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Making Bryce’s Senior Photos – An Afternoon With Two Special People and Three Handsome Horses

I drove through the drizzle, in frustration. Not because of the weather, but because I found myself crawling along behind a slow poke going 25 miles below the speed limit, with no opportunity to pass. I careened into the parking lot at exactly the session’s start time – AKA late, since I like to get there early. The rain was just stopping so we thankfully didn’t miss anything.

Senior photo of cowboy looking at his horse in the mountains of Flagstaff, AZ, KDI Photography

As Bryce, his mom Tammy, and I stood strategizing by the horse trailer, one of the 3 horses started loudly peeing. At first it was kind of funny but as it progressed on and on and ON, it became challenging to concentrate or talk over him! I guess it’s important to stay hydrated.

Senior photo of cowboy on with three horses in the forest near Flagstaff, AZ, KDI Photography

Big Red, Little Red and Willie (a steadfast presence since before Bryce was born) were more interested in eating delicious grass than looking up or pointing their ears towards the camera. But Tammy was an AMAZING, intuitive helper. Running, before I could ask, to exactly where I’d wish her to be, she would shake enticing treats in a cup. Between her expert maneuvering and a squeaky toy I keep in my camera bag, they gave us their stately attention.

Black and white senior photo of cowboy holding lead ropes with three horses in the forest near Flagstaff, AZ, KDI Photography
Senior portrait of cowboy on horseback riding in the mountains of Flagstaff, AZ, KDI Photography
Senior portrait of cowboy with horse in the mountains of Flagstaff, AZ, KDI Photography

I loved making this bookend senior portrait with Bryce, having first photographed him before (his pregnant mama) and after his birth. It was great to see his mastery with the horses and learn more about his artistry with leather work. Check him out at his Facebook Page.

Senior portrait of cowboy on horseback riding in the forests of Flagstaff, AZ, KDI Photography

As we packed up, the rain started again, signaling the end of a great session.

Senior Photo of cowboy on horseback as the sun sets in the mountains of Flagstaff, AZ, KDI Photography

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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


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