Civil Ceremony – Wedding Photography

I photograph civil ceremonies in Prince George’s County, Maryland and throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. If you plan to be married at the Clerk’s Office located in the Circuit Court Annex in Upper Marlboro I can meet you there.  Pictures can be taken of the ceremony and at the beautiful lake across the street.Continue reading “Civil Ceremony – Wedding Photography”

Children Photography – Young lad with braids

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 byContinue reading “Children Photography – Young lad with braids”

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. Lonnie Dawkins Photography

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.Continue reading “Friday morning waffles”

Bells will be ringing – Courtney and Terence engagement pictures

Engagement photo shoot with a wonderful couple – Courtney and Terence in preparation for their 2013 wedding.  Session took place in a beautiful garden with gazebo.  The couple was also joined by their beloved poodle – Makeba. More pictures at Courtney and Terence Lonnie Dawkins Photography Photographer:  Lonnie Dawkins

Photos: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial -The Memorial and the People

I found the Stone of Hope which includes Dr. King’s statue to not be very tall and to give a sense of Dr. King being right there among the people gazing out at them. Also, Park Rangers give very informative and inspiring talks about the King legacy. I think that a visit to this great memorial should be on everyone’s list of things to do.

Meeting my grandfather: Search for ancestors in North Carolina

He worked on the railroad. For the longest time I misunderstood that. I imagined him working on the train as a porter which would have been hard enough. Later I learned that he and a lot of others actually worked on the tracks – a hard and extremely dangerous job.

A day in the life of a few everyday people.

I decided to take my camera and engage people I didn’t know. My plan was to ask them what was going on with them on that day. I went to a park in NW DC and had no success in the morning. I talked to a fascinating man but he would have no part of having his picture taken as he had an issue with the police.