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Check Out Arminta McKinney’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Arminta McKinney.

Hi Arminta, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I picked up my first camera when I was 12-years-old and I fell in love with the idea of freezing a moment in time. I reveled in being able to look at the picture and relive that moment in a person’s life.

I 2005, I decided to change my passion for photography from a hobby into a business and started shooting professionally. I am drawn to candid shots filled with emotion, so I tend to shoot with a photo-journalistic style. These shots show what is true to the individual and I love capturing that raw emotion. I cater my shoots to fit the individual or family’s specific needs and bring their unique vision to life. It’s important to me to build a bond with my clients and it is a joy to capture their true essence while watching them and their families grow. I work with an amazing team who shares my passion for capturing and creating moments for our clients to cherish for a lifetime.

My blended family is a big part of who I am. I was raised in one and now raising my son in one. My goal is to spread love and light, along with sharing my family’s successes and trials to help and inspire others. We’re not perfect, but we work hard to blend perfectly. My son, Miles, accompanies me on many of my shoots and I strive to be a good example for him. I want him to learn the importance of paying attention to details, building positive relationships with others, and understanding the importance of giving back by helping others in need.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
One of the biggest obstacles I face is balancing work and my personal life. I work very hard as a photographer, who also works a 9 to 5. That in itself is a lot. My number one priority, however, is my son Miles. Making sure that I’m at his games, there to proof his home and spending quality time with him is very important to me.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a photographer who specializes in Lifestyle, Branding and Wedding Photography. I’m known for my photos displaying emotion and when you look at them, you can feel what the person was feeling at the moment that I captured their photos. What set’s me apart from others is the report that I build with my clients. I strive to get to know them prior to our session so that when it’s time, they’re super comfortable with me and we have a great time at their session. I’m most proud of the work that I do as a photographer with my Blended Families. I love all of my clients, but my AM Blended Families clients hold a special place in my heart.

How can people work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
People can work with me by reaching out via my website. There they can learn more about me, what I do and how to contact me. My email is Those interested in what I do with blended families can reach out at

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Image Credits
The image of myself is credited to Amber Iris Photography. The other eight images are my work, Arminta McKinney Photography.

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