7 year old says he wants to cut the grass. I got it on tape!

My seven year old grandson was so excited about cutting the grass when he saw me working in the yard.  I thought it would be great to capture him on video so I can play it back when he is old enough to actually cut grass.

I am not sure that it will be legally binding.

What do you think?

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Children’s Birthday Party Photography

A one year old’s birthday party was the occasion for photography coverage last Saturday.

Friends and family gathered to wish Lauren a Happy First Birthday.  Lauren looked beautiful in her festive party dress.

Baby girl's birthday

Happy father holding the little birthday girl!

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Dancing with father

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The party girl reaches for cookies

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Mom and baby with the birthday cake

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Children Photography – Young lad with braids

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Handsome youngster with braids.  Photo taken at his family reunion event in July 2015.

Children are always a pleasure to photograph especially when they are like this young fellow. He enjoyed having this picture taken.  He was often nearby ready for another shot.

Do you have wonderful  pictures of your children and family?  If not, contact me by clicking on – Lonnie Dawkins

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Lonnie Dawkins is a portrait and events photographer based in the Washington, DC metro area and is available worldwide.

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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?

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Elmo Slippers and toy airplane today

Young African American boy with Elmo Slippers and toy airplane playing in chair

Today he is wearing Elmo slippers playing with a toy airplane. Before long he won’t believe that he ever wore those slippers and will be craving expensive sneakers and car keys instead. How time flies.

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Saturday Afternoon Slide

What’s more fun than the playground on the first day of fall.  Two boys enjoying the tube slide.    They noticed that I had climbed inside to take a picture.  Not sure if they thought I looked silly or if they were just smiling.

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boys going down the tube slide at the playground

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Friday morning waffles

Waffles aren’t really that big a deal to make.  Looking through a cookbook not long ago I found a simple recipe where you just put some flour, a little bit of sugar, some baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Then in another bowl you put an egg, some milk, and some oil and stir.  Next you just have to mix the liquid and the dry stuff and pour the batter on a hot griddle.  Takes less than five minutes.  And it’s cheap.

I did that this morning – a Friday morning and you can see from the look on my tester’s face they turned out great.  He approved.

smiling boy eating waffles

Are you an Eggo only person?  Know anything that’s good and can be whipped up really quickly?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life – Boys being boys

Two boys fascinated by ice in large bucket

Two young boys playing in ice bucket at a family event . There was a pool, a swing set, a trampoline and other things to keep them amused.  Nevertheless, they chose the ice in the bucket.  Simple fun!

Saturday morning kitchen discovery – Eyes of a child

It was Saturday morning and I decided that my grandson would be my model for the morning.  After some shots in the bedroom of him just relaxing and watching his favorite Cars videos, he moved the action into the kitchen.

With very little effort he mounted the stools like a pro.  Acting as though I was invisible and as if the camera was not pointing directly at him, he proceded to climb onto the kitchen counter.   After rendering  a few bars of a selection on a pitch pipe and playing with an action figure toy, he decided to find out what was in the little box we use to store salt.

The adventure continued with his deciding that the box needed to have more than just salt in it.  Anything handy that was pour able was then added to the salt-box and what couldn’t fit  into the box was spilled onto the counter.

It resulted in a big mess but gave me some great pictures.

young boy kitchen counter

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child climbed on kitchen counting reaching into small box

What pictures have you taken of your little one being him or herself?

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