Carol loves to photograph mamas to be, babies & children and families, capturing their true spirits, expressions and emotions... fun, laughter, joy, tears, and even sorrow.
Carol has been capturing beautiful memories since 2005. As a full service studio, her goal is to create a wonderful experience and products for you. Carol is passionate about providing images that are more than just photos, but works of art that you will be proud to display in your home and pass down to the next generations, which is why she uses her interior design degree for your advantage!
Carol has 4 kids- Bailey-28, Graham (in Heaven), Parker-17 & Griffin-14. She and her husband, Clint have been married 29 years.
"Before I became a professional photographer, I had hired my friend to photograph my 3 children. At the time, they were 11, 10 & almost 1. This would be the first session I'd had done of them together since my baby was adopted. As you can imagine, I was very excited and couldn't wait to see the finished product. My friend was quick to get my prints to me as we were leaving town a week later and I wanted to share the photographs with our friends and family we were going to visit. They were beautiful and perfect! They meant so much to me. Fast forward to trip day: The car was packed and we were ready to leave town. We were about 30 minutes from our destination when we were suddenly T-boned by a truck in an intersection at 65 MPH. Three Life Flights and a ground ambulance took us all to the hospitals. Our 11 year old and baby had minor injuries and were released the next day. My husband, 10 year old and I were not expected to live. After many days in grave condition, it was determined that my husband and I would survive after a lengthy recovery. Our 10 year old son, Graham, went to the arms of Jesus the day after the wreck. Everything in our car was destroyed... our luggage, clothing, everything. Except our new photographs. While they had great value before, they have tremendous value now. They are a tangible, priceless piece of our lives that we will never get back. Graham still exists in the photographs. Value isn't about money. It's not. My photographs of my precious children are proof. Your photographs of your loved ones are proof."
Contact us at: (806) 654 6191
* Carol also co-founded a non profit organization, Frames of Love, which provides free bereavement photography to families, along with free photography to special needs and terminally ill children. Check out framesoflove.com.
Carol McKinney Photography
5715 Mary Dell Dr.
Amarillo, TX 79109