Near and Far – Sitting Side by Side

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One of my favorite images taken at Million More March in Washington, DC years ago. I like how close the men are sitting though there was plenty of room on the wall. Not sure if they are father and son or just close friends. They are sitting side by side but seem to be miles apart in thoughts. Nevertheless, bond by affection. What do you think?

Lonnie Dawkins is a Washington, DC based portrait photographer.

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Celebrations are great times for family portraits. Do it before the guests get there!

Family get-togethers and celebrations are excellent times for family portraits.  Patricia’s family gathered in Maryland a few weeks ago to celebrate their matriarch’s 90th birthday.

An hour or so before the celebration began  and before any guests arrived, the photo session took.  Scheduling the session prior to the party allowed plenty of time for a good variety of images which would have been more difficult to capture during the party.

Having a good looking, friendly family also helped.

Happy 90th Birthday!

Maryland family portrait at matriarch's 90th birthday

90 year old Family Matriarch smiling

90 year old grandmother and grandson at 90th Birthday celebration in Maryland - Washington DC

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Having a party or special event?  Schedule your photography as soon as possible.

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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 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 see that she came far from breaking the camera and instead gave me some of my favorite images of the day.  The images capture her grace and elegance.

Her daughters were also there so of course I asked to take their pictures. I took pictures of each alone with her and then took a picture of the three of them together.  I think that it is important to have a picture alone with each of your parents and I always do that during family portraits.

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African American woman and adult daughter

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These are images that the family can treasure for years.

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

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

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