In my 25+ years as a photographer, I've never before had the opportunity to make portraits of a female firefighter. Arizona is a dry place and we're enormously grateful to the firefighters, hotshot crews and Wildland Fire Managers who keep us safe. It was incredibly fun to make portraits of Katie in some of her firefighting gear, both during pregnancy and merely a week and a half later with newborn Ms. personality-plus in her arms. Katie doesn’t prefer to be the center of attention but her husband and I loved these pictures documenting the huge changes in their family in such a short window of time.
Before AfterWhat a difference 11 days make! I LOVE the thoughtful finger-pointing.
Here's some more expert finger-pointing, six months later. I'm thinking that this is her evolving personal style. Nobody does it better.
Kristen Dacey Iwai of KDI Photography is a full-time professional portrait photographer based in Flagstaff, Arizona with more than 2 decades of experience. Making portraits of families, pregnancy, newborns, babies, children, high school seniors and for businesses in her downtown studio and on location, she serves clients from Flagstaff, Sedona, Tuba City, Winslow, Payson, Page, Williams, Prescott, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona. Please visit KDI Photography's website.
We had it on the calendar, we were scheduled to make pregnancy portraits in Flagstaff's sunlit flowers, everything was set. But before we got the chance, newborn Felix made his arrival, five weeks sooner than planned. Izabel, Aaron and I were all sad to miss out on doing the pregnancy session but it was wonderful to make newborn portraits of this healthy little guy and his older sister. He was a prince, and put up with all the snuggling just like he was a full term baby.