724 N Humphreys St Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 779-4151

Senior Photos in Beautiful, Treacherous Sedona with Liam, Verde Valley School

This session was dangerous. 

Don’t believe me?  

Senior Photos at the Verde Valley School, in Beautiful Sedona, AZ, by KDI Photography

Here’s an abbreviated list of things we had to defend ourselves against:

• tarantula hawks and actual tarantulas
• red ants
• killer tomatoes
• feral cats in an abandoned bus
• spicy hot chilis
• stinging bees

The name Liam means “protector,” and he certainly lived up to his name. No hospital visits for us. Thank you, Liam!

Senior Photos in the Verde Valley School Vintage Bus, in Beautiful Sedona, AZ, by KDI Photography

Okay, maybe they weren’t actually coming for us, but they COULD have! Liam, his mom Michele, and I laughed it all off, but all of these living things can actually be found in the immediate environment of Liam’s Sedona school.

His senior photo session could have gone horribly wrong, but instead, it was an absolute blast.

I loved seeing who he is now at this stage. He is delightful, kind, and interesting. He played his violin, made awesome, hilarious faces, and genially greeted passersby as we wandered around campus.

At 75 years old, Verde Valley School has such a happy vibe and is amazingly innovative. Just a few of the programs I witnessed or heard about were horseback riding, a biking club, camping trips, and gardening. 

Senior Photos in the Verde Valley School Vintage Bus, in Beautiful Sedona, AZ, by KDI Photography

I wish I could go there! I’m sure Liam will miss it when he graduates in May. Congratulations, Liam!

Senior Photos at Verde Valley School in Beautiful Sedona, 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