Composite portraits are where we can work in the studio to create an image that tells your story. The picture on the left is of a couple that wanted something different for their portrait.

They also wanted their French Bulldog to be part of the session, and as you can see, he was more than happy to be included in the family portrait.


Wedding Photographers

When people think of portrait photography, thoughts of a shopping mall studio
comes quickly to mind. Many portrait studios will place an individual or family in
front of the camera for that all to familiar "sit up straight and smile" portrait. Not
that there is anything wrong with these types of portraits, and we are more than 
happy to accommodate our clients if a traditional portrait is what they require.
​I prefer to capture the realness of someone's personality rather than a fake smile.


When thinking of  portrait ideas, consider what's important  in your life, passions, hobbies or just a fantasy play, dressing up in costume of a 1950's film noir character for example. A fine art photographer can take your idea  and fine tune the concept creating a work of art that will hang above the mantel for generations to come.



Just getting started with your fashion portfolio, or need to update your current one? We offer both studio and location photo shoots designed around your needs. Shooting commercial, editorial and lifestyle images for more than two decades, we can help you to achieve your goals in the fashion industry.​

Professional Photography  

All photographs on this website are fully protected by
international copyright laws, all rights reserved. 

The images may not be copied, reproduced, manipulated or 
used in any way, without written permission from Von McKnelly.

Seattle Washington

  Portrait Photographer 

Shopping for wedding a photographer is not an easy task. So if you'd like to sit and chat over a cup of tea to discuss your special day, please do send us a note to set up a time.

Creative Photography Since 1992 

Professional photography is the best way to explore your true inner self.

When searching for a portrait photographer, I think you'll find that we have the experience to create the perfect portrait for you.

Von McKnelly


Welcome to the website of Von McKnelly, fine art portrait  photographer.
My team and I specialize in unique portraits that truly capture the spirit of the individual and family. Please feel free to browse the site a
nd contact us at  any time to discuss your photographic needs.