Meet the Kanes:
Geoff Kane comes from a family of photographers. As a young boy he worked in his Grandparents' camera store on Howard Street in Chicago (see “The History of Kane Photography”) and always had a camera in his hand.
Geoff started shooting professionally at the age of 19. A wedding photography studio in Arlington Heights, Illinois (Photo by Robert) hired and then trained him to shoot weddings right out of High School. He shot approximately 2 weddings (or events) every weekend. During that time, he also worked at a catalog photography studio (Nugent Wenkus) shooting pictures for Sears, Neiman Marcus, JC Penny, and Dillard’s catalogs (do they even have catalogs anymore?). He eventually moved to Arizona in 1995 to go to college at Arizona State University.
While in Arizona he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from ASU and subsequently got a job teaching photography and digital imaging at Desert Ridge High School. A few years later he received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Illinois.
Geoff and Nanette initially founded (the Arizona incarnation of) Kane Photography in 1995 as a way of making extra money on the weekends. In 2015, Geoff quit teaching to pursue photography (his true passion) full time and 100s of satisfied clients later the rest is history.
Nanette Kane grew up in California and Virginia and has been shooting pictures her entire life. Like Geoff, she also hails from a photography family. Her father was a professional photographer and her mother was a model, so she was exposed to photography at a very young age.
In 1995, she moved to Arizona to attend ASU where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geography. During that time she switched from shooting film to shooting digital and met Geoff. They got married, had three beautiful children (who are often their models), and founded Kane Photography.
Nanette specializes in Newborn, Maternity, Portrait and Family Photography.