724 N Humphreys St Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 779-4151

Hanging Out With the O’Connors – Positively Delightful Chaos

It started with a phone call about headshots. Rachel is a respected foot and ankle doctor in town. As she readied for a move to a new, wonderful office location, it came to her attention that her last professional portrait was quite outdated. As it turns out, it wasn’t the only portrait that needed updating. By the time we were done, there were new portraits for Rachel and her attorney husband Gavin and a really hilarious and delightful family session with their two awesome kids.

We met to plan the project, I asked them what this chapter in their family would be called. They paused thoughtfully for a moment and then Gavin said, “Chaos!” Rachel immediately agreed. Between two young kids, two active dogs, and two demanding jobs serving our community, I totally understood.

On the day of the session, things initially started off looking like they would live up to the chapter title. A rainstorm was moving in and we needed to race to our location early to beat it. Once arrived, two crazy dogs were released from the car and threatened to cause a tornado with their frenetic energy. Some how, we managed to coral them for 125th of a second and document the fluffy adorableness.

After that, I could have hung out with them for hours, chatting about the best restaurants in Tucson, Gavin’s military service, or Rachel’s great new medical office. We laughed hard, doing riddles and playing patty cakes with the kids. When it was time to go, both kids were reluctant to end the games and we had to tear ourselves away. I’m grateful that a need for one updated portrait lead to such a lovely experience.

Family in the Sunflowers at Sunset, with kids looking back at camera, Flagstaff, AZ, by KDI Photography

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