Maryland Portrait Photographer for Headshots, Family Portraits and more!

I’m Lonnie Dawkins, a Maryland Portrait Photographer ready to take pictures for you and your family. I create beautiful wall presentations, large prints, digitals, and photo albums.

Images I have taken over the last twenty plus years have turned into priceless family treasures.

While I cover Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC; I am available worldwide.

I would look forward to providing photography for you.


Book your photography today!


Lonnie Dawkins Photography

Remembering President Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration

It was a freezing cold January day in 2009 when we stood in a massive orderly crowd as President Barack Hussein Obama was sworn into office.

Those were peaceful times and security was not as tight..

On Monday crowds strolled the streets of downtown Washington and the areas immediately in front of the White House to see the preparations.

On Tuesday, Inauguration Day, there was no personal space on the Metro, the Mall, or the nearby streets and no one seemed to mind because they wanted to see their new president. If you were there with someone you had to hold on to them or you would be separated.

What a day!

Copyright © 2009 Lonnie Dawkins Photography – All Rights Reserved

Monochrome Images – Men of Color

Black and white images showing the beauty of color.

No red, no blue, no green. Just black but lots of color.

Colorful black skin

Models: Jamar Reed, Donte Newman, Michael Rice, Eric Dow

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black man with tattoos and dreads playing cards
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Maryland Portraits and Head Shots

Whether you are an actor, model, business executive, high school senior, or an everyday Joe who needs good pictures! We can provide those images!

  • Head Shots
  • Actor and model portfolios
  • High School Senior Pictures
  • Business card pictures
  • Save the date cards and magnets
  • Poster Board Pictures
  • and more
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African American female model
African American female beautiful hair and yellow high heels
high school senior pictures in Maryland
Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks
Top selling Maryland realtor Timothy Mull
African American model head shot at beach
Maryland top male model

Photo Shoots start at $275.

We shoot in studio or at locations throughout the Washington , DC area.


Are we there yet?

Man in little red wagon filled with stuffed animals

What’s a family trip without those in the back wondering if we’re there yet!

Here, the big guy gathers his little friends for a trip and before long they are asking that question. Looks like he has a full load. Hopefully, they will be there soon.

Model: Darius

DC Wall Mural: Conversation

woman and wall mural in washington DC
Words of Wisdom

Wall mural located near Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, DC.  Model Keneisha Cook has a conversation with wise man.  Wondering what he is saying.

It looks like a serious conversation.  What do you think?


Family Portraits in the Park

Holidays when families gather is a perfect time for portraits!

During Christmas the Gorhams’ 3 daughters were in town as well as additional family members.  Many pictures were taken including small groups – the parents, the sisters, the aunts, the cousins – and the whole group.

The shoot took place on Christmas eve in beautiful Buddy Attick Park in Greenbelt, MD.  Great memories were captured and it was a fun time for all including the photographer.

Man and woman standing by pond at sunset
Parents standing by lake at sunset

family in park dressed in jeans and red tops on Christmas eve
Sisters, parents, and brother-in-law

Lovely African American family pictured in park
Aunts, uncle, sisters, and cousins strike a pose

Family pictures in Maryland park
Smiles after the photo shoot – Fun time!

When is the last time your family gathered for pictures? You should do so soon!  Give me a call today and capture great memories!

P.S.  You don’t have to wait for the holidays.


Edwin Samson- Black white and photo session

Edwin Samson in outdoor photo shoot with photographer Lonnie Dawkins.

Also known as KingFisher, he is an artist, dancer, song writer and an athlete. He from Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a national taekwondo athlete and an All African Games silver medalist.

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Engagement Photo Session can be a Fun Time

Darius and Kristi’s engagement session was a lot of fun.  We did some of the traditional shots and then while they were sitting on the floor I suggested that they pretend to play pat-a-cake or something.  Little did I know it would turn into 15 minutes of an actual pat-a-cake game and that Darius was good at it.  It was a lot of good fun and good pictures.

Your photography session can be whatever you would like it to be and wherever you would like it to take place.

engaged couple posing for pictures

adult engaged couple on floor plying patty cakes

We look forward to capturing images of the two of you as you prepare for your big day.

We are located in Prince George’s County, MD and are available worldwide.

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Photos Required: Children grow up so fast

young boy making funny faces

Children grow up so fast! One minute you have a little baby and before you know it the little one is asking for car keys.  Time won’t stand still but pictures can capture some of the moments.

Along the way we can snap pictures and can hold the memories.

Take lots of pictures of your little ones and from time to time have a professional capture those precious images.

Portrait Photography

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