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The Schmitz Family – Summer Family Photos in Flagstaff, AZ

I don’t know what I expected. Maybe I thought that, like every one of my family portrait sessions, my primary job was to loosen them up. To get them to authentically be themselves. The kids’ ages range from 11 to 20. Statistically speaking, I figured that at least one of them would be shy, reticent, or even outright obstinate. Maybe they get on each others nerves, or bicker?

When I stepped out of my car, I saw 2 sisters line dancing in the parking lot (mostly without any audible sound, just the synchronized soundtrack in their heads). I was starting to get the idea that this crew knows how to cut loose.

Summer family portraits- flagstaff

And boy, was I right. Like any siblings, I’m sure that they don’t always maintain perfect harmony, but you’d never know it. They had to work hard at NOT cracking each other up. And all six of them have an ease and a playful irreverence with each other that was totally fun to witness.

Siblings Dancing in front of the San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff, AZ


After all the laughter and family sass, we stood by our cars again. Jodi showed me videos of the muddy torrent that their street on the east side of town has become. Their road and property have flooded on nearly a daily basis since the monsoon started. It makes their ability to create a good time wherever they are even more impressive.

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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


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