"Our craft, our passion"
- Wendy Mackney

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From the start…

When Simon Mackney decided to follow his passion for photography and portraiture and start his own photography studio back in 2006, he never expected it to be of such success. But the moment the photography business bloomed, Simon thought of an ambitious idea - making it a family business.

So in 2012 comes Wendy, Simon's wife, bringing with her a picturesque photography studio specialising in portrait photography. What filled the team of talented professionals was an enthusiasm not just for photography but for giving customers that personal touch as well; making them feel very much a part of the family values ethos. With countless stories that make each photo unique and meaningful, you can be sure that at Mackney Photography your memories will last forever!


Mackney Photography are a boutique photographic studio, winning national awards for our work in both portraiture, the studio and the team itself. 

As a family business, we are lucky to be based in the beautiful English heritage site of Darley Abbey, (just 5mins from the city of Derby), in our purpose built photography studio.

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Inspired by our experiences in London and New York - the 2200sq foot studio offers the perfect combination of superb lighting and space, a historic riverside location and picturesque park just seconds away, plus an abundance of ideas and props to ensure your portrait session is as unique as you are.

Be part of our story

Over the years we have loved being part of our customers happy memories and capturing these precious times with warmth and a familiar welcome.  

We would love to take you on a journey to create the most beautiful portraits at Mackney Photography and therefore see why our customers return time after time...view experiences.

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"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"
Maya Angelou

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