The giggle on your flower girls face, the soft touching moments after saying I do, your baby’s smile and bright eyes. When you wish to capture that emotion and those moments in an image, the first question that comes to mind is, “Who can I trust with such special moments?”
Located in Raleigh NC, Diane McKinney Photography is a conglomeration of talented photographers ranging in experience from 6 to 11 years of experience. With these photographers each having their own style and charm the appeal for a bride meets any discerning bride’s taste.
Diane McKinney is an accomplished photographer who has been published both locally and nationally. She has been awarded The Brides Choice Award from Martha Stewart Weddings & Wedding Wire for 2010, 2011 & 2012, 1st place in the WPS Image Competition Awards (Wedding Photographic Society) in several categories as well as been featured in the national BEST OF WEDDINGS Knot magazine in 2007 & 2010. As well as in many local magazines such as Carolina Bride, Southern Bride & Groom, Weddings magazine and more. Additionally, she has shot for Cary Magazine, Woman’s World and Homes & Ideas. She has an eye for photography as well as photographers. She has trained some of the best photographers and is proud to showcase her lead photographers whose portfolios can be viewed under the Galleries section of the website.
Having someone who can capture those fleeting moments when your flower girl is giggling, that knowing look when you and your husband ‘to be’ exchange glances, the proud expression on your father’s face. The right photographer can make all the difference in the world.
We are Diane McKinney Photography and capturing the emotion of the moment is our specialty. Our goal is to make you look beautiful as well as capture the essence of the occasion. With the ultimate goal being to walk away with a true documentary of the event or place in your life at that time.
More about our photographers:
Diane McKinney learned her photography skills early on in life. Her Grandfather who was a photographer inspired her through his beautiful and powerful images. He was the first man ever to shoot an image through the periscope of a submarine in WWII.
Upon deciding to choose photography as a career she took many classes and worked under an instructor whom taught at Duke University. She mentored under a photographer to get the critical on the job experience. Only then did she launch her business in January of 2003. As luck would have it clients loved her work and she was able to quit her full time job and put 100% into the business only 4 short months later and has been doing business since 2002.
Since that time Diane has literally photographed hundreds of weddings and babies. Her love of her job and clients has kept her business strong and allowed her to expand into babies and families as a natural progression of her brides ever changing lives. Diane’s Portfolio.
My Grandfather’s camera that he used in WWII.