Bridal shower – Another Opportunity for Family Portraits


Courtney and Terence

Friends and family gathered in a local hotel for a bridal shower for Courtney in honor of her upcoming wedding.  I was the photographer for the occasion.    Not far from where the shower took place was a beautiful setting with great lighting, a beautiful red couch, and nice texture on the walls and floor – the perfect spot for family portraits.

I seized the opportunity to take more formal pictures of the bride-to-be, her mother, aunt, the bridesmaids and flower girls while the shower was going on.   Towards the end of the shower the soon-to-be groom and the fathers arrived and I was able to get pictures of the complete immediate family.

A good day – not only photographing the shower I had a chance to do some nice impromptu family portraits.  Wonderful couple, great family!  Wishing Courtney and Terence many years of happiness!

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Courtney and Terence

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Courtney and Terence with parents


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Courtney with bridesmaids and flower girls

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Courtney with mother and aunt
mother and daughter portrait
Courtney and mother
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Courtney and future mother-in-law
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Courtney and mother



Lonnie Dawkins

Maryland Portrait and Wedding Photographer

Published by Lonnie

Lonnie Dawkins is a fine arts photographer in the Washington, DC area. His focus is portraits, portfolios, and events.

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