It happens frequently. A son or daughter gets ready to head off for college and parents have the epiphany that family portraits are about to get a lot more challenging. It may be the last time the family is living together or in one place for a moment. One way or the other, the whole family dynamic is about to change – dramatically. So, it’s a conversation that I often end up having with parents in the process of senior portraits. “Wow, we haven’t had a ‘real” family portrait in ages and I don’t know when we’ll have the next opportunity.” That’s when we scheme to get everyone in front of my camera during that fleeting window.
In Elisa’s case, she had just two days when all 3 of her three children would be home and available. The family confluence was in honor of her daughter’s graduation from high school. We blocked out two session times and the weather was a heck of lot more cooperative during the first. We jumped on it and after a minor health crisis with their dog, everyone arrived at the location.
The three adult “kids” plus one awesome girlfriend joined Elisa and Ken while we laughed the evening away in the breeze, with the peaks rising in the distance. Elisa felt like an old friend from the minute I met her to plan Anneliese’s senior portraits, so spending time with the whole family gave me even more of those good vibes.
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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