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Senior Portrait Session Leads to Random Act of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness – It’s not Just for Friends In a fast paced environment like Carmel Valley, and in an age when 1 day service is painfully slow, we tend to grab what we need and run.  I know I’d rather get it from Amazon than jump in the car if I can, but […]

If you graduated from high school in the U.S. or Canada, you’ve had a senior portrait made for the yearbook.  If that year of graduation was between 1950 and about 1975, it was probably black and white, was a smiling, head and shoulders portrait, probably in a suit or fake tux for the boys, and maybe […]

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With the rising cost of higher education, high school seniors are looking for scholarships, even at Carmel Valley schools like Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest. Both schools have chapters of Dollars for Scholars, which helps several students annually with scholarships of $500 to $1,000. To see more about these scholarships, be sure to visit the […]

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OK, OK, technically it’s the San Diego County Fair, but it’s certainly right up the crowded freeway from Carmel Valley!  All of us at Keane Studios have been taking turns being in our booth in the Exhibit Hall, so I thought we’d share some insights about what it’s like to be behind the scenes.  We […]

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The Parent Connection – A Long History of Helping Parents This last Sunday, The Parent Connection held its annual Spring Fling luncheon for members at the Del Mar Hilton. As I photographed the attendees coming in and The Carmel Valley Life publisher David Moya filmed, I wondered how many of you knew about The Parent […]

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As a 20 year resident of Carmel Valley, I did not arrive in a covered wagon, but I do feel like a pioneer of sorts.  We moved Keane Studios to the Piazza Carmel center in 1993, only ten years after construction first began in “North City West.”  For those of you who have arrived in […]

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For all of you who have been around Carmel Valley since the “pioneer days” of the 80’s and 90’s, you may remember that Keane Studios used to be located next to Baskin Robbins, where the Chase bank is now.  Ever since then, we have photographed your little ones with bunnies, and more recently baby ducks […]

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In the new show Revolution, about a world after the world’s power suddenly ended, one of the characters pulls a long since dead iPhone from her bag and says, “You know the reason why I keep this?  Because somewhere inside are the only pictures of my kids.  First days, first steps – their whole lives, […]

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