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Diane Mckinney Photography specializes in providing quality images for all of your photographic needs. We offer a wide range of services and give our client’s the opportunity to purchase the digital negatives from their shoot and event. If you’d like to receive a complete list of our packages and availability, please fill out our contact form here. Packages can be customized to your personal needs. Packages start at $125 for portrait sessions, $300 for commercial or event photography and $1999 for weddings. Rates are based on length of the session or hours of coverage for your wedding or event and the products included. We also offer complimentary bridal consults in the studio for our wedding clients.

 

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Wedding Photography

Your wedding is uniquely you and so will your pictures be uniquely you. Just look at our gallery of weddings to see how different each wedding can be all shot by the same photographer. Although we do have our own style which borders between both classic and contemporary we try to get a mix of images from fun to funky that will please everyone viewing your wedding. We even give modeling classes at the beginning of the day to help you look your best in front of the camera. One thing to know is weddings are what I call controlled chaos. And you have to be a person comfortable with controlled chaos to shoot them. It’s a wild ride of getting nervous to walking down the aisle, being discreet during the ceremony but still getting that amazing shot as he gazes as you at the alter still in disbelief you said yes, to wrangling all those cousins in for a family picture.

And finally to the reception to dance, eat cake and celebrate your new union. As a photographer you have to be able to look at the shot, pay attention to what is going on beside and behind you, make sure your camera settings are right for the light, make sure your bride is in the most flattering angle and choose just the right lens to make each shot just right. It takes a special personality as well as years of training to get all that correct. Anyone can get 25 good images but our goal is for you to walk away with literally hundreds sometimes 1,000+ images from your big day. Our lead photographers must second shoot for two to three years MINIMUM before becoming a lead photographer as it takes a lot of experience to do all these things at one time well. Services start at $1999.

Your wedding is uniquely you and so will your pictures be uniquely you. Just look at our gallery of weddings to see how different each wedding can be all shot by the same photographer. Although we do have our own style which borders between both classic and contemporary we try to get a mix of images from fun to funky that will please everyone viewing your wedding. We even give modeling classes at the beginning of the day to help you look your best in front of the camera. One thing to know is weddings are what I call controlled chaos. And you have to be a person comfortable with controlled chaos to shoot them. It’s a wild ride of getting nervous to walking down the aisle, being discreet during the ceremony but still getting that amazing shot as he gazes as you at the alter still in disbelief you said yes, to wrangling all those cousins in for a family picture.

And finally to the reception to dance, eat cake and celebrate your new union. As a photographer you have to be able to look at the shot, pay attention to what is going on beside and behind you, make sure your camera settings are right for the light, make sure your bride is in the most flattering angle and choose just the right lens to make each shot just right. It takes a special personality as well as years of training to get all that correct. Anyone can get 25 good images but our goal is for you to walk away with literally hundreds sometimes 1,000+ images from your big day. Our lead photographers must second shoot for two to three years MINIMUM before becoming a lead photographer as it takes a lot of experience to do all these things at one time well. Services start at $1999.

Formal Engagement Session

We have three levels of engagement sessions. Formal engagement session shoots can take anywhere from 1-1 1⁄2 hours as we may be running all over town, in a garden or location of your preference.  We do 2 outfit changes to give you the opportunity of capturing different looks.  This is a great experience and lots of fun with a ton of different looks. It also gives your soon to be husband time to get comfortable in front of the camera. Click HERE to read some tips on preparation for your engagement session. Sessions start at $225 + tax.

We have three levels of engagement sessions. Formal engagement session shoots can take anywhere from 1-1 1⁄2 hours as we may be running all over town, in a garden or location of your preference.  We do 2 outfit changes to give you the opportunity of capturing different looks.  This is a great experience and lots of fun with a ton of different looks. It also gives your soon to be husband time to get comfortable in front of the camera. Click HERE to read some tips on preparation for your engagement session. Sessions start at $225 + tax.

Formal Bridal Session

Full bridal session shoots can take anywhere from 1-1 1⁄2 hours as we will be running all over town or a garden depending on your preference. I am very experienced with bridal portraits and know how to keep your dress clean although I think you will find this LINK helpful. This is a great experience that captures the joy, fun and sentiment of you getting ready for your big day.  It is also a must have trial run of getting in and out of your dress as well as seeing how all the elements from your veil to your jewelry working together to complete your final look. Sessions start at $500 + tax.

Full bridal session shoots can take anywhere from 1-1 1⁄2 hours as we will be running all over town or a garden depending on your preference. I am very experienced with bridal portraits and know how to keep your dress clean although I think you will find this LINK helpful. This is a great experience that captures the joy, fun and sentiment of you getting ready for your big day.  It is also a must have trial run of getting in and out of your dress as well as seeing how all the elements from your veil to your jewelry working together to complete your final look. Sessions start at $500 + tax.

Newborn-Baby-Child

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CHILD MINI-SESSIONS

Mini-sessions are great to capture those significant milestones whether it be sitting up or turning one year’s old. It can also be when your little ones are at that stage where changing clothes and tiring out happen fairly quick. These sessions are 20-30 minutes long and include 15-20 edited images. They are usually shot in the studio for babies but can be on location. They include one backdrop and can accommodate 1-2 outfits.  Sessions start at $125 + tax.

CHILD FULL SESSIONS

Full sessions are great for capturing all the versions of your child from fun and playful to formal in that sweet bobby suit.  Full sessions include everything from the mini-session additionally we add in another 1 or 2 outfits or backgrounds or even a smash cake for their first birthday.  They are 40-50 minutes long and include 45-50 edited images. Sessions start at $175 + tax.

***Baby Stages Packages available upon request

NEWBORN ONLY

Newborn Only Sessions focus exclusively on your new baby. We do a multitude of backgrounds, wraps, headbands or hats and any items sentimental to you or your family may be included in the session. Newborn shoots can take anywhere from 1-2 hours and have a considerable amount of retouching to soften the skin of a newborn to get that sweet baby look. The number of images varies based on the your child’s sleepy time and how much retouching is necessary but you can expect a minimum of 40-50 edited images. We have many props and backdrops to choose from but love it when you give us personal items as well so the shoot is customized to your family’s personality. We give detailed instructions on how to prepare for your newborn shoot to ensure it’s best success. We shoot these within the first two weeks of the newborns due date so they still look like infants. Sessions start at $400 + tax.

NEWBORN & FAMILY

Newborn and family are for those families who would like a couple of those sweet naked sleeping baby shots but want more of a focus on the family as a whole. This can include Mom & Baby, Dad & Baby, Mom & Dad with baby and any siblings with baby for the family portion.  In addition the session will include the baby by themselves with one backdrop and one item. These sessions have a considerable amount of retouching that may be necessary to make sure the baby and the sibling(s) are both happy and content as well as retouching to soften the skin of the newborn. The number of images varies based on the ability to get the child asleep, siblings cooperation and how much retouching is done. You can expect a minimum of 10 images of the baby with family which include any head swaps that may be needed for siblings and 30 edited images of the baby only. We give detailed instructions on how to prepare for the newborn and family shoot to ensure it’s best success. We shoot these within the first two weeks of the newborns due date so they still look like infants. Sessions start at $400 + tax.

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CHILD MINI-SESSIONS

Mini-sessions are great to capture those significant milestones whether it be sitting up or turning one year’s old. It can also be when your little ones are at that stage where changing clothes and tiring out happen fairly quick. These sessions are 20-30 minutes long and include 15-20 edited images. They are usually shot in the studio for babies but can be on location. They include one backdrop and can accommodate 1-2 outfits.  Sessions start at $125 + tax.

CHILD FULL SESSIONS

Full sessions are great for capturing all the versions of your child from fun and playful to formal in that sweet bobby suit.  Full sessions include everything from the mini-session additionally we add in another 1 or 2 outfits or backgrounds or even a smash cake for their first birthday.  They are 40-50 minutes long and include 45-50 edited images. Sessions start at $175 + tax.

***Baby Stages Packages available upon request

NEWBORN ONLY

Newborn Only Sessions focus exclusively on your new baby. We do a multitude of backgrounds, wraps, headbands or hats and any items sentimental to you or your family may be included in the session. Newborn shoots can take anywhere from 1-2 hours and have a considerable amount of retouching to soften the skin of a newborn to get that sweet baby look. The number of images varies based on the your child’s sleepy time and how much retouching is necessary but you can expect a minimum of 40-50 edited images. We have many props and backdrops to choose from but love it when you give us personal items as well so the shoot is customized to your family’s personality. We give detailed instructions on how to prepare for your newborn shoot to ensure it’s best success. We shoot these within the first two weeks of the newborns due date so they still look like infants. Sessions start at $400 + tax.

NEWBORN & FAMILY

Newborn and family are for those families who would like a couple of those sweet naked sleeping baby shots but want more of a focus on the family as a whole. This can include Mom & Baby, Dad & Baby, Mom & Dad with baby and any siblings with baby for the family portion.  In addition the session will include the baby by themselves with one backdrop and one item. These sessions have a considerable amount of retouching that may be necessary to make sure the baby and the sibling(s) are both happy and content as well as retouching to soften the skin of the newborn. The number of images varies based on the ability to get the child asleep, siblings cooperation and how much retouching is done. You can expect a minimum of 10 images of the baby with family which include any head swaps that may be needed for siblings and 30 edited images of the baby only. We give detailed instructions on how to prepare for the newborn and family shoot to ensure it’s best success. We shoot these within the first two weeks of the newborns due date so they still look like infants. Sessions start at $400 + tax.

Family Sessions

FAMILY MINI-SESSIONS

Mini-sessions are great to just get a snapshot of your family to memorialize what you looked like at that time in your life or get some images for your holiday cards. They are 20-30 minutes long and include 15-20 edited images. They are usually shot on location and include one location backdrop, shots of the whole family, just Mom & Dad and another of just the kids. These include head swaps and body sculpting on your favorite 5 images. Sessions start at $225 + tax.

FAMILY FULL SESSIONS

Full sessions are great for getting a fun and dynamic look at your family. Full sessions include everything from the mini-session additionally we add in another 1 or 2 backgrounds of different colors or type and we throw in some light hearted candids of just you playing with your family, walking down a dirt path or other fun artistic shooting. They are 40-50 minutes long and include 45-50 edited images. These include head swaps and body sculpting on your favorite 5 images.Sessions start at $275 + tax.

 

FAMILY MINI-SESSIONS

Mini-sessions are great to just get a snapshot of your family to memorialize what you looked like at that time in your life or get some images for your holiday cards. They are 20-30 minutes long and include 15-20 edited images. They are usually shot on location and include one location backdrop, shots of the whole family, just Mom & Dad and another of just the kids. These include head swaps and body sculpting on your favorite 5 images. Sessions start at $225 + tax.

FAMILY FULL SESSIONS

Full sessions are great for getting a fun and dynamic look at your family. Full sessions include everything from the mini-session additionally we add in another 1 or 2 backgrounds of different colors or type and we throw in some light hearted candids of just you playing with your family, walking down a dirt path or other fun artistic shooting. They are 40-50 minutes long and include 45-50 edited images. These include head swaps and body sculpting on your favorite 5 images.Sessions start at $275 + tax.

 

Senior Sessions

Full senior session shoots can take anywhere from 1-1 1⁄2 hours as we will be running all over town, park or a garden depending on your preference. We do 2-3 outfit changes as well as cap and gown so you can have one casual and one formal or if you just want to change it up a bit. This is a great experience and lots of fun with a ton of different looks. Sessions start at $225 + tax.

Full senior session shoots can take anywhere from 1-1 1⁄2 hours as we will be running all over town, park or a garden depending on your preference. We do 2-3 outfit changes as well as cap and gown so you can have one casual and one formal or if you just want to change it up a bit. This is a great experience and lots of fun with a ton of different looks. Sessions start at $225 + tax.

Headshots

CORPORATE HEADSHOTS

Corporate headshots are formal pictures designed to get a couple images that are crisp and clear with no distractions in the background for use in publications, LinkedIn or other professional materials. They are usually shot in the studio with your choice of white, cream, gray or black backgrounds. We will recommend a background color for your session based on where you will be using this headshot.  Recommendations are based on the cohesiveness of the background with where it will be used. We shoot three different angles so that you can choose your best side. Sessions start at $100 + tax.

MINI CORPORATE SESSIONS

Mini-sessions are great to get a more varied approach to your session. We can do formal indoor as well as some outdoor images to give you a couple of different looks based on where you will want to use your images. A more casual look might be better for a bio on a website whereas a formal corporate headshot will be best for linkin and other publications. They are 20-30 minutes long and include 15-20 retouched images. They are usually shot both in the studio and just outside the studio to provide the environmental look. Sessions start at $150 + tax.

FULL CORPORATE SESSIONS

Full sessions are all encompassing for your brand. We do everything that is included in the mini-session except we add in other looks, backgrounds or products that can be customized to your website needs or corporate profile. We can shoot in studio or we have multiple locations downtown that provide for a variety of different looks. They are 40-50 minutes long and include 45-50 retouched images. Sessions start at $200 + tax.

CORPORATE HEADSHOTS

Corporate headshots are formal pictures designed to get a couple images that are crisp and clear with no distractions in the background for use in publications, LinkedIn or other professional materials. They are usually shot in the studio with your choice of white, cream, gray or black backgrounds. We will recommend a background color for your session based on where you will be using this headshot.  Recommendations are based on the cohesiveness of the background with where it will be used. We shoot three different angles so that you can choose your best side. Sessions start at $100 + tax.

MINI CORPORATE SESSIONS

Mini-sessions are great to get a more varied approach to your session. We can do formal indoor as well as some outdoor images to give you a couple of different looks based on where you will want to use your images. A more casual look might be better for a bio on a website whereas a formal corporate headshot will be best for linkin and other publications. They are 20-30 minutes long and include 15-20 retouched images. They are usually shot both in the studio and just outside the studio to provide the environmental look. Sessions start at $150 + tax.

FULL CORPORATE SESSIONS

Full sessions are all encompassing for your brand. We do everything that is included in the mini-session except we add in other looks, backgrounds or products that can be customized to your website needs or corporate profile. We can shoot in studio or we have multiple locations downtown that provide for a variety of different looks. They are 40-50 minutes long and include 45-50 retouched images. Sessions start at $200 + tax.

Petite Power Sessions

PETITE SESSIONS DAYS

Petite-sessions are one day, one location, multiple client powerhouse event.  They are only offered 3 times a year on specific weekend days with a location that is pre-determined. Look for them on our blog, Facebook, Instagram and Tweeter feed so sign up to receive notifications or contact us HERE by opting into email blasts and blog postings if you are interesed in being notified for upcoming petite session days. The spots are finite and sell out quickly so be sure to reserve your session early. We usually have one day in the fall and spring with an optional third day depending on demand of those sessions. They are 10 minutes long and include 5 fully retouched images including headswaps if needed. They are usually shot on location but may be moved indoors to the studio if the weather does not cooperate.  Petite Session days are not rescheduled. Sessions & 5 Digital Negatives start at $100 + tax.

PETITE SESSIONS DAYS

Petite-sessions are one day, one location, multiple client powerhouse event.  They are only offered 3 times a year on specific weekend days with a location that is pre-determined. Look for them on our blog, Facebook, Instagram and Tweeter feed so sign up to receive notifications or contact us HERE by opting into email blasts and blog postings if you are interesed in being notified for upcoming petite session days. The spots are finite and sell out quickly so be sure to reserve your session early. We usually have one day in the fall and spring with an optional third day depending on demand of those sessions. They are 10 minutes long and include 5 fully retouched images including headswaps if needed. They are usually shot on location but may be moved indoors to the studio if the weather does not cooperate.  Petite Session days are not rescheduled. Sessions & 5 Digital Negatives start at $100 + tax.

Event  Packages and Commercial Proposals

Events are priced by the hour at $250 per hour with a 3 hour minimum. All images will be posted on the website in gallery form for viewing. Galleries can be open or password protected. You have the option to purchase all the digital negatives on a flash drive or just purchase individual prints or individual negatives. 

Commercial Jobs start at $250 per hour and are individually quoted based on the size and scope of the project as well as needs for copyright releases or other specialized services. 

Events are priced by the hour at $250 per hour with a 3 hour minimum. All images will be posted on the website in gallery form for viewing. Galleries can be open or password protected. You have the option to purchase all the digital negatives on a flash drive or just purchase individual prints or individual negatives. 

Commercial Jobs start at $250 per hour and are individually quoted based on the size and scope of the project as well as needs for copyright releases or other specialized services.