Archive for July, 2011

Brian, Sherrie and the “Vi” Car.


Sherrie called be to shoot a few promo pics for her for being awarded a new BMW as National Sales Director for Visalus Sciences.  I enjoy having a large prop, such as a car to use during a photo session.  We also took the time to get some shot of her and her husband Brian, who is also very knowledgeable about the Visalus products.   The looked great, Brian and Sherrie looked great and this made it easy for me to produce some nice photos for them.


A special day for Jonathan and Sharon.


When Jonathan contacted me about photographing his wedding was more than glad to make arrangements.   I’ve known the Dawkins  family for several years and looked forward working with them.  I was also happy that the wedding was to take place at Ocean Isle beach.  This location was my very first beach wedding and was excited about returning for another ceremony.

The day also provided the opportunity to see some old friends and have lunch at a local restaurant called Sharky’s.  I”ve decided that Sharky’s is now a tradition for me prior to Ocean Isle Beach weddings.  I am excited about returning for another beach ceremony in a few weeks.

Being able to witness another wedding, enjoy a nice lunch, hang out with two great families and being barefoot on the beach with cameras makes for a great day.

The merging of two wonderful families is always a special moment and I wish Jonathan and Sharon all the best!

Brian and Shelley’s Big Day.


Last year, during Brian and Shelley’s engagement session, it didn’t take me long to realize that this was going to be a fun couple to work with.  The smiles and playfulness between the two was pleasant to watch as we moved around to capture some photos.   During our final meeting prior to the wedding, Shelley had everything scheduled for the day.   I felt like I was working with a bride/professional wedding planner.  She claimed that the “teacher” in her required the preparation, notes, examples…etc.  It was great for me!!  I typically play a larger role in the planning and scheduling of the photography for the day, but didn’t mind Shelley’s game plan at all.

As expected, during the pre ceremony photo sessions, the bridal party as well as the groomsmen were very relaxed and having a good time.  With the calmness from everyone and Shelley’s notes, I had great time doing my job.

I was happy to watch Shelley and Brian together during the reception.   This was a very fine day and a great celebration for the newlyweds.   Best wishes to you both!

McNair Family


I was please to prepare and photograph the McNair family.   I have known Megan, the mother for several years and within the past year have met her husband Tony.  Megan, Tony and the children were well prepared and require practically no direction during their mini summer session.

Wedding Photography Services.


You can design your own wedding photography package from the six options listed below.  A 25% deposit must be submitted with photography agreement to reserve your date.

A. Engagement photos $150.00 (approx 2 hours) Total number of photos vary.
-Copyright release photo file CD included. Several poses will be recommended.
-Option A is free with the purchase of B, D and E.

B. Bridal portraits $175.00 (approx 2 hours) Total number of photos vary. Several poses will be recommended. One 16×24 print of the file of your choice is included with this package.  Additional time can be scheduled.

C. Rehearsal services and dinner $250.00 (approx 3 hours) Includes 4×6 prints of all photos.

D. Wedding Day includes Bride’s preparation, Wedding Ceremony and Formals $600.00 (up to 4 hours)
-Bride and bridal party preparation
-Groom and groomsmen preparation
-Formal bride and bridesmaid photography prior to the wedding
-Formal separate bride and groom photography prior to the wedding
-Wedding ceremony
-Formal group photography – Bride and Groom, family, groomsmen…etc.
-Print package included – One 11×14, Six 8×10’s, Ten 5×7’s and a set of 4×6’s of all of the edited photos captured during the scheduled sessions above.

E. Reception photography, including speeches, first dance, bouquet toss, garter toss, cake cutting, misc candid shots, and departure of the bride and groom $300.00 (up to 3 hours)
– Print Package included – 4×6 of all edited photos captured during the reception.

F. High Resolution digital photo file CD with copyright release – $250.00
– Photo File CD will contain all edited photos captured on the wedding day
– Each file will be accompanied by a black and white version
– All photo files will be resized for unlimited printing and sharing
– Max print size is approx 8×10

The options listed above have been designed to allow coverage of most styles of weddings.  However, if you have additional or other requests than offered, I will be more than happy to discuss your plans an put together a package to better suit your wedding photography needs.

Mileage/travel may apply.   Additional time will be calculated per hour at a rate of $100 per hour.

A group photography list will be determined during a pre-wedding consultation with photographer.

Click here for Wedding Photography Contract.

Complete wedding galleries:

Click here for Katie and Kyle‘s wedding gallery.

Click here for Cameron and Sandy’s wedding gallery

Click here for Lenea and Wade’s wedding gallery

Click here for Lee and Laura‘s wedding gallery

Click here for Jonathan and Jacque’s wedding gallery.

Click here for Matt and Lindsey’s wedding gallery.

Click here for Brian and Elizabeth’s wedding gallery.

Fees include photo sessions and processing. Each photo is retouched and sized during processing. All photos are shot in hi-resolution color large format. Online proofs will be made available for viewing and print ordering.

Proof DVD’s are available for $50.00 each.

Photos are printed in a professional photography lab using Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper. With this paper don’t worry about prints fading. The standard archival value is 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage.

Our photocart also allows you to register your event prior to the date and invite family and friends to send monetary gifts toward the purchase of prints from your event.

Print pricing are as follows:
Printed on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper
16×20  $29.99
11×14  $19.99
8×10  $9.99
5×7  $6.99
4×6   $3.99
Set of 8 wallets   $8.99

Printed on Standard Kodak Color Paper
Economy 8×10  $6.99
Economy 5×7  $4.99
Economy 4×6  $2.39
Economy set of 8 wallets  $6.99

Wedding Album Details:
Available in 10, 24, or 40 pages
Not limited to one Photo per page/side. Photographer and client will work together to prepare each page to print.
Open Center Hinge
Prints extend to within approximately 1/16″ of the page edge
Black leather cover
Gold or silver foil stamping

Sizes   10 Pages    24 Pages   40 Pages
4×6         $168.00     $229.99     $329.99
5×5         $168.00     $229.99     $329.99
5×7         $189.99     $239.99     $339.99
8×8         $199.99     $299.99     $459.99
8×10       $229.99     $289.99     $459.99
10×10     $255.99     $339.99     $499.99

Jimmy McDonald Photography
2115 Brookbank Road
Ropckingham NC 28379

A new Allen on the way.


During Stephanie’s maternity photo session, I was entertained by the “busy-ness” of their little girl.   She had tons of energy and was one step ahead of everyone else.    Fortunately she allowed a few interruptions in her busy afternoon to let me get her in a few shots.  Congratulations to the Allen family on their new addition.


Go to Top