McDonald Photography Calgary

Photographer Male Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mayhem # 242658

About Me

** Fashion & Glamour Portraiture services in Calgary, AB.  **

Jeff McDonald
Calgary based photographer Jeff McDonald has always loved to take pictures; however it wasn't until digital photography took off that he discovered his love of portraiture. Since 2005, Jeff has worked hard to fine-tune his photographic, lighting and digital processing knowledge and he has continually pushed himself to try new and innovative techniques that consistently exceed his client’s expectations. Over the years, Jeff has shot everything from freefall skydiving, to corporate events, family & business portraits, social media profiles as well as head shots and creative images for models & actors. His interest in working with people extends from his many years of teaching and coaching martial arts and parachuting to individuals and groups from all walks of life.

Jeff actively participates in several photo related projects via social media and has hosted numerous photo walks in and around Calgary. He is an Observer Member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and also a member of the IRIS Photographic Society of Alberta.

Rayna McDonald
Rayna enjoys participating in several creative areas at the studio. She is our primary makeup artist, hairstylist and, most recently, body painter. As well as being the visionary behind many of the elaborate designs on our models, she is also an accomplished portrait, landscape and stock photographer. Her work has been seen in the 2012 Plus One Collection and has gained her many accolades among her peers in the photographic communities she participates in.


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- Exclusive Photographer / Videographer

Alberta Sport Parachuting Association (
- my photos have been used as backgrounds on multiple pages on their website and in other promotional material.

Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (
- my photos have appeared in multiple issues of CSPA's Bi-monthly National Magazine "Canpara", and on the cover of the December 2007/January 2008 issue.
- also one of my shots is featured in their 50th Anniversary Calendar.

JFTC 2010 Calendar
- Women's skydive world record & Breast Cancer fundraiser
- Two photos

Unconventional by JJ Hebert
- My Grunge Mop image was used as the cover shot of the paperback version
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Theorie des Geldes und der Umlaufsmittel by Ludwig von Mises … 438C0.aspx
- My Old Coins image was used as the cover shot of the re-released version of this 1912 book on the "Theory of Money and Credit"

New Dawn Charters (
- several of my photos are used in their current brochure.
- one of my photos was used in an article on their website
- one of my photos was used in an article on their website

Valley Zoo Development Society
- winner 2005 VZDS Photography Contest

Various Newspapers


Models from MM that I have had the pleasure of working with:

Nat21 (Mayhem #101433) - Nathalie is a great model with a wonderful natural smile.   

Lisa Harrigan (Mayhem #377648) - Lisa is excellent to work with.  She is well prepared and had several great ideas that we worked into the shoot. 

CandiceB (Mayhem #594693) - Candice is an excellent model with a wonderful attitude.   

*Anurakthi - Angie (Mayhem #590882) - Angie is a pleasure to work with and put a lot of preparation into our shoot.  Great wardrobe and excellent Henna work!

Heather Hamilton (Mayhem #691395) - Heather was fun to work with and we managed a great shoot despite the weather issues that made us change the location at the last minute. 

*Whitney DeLaval (Mayhem #712899) - Whitney was fun to work with and willing to try some different ideas. Too bad we didn't know of each other when we were working together!
Amanda MM (Mayhem #827239) - Amanda had a great attitude and was lots of fun to work with.  She was even able to find extra models after a last minute cancellation.

Kat-Lynn (Mayhem #859613) - Kat was a lot of fun to shoot with. She came very well prepared and we covered several themes from snowboarding to Valentines.

Ginger Davyduck (Mayhem #1050146) - Ginger has a unique look and was great to work with.  She came as support for Kat and ended up shooting too. 

*Shayna Ding (Mayhem #1521750) -  Shayna is the 2010 Miss Teen Calgary, she was a lot of fun to work with and had a beautiful natural smile. Looking forward to another shoot with her with a martial arts/dance theme...done!

* Denotes more than one shoot



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