Author: Diane McKinney

Jenny & Andrew Cafe Luna Wedding | Raleigh Photography

One of the things I love about shooting weddings is learning what makes each couple so special.  Everyone has their story and each is unique and beautiful.  For me it was the maid of honor and best man’s toast that

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Graduation NC State Nikki & Friends | Raleigh Photography

I can’t believe it has already been 4 years since we did her high school gradation photos.  My how time flies. But this beautiful girl is now graduating college and will be off in the real world.  Grab it with

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Baby O is here! | Raleigh Newborn Photography

Here’s Mom’s sneak peek!

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Looking for Their Forever Home

Just a touch over a year ago I saw a video on Facebook that really moved me.  It was about kids aging out of the foster care system and never finding their forever home.  Can you imagine never having a

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Awarded One of the Best Family Photographers in Raleigh

I am always surprised when I get one of these awards out of the blue.  But it is truly an honor to be recognized.  I absolutely love my clients and am glad that my love translates to my work.  Thanks

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My Funny Valentine | Baby Valentine Photography

How would you love having this little cutie for your Valentine?!  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  #BabyValentinePhotography #RaleighBabyPhotographers #RaleighPhotographers #DianeMcKinneyPhotography

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Alexa & Zach’s Engagement Session in Charleston

Well what a fun trip!  Gorgeous bride to be, handsome groom to be and a killer location for an engagement session with a wedding to follow in October!  Ok so it’s late and I want to get this sneak peek

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How to Retouch Baby Drool

Ok so probably not the most exciting subject but I do have a lot of amateur and professional photographers alike that follow my blog. So as I was retouching a client tonight with a typical problem that pops up especially

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The Photography Studio gets a Refresher

We did a little painting update as with white floors it can be a challenge to keep clean even with mopping! Also if you hadn’t seen it before we’ve added a couch to make family portraits in the studio a

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H is Horse Crazy | Child Photographer Raleigh NC

Well, for those who know me know my girls ride so photographing other people enjoying the equestrian sport is a pure joy.  And boy can these girls ride!  We were going to do a portrait shoot as well as part

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