About Alyssa

My name is Alyssa Keys and I have been a professional photographer since 2013.

I grew up in Portland, Oregon where I filled my life with creativity. I now reside in Grass Valley, California but I will travel anywhere for love. Photography is more than just an art form for me, it is a spirit of self-discovery and connection that fuels my life in powerful ways. My passion in life is photographing people in love, nature hikes with expansive views, dips in the Yuba River, paddle-boarding majestic lakes and discovering vintage fashion. I live a life of magic and adventure, traveling the west coast and beyond, chasing waterfalls and stunning landscapes.

I often get asked how I got into photography. Growing up I was creative in many ways and loved to capture photos with my family’s 35mm camera. I loved the surprise of not knowing what you were going to get. When the photos were developed, I was always excited to see how they turned out. Through these experiences, I naturally became a photographer. I then went on to study photography in college and the essence of natural lighting. Since then, I have always had a camera in my hand, capturing people in their true form.

I find magic in every movement and never fail to be one of the most excited people in the room. I have a strong connection to music. It fills my life and I always have the right playlist for my photo sessions. I specialize in creating a relaxed yet dynamic environment to help with any nervous feelings that may arise from the experience of being in front of a camera. Though this connected style of shooting, I’m able to capture the essence of who my clients are while maintaining the authenticity of the moment.

I would absolutely love to be your photographer!

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  • Alyssa is a joy to work with. She has the most incredible energy and makes her subjects feel glamorous and beautiful. And more than that, her photos turn out incredible! She delivered our gallery within hours of our session, which blew me away. The girl is talented, professional, efficient, and an absolute ray of sunshine. Hire her!
  • Working with Alyssa was absolutely heart-opening. I started off nervous because I hadn't had photos taken of myself since my senior portrait in high school, but by the end, I felt like a full-fledged professional. She was encouraging and supportive in ways I would never expect from a photographer and it was well worth pushing through my initial discomfort, cuz when I got home I loved almost every single photo!!
  • My sister surprised me with family pictures at the Yuba River and she couldn't have picked a better photographer! Alyssa has a personality like none other that will leave your cheeks hurting after the shoot... She got the proofs up in no time and started editing our favs within a couple days! She knows how to bring your inner beauty and personality out at the shoot and then edits the pics so that your outer beauty looks STUNNING! Thank you so much Alyssa!! You gave our family memories that we can admire for many years to come!
  • Where to even begin?! Alyssa is such a fun, bubbly, and creative soul! I've never had the chance to get pictures professionally done before her, and she made it the best experience possible! I can't wait to do more with her in future!  I would highly recommend her for any occasion