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The Creative Team

Bill Keane

I started photographing weddings from my 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 my fascination with photography, and ultimately the stories of the people I have photographed, has made every day of my 46 years as a portrait photographer as interesting as the first. I consider myself very fortunate to be involved in what I love doing every day.


The other joy of Keane Studios are the great people I get to work with every day. We are always complimented when someone says how involved we are in what we do, and that it’s been great to work with the entire staff.

 

  • Things I can’t live without: iPhone, MacBook, purring cats
  • Movie or production I’d watch over and over: Game of Thrones
  • Furthest away I’ve traveled: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe
  • Where I’d like to travel: Italy, Greece, Japan
  • What I love most about what I do at the studio: Creating moments with a camera that people mention with a smile years later
  • What I love doing most outside the studio: Cooking, travel
  • Quirky trait: No ice
  • Role at the studio: Founder, photographer, the face of the studio
  • Origin: I grew up in La Canada, near Pasadena, and moved to San Diego after college in Claremont Connection to SDUHSD: Lives in Carmel Valley
  • Favorite Movie Line: “Open the pod bay doors, Hal.” 2001, A Space Odyssey

 

Stephanie Berry, Client Service

  • Things I can’t live without: Tacos
  • Movie or production I’d watch over and over: Billy Madison
  • Furthest away I’ve traveled: Australia
  • Where I’d like to travel: Greece
  • What I love most about what I do at the studio: Helping clients preserve family memories
  • What I love doing most outside the studio: Being a mommy
  • Role at the studio: Portrait Consultant
  • Origin: San Diego
  • Favorite Movie Line: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller

 

Mary Keane, Art Director

It’s been over ten years since I proudly became Mrs. Bill Keane! In that time I have been involved with every aspect of the art and technology of creating beautiful portraits. Making sure that  families have truly outstanding portraits that provide heartwarming remembrances through the years is vitally important to me!  As I work, I imagine great-great grandchildren viewing the portraits we create today and feeling a sense of wonder at the beauty of the faces from the past and an inner pride to be a member of their family.

As an Art History major, I studied the styles and techniques of artists through the ages and gained a solid understanding of the power of strong composition and what it means to see and control the light.

My twenty years of experience as a private school teacher is another reason I so appreciate being a part of creating portraiture for families. It’s a real pleasure for Bill & me to watch babies and children grow and change through each fleeting stage, high school seniors standing on the edge of the nest ready to fly, and then seeing the entire family as it grows and changes.  I guess you could say we are having a lot of fun celebrating life and love.

“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us,                                           we see the past, present and future.”

  • Can’t live without: Wacom tablet, cheeseburgers, paint
  • Movie I’d watch over and over: The Big Lebowski
  • Furthest I’ve traveled: South Africa
  • Where I’d like to travel: New Zealand, Luxembourg
  • Quirky trait: Talking to birds
  • Role at studio: Directing all artwork; coordinating workflow; meeting expectations; making cakes for babies :)
  • What I love most about what I do at the studio: Retouching so that each person can see themselves looking naturally at their best.
  • Origin: Raised in San Fernando Valley in LA, graduated from UCSB as an Art History major, then a teaching credential from SDSU
  • Connection to SDUHSD: Lives in Carmel Valley
Favorite Movie Line: “Uh, Can he leave the room with us?” “No! I want you to stay here and make sure he doesn’t leave!” Monty Python and the Holy Grail

David Mulvaney, Lead Photographer

        • Things I can’t live without: Golf clubs, camera, computer
        • Movie or production I’d watch over and over: Breaking Bad
        • Furthest away I’ve traveled: India, Thailand, Patagonia in Argentina
        • Where I’d like to travel: Chile, China, Ireland or back to India
        • What I love most about what I do at the studio: Allowing people to relax and have fun during their photo shoot while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
        • What I love doing most outside the studio: Golf, travel, hanging out with my wife and friends
        • Quirky trait: Can’t ever seem to finish a single cup of coffee while it’s still hot.
        • Role at the studio: Lead Photographer
        • Origin: where I’m from, how I got to San Diego: Grew up in Raleigh, NC, attended Appalachian State in the mountains. Graduated and moved to Hilton Head Island, SC where I fell in love with the beach and ran a portrait studio. Wife and just wanted to move to a bigger city at the beach so here we are.
        • Connection to SDUHSD: Keane Studios
        • Favorite Movie Line: “So what would you say...you do here?” Office Space

 

Marilyn Miceli, Production Manager

It is hard to believe that I have been with Keane Studios for 19 years now! I started as a client 21 years ago when my oldest was 6 months old. I sought out the studio because of Bill’s reputation in the community as a premier children’s photographer. Not only did I spend the next 2 years accumulating beautiful portraits, (that still hang on my walls and make me smile everyday), I was developing warm relationships with the friendly staff. When they were looking to fill a position in the studio they asked me if I was interested.

  • Things I can’t live without: coffee, hair clips, reading glasses
  • Furthest away I’ve traveled: Greece
  • What I love doing most outside the studio: Road trips, beach hikes
  • Role at the studio: Quality control and production. Nickname: Hawkeye – spots any flaw from 10′.
  • Origin: Sherman Oaks, in the San Fernando Valley, then on to San Diego
  • Connection to SDUHSD: Son Tyler (SDA ’09), daughters Emily (LCC ’11) and Olivia (LCC ’14)