TPHS Dollars for Scholars Launches Portraits for Scholars

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Bill Keane | Fam Chil7With 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 TPHS Dollars for Scholars website.

To aid this great organization in helping local students achieve their college dreams, two local photographers have combined to create Portraits for Scholars.  Mark Frapwell Photography and Keane Studios are both making 20 minute portrait sessions available to local families for $100, including a $50 credit toward your portrait order. $50 of this amount goes directly to TPHS Dollars for Scholars. These short sessions are a perfect way to get the group together without spending a lot of time!

Keane Studios will be offering both indoor studio portraits as well as outdoor portraits in San Diego’s most beautiful Hacienda courtyard. To see examples of each, and reserve your time, go to this special web page.

Mark Frapwell Photography is offering garden portraits at his Carmel Valley home studio.

Sessions will be available the last two weekends of November, including Thanksgiving weekend. If you have extended family visiting, kids home from college, or just want to update that family portrait, here’s the perfect opportunity to help local students at the same time!
Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Bill Keane | Keane StudiosBill started photographing weddings from his dorm room at the Claremont colleges back when Nixon was president and film was the only way to record images.  A great deal has changed since 1968, but his fascination with photography, and ultimately the stories of the people he has photographed, has made every day of his 40+ years as a portrait photographer, as interesting as the first.  Bill considers himself very fortunate to be involved in what I love doing every day.

As I was growing up, my parents always made portrait photography part of our lives, as it had been when they were growing up.  As my own children grew, I developed a deeper appreciation of how important those photographs had become in my life.  There was the picture of my uncle and the horse drawn delivery wagon he drove for my grandfather’s business on the unpaved streets of Berkeley; the portrait of my other grandfather smoking a pipe as he fished on the bank near the family home in Morris, Illinois; there was my mom as a six year old child model in Chicago; and then there were my own baby pictures, and memories of family vacations.  Because my parents passed away when I was in my 20′s, these memories of my family have become my own link to the past, and a way my family now can connect with their history.  Of course, it’s also kind of fun to remember that my hair used to be dark!


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