Mike McKown is at the pinnacle of his 17-year career in photography. Mike's talents in capturing true emotions have earned him numerous awards and honors.

Mike is a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of Indiana, Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild, the Kodak Promise of Excellence, the Kodak Pro Team, and an independent agent of the Associate Press.

Mike's love for photography is only surpassed by his drive to share his knowledge.

After graduation from Ball State University in 1988, McKown opened the doors of Quality Photography by Mike McKown, located in New Castle, Indiana. After being in business for ten years, the studio name was changed to McKown Studio & Galleries. The studio is a full service photographic center, concentrating on senior portraits, families, and children, weddings, and sports pictures.

As a Master/Craftsman, C.P.P., Mike is sought after for his unique style of portraiture, in addition to his speaking and teaching abilities. Since becoming a member of PPA, Mike has received numerous awards at local, state, regional, and national levels. Loan Collection, Walt Disney's Epcot, Kodak Gallery Award, Fuji Masterpiece Award, and Indiana's Award for Photographic Excellence, are only a handful of the awards and prestige McKown has worked hard for.

He has achieved numerous professional accolades from his peers in the photographic profession. A few of these are:
  • Professional Photographers of Indiana Annual Print Competition Awards:
               Best Total Entry;
               Three time Best Family Group,
               Four Court of Gold Awards,
               PPI Presidents award      
  • Eastman Kodak Gallery Awards (Best Photo in Category)
  • Three Fuji Masterpiece Awards
  • Chosen to display at Kodak's Disney Epcot Exhibit
  • Received the Indiana Fellowship degree
  • Guest lecturer to Professional Photographer meetings in several states
  • Invited to guest lecture at the Kodak Pro Team along with wife Amy, and has been published in several Kodak publications.

    Known nationally as a correspondent for the associated press.

    Mike has two, long established studios in Henry County, Indiana, operating under the name of McKown Studio and Galleries, both in New Castle and in Henry County Memorial Hospital. Mike is now making his personal service available for commission on location in the Indianapolis area and other destinations around the world.
    Amy McKown joined the studio in 1995. As Office Manager / Owner, she oversees the entire staff, as well as, the entire marketing department. A former Kodak Pro-Team member, Amy speaks and travels to several conventions a year learning and sharing the latest in technoloy with others
    Robyn Brenneman brings her customer service knowledge with her to MSG from her travels all over the world. As Production Manager, she oversees all incoming and outgoing orders, as well as, any requests that clients may have

    417 S. 14th Street - New Castle, IN 47362 | 1.888.MCKOWN1 | 765.521.3686 | amy@mckownstudio.com | © McKown Studio and Galleries