Washington, DC Model – Donte

Donte – DC Male model wearing striped knitted sweater. This is from our 3rd photo shoot.  Due to busy schedules it is difficult to find time to shoot. When time does permit we are both pleased with the results. The first image was taken in existing light. Facebook Instagram

Senior Portraits – It’s All About the Graduate

Senior Portraits – Gleeful image of a college graduate during her photo shoot. During the session we take the standard cap and gown images and then we take creative shots that express the graduate’s personality. Pictures are taken in studio and in various locations of the graduate’s choice. It’s all about the graduate as weContinue reading “Senior Portraits – It’s All About the Graduate”

Engagement Portraits

Jameal and Doug Fun engagement photo shoot with Doug and Jameal at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland a few years ago.  It was a late afternoon, early evening shoot.  We started outside near the water with views of Washington, DC in the background.  We then chose locations inside the beautiful Gaylord Hotel. As night fellContinue reading “Engagement Portraits”

Mrs Florence Ratcliffe – Washington DC Historian, Educator, and Community Leader

Portrait of Mrs. Florence Ratcliffe, historian, educator and community leader, who celebrated her 99th birthday earlier this year. From 1963-1968 she was the President of Phyllis Wheatley Board of Directors. She is the Author of “A Simple Matter of Justice” (The Phyllis Wheatley Story). Mrs. Radcliffe was the 2010 recipient of the Mary McLeod Bethune ServiceContinue reading “Mrs Florence Ratcliffe – Washington DC Historian, Educator, and Community Leader”

Carnival lights at night

The lights and colors of the carnival brighten the sky and draw one to the gates on a hot summer night.  This carnival is set up about once a year in a huge parking lot that also hosts a Walmart. I haven’t been inside the carnival in years but I don’t that anything inside could beContinue reading “Carnival lights at night”

Images – They don’t know their beauty

by Lonnie Dawkins Ask me about music and you will quickly find out that my all time favorite musician is Nina Simone.  One of my favorite songs by her is “Images”.  It is a powerful song with the idea that sometimes people don’t know their beauty……because they can’t see their image. I taught high schoolContinue reading “Images – They don’t know their beauty”

Family Photo Sessions create Lifetime Treasures

By Lonnie Dawkins I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family.  The session started in the family home  and then we took a stroll to a nearby park. I was Kelly and Matt’s wedding photographer also so it was nice to reconnect and see the family growth.  Aren’t the children beautiful? Lonnie Dawkins PhotographyContinue reading “Family Photo Sessions create Lifetime Treasures”

Engagement Photography leads to Great Wedding Photography

Engaged couple playing pat-a-cake Engagement pictures for a fun couple.  I was trying to think of a pose for them on the floor so I suggested this children’s game but had no idea they were experts at it.  They played  for about 20 minutes it seemed. Truly a fun couple who enjoy  each other’s company.Continue reading “Engagement Photography leads to Great Wedding Photography”

Portraits: Donte Newman and the Vintage Shirt

Washington DC male model Donte Newman.   Donte Newman is a hard-working DC model.  He was born and raised in Washington and is a proud graduate of Ballou High School. This was the third time Donte and I worked together.   The previous two shoots were studio shoots done totally with strobe lights.  I wantedContinue reading “Portraits: Donte Newman and the Vintage Shirt”

Scurlock Photographers of Washington DC were National Treasures -Interview with Annie King Phillips

By Lonnie Dawkins Annie King Phillips reflects on her memories of classmate George Scurlock, son of photographer Addison Scurlock.  The Scurlocks captured Washington, DC in pictures during the early part of the 20th Century. Ms. Phillips, a renown collage artist talked about photography and the Scurlock family.  Addison Scurlock and J.P. Ball are my favorite photographersContinue reading “Scurlock Photographers of Washington DC were National Treasures -Interview with Annie King Phillips”

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