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Congratulations to Boz and Jaime

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It had been a few years since I visited Wallace Lodge in Laurinburg, N.C.  I was happy to find out that Jaime and Boz chose Wallace Lodge as their wedding and reception venue.  The website describes the location: “… nestled in the middle of 150+ acres surrounded by wildlife and nature.”  This is very correct.   The drive into the woods to the lodge is scenic and basically untouched.   Jaime and Boz’s decorations at the lodge kept with the outdoors theme and represented nature in many ways. It didn’t take long for the guest to fill the building just before the couple met to read their vows.  Witnessing a couple read their personalized wedding vows is always a touching moment.   Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves during dinner and dancing.  Even though that this was a December wedding, the weather was not too cold to prevent us from capturing several photo outdoors.  I wish Jaime and Boz a wonderful future together.

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Congratulations to Cheanna and Brandon

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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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Congratulations to Amanda and Robert

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After meeting with Amanda and Robert a few times, exchanging emails and several phone calls, I was looking forward to being part of their big day.  Amanda and Robert chose a wonderful location or their wedding ceremony.   The Hayloft in McLeansville, N.C. is a working farm that also hosts weddings and receptions.  Although Hurricane Sandy had passed by the area a day prior, the conditions were near perfect for photography.  Besides a few gusts of wind and a bit cooler than wanted temps, the day appeared to proceed as planned.  Everyone was on time, the guests were very pleasant and there was a wedding coordinator handling the schedule. I enjoyed watching the family and friends hangout and enjoy the celebration.  My favorite part of the day may have been the toasts.   I enjoy the stories that people tell about the bride and groom during the receptions.  i wish the best for Amanda and Robert.

Rock n roll Bride

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NASCAR Returns to The Rock!

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I was excited about helping the local newspaper photograph one of the biggest events to take place at the legendary Rockingham Speedway.  The last NASCAR event at “The Rock” was a Cup Series race on Feb. 22, 2004.   Current track owner, Andy Hillenburg, purchased the track at auction four years ago and has done an amazing job of restoring the track and promoting the return of NASCAR. This was the first Camping World Truck Series race to be hosted at Rockingham Speedway and I doubt that it will be the last.  The April 15th event drew the second largest crowd of the season and fans were provided a great race.  Congratulations to Kasey Kahne for winning the race, but the real winner is Hillenburg.

Miss Chloe

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Congratulations to Aaron and Natasha

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When I met with Aaron and Natasha several months prior to their wedding they had everything planned out.   It was obvious to me, that planning had been taking place for a long time.  Natasha knew the photos that she wanted and provided clippings and ideas for me to add to the list.  On the wedding day, just before setting up to photograph the groomsmen, the skies got dark and dropped heavy rain.  I was prepared to adjust the schedule, but fortunately, the sun reappeared and the rest of the day was beautiful.  The Jefferson Inn in Southern Pines allowed us to use their property for several photos with the groomsmen and his family.  The wedding took place at the beautiful Village Chapel in Pinehurst, N.C.  Between the ceremony and shooting formals I was able to get a brief history of the church from the music director.   I was happy to have been able to photograph inside this facility.   After we completed the formals at the church we following Natasha and Aaron back to Southern Pines for more photos at the Jefferson Inn and downtown Southern Pines.  It was their request to shoot several poses prior to going to the reception.  The weather continued to provide great lighting and a little more heat than desired, but we managed.   After shooting a few poses at the train depot, we began to walk back to the vehicles and Aaron noticed the Sunrise Theatre and requested some shots there.    The Theater and their antique auto made for a very nice vintage setting for a few photos. BY the time we arrived to the reception hall, the guests were finishing their dinner and we proceeded shooting first dances and the newlyweds walked around to greet guests.  It was a great reception with a super cool D.J. and delicious food.  Best of luck to Aaron and Natasha!

 


A special day for Jonathan and Sharon.

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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!



Wedding Photography Services.

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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
910-995-3569
jimmy@jmacphoto.com

Lenea and Wade’s Production.

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For as long as I have know Lenea she has had a love for the stage and a variety of live entertainment.  Participating on the technical side of numerous events made Lenea want to produce her own wedding in similar fashion. Participants, costumes, lighting and sound are just a few of the elements of a live show.    Lenea and Wade applied similar elements to their wedding.  They were the characters of their own production on stage with special lighting and sound.  It was a great show that continued to the reception hall.  The time and effort appeared to be worth every minute.  Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations to Katie and Kyle.

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As with normal engaged couples Kyle and Katie had been planning her wedding for several months.  I spent time with Katie on a few occasions to discuss plans for the big day and it was obvious that she was very excited  about having an outdoor wedding in her hometown of Pinehurst.  One evening I received and email from Katie that they had to change the wedding date due to a request from the venue wanting to plan a Vince Gill Benefit concert.  Fortunately, Katie had not sent out invitations and they agreed to change their wedding to the following evening.  I was impressed that they agreed to wait one more day to allow the concert to be scheduled.  In exchange for changing the date, Katie and Kyle were treated to V.I.P. seating and Vince Gill acknowledged the couple during the concert.  What a great evening prior to your big day!   The threat of rain the following day didn’t slow anyone down and clouds moved past allowing for a wonderful ceremony and reception.  I had a great time working with Katie and Kyle as well as their families during the day.  Best wishes to the newlyweds!

Elise Senior Photo Session

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I had the privilege of meeting Elise and her family in Cheraw South Carolina one evening to shoot Elise’s Senior photos.   Downtown Cheraw has several beautiful areas that we used.   It was interesting to me that Elise was an Audrey Hepburn fan and wanted to use a poster during her photo shoot.

A brave mother.

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In my opinion, it takes a brave mother to wake up two boys early on a Sunday morning, dress them in white pants and expect them to stay clean during a photo shoot.  Sabrina managed to pull this task off and still make it to church on time.  Both boys, considering the time of day were full of energy and had a good time playing outside.

Spring Photos – Emma stole the show.

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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.

Camryn’s photo shoot.

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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.

Shelby Grace. Baby Supermodel.

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This session was the third with Little Shelby and she is, quickly, learning how to pose for photos. I look forward to working with her after she learns how to say some words. I’d love to know what she is thinking.

Senorita Jami

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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.

Almost Perfect.

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We chose one of the first warm days of the winter season for this outdoor photo shoot of the band, Almost Perfect.  Four guys hanging out talking and joking with my flash units popping around them was probably entertaining for the wildlife out that day.  I know musicians and not all groups have the family vibe that these guys do.  This, in my opinion,  confirms that the group on stage is well worth the cover charge.  I look forward to the next photo shoot with these guys playing their favorite tunes for the fans.

Genre
Country & Classic Rock
Members
Robert Enloe ~ Lead Guitar & Vocals
Robbie Singletary ~ Rhythm Guitar
Matt Kuhn ~ Bass Guitar
Andy Roberts ~ Drums
Hometown
Seven Lakes, Rockingham, NC
Current Location
Seven Lakes, NC
Booking Agent
Robbie Singletary
Press Contact
910-334-0002
Website

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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