Who are Mackney Photography?

Simon and Wendy Mackney are a husband-and-wife team who are both passionate about their business and understand the importance of using a creative commercial photographer with service that is unrivalled.

What qualifications do you hold?

Simon Mackney graduated in digital photography with an HND at Sandwell college in Birmingham 1998, and has trained and worked in industrial photography at Lubrizol, Derby, as well as with numerous fashion photographers in London. He always keeps on top of the latest techniques in digital photography so he can remain at the cutting edge of the industry. Wendy Mackney graduated with a BA hons in Fashion studies in 2003, and has trained and worked in London, New York and Hong Kong as a fashion designer. She has extensive knowledge of trend forecasting, styling and Photoshop for design and photography usage.

Why are the awards so important?

Since photography is one of the only professions that's not regulated, awash with amateur photographers making absurd claims, we decided to challenge ourselves and enter national photographic awards to keep ourselves at the top of our game. We are full members of the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers) which represents the very best of the photographic community, and ensures that its members produce only the highest possible image quality. We have received awards in Landscape, Industrial, Advertising and Fashion photography.

Do you have your own studio?

We have a beautiful 2,200sq ft studio located in the English Heritage site of Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey - fantastic for its backdrops and props as well as being located near a park that's useful for outside location work.

What camera equipment do you use?

We only use the best, currently Nikon D800, D4 and Hasselblad HD system.

We just want to use your Digital / Post-Production service - is this available?

We offer this at a project rate if our photography is not used - feel free to contact us for more information.

Is there parking?

Yes - we have ample free parking right outside our studio.

What are your opening hours?

We're open 9am-6pm Tuesday to Sunday, and operate on an appointment-only basis - but feel free to call us for a chat!

Are you CRB checked?

CRB checks are now called DBS checks. All photographers have been checked and certified. Wendy and Steph have also been checked and certified.

Do you have full insurance?

Of course! We have public liability and professional indemnity insurance. All our equipment is regularly PAT tested and updated where necessary.

Why choose Simon Mackney?

If you want stunning, creative photography then we're the company for you. We only work with the best of the best. We have a fantastic team to back up our main photographer, Simon Mackney, including account managers, stylists, trend analysts, graphic designers, and digital experts - contact us today to get a quote for your next project.

Do you endorse products?

We are currently proud to be sponsored by Pocket Wizard and only endorse products we use and can therefore be proud of - our images speak for themselves and the quality of the equipment we use.

I just want a quick shot - can you do it?

We're more about creativity and shooting photography that will make your company look amazing... We can do "quick" but images of beauty and excellence do take time.