Julian's senior portraits

Soccer star Julian came into the studio for some classy shirt and tie photos. We had a great time capturing his GQ side. These photos were taken indoors and in downtown Algonquin.  Afterwards, he showed off his soccer skills. Love how these action shots turned out after some edgy post-production editing. 

Kendall Ambassador 2018

Kendall wanted to take advantage of the morning light, so we met in Algonquin on the Fox River one morning in July.  The light never was what we hoped for, but this dreamy shot on the pier is still a favorite of mine.

After the sunrise on the water, we headed over to Brunner Farms. At Brunner we used the tall grasses and red barn for some modern and fun looks.

Kelly's senior portaits

I had a great time with Jacobs senior Kelly. We took these are two great Fox Valley locations.  We started at Brunner Family Farms. We used the buildings there for cool white and red backgrounds.  We were at Brunner in October, so the trees were full of great yellow autumn leaves.  I love the great combination of concrete and nature in Kelly's portraits here. Her touch of plaid flannel was the perfect compliment to the metal framework and red wood.


Our second location was Buffalo Park. Located on the banks of the Fox River, the fall colors never fail to disappoint here. Kelly chose a formal look to pair with the tall trees and river bank.

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dance teams

Ron McKinney Photography offers dance & cheer team portraits for high school, private and college teams.  Ron can come to your gym or our studio in downtown Algonquin. Sessions include team shots, class photos, action shots and individual portraits. Two- to three-hour team portrait sessions are $400 for groups of 8-20.  Teams receive a gallery of digital files to share. 

We also offer smaller individual or friends sessions at our studio or on location at a park, beach, or forest preserve.


Contact Ron (312-613-0674/ron@ronmckinneystudios.com) or Beth (847-989-2782/beth@ronmckinneystudios.com) to schedule your session. 

Ally senior portraits

I always like to chat with my seniors as we're setting up for their shots.  I like to figure out a lot of things that help me make these sessions tailored to them, but one thing I always learn about our their passions.  When Ally told me she was a runner, this idea came to mind immediately. I'm always watching the sun and I know a lot of the best places in the area for sunrise and sunset photographs.  And I know the best times because it's always changing.  Ally was game for an early morning session. She brought the intensity and the runner's stance.  I brought in the light and composed the shot there at the track and then did some composting afterwards.  the best part?  Sharing it with her and her family. When her dad came in to pick up her album, he did not know how much he owed. He told me that any price would be worth it to have these pictures of her daughter during the last year of high school.