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Scheduling Summer Portrait Sessions.

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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.


Studio Sessions are available.

*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.

Call or email to schedule an appointment.



Mandi & Josh’s Engagement Session


All smiles!  This couple produced all smiles during their engagement session.  I look forward to working with the couple with wedding planning.


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Savannah’s Sr Pics


After a few months of communication with Savannahs mother, we finally were able to schedule a session.   During the session I learned that I was photographing the busiest teenage in the world.  I now realize now why it was difficult to schedule her photo session.  We were fortunate to have decent weather during Savannah’s photo session.   Winter weather returned during the few days following.   We agreed to meet at Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, NC.  Upon arrival I noticed that some tree removal was in process.  With the heavy equipment on the grounds, plenty of photography locations remained for us to use.  Best of luck to Savannah during her college career.

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New lens and backdrop has arrived!!!


New lens and backdrop has arrived!!!  I finally receive a 24-105mm lens to run between my main wide and zoom lens.    Just in time to begin Richmond Senior High Cap and Gown sessions.  Visit for updated pricing info for Cap and Gown portrait sessions.


Kaitlin and Ryan’s Engagement Session


I’m looking forward to Kaitlin and Ryan’s May 2013 wedding day. If there engagement session is any indication of the fun that they will have on their wedding day, I would hate not to be a witness.  I photographed Kaitlin’s sister’s wedding a few years ago and remember the family very well.  Fun was had by all, including the photographer.  I enjoy seeing people have a good time and I have no doubt that Kaitlin and Ryan’s wedding day will be very similar.

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Congratulations to Cheanna and Brandon


I remember the spring evening when I received the first call from Cheanna concerning her wedding photography needs.  I could tell in her tone that she was excited about getting married in November.   The fact the her wedding venue recommended me, my website appeared first in her online search and I was planning to be visiting near her Wedding location during the wedding date was all of the confirmation that Cheanna needed to select me as her photographer.  I enjoyed the meeting with Cheanna during the following eight months and my excitement grew as the big day grew near.  As expected the wedding ceremony was great.  I have to compliment the musician and vocalist who performed during the ceremony.   They were both very good.  After a great session of formals we traveled to Pinehurst to the Fair Barn to proceed with the reception.  The decorations and food were very good as was expected.  I was impressed with the many toasts and wonderful words that family and friends had to say about the newlyweds.  The planning was very successful and I wish Cheanna and Brandon a very happy future together.

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Happy to add some new gear to my arsenal.


I’m excited to upgrade to the new Canon 5D Mark III body for portrait and wedding photography.  I always enjoy playing to the latest and greatest technology and look forward to breaking in this camera prior to fall wedding season.

Brandie and Houston


Brandie and Houston drove from Greensboro one evening for their photos session.  We met in Downtown Hamlet to shoot some couples photos for them.  While we shooting some random shots on a set of railroad tracks a freight train slowly approached us and stopped.  this could not have happened at a better time as if we had ordered it for the photo session.   I enjoyed working with the couple and look forward to working with them in the future.


The Walker family at Hamlet Depot


I met with the Walker family one evening to shoot their family photos.  Hamlet Depot was their requested location as been several families this year.  The area has a lot to offer and I enjoy setting up some poses around the refurbished buildings.  The two boys also seemed to enjoy being outside and had fun playing.

The Donelly family


This photo session was one of many mini sessions I had scheduled during a weekend at Hamlet Depot.

Ashleigh’s Senior Portrait Session


I met Ashleigh at a local farm to shoot her senior photos on a beautiful summer afternoon.  I could see the yellow flowers as I was driving down the dirt road and knew that the field would be a first choice for posing.   The horses didn’t mind too much that we were on their turf.   Following a few poses in the flowers we went to a barn that was setup very nice for portraits.  The decorations and lighting were very cool and provided some great backdrops for us.  Very special thanks to Chris and Bobby for opening up the farm and their assistance during the photo session.


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!

Cooke Kids


I had the pleasure to spend some time photographing the Cooke kids during a beautiful spring morning in Southern Pines.  We met at Weymouth Gardens and despite the fact that it was a bit damp out from rain the day before we managed to use the facility to get some nice photos for them to share.  Young Ian warmed up to the camera quickly and provided some great poses.  It was nice working with the Cooke family.

Spring Photos – Emma stole the show.


This was one of the first 2011 spring photo sessions for me.  Once cute, little Emma got warmed up to the camera it was on!  She  provided some great poses as well as candid opportunities for me to photograph.  We had a wonderful day for pics and thanks to Rita for calling me to shoot more photo for her.  I love repeat customers!  I look forward to the BIG family photo shoot.

Congratulations to Sandy and Cameron!


Sandy and Cameron’s wedding was a traditional Irish wedding with bagpipes and just the right amount of green.  The theme continued at the reception hall with beautiful decorations and the first dance music performed on bagpipes.  This was a great way for me to  start the 2011 wedding season! Cameron and Sandy had a wonderful ceremony and reception. Best wishes to you both!!

Camryn’s photo shoot.


A few weeks prior to this photo shoot, I had a session with Camyn’s aunt Jami.  When Camryn saw Jami’s photos, she insisted on having a photo session of her own.    Camryn appeared to be very excited this morning of our photo session, but I later found out that she had a trip to Chuck E. Cheese’s on her schedule for the same day. Regardless she was great to work with and allowed me to get some great shots of her.

Senorita Jami


This photo shoot is one of my favorite type to schedule.  We started just as the sun was beginning to set and move fast to get as many shots and poses as possible.  I enjoy the golden light that is provided from the setting sun.  I also like shooting against the sunset and capturing some natural backlighting.    I usually have a list of poses at various areas within walking distance in my head as we begin the photo shoot.  Jami gave some great moves and kept up with me like she knew what I was going to direct next.

Canon 50d with 17-40mm. Canon 50d with 70-200mm, Pocket wizard mini TT1 controlling a pair of Canon 580exII flashes on pocket wizard FlexTT5 receivers.

Hillary and Monroe


Hillary and Monroe contacted me about shooting photos of them for their parents Christmas present.   We had to keep things on the down low and chose to meet at Weymouth Gardens in Moore County.  The fact that this took place late fall, the gardens are still beautiful and offered a good assortment of areas for us to use.  The lack of blooming plants and warm air didn’t prevent people from visiting the gardens.  Several people were walking pets and two other photo sessions were also taking place.  Hillary and Monroe are a great sister/brother combo and I enjoyed working with them.    Since Christmas, I have had the chance to visit their father’s office and view several photos from this session around his desk.

Canon 50d with 17-40mm. Canon 50d with 70-200mm, Pocket wizard mini TT1 controlling a pair of Canon 580exII flashes on pocket wizard FlexTT5 receivers.

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