My name is Alyssa Keys and I am so deeply looking forward to creating with you. 🙂 You can find me almost always taking in the endless beauty of Nevada County. I love where I live and this love affair with this amazing town of Nevada City has been going strong for six years. I live with my love, Milton. His beautiful 8-year-old son Oshumare and our two amazing dogs Uji ( a miniature schnauzer Yorkie) and Diesel (the sweetest Rottweiler ever ). Our life is simple and sweet, enjoying the little things and laughing often.
I often get asked what made me first fall in love with photography. This has been an ongoing love of mine for my whole life. I was always an artistic child growing up and loved to create beautiful photos with our film camera and my absolute favorite was those disposable cameras, for the surprise of you never knew what you were going to get. But when those photos were revealed I was always so excited by how good they were. I became a photographer naturally. I wouldn’t say that there was ever a day that I just decided “I am a photographer now!” I have always had a camera in my hand and capturing people in their true spirit has always been the thing that makes me the most excited. I spent time in college studying photography fundamentals and dove deeper into the understandings of beautiful lighting. Then in my adult life, I just began naturally filling my life with more photoshoots. I bought the equipment I needed and have been pursuing my dreams ever since. You could say I have been a professional photographer for about four years. My Photography business is the second love of my life. I am always just so grateful to live in these foothills I so deeply call home while getting to capture beautiful love stories, ones between couples, family and your own personal love story.
I am a lover of adventure and seeker of beauty. I find magic in movement and never fail to be one of the most excited people in the room. I really love a glass of wine, a good audiobook while I clean the house and snuggling with my dogs. I have a strong connection to music, it fills my life constantly and I surround myself with it always. I am always very fascinated by historical discoveries and seeing the story being told through eyes now.
I want to personally say thank you for making it to this point and reading a little bit about who I am. I would absolutely love to be your photographer! It is my deepest joy to capture photos of your life. Send me an email, introduce yourself and let’s create some magic together!