Mackney Photography decided to relocate into the old industrial building with an incredible history – it was the perfect project to convert into a professional studio.  Keeping in tune with the building’s past, the whole studio has been renovated and creatively built to give customers an unforgettable experience in a wonderful heritage setting.
Planning for the interior of the building began in 2011 with carefully prepared drawings.  Having lived in New York and London, Simon and Wendy explored the architecture and interiors of both cities to give Derby a studio of international quality.
In the bitter cold and snow of February 2012 Mackney Photography moved into the empty shell and painstakingly sandblasted walls and used re-claimed floorboards to decorate the freestanding pods; the ideas being that each area and wall would turn into creative backdrops.
With our eye for detail and extensive photographic knowledge, we’ve created multiple backdrops that cater for all types of portrait, making it one of the most versatile studios in the UK. 
The space offers all the facilities you'd expect from a boutique photography studio including make-up and changing rooms, comfortable seating areas to relax and discuss your portrait over a coffee or glass of wine.  Under-floor heating for newborns and air conditioning to create the perfect environment, plus plenty more features that you might not expect, including a props area, costuming, and a roaring wood burner for the colder days. 
The philosophy of the studio is quite simple, to create beautiful photographic art pieces for our customers, we’re all about the quality…not quantity.  As a team we are highly passionate about detail and cannot emphasise enough how much thought, care and attention goes into every one of our portraits.  With decades of experience between us, we’ll plan your shoots together, especially as no two shoots are ever the same.  You can entrust in us that we’ll certainly be creating something very special for each and everyone of our customers who walk through our doors, we love what we do and you’ll certainly see why if you experience a Mackney portrait experience