724 N Humphreys St Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 779-4151

The Power Of Love – Couples Portrait in Flagstaff

OK, tell me if this doesn’t sound like a movie pitch:

A successful, beautiful, New York political consultant meets a handsome, unassuming river guide during the adventure and romance of a Grand Canyon river trip.

Portrait of Couple Sitting By Pond in Flagstaff AZ, Holding Their Dog

They fall in love, somehow overcome the obstacles of vastly differing lifestyles and 3,000 miles of distance, adopt a cute puppy, and live happily ever after in the lush pine forests of Northern Arizona. (Let’s leave out the pandemic part.) Netflix would probably pick it up and then I’d watch it while eating a bowl of mocha chip ice cream, rooting for them to make it work!

I don’t know how it went in reality but I can imagine that it was a little bit epic – love at first sight! rapids! campfires! All set in one of the natural wonders of the world. Not too shabby.

Portrait of Couple Sitting in Flowers in Flagstaff AZ, Holding Their Dog

It may have been way more mundane than that but when you spend any amount of time with Stephanie and Travis, you get the feeling there were definitely fireworks. Individually, they have such good hearts but together, their love for each other is so powerful that it ripples out from them in concentric circles, permeating passers by.

Portrait of Couple Sitting By Pond in Flagstaff AZ
Triptych of Portrait of Couple Standing By Pond in Flagstaff AZ

In fact, as I was photographing them for the cover of a local magazine, an elder gentleman fisherman kept stopping by, offering assistance and jokes. As we wrapped up, he got more serious, admitting that seeing how in-love they are had warmed his heart.

Keiji and I had a terrific time getting to know them. Even without the mocha chip, we’re big fans.

Portrait of Couple Sitting By Pond in Flagstaff AZ, Holding Their Dog
Portrait of Couple on Covered Bridge in Flagstaff AZ

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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

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