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For the past couple years, whenever I passed by a kayak rental shop in Auburn, I couldn’t shake the vision of a photo session with a couple there. Every year I put it off. Deep down I knew I had to bring this vision to life. Just like the vision I had with my desert […]

Couple, Maddy and Mason, running through rows of Kayaks in Auburn CA. Photo by Ann Keen Photography ©2023

We have all heard about having an online presence and how crucial it is now more than ever before. Whether you are just starting out, a seasoned professional, or someone in between, the images you present to the world can make a significant impact on how you’re perceived. One common question I get is if […]

Brand photography photo by Ann Keen Photography. Close up photo of a man holding a Welcome Home sign in front of a house. Headshot and Brand Photography

It is that time of year to choose the 2024 feature image. This is when I go through all the images I captured throughout the previous year and choose a feature image. That image is then added to everything from my website header to social media and all marketing material for the new year. Each […]

Hello, I am Ann! I am the person behind the lens of Ann Keen Photography. And above is my family. If you are new here, welcome! I am so glad you are here. If you have been here a while, thank you!! Thank you for supporting me and following along. If you know my story, […]

Congratulations Ivan! It was so much fun photographing Ivan’s senior portraits. I actually photographed Ivan and his family back in 2016. It is such an honor to have families come back to me over the years. Senior portraits mean different things to everyone. The girls tend to love them and the guys tend to do […]

Photograph of Ivan, A high school Senior, on his dirt bike by Ann Keen Photography

I bet you are wondering why this post is titled Zebra Strong and why the zebra feature photo. Well, it has to do with my son, Braydon, and his diagnosis. If you have been here a while and followed Braydon’s Journey since February 2020, then you know he was finally diagnosed with EDS last year. […]

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