Family Portraits: Mother and Daughters by Maryland, Washington DC Photographer

Last Saturday I was asked to photograph a ladies event at church.   I took advantage of the opportunity to make portraits of some of the attendees. When I asked my dear Sister McElveen if I could take her picture, she jokingly said she was afraid that she might break my camera.  Well, you can seeContinue reading “Family Portraits: Mother and Daughters by Maryland, Washington DC Photographer”

The Beauty of Age

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” ― Audrey Hepburn Here are some examples of ladies who are beautiful inside and out.  Fun happy people who have seen and been through a lot of experiences throughout their lives and have kept smiling and bringing joy to others. Lonnie Dawkins Photography Website

Power of Cameras – Michael Brown protest in DC

Michael Brown protest at Pentagon City in Northern Virginia. The power of cameras! The presence of so many cameras definitely affected the way both protestors and police acted at a recent Ferguson demonstration in the Washington, DC area.  Demonstrators took over a full block of Hayes St. at Pentagon City- a busy pedestrian and trafficContinue reading “Power of Cameras – Michael Brown protest in DC”

Sweet Rest Dear Ladies

Saying Goodbye August 2014 has taken away 2 special people in my life.  These two ladies will be sorely missed but there is comfort in knowing that they both lived long full lives.  They both enjoyed their lives and spent their 90 plus years each helping others.  Two great examples of how to live.  RestContinue reading “Sweet Rest Dear Ladies”

5 Reasons Prints and Albums are better than Digitals Images on a CD

  By Lonnie Dawkins Here’s my opinion about digitals vs prints. When you go for your photography session instead of  walking away with images on a disk, ask for wonderful prints and albums. Big beautiful prints and albums are where it is at. It’s not about getting a bunch of pictures.  You don’t need a copyContinue reading “5 Reasons Prints and Albums are better than Digitals Images on a CD”

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

Photoshoot with Washington, DC 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.  IContinue reading “Portraits: Donte Newman and the Vintage Shirt”

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 wallsContinue reading “Bridal shower – Another Opportunity for Family Portraits”