Name: Brittany Keene
Hometown: Laguna Hills, CA
School: Art Center College of Design
Major: Photography & Imagery
Occupation: Freelance Photographer, Retoucher & digital tech
Hi my name is Brittany and I run B. Keene Photography!
My passion for photography started when I picked up a camera at the age of thirteen and realized how many special moments and happy times I could catch each time the film advanced. After many photography classes in high school, I attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where I got my bachelors in photography and imaging. During my time in school I studied abroad in London where my love for photography grew even more with every breathtaking sight I came across.
One of my favorite things about being a photographer is capturing each moment because every moment is special to someone; this is especially why I love photographing weddings. I know that each time I snap a photo, the image will mean something to someone; whether it’s the first cut into the cake, the bride and father dance, the tossing of the garter or the guests dancing the night away. I love capturing all of the candid moments that are enjoyed by the bridal party and guests alike.
I take my job seriously and love using lighting and all different angles to get the job done the right way; I’m not afraid to climb up on a chair to get a stunning angle for the perfect shot. I have a very keen eye for lighting and use high tech equipment so you can be sure nothing will be short of perfect. I also love traveling and being on location for each event. I know that it might be hard for a bride and groom to see everything that goes on at their wedding, so I offer a photo booth for their guests to show their happiness and joy through their memorable pictures while they share the evening with you.
With each wedding, I leave up the photos for one year so you and your guests have time to order all of the photos you want. I can also promise that there will be no awkward moments or bad photos captured so you don’t have to worry about looking bad in a photo; it’s your special day and you will look amazing, why let poor lighting or a bad angle ruin it? Like I’ve said before, and I can’t emphasize it enough, I love capturing each and every special moment and hope to be able to capture everyone of your special moments on one of the most special days of your lives.
My crew and I are some of the best people to be around on your wedding day, we are energetic, fun, fast, professional, stress free, photo geeks that love our job with a passion!
Brittany’s life has revolved around Photography from the first time she picked up a camera at the age of 13. She got her start at Laguna Hills High School where she took her first Photography class. She continued her studies at Orange Coast College, studied abroad in London, and followed her passion to the Art Center College of Design where she received her Bachelors degree in Imaging and Photography.
Today Brittany is the Official Photographer of the The California Conservatory of Dance in Mission Viejo as well as ABT’s youth program and a photographer with Getty Images. She is an assistant digital artist for Amy Dresser and Carolyn Winslow. Works with 150 Kilos digital teching on jobs with Nike, Target, Adidas and Esquire. She photographs weddings, events, sports and portraits. Assists for Jen O’Sullivan (voted best wedding photographer in LA) shooting weddings. Works for Beantown productions on T.V shows for the History Channel (Batman Tech, Batman Unmasked and Angeles & Demons Decoded) , She is currently working with Smashbox Cosmetics and spends the rest of her time carving out a name for herself in the photo world.
Her influences include Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Diane Arbus, Minor White, Man Ray, Sally Mann, Annie Leibovitz, and many others.
Schools: Orange Coast College University of Florida, studied in London Art Center College of Design, Bachelors degree at Art Center in Imaging and Photography
MY FAVORITES Photographers: Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus
Travel Destinations I’ve shot at: France, Italy, Germany, Amsterdam, London, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Texas, Alabama, Florida, California, Alaska, Nevada, New York.