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Horses and Dogs in a Field of Flowers – Spending Time in Ella’s World

A few months ago, we shared a behind the scenes video of Ella’s senior portrait session. Here, as
promised, is the video of her finished portraits. Congratulations to Ms. Ella who has officially

Just knowing Ella means that you will be the beneficiary of certain gifts.

First, there’s the megawatt-light-up-the-room-till-you’re-blinded smile. That might be the first thing you’ll notice. You can be grumpy or cynical or blue but when you see that smile, I defy you to remain so.

If you’re fortunate enough, like I am, to be her friend, you also get THE HUG. I mean, there are hugs and there are HUGS. When Ella hugs you, you get the HUG, in all caps. You feel the transfer of all her love and positive energy into your being. It’s like a charging station for your soul. Seriously.

And then there is her super power. I’ve always called Ella “Love Personified.” I’m lucky enough to have known her since birth and I can tell you that she has always just radiated love. You feel it in her presence. She is a bright light and being around her, you feel the warmth of that super power.

It was an amazing experience to make senior portraits with her – to get to document this moment in her life, and show her spirit – her beauty, grit, joy and love of her animals. The one thing that was challenging about it? Not crying!

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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



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Flagstaff, AZ 86001



(928) 779-4151



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