Your photoshoot is just the start of the experience you’ll have with our friendly and experienced team here at Mackney Photography in Derby. The private cinematic portrait viewing you’ll enjoy around 1-2 weeks after your photoshoot, and the image selection process, are all part of it too.

This is when you’ll get to view our stunning range of family wall art pieces and photo products and choose the perfect way to display your family portraits.

The Mackney Photography Difference

Our focus on family wall art prints and photo products is one of the many highlights that makes us different to other family studio photographers.

We are a fine art photography business. We don’t set out to create images for social media sharing. From the outset, our intention is always to create a work of art; fine art quality photography with your family at the heart of it all!

We are renowned for our family photo prints, photo products and family wall art. And, we are proud to have many hundreds of customers who have invested in frames, acrylics, canvases and more, and have been delighted with the results. (See some of our recent testimonials below).

Why is family wall art so important?

Our ethos at Mackney is that family is the most important thing in the world. We are family-run and are parents to young children ourselves. Families in Derby and beyond, like yours, are the lifeblood of our business.

Like you, we value time together with our loved ones and we wish to capture and preserve precious family memories so that we never forget any of the wonderful details as the years roll on and memories begin to fade.

As the years are so fleeting, and because children grow so fast, we know how important it is to document family life in photographs.

We are incredibly passionate about creating your family wall art since we feel that this is THE very best way to treasure the family portraits that we capture for you. A family print personalised to you and your family is the most special piece of art you can own. 

Family photo shoot pictures as wall art prints

In every photoshoot, whether it be a pregnancy, newborn, child, family or pet portrait session, we craft a magnificent selection of family portraits. This, and beautifully finished wall art, is what we’ve been specialising in for more than a decade.

We’re all about quality, not quantity. We create portraits worthy of displaying on your walls at home, not just for keeping on your phone. 

There's a reason why customers travel from all over the UK to visit us and come back to us time and time again. It’s because of the quality of our photographs and our products.

Your exciting (and emotional) portrait reveal!

Once the session has taken place, you’ll return to our photography studio usually a couple of weeks after your session to enjoy a private cinematic viewing of your portraits.

This is when we can tell you, and show you, more about our stunning collection of family wall art and photo products. Once you see the product range in the flesh, honestly, we’re sure that it will knock your socks off! 

Visit our profile on Instagram to take a look at more examples of wall art we’ve created for our happy clients over the years, and for exclusive behind-the-scenes videos. In some cases, you can even see the products in situ on the walls of client’s homes. Don’t they look fantastic?! 

Fine Art Photography Studio

To be able to proudly hang your family wall art, frames or mounted photo products on your walls at home, we know that you want exceptional quality. That’s why we only work with the very best UK-based suppliers and are meticulous about the standard of the prints and products we create.

We also hand-pick our selection of frames, products and photography wall art, choosing only those that we know will display your memories in timeless style.

Knowing as much as we do about wall art, we can also guide and advise you on which products to choose for your home considering the space you have available. The goal is also to help you choose a portrait gallery wall or photo feature that matches the style and decor of your home.

Family wall art and family photo prints with a lifetime guarantee

Because we are so confident in the quality of our photo products, we also offer a lifetime guarantee! So you can be confident that your family wall art will last and still look as great in years to come as it does today.

Your professional portraits will stand the test of time, and even become cherished family heirlooms for your family’s future generations. They are more than just a print. They are nothing less than a masterpiece!

For more information, view our full selection of wall art and photo products. There you’ll also find all the details of sizes and specifications as well as our terms regarding payment and deposits.

Book your fine art portrait session today

So, we hope that this has got you excited about working with us and about the possibilities for beautifully finished family wall art to enhance your home and keep the memories alive!

If you haven’t already, book online by purchasing a portrait session experience of your choice or contact us to book your fine art photoshoot over the phone.

Keep reading for testimonials from happy clients!

Wendy and the team at Mackney Photography

P.S. Do you already have a piece of Mackney Wall Art at home?

If you’re an existing or previous customer of ours who has invested in family wall art and would be happy to share a photograph of it in situ in your home, please post it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag  #MackneyArtPiece.

We always love to see how you have displayed your beautiful images and to hear how much you enjoy looking at them every day!  

A selection of family wall art testimonials from our clients

"We had an amazing baby photo shoot experience, the photos were even better than i could ever have imagined. There was no pressure to buy anything and they helped us choose the photos in the right size and frame that was best for us. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and the photographer was incredible with our 3 month old, i would highly recommend to anyone. – Steff North



I've been following Mackney on social media for a few years now and always knew that I wanted a baby/photoshoot with them. We had the photoshoot in May and the whole experience from start to finish has been amazing. We were especially blown away by our photographer Lottie who worked so hard to get photos of our grumpy, crying baby! Thank you so much! We love the photos and can't wait to pick up our montage frame!" – Rebecca Taylor


"A few weeks ago we went to @mackneyphotography for a family photoshoot and what a wonderful time we had. The staff at Mackney photography were welcoming and friendly from start to finish. A huge thank you to Georgia and Lottie. They were extremely good with the two boys and used different techniques to get their attention and keep them engaged throughout.

Last weekend we were invited to view our photos and select which ones we would like to purchase. The viewings take place in Mackneys relaxed cinema room. With frame & print options and special packages designed to suit any budget, there are plenty of opportunities to bring your artworks home and relive the special moments forever.

We were blown away with all the gorgeous images we had to choose from! Thank you for capturing precious moments for us to treasure
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"Simon was so great with my kids. We booked in a family photography shoot with two kids under 5 who were weary of the process. He figured them both out quickly and made them at ease. I was so impressed with the pictures he was able to capture. We now have a gorgeous framed collage in our front room to admire. The entire team and experience was so well done. They were also mindful of our budget and worked with us to create the best memory package for us. Thank you!" - Amanda McNanley 


"From the minute you call to book your session you are fully welcomed and looked after. I took my 18 month old and 7 year old into the studio for a photo shoot. My 7 year old was in a couple of the photos as she had her own session a few years ago. My 18 month old is a little wild child! The photographer was amazing and caught her personality so well. We were made to feel comfortable, we had so much fun and enjoyed being with the crew that day.

The viewing appointment was emotional. You see your child captured in such an amazing way! It’s really hard to choose which photos to have framed! But again, the person you have with you helps with the choices and you can spend as long as you like in there picking the right ones for you.

When it comes to picking up the frames, my goodness it’s a wonderful experience. Seeing the frames made up in person rather than on screen gives you this overwhelming sense of pride and joy! All of my frames are proudly hung and so many people ask where we had them done. I wouldn’t recommend anywhere else, you get what you pay for and so much more!
I can’t thank the team enough for our experiences!" - Emma Prosser


"We originally hadn't thought about having a Newborn photoshoot but a couple weeks in, I really wanted to capture her when she was tiny. So I had a look around online and found Mackney Photography. We just felt like their style suited us! Not overly cheesy and looked really high quality.

We had our shoot with Simon and Wendy, who were awesome! We had a really lovely morning taking beautiful photos of our little one. There were trials and tribulations, especially when taking photos of a naked newborn, needless to say we had a trifecta of bodily functions and they were so kind as to lend me a dress to go home in! They couldn't have done enough to make us feel more comfortable and provided us with refreshments throughout.

We came to choose our photos a couple weeks later and were provided with so many different options, in the end we chose 3 large frames to go on our living room wall and that also came with an acrylic block, desktop frame and choice of 6 other photo printouts which we've decided to give to grandparents as Christmas presents. Ultimately, money well spent! The quality of photos and frames (which are bespoke) is beautiful! So so very happy with our experience and products, we love them so much! Well worth the money! And not just your average newborn shoot you see plastered on people's social media. Thank you guys ????" – Georgy Harrison


"Having been twice for a newborn photoshoot (Dec 2018 and Nov 2021), I thoroughly recommend Mackney. They are incredible from start to finish. We had Lola take our family photos (and my maternity shoot) and she absolutely understood what we wanted and made us feel completely at ease and comfortable, particularly as very tired first time parents! The viewing experience is so wonderful, both of us teared up looking at the photos and found it so difficult to narrow down and chose the ones we wanted to keep. We have 2 beautiful pieces of art work of our family and they even went an extra step to find a discontinued frame to for our second art work to match the first from 3 years previous. Precious memories we will treasure forever, thank you so much Mackney Photography!"- Rebecca Riley



"My grandchildren had a photo shoot at Mackney Photography and we went along to the viewing appointment.
I would just like to say a huge thank you for capturing such beautiful images of them and memories to last forever.
Our frame is stunning and a real statement piece on our living room wall that we can look at everyday. Xx" - Karen Fitchett