About

we are a husband & wife team

CheyAnne & Doug Keese

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting our site and taking the time to connect with us and our work!
If you’ve come to this page before the rest of the site, please grab a cocktail or a glass of your favorite
wine (unless you’re at work, but if you pull it off there, we won’t judge!) and take your time viewing
the images and weddings that we are so passionate about capturing.

Our Story

Even after almost 12 years, we still get teary eyed as we edit our clients’ photos. That’s what we want for you: for every emotion of your wedding day to live on through your images.  Your love story is the shining star, and we want to be the spotlight that allows everyone to see it. It doesn’t end with “I Do.” That feeling of forever will dance through your spirit as you relive those special moments with the photos of Arte De Vie.

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With backgrounds in photojournalism and years of experience in wedding photography, documenting the real and candid moments of your personal story is what we do best. There are moments during the wedding day you may not realize are so special at the time, but when you look back on them through our lens, they become a treasured keepsake.

The connection between us

Connection with you

We know this firsthand. My (Doug) favorite photo of CheyAnne is when she took a pedi-cab through the French Quarter on the way to our first look.
She’s laughing; her dress is blowing up in the air. I know her, and I know her faces, and I can tell that this is her face of pure, excited joy and happiness.
I wouldn’t have seen that moment without our photographer, for whom I’m forever grateful.
That’s exactly what we want for you.
When the big day arrives, let the celebration of life and love live in your every thought.
Leave your worries of the world on the dance floor! We’ll make sure to get a great shot of it.

Arte de Vie

Classically modern

Love notes

The vendor that mattered most to me was our photographer. And not just their level of talent mattered, but who they were meant something to me as well. Because think about it, these people are sharing the most private, intimate moments of your life. The moments your guests may not see. And to say that Doug and CheyAnne were the most amazing people to have beside us for these moments and for our entire wedding day feels like such an understatement. Their passion for what they do is matched by what incredible human beings they are. We see them as friends now, not just the people who took our wedding photos. And even better then that, we have photos that I absolutely cherish! We are so impressed with our albums, our fine art prints, and we DIE for the film images. Doug’s old camera captured our favorite looks. It was the BEST decision I made for our wedding, and now we have beautiful images forever, and new friendships to boot!  

 

Doug and CheyAnne were such a joy to work with! Aside from them being incredibly talented and passionate photographers, they’re just wonderful, warm, lovely people. They were always quick to answer any questions we had, and told me to think of them as our interim wedding planners, as we hadn’t yet hired one. I love that since they have backgrounds in photojournalism, it’s important to them that their photographs tell a story. That’s exactly what we wanted: to be able to look back through our albums and remember the feelings, the sounds, the tastes, the emotions, the excitement of our wedding day. And we were able to do just that when we got our photos back just a month or so later! Doug and CheyAnne had us at ease throughout the entire process, and somehow didn’t miss a moment of our incredible day/night, which in our eyes, went by far too quickly. I can be somewhat of a control freak when it comes to events and design elements, but I trusted Arte de Vie completely with our wedding photography, because I knew they were the best.  I couldn’t imagine having anyone else capture the most important day of our lives. It’s been over three months, and I still haven’t gotten tired of looking through our albums! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us! 

The minute we met Doug and CheyAnne, we fell in love with them. They have an ease about them and truly love what they do, which makes working with them such a joy and pleasure. Jeremy and I both said it’s like hanging out with old friends, nothing but good stuff and positive vibes when you are around them. Not only did they take the most beautiful pictures, they were able to capture the emotions of our day! The tears and smiles were all there. The pictures told a story – Jeremy and I’s story. They captured us. Who we are as a couple, as well as who we are as a family. If I could do my wedding day over again (which I would because it was the best day ever), I would pick them every time! Thank you so much for being a part of our journey! It wouldn’t have been the same without you guys! We love ya’ll!!

From the minute you meet Doug and CheyAnne, you will fall in love with them! They have such an amazing chemistry and make you truly feel like yourself in front of the camera. They go above and beyond to make sure you get exactly what you want captured on your wedding day.  They worked so hard and ALWAYS had a smile while doing it. We knew they would do a fabulous job, but when we received the link to view our pictures – WE WERE SPEECHLESS. From the biggest moments to the tiniest details, they captured every moment and more. We could not be any happier with our pictures and we will cherish them forever. On top of the amazing quality, they are so easy to work with. They made our wedding day run so smoothly and so stress free. We cannot thank this duo enough for all that they did. You will not be sorry for choosing them as your wedding photographer. We wish we could give them more stars than just 5! 

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