Location and Studio Photography for Advertising, Industrial/Commercial, Corporate Events, Portraits and Wedding Day Coverage are some of the areas of emphasis for McKenzie Photography.
The beginning of McKenzie Photography goes back as far as 1966 when Don McKenzie, at age 14, started as a darkroom assistant for the Pinehurst Resort photographer, John Hemmer. Continuing as Assistant through high school and junior college while doing independent study in the Famous Photographers Course, McKenzie began his professional career.
In 1970, McKenzie joined the United States Air Force as a Still Photographic Specialist. During this period he was trained on a wide variety of camera equipment and was repeatedly recognized for his creative and professional contribution to the overall mission of the United States Air Force.
Returning home to the Sandhills of North Carolina in the mid 1970's, McKenzie re-established himself as a full time professional photographer. Working out of his 2400 square foot studio located in Southern Pines, McKenzie has continued to provide quality photographic services that cover the Mid-Atlantic states.
In a constant effort
to improve his photographic skills and to stay current with today's ever-changing technologies, Don regularly attends seminars and workshops on
conventional and digital photography. Don also maintains active
memberships in the Professional Photographers of North Carolina, Wedding
and Portrait Photographers International and the National Association of
Matt McKenzie was born into the family business and was put to work in the darkroom by the age of 12 years old. He started out washing prints and progressed to developing films and B&W printing. Being young and having a strong back, he was also frequently called upon to assist on commercial photography assignments. While in high school, Matt also served as one of the school newspaper photographers.
While attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Matt was able to work in sales at Carolina Camera Center, followed by another sales job with Walnut House Films in Aspen, Colorado.
He returned to Southern
Pines and began his full time professional photography career in the
spring of 2002, concentrating on weddings and portraits, with extra
emphasis on digital photography, photographic restorations and Photoshop
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