Author Archives: Barbara Kinney

American Pharoah + The Belmont Stakes = The Triple Crown

By | June 6, 2015


I have loved horses my whole life. When I was six or seven, I remember I had a framed lithograph drawing of Man ‘O War on my bedroom wall. In elementary school, I took riding lessons every week for five years in hopes that one day I might own a horse.  At home in Evansiville, […]

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Highlights from 2014

By | January 13, 2015

Reflecting on 2014, I thought I would share some of the highlights from a very busy year, along with a few of my favorites photos from assignments that I shot for clients. Indulge me as I show off some of my work from last year, along with a few personal favorites. I took a trip […]

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On the set of “Laggies”

By | October 23, 2014

Last summer I had the amazing opportunity to be the on-set still photographer for director Lynn Shelton’s latest film “Laggies.” The film stars Keira Knightly, Sam Rockwell, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jeff Garlin and Mark Webber. We filmed on location all around Seattle, WA, so for those of you from Seattle, you will recognize many of […]

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Brian and Jeena – Brooklyn Wedding

By | September 15, 2014

I shoot a handful of weddings each year, mostly for people I know or from referrals of people I know.  This summer was all over the map (literally) with weddings in Maui, the Bahamas, Vienna (Austria, not Virginia!) two in the Pacific Northwest and this past weekend, the wedding of Brian Whitehurst and Jeena Kadakia […]

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The Shriver Report – Photojournalism Project

By | March 26, 2014

Back in 2011, I was hired by the Shriver Report to document families dealing with a loved one who suffered from Alzheimer’s. It was a fulfilling and special assignment for me to shoot. This past year, Maria Shriver and editor-in-chief Karen Skelton asked me to work on their most recent endeavor, “The Shriver Report – […]

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Family Portraits

By | January 4, 2014

Each year, I shoot a handful of family portraits, usually outdoors in the fall so people have photos for their holiday cards. The sessions are always unpredictable, depending on the mood of the kids, the patience of the parents and the weather. I have photographed my good friends Joe and Sara Cerrell every year since […]

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The Best Time to Blog is NOW!

By | October 28, 2013

My last blog posting was way back in February  – a big thanks to the freelance gods who have kept me so busy over the last eight months that I have totally neglected my blog, website and marketing outreach. I begin this posting with a cute kid photo to get your attention. Earlier this week, […]

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The Perks of Being a Freelancer

By | February 21, 2013

Being an independent photographer or “freelancer” as my job is more commonly referred to, has many challenges. I never quite know the what, where or when of my next assignment (or when the next check will arrive in my mailbox!) I am my own marketing, advertising, social media, accounting, IT and creative services departments, all […]

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Twelve Nine Twelve – Marriage Equality in Washington

By | December 11, 2012

On December 9, 2012, same-sex marriage became legal in Washington State, one of the first states to do so by popular vote. Wedding ceremonies began at 12:01 a.m. that day. My friend Florangela Davila, an independent radio journalist, and I were at the King County Courthouse to document the wedding ceremonies performed by Judge Mary Yu. […]

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Clinton Global Initiative – 2012

By | November 14, 2012

I have photographed the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City for the past four years. The meeting brings together heads of state, government and business leaders, scholars, and NGO directors. This year, both President Barack Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton were featured speakers. My job […]

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