724 N Humphreys St Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 779-4151

The Elliott Family Connections – Flagstaff Photographer

I met Meagan way back when she was an awesome math teacher, and she helped ease my kid’s transition to a new school. Ever since her last child was born, we’ve talked about portraits but it never quite came together. Then one day, she called and POW! We were able to make it happen. (In other words, she managed to arrange a confluence of family members in my studio.) She’s an awesome realtor now, so the herding cats thing is obviously a specialty.

Three girls laughing in family photos, Flagstaff

I adore making 3 generation portraits but to be honest, the love isn’t always as easy to communicate in a large grouping of family members. I always prepare for that challenge. But here’s what I learned while hanging out with Meagan’s crew. Besides the trademark sense of humor, the whole family has a connection that is truly beautiful to witness.

Studio portrait of 3 generations of extended family, grandmother with her 3 granddaughters, snuggling in family photos, Flagstaff

There I was on a crisp November day, seeing through my camera that these three smart, funny, beautiful daughters are growing up, literally surrounded by love. I could see it in the portrait we were making  – a mirror of what I saw in their loving, hilarious family culture. When I think about the fact that many kids grow up without that, hanging out with the Elliot clan is especially heart filling. They probably couldn’t see it with my mask on, but when they left my studio, I had a giant smile on my face.

Studio portrait of 3 generations of extended family, laughing in family photos, Flagstaff
Studio portrait of family of 5, carrying youngest, laughing in family photos, 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