was in forecast to be 13° with freezing wind. I got in touch with Ellie and her mom Amy to see if we could reschedule.

senior portrait of girl laughing with colorful fall trees in background,  Flagstaff, AZ

It felt a little bit like a race against the clock because we knew that icy wind would blow away the last remaining colorful leaves from the trees. They sounded relieved to pivot and were absolutely delightful when they arrived. I think we spent 90% of the session cracking up. As you might be able to tell, Ellie just has a sunshiny personality.

location portrait, senior portrait of girl in front of barn, holding soccer ball in Flagstaff, AZ
senior portrait of girl laughing in front of barn, holding soccer ball, location session, Flagstaff, AZ

Besides being a National Merit Scholar and playing soccer, she seems to be involved in everything. But any portrait session to document Ellie as a senior needed to include her sweet ride and unofficial BFF: Burt the classic VW Bug. She and her grandfather had worked hard to coax this 1968 gem back to life so she could tool around town in it, looking if I may say, pretty fly. Burt made for an amazing partner in crime, making every portrait even better.

senior photo of girl sitting on classic Volkswagen Beetle with San Francisco Peaks in background,  Flagstaff, AZ

Ellie will graduate from NPA in the Spring. Happy to have spent some totally enjoyable time with her before she and Burt drive off into the sunset.

senior portrait of girl standing in the open door of her blue Volkswagen Beetle with colorful fall trees in background, Flagstaff, AZ

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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

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