WHY Diane McKinney Photography?
“With the age of digital many more have an appreciation for photography. Mine began when I was little. My Grandfather, a Captain in the Navy, shot his first picture in WWII through a periscope of a submarine. It was a picture of a merchant ship going down in the Pacific. This image ended up on the cover of Time Life Magazine. Sadly, since his work was considered government property he did not get photo credit, but he never lost his passion. I grew up around the old film and the glamour of the black and whites of the 1940's which I still love today. Grandad was a great mentor!
I took art classes all through Junior High, High School and College but I joined the corporate world after college. But photography was always my first love. I didn't get a chance to pursue photography professionally until I moved to Raleigh and became engaged to my now husband. To enhance my skills, I took digital photography classes and mentored under other photographers. I shot my first wedding in July of 2002 and launched my first advertising in January 2003. By April 2003 I had 19 weddings booked and photography became my full time job. I have never looked back, and I have never been happier! One of my proudest and most defining moments came in the midst of heartache, as my mother, who was dying from cancer, told me that she was so happy I was finally doing something with my art. I will always cherish her words, as I throw myself wholly into my work and my clients...
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