Location and Studio Photography for Advertising, Industrial, Commercial, Corporate Events, and Portraits 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 several professional associations.


Don is an active member of the Boys Scouts of America. As an Eagle Scout, he continues to serve the Occoneechee Council as a volunteer Scouter, having been recognized as the 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award recipient for Moore County Boy Scouts.