About Tracy

Hi and welcome to M. C. Kinney Photography (pronounced "Emcee Kinneee) in the Appleton area in Wisconsin. I've been taking photographs since I was 15 years old, and have been photographing professionally for over 22 years. Although I received my Bachelors in Communication, Theatre and English and actually worked in television (as a Director/Technical Director) for nine years out of college, I was always still drawn to photography and wanted to create images that told stories, inspired people and created lasting memories for people to enjoy. So, in 1994, I attended one of the top photography schools in the nation, Ohio Institute of Photography & Technology to learn my craft. Since then, I have continued to attend seminars and conventions and even compete on an international stage while serving my clients. 

I photograph High School Senior Portraits, Families, Commercial and Executive Headshots. I specialize in all aspects of photography though, including Restoration, Maternity, Newborn, Children and Pet Photography. I also photograph Undergrad and Sports images for several area schools and lay out those schools yearbooks. Our Sportraits Composites are extremely popular with athletes, musicians, and actors. Commercial Photography is one of our ongoing product lines, and includes photographing staff, buildings, machinery, liquids, and tabletop products. Photographing large Birds (loons, owls, eagles, osprey, egrets and herons) for purchase for office and hotels and Light Painting of automobiles, motorcycles and hobbies for collectors are personal favorites.


If you're interested in an honest, hardworking, creative, funny and mildly entertaining photographer that will work her patootie off creating images you'll love hanging on your walls forever (okay, maybe not forever, but a really, really long time)...then I'm your photographer. Here are a few more things about me I'd like to share:


World Photographic Cup Inaugural Year 2014 Represented Team USA for Commercial Image (one of 10 photographers in the United States); Team USA won this event

Professional Photographers of America member since 1995; Received Master Photographer Degree in 2005; Received Certified Professional Photographer Degree in 2005; Photographer of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016; Received Top Ten in NorthCentral District-Wisconsin in 2013, 2015; Received Grand Imaging Award 2nd Place Commercial 2014; 4 Loan Images and over 40 Merit Award Images

Wisconsin Professional Photographer Association member since 1995; President 2012-2013; Associate Fellowship for Service 2012; 2 Additional Bars for Service; Named Top Ten Photographer in the State for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015

Fox Valley Professional Photographers Association member since 1995; President 2005; Fellowship for Service 2005; Additional Bars for Service 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014.

American Society of Photography member since 2008

2 Kodak Gallery Awards 2010



Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology/Degree

St. Norbert College/BA


For fun, I enjoy a wide variety of activities. My favorites include travel, reading, downhill skiing, bowling, photographing large birds, spending time with my family, oh, and photography. I hope that together we can create images that will make you proud and happy to view for many years to come.


Tracy Van Zeeland

Master Photog., CPP

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