724 N Humphreys St Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 779-4151

Music and Love – Flagstaff Studio Family Portraits

He flings himself off of his mom’s lap, runs full speed to me, skids to a stop and then “tickles” my foot through my sandal. I give him my best crazy laugh, and his little body shakes with delighted laughter. His ridiculously contagious laugh never fails to get me.

Turning around, he runs back to hurl himself onto his mom’s lap for a snuggle, and looks back to give me his best mischievously smile. One moment’s pause. Just enough time to shoot one frame, make one adorable portrait, before he starts the process all over again. He does this on the repeat cycle, never seeming to grow tired of it. I saw him recently and we played the same game. This time, he pretended to drill a hole on my boot with a (fortunately) plastic toy drill.

father and son music lesson with guitar and ukulele

How cool is it that I get to watch this adorable family grow and document their growth? I mean, come on! I’ve been photographing them since this little guy was new.

I love my time with his mom Ashley. She may just love portraits as much as I do, which is saying something! And seeing Daniel teach his son music, is a special kind of awesome. Not only does it nurture their sweet father son connection but research tells us how phenomenally beneficial music is for developing brains.

And now, they are adding one more to this beautiful mix! I can’t wait to meet their new addition.

expecting family snuggles in courtyard, studio portrait, Flagstaff

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