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2. eager; interested; enthusiastic;
3. highly developed; sharp
1. visually descriptive
2. use of pictures to create
an expression or mood
Meet the husband and wife team
Chantel + Derek Keener
We met in elementary school, Derek was 2 years ahead of me at a small private school where everybody knew everybody. We knew of each other for 11 years before we finally became friends 2 years after he graduated.
At the time, I was in the beginning stages of my photography career and he had just filmed his first wedding. He worked up the courage to ask me out to dinner and shopping, and our evening ended with checking out the local look-out. From that day on we were inseparable, many of our first “dates” were spent exploring new places and taking photos and videos. Photo and video was our common ground. The love for capturing the beauty of the world around us and life’s fleeting moments is what brought us together.
Two years later, Derek proposed at that same lookout where we went on our first date. In late 2013, shortly after our engagement, we officially combined services and started “Keen Imagery”.
We said “I do” on June 14, 2014. We now have two beautiful daughters, Brookelyn and Brielle. We are truly blessed and so thankful for our little family!
Now that you've gotten an idea of who we are and how Keen Imagery came about, let's talk about what we do!
Derek and I both have over 8 years of experience in wedding photography and videography. I am the lead photographer while he is the lead videographer. He's the master behind putting all of those amazing clips to music while I am the one and only photo editor! We are always each other's "second shooter", unless of course we are both booked to do the same wedding, in that case we hire one of our preferred artists to be our second shooter/assistant for the day! Derek's gear of choice is his Panasonic GH5, while I am totally in love with my Canon 5D Mark iv. We are SO passionate about what we do, and we would be honored to be a part of your wedding day and give you beautiful memories to cherish for years to come!
now that you've heard our story...