Now booking 2017-2018 weddings.   Packages start at $600.00 with included print package.  Please visit the Wedding area of this website for pricing and details. Several dates have already been reserved.


06/20/2017 – Rockingham Parks and Rec Baseball/Softball team photo sessions are done! Thank you to coaches and parents for assisting to help us remain on schedule. Final print orders will be delivered to Browder Park on Friday.





10/12/2016 – Signup For Mini Christmas Sessions HERE.  I have put together some Christmas settings 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 – $65.00 including digital file download.   High resolution photo file CD’s with print release can be purchased for an additional $10.00 each

Four backdrops will be available and clients can use 1 or more during the session as time permits.







HEY CLASS OF 2017!!! Your senior year in high school is a very exciting time in your life.  This is the perfect time to document the young adult you have become over the years through a professional senior portrait.

Sessions can be schedule at several locations with wardrobe changes as requested.

Do you need amazing senior pictures in the Richmond County and surrounding areas?

My senior pictures session generally takes about an hour.  I photograph most of the sessions outdoors but often use my studio in downtown Rockingham. N. C.   I can recommend several locations that add uniqueness and originality to your photographs.   I offer up to three wardrobe changes, 50 to 75  incredible images to select from, online viewing with shopping cart ordering and the freedom to design your own package.

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.

Hour Sessions – $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 consist of all edited  files cropped and prepared for unlimited printing up to 11×14 in size is available for $100.00.

Call 910-995-3569 or email for more information or to schedule a session.


Real estate property photography services are available.   I photograph for individuals, realtors and insurance companies.  Click HERE for details.


Photography Classes

1/31/2016 – Next series of classes is being planned. Stay tuned…

Photography Classes

I receive many photography questions via email and when out and about.  I enjoy meeting other camera enthusiasts and sharing what I have learned as a professional photographer.  During the classes, I will explain in detail various settings, techniques and tricks that I use during photo sessions and assignments.  The classes are informal and questions are encouraged.

COST- $20.00 per person per class.  Anyone 9 yrs or older is invited to attend the class.   Fees will be due upon arrival for class.

  • Class One – Getting to know your camera and learning how to find the correct functions for your photography needs.
  • Class Two – Three main camera settings that you need to be aware of and understand.  Review for this class will continue during the following two classes.
  • Class Three – Composition (8 techniques will be discussed)
  • Class Four – Understanding Lighting Techniques


Be prepared for your class with the following:

          • Your camera.
          • The camera battery charged, and the camera instruction manual.
          • Pen and paper handy.
          • Questions ready.
          • Select photographs that you have questions about, and some of your “greatest hits.”


Classes are held at:

Arts Richmond Center

123 East Washington Street

Rockingham, NC  28379


11/10/2015 –  Booking 30 Minute Christmas Mini Sessions – $50.00 High resolution photo file CD included. Details are available HERE

10/26/2015  – All SoccerPhotos have been delivered to the designated Parks & Rec department manager. Please contact your Parks & Rec or coach for delivery. Addition prints can be ordered at

10/5/2014 – Fall Family Sessions are being scheduled!  Details are available HERE or Contact me at 910-995-3569 or

9/20/2014 – Booking Senior Photo Sessions – Contact me at 910-995-3569 or

7/27/2014 – A cool article about one of my photo sets from – Photographer’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ turns heads

7/15/2014 – New Fine Arts printing is available from Arts America.   My FineArt photos can be printing on Paper, Canvas, Acrylic and Metal (My favorite).   Jimmy McDonald Fine Art Prints.

4/16/2014 – Parks and rec baseball/Softball photo schedules should be confirmed soon.   Visit my Parks & Rec photo section for details.

1/1/2014 – Free Photo File CD for weddings book during the month of January!!

10/28/2013 – Rockingham Parks and Recreation Volleyball team photo schedules will be available HERE as soon as final game schedules are confirmed.

10/5/2013 – I am happy to again offer a series of fall photography classes.  I receive many photography questions via email and when out and about.  I enjoy meeting other camera enthusiasts and sharing what I have learned as a professional photographer.  During the classes, I will explain in detail various settings, techniques and tricks that I use during photo sessions and assignments.  The classes are informal and questions are encouraged.  Class info be seen at

6/4/2013 – State’s creative occupations on the rise – Richmond County native and photographer Jimmy McDonald gained a passion for photography as a hobby. What started as a hobby has thrived into a continually growing business.   Read more: Richmond County Daily Journal – State’s creative occupations on the rise

4/24/2013 – Rockingham Parks and Recreation Basesball/Softball team photo schedules are available HERE.

3/30/2013  – My studio locaton has changed to the Arts Richmond Center located at 125 East Washington Street, downtown Rockingham.  I have already scheduled everal sessions including Richmond Senior High cap and gown photos. (see below)

3/27/2013 –  I’ve had a few calls and emails about the terrible cap and gown photos recently received. I have a special offer for those who do not wish to give the other guys a second chance. For $15.00 I’ll photograph up to 5 different cap & gown poses. The proofs will be posted online for print and CD photo file purchasing. Print prices are much cheaper and the CD ($35.00) will contain a file of all of the poses with copyright release for printing. You will need your own cap & gown set with applicable club sashes and stoles. Photo sessions will be scheduled at my new studio location at Arts Richmond at 123 E Washington St, Downtown Rockingham. Please call or email for an appointment.

1/1/2013 – High Resolution digital photo file CD’s with copyright release.– REG $250.00 FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME to all weddings booked during the month of January 2013.
– Photo File CD will contain all edited photos captured on the wedding day.
– All photo files will be touched up, cropped and re-sized for unlimited printing and sharing.
– Max print size is approx 11×14

10/19/2012 –  Another photography goal has been met. Our State Magazine selected one of my photos for their Tar Heel Image page of the November 2012 issue.  More information and the image can be viewed on my BLOG.

9/5/2012 – Rockingham Parks and Recrearion Soccer team photo schedules have been posted – View them HERE

1/12/2012 – Mini Sessions were very popular during the spring and fall seasons.   I plan to offer the mini session during the majority of the year beginning NOW!

This option is $25.00 for a 30 min session at any predetermined location in Richmond County.   30 minute mini sessions are available all year long in the studio.   Mini sessions can be scheduled for individual, senior, family (no minimum), pet, maternity, infant and business promo sessions.

As with my other sessions, the photo files are edited and posted to an online gallery at for preview.   Prints and digital files can be ordered from the website.  There are several print size, texture and canvas options available.  Also, there are no minimum and you are not pressured with an early expiration date.  The files are available for 12 months!!!

The photo file CD for mini sessions is available for $50.00.  The photo file CD contains high resolution edited files ready for printing with a copyright release form.

10/27/2011 – Studio Sessions are now available at Jimmy McDonald Photography Studio.

Although a large percentage of my sessions are planned for outdoor photography with natural backgrounds, there a many instances where the client requests a studio session. Per request, studio sessions are now available in downtown Rockingham!!!

Jimmy McDonald Photography Studios is located on the third floor of the Historic Leak Wall House in downtown Rockingham, N.C.

9/15/2011 – $25.00 mini sessions are back!  These session were popular during the month of June and per request, I am offering Fall sessions during the months of October and November.   Great for Christmas presents!!

30 minute sessions offered for individual, family, senior or pet portrait sessions. (limited to Richmond County locations) Email or call for details. After sorting and editing the sessions a proof gallery is setup on the website for print ordering. A digital photo file CD is available. The CD for mini sessions is $50 & includes all of the files in the gallery.

Email or call for additional details and booking.

6/15/2011 – Summer mini sessions only $25.00! 30 minute sessions offered for individual, family, senior or pet portrait sessions. (limited to Rockingham/Hamlet locations) Email or call for details. After I have sorted and edited the sessions a proof gallery is setup on my website for print ordering. I also offer digital files on CD. The CD for mini sessions is $50 & included all of the files in the gallery.  Email or call for additional details and booking.

5/22/2011 – Enjoying a great wedding and portrait season this year.  Thanks to all of my clients!!!  I look forward to continued relationships with all.

1/15/2011 – My online booking module is working great!  Clients can view dates and times that I have available and make appointments at their convenience.  So far I have many appointments on th schedule through June and hope to continue adding to the calendar.

1/2/2011 – Geared up and ready for a busy 2011!!!  My equipment has been serviced and replaced as needed during the past couple of weeks.  I am looking forward to working with current and new clients.

11/15/2010 – Great Christmas Present idea!! **Step-2-it Dance Studio fundraiser continues for a limited time. For $40.00 you get a family photo session that includes the following prints one 8×10, two 5×7’s and a set of eight wallets. Additional prints will be available for purchase. Contact Rene’ at for more details.

11/4/2010 – New feature! Online session booking that will allow the client to view available openings and reserve a date and time for their photo session, including wedding day services.

Websites should be user friendly and worth the visit. Another effort to improve my website was to make online booking available. During the busy days that many of us seem to live, waiting on an email or making a phone call is not always convenient. Many of my clients have made contact during late night and early morning hours, because this is when they are on their home computers. My website is available 24/7 for clients to view, make contact with me, order prints….etc. Now, you can make an appointment with me at your convenience through my website.

10/1/2010 – Jimmy McDonald, a Richmond County photographer, is in the process of  shooting digital photographs for an exhibit on adorning the human body.   The work will be displayed at Arts Richmond in Rockingham during their  “Art of Adornment” exhibit that will open Wednesday October 6th and run  until Nov. 30.

According to Laura Daskal, executive director of Arts Richmond, the  exhibit presents questions about contemporary societies and how they  adorn the human form with art. The exhibit asks the viewer to think  about art and the body, and ask, “Is it adornment? Is it art? What  statements are presented? What are the stories told?

This exhibit will feature the work of several artists including  McDonald. He said he aims to capture what people do as far as decorating  their bodies, and that the first things to come to mind were tattoos  and piercings. While that is not all he seeks to photograph, he looks  for unusual adornment as well — such as abnormally long fingernails, or  unusual hair styles and colors.

The exhibit will open from 2 until 6:30 p.m., and will be open to the  public Tuesdays – Fridays. A reception for the artists will be held on  Oct. 24 at 4 p.m.

Arts Richmond Center
Downtown Rockingham, NC