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”
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”
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”
Woman in Blue Wondering what she is thinking about. Is she happy or sad? What’s on her mind? Has she been stood up or is she early and waiting for something. This is what I like about still photography. It tells you just enough. It doesn’t tell you what happened just before or right after.Continue reading “Woman in blue with flowers”
By Lonnie Dawkins I have been fascinated by the works of Mary McLeod Bethune since I first read about her in high school. When I went to college in the 70s and we had a chance to name the building that housed our Black Student Union, it was Mary McLeod Bethune’s name that I pushedContinue reading “Let her works praise her – Mary McLeod Bethune Statue – Lincoln Park, Washington, DC”
At a festival while sitting on the curb I lowered my camera to see what I would capture. The result was this young boy standing still at a booth framed by foot traffic. You don’t have any idea what the people look like, where they are going, or what the boy is seeing or thinking.
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. Lonnie Dawkins on Facebook
Sleeping Beauty Everyday things like sleeping can make a nice portrait. Earlier in the day he was dressed in new pants, vest, and bow tie for Easter. I didn’t get to take his picture dressed up but I’m happy I got this one. I’ll get the dressy one another time.
Early morning silhouette from Maternity Photography Session at Sandy Point, Maryland. Lonnie Dawkins Photography Website
Big is a huge umbrella and a little boy. He stretches tall to handle the umbrella and almost loses his pants. http://janellenferrigan.com/2012/10/16/weekly-photo-challenge-big/