Upon request, I have put together a Christmas setting in the studio. I have various arrangements and welcome clients to bring personal items to assist in making their sessions more unique.
30 Minutes Mini Sessions – $50.00 High resolution photo file CD with copyright release is included with each session.
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Since Mandi and Chris live in Florida, planning for Mandi and Chris wedding was assisted by Chris’s mom and email. Technology is nice to have under these circumstances. A quick Sunday drive to Raleigh to Caffe Luna on a warm October evening was a good start for us. Upon arrival to Caffe Luna, we scoped out the area for a quick Bridal session prior to the grooms arrival. The time frame was just a few hours to setup, have the ceremony and enjoy the reception. The quick pace of setting up inside the building was interesting to watch. As usual, things came together as planned to allow for a beautiful ceremony. “Their Story” was interesting as the officiator shared the details of how the couple met. The reception offered good music and wonderful food for all (Thank you!). Best wishes to the happy couple.
Amy and Tommy had a beautiful wedding on a very nice October evening at the Thomas Walton Manor in Laurinburg NC. The decorations and ceremony were very memorable. One of my favorite moments was Amy’s personal and sometimes humorous vows. The families had a great reception catered by Rick’s Catering of Laurinburg. I was ahppy to be there to capture special moments for the newlyweds. Congratulations!
Portraits (Family, Newborn, Senior, and pets)
- Mini Session – This option is $25.00 for a 30 min session at any predetermined location in Richmond County. The photo file CD for mini sessions is available for $50.00. Photo file CD consist of all edited files cropped and prepared for unlimited printing up to 11×14 in size.
- Option A -$60.00. This option includes a one hour session at a predetermined location. I will direct and shoot several different poses. *(travel fee may apply to . surrounding counties)
Fee includes print package containing prints of client selected pose. Package consists of – One 8×10, two 5×7′s, and a set of 8 wallets. Photos are printed in a professional photography lab using Professional Digital Paper.
The remaining poses will also be available for ordering from an online gallery.
MOST POPULAR! – Option B – $40.00 sitting fee up to one hour. This option does not include prints. An online gallery will be setup for unlimited print ordering. *(travel fee may apply to surrounding counties)
A photo file CD with copyright release is available for one hour sessions. Photo file CD consist of all edited files cropped and prepared for unlimited printing up to 11×14 in size. The photo file CD for hour sessions $100.00.
*Add $20.00 for travel for locations outside of Richmond County – Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Scotland, Marlboro, and Chesterfield Counties.
The above sessions are available for outdoor and studio sessions. Jimmy McDonald Photography Studios is located inside Art’s Richmond Center in downtown Rockingham, N.C. Various backdrop colors are available for studio photo sessions. Visit Jimmy McDonald Photo Studio for additional details.
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I met Mackenzie’s family on a typical spring evening. All was clear and suddenly clouds and wind came in and threatened our photo session. Fortunately the rain held off for the majority of the session and the overcast skies cooled the temps for us. I enjoy shooting a variety of colors and locations for senior portrait sessions. It was nice to capture Mackenzie’s love of softball and cheering. The second day of our session took us to Leak Wall gardens where I always enjoy working.
This was a great wedding ceremony and reception. I was impressed with the boys excitement about wearing tuxedos They expressed their happiness for being dressed up and “looking good.” Best wishing to Gene and Tammy!
Bryce and Jesse met me in downtown Rockingham to roam around and capture engagement photos. We avoided fire ants and crazy squirrels to find some good locations. I am looking forward to their big day and capturing more memories for the happy couple.
The weather was a threat during this entire week. 6-10 inches of rain fell in the area and plans were made to postpone graduation until the following morning. Miraculously the skies cleared and the sun came out to allow Richmond Senior High School to call the names of nearly 400 seniors to receive their diplomas. 30 minutes after the ceremony ended, the clouds gathered and began dropping more rain.
Preston Woodall House in Benson N.C. was the location for this fabulous wedding day. When we arrived decorations were being placed, the DJ was setting up, groomsmen were coming in and the bride and bridemaids were putting on the final layers of makeup. The house was buzzing and their were photo opportunities everywhere. This may have been the hottest day of the year, but it didn’t prevent friends and family from enjoying a nice outdoor ceremony before rushing back inside. I am thankful that the Ac system was sufficient and the bride and groom chose to remain indoors for the formals. The bride and groom did request to go outdoors for a few couples shots and I was happy for this decision. They look very good together and required minimal posing. I remember from their engagement session that their natural positioning looked great. Preston Woodall staff were on top of things throughout the day. I enjoyed working with this group of people. Prior to cake cutting the bride sang a lovely song to her new husband. Again, they looked very good together and their love for each other was evident. Besides the couple cutting their cake together, the groom also had a special cake that he cut and happily shared it to the face of his best man/brother. More dancing continued prior to the newlyweds saying goodbye making their way upstairs. Congratulations!!!
Lauren and Adam were married at Grace Church of Southern Pines, NC. I had been past the church several times, but never visited. Lauren and Adam told me a bit about the location during their engagement session. I was impressed with the facilities. The sanctuary was more similar to an auditorium, but was a great setting for a wedding ceremony. The lighting and “stage” area helped keep the focus on the couple during the ceremony. Adam and Lauren wrote and read their own vows. They had very special messages for each other. The reception took place at the ballroom of the Hampton Inn nearby. The decorations were very nice. Lauren told me that her mother found all of the ideas from Pinterest.com The reception was also a nice event and the happy couple, family and friends appeared to have a great time. Best wishes to Lauren and Adam.
After photographing Kaitlin and Ryan’s engagement photos I could not wait to until their wedding day. Fun was going to be had by all. the first item on my agenda was to meet Ryan and his family for a group session by the lake at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter SC. Other than a few gusts of wind, the conditions were great for some outdoor photography. Upon completing Ryan’s family photos, I traveled to Kaitlin’s house to hang out with her family and capture some candid moments of the bride during her preparations. The whole family, including the cats were entertaining and I had a great time observing the “getting ready” process. After dressing the bride, attaching flowers to family members, one pricked finger, we were ready to head to the Chapel. Kaitlin’s family surprised her with a limo to carry her and her bridal party. I relocated Ryans waiting room and witnessed a relaxed groom just hanging out with his guys. The service was a nice event with a few spoken words and brief exchange of vows. As expected, the formals were entertaining, but flowed as planned. It was obvious that everyone was ready to get to the reception for more fun.
The reception hall was decorated by the bride and her family. Everything was beautiful and I captured lots of photos while waiting for the newlyweds to arrive. The food and D.J. were excellent as the dinner transformed into a party. I do not think that there were many people who didnt dance. The song selection was well planned. As expected fun was had by all and as I wrapped up the final photos, the bridal party were planning to continue the night bowling with the bride and groom. thank you to Kaitlin and Ryan for letting me be a part of your special day.
My schedule has not allowed me to attend many local high school baseball games. I am glad that I took the time to witness Richmond Senior High host Hoggard High School from Wilmington N.C. Both teams have had outstanding seasons and this game was predicted to be “The Big One” Hoggard came in as a very confident team and appeared to have the game under control leading 5-0 in the third. Richmond, on it’s second pitcher, turned on the heat on the mount as well as at the plate. Multiple hits, a few errors from Hoggard gave Richmond the victory. Richmond ended the game early with a 16-6 win in the sixth inning to advance in the State playoffs. I hope to make the next game.
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She arrived to this world early. Now just six weeks old and very active, Eve is doing well. She was great model for us in the studio. She struggled a bit through wardrobe changes and repositioning, but this is normal for most babies. I was happy to meet Eve and capture some moments with her.
For several days the forecast called from thunderstorms during the time I had several prom photo session scheduled. Even the morning of prom night rain was predicted. I wasn’t happy about having to go to Plan b and shoot indoors. Fortunately the skies remained partly sunny and the sessions proceeded as planned.
All smiles! This couple produced all smiles during their engagement session. I look forward to working with the couple with wedding planning.
We had great weather during Garys photo session. This allowed us to roam around downtown Rockingham and shoot in several locations.