About Mackney Photography
Established in 2001, Mackney photography is an award winning boutique portrait studio specialising in people portraiture.
Simon and Wendy Mackney are both passionate about their business and understand the importance of recording timeless portraits for generations to come.
Simon Mackney ABIPP and AMPA is an Associate member of the prestigious BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers) and the MPA winning awards for his work in portraiture and fashion.
Having started training on film using the Nikon F4 in 1995, he graduated from Sandwell College in 1998, which was the first digital course of its time and went on to train under experienced industrial photographers at Lubrizol.
Having found he had a gift for lighting heavy machinery – he decided to try his art on people and there he found his gift for capturing life and began to win awards for both his commercial and portraits work.
Now shooting on a Nikon D4 and D800E, Simon's attention to detail, sharp imagery and unique style makes him stand out from among the crowd. With striking ideas and boundary pushing vision, he has clients from all over the UK who choose to be captured by him at the studio or on location.
Wendy Mackney graduated with a BA Hons in fashion design in 2003 and has worked as a successful fashion designer for over a decade in London, Hong Kong and New York for some of the best brands known to women (Anna Sui, Next, Topshop, Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, Pink Soda, Chilli Pepper to name but a few) and still acts as a consultant to fashion brands today.
At Mackney, Wendy works behind the scenes ensuring that their customers receive the very best in portraiture, from welcoming customers to ensuring their standard of photography is finished to the very highest spec.
With her extensive fashion knowledge, she brings to Mackney Photography an extra dimension, especially for those wanting a boudoir or makeover shoot, or for those simply wanting a more fashion led portrait. Get ready to be glammed up and work those moves as Wendy brings in her feminine touch and stylist secrets.
The team can often be found with their studio dog – Trigger, a miniature schnauzer who loves to welcome new customers as much as they do.
With an exciting mix of talented make-up artists and digital wizards, you can be assured of quality and excellence of service with Mackney Photography, this really will be an experience of a lifetime.