I’m Lonnie Dawkins, a fine arts photographer in the Washington, DC area focusing on portraits, portfolios and events. I’m available to work with emerging and established models and actors, executives, or organizations for photo services. I can be reached through this Contact Form.
What I believe.
I believe strongly in the power of printed portraits and albums. People and families need good portraits to commemorate their life and story. Portraits need to be printed, nicely framed and hung on the wall; neatly arranged and put out where they can be seen; or put carefully in albums and treasured. They should be highly protected and passed on to future generations.
I know that your family, your loved ones, and friends want pictures of you.
I believe that the taking of portraits should not be put off as tomorrow is not promised and there should be no regrets at not having had pictures taken to remember. Too often people wish they had taken a photo with someone after it is too late. Waiting until you lose “10 more pounds” might be waiting too long.
I believe that giving your children and family members beautiful pictures of you, or of you and them together is a priceless gift that will last long after you are gone.
I believe that portraits should be professionally and artfully printed and not simply left on digital formats. When you see pictures on computers, etc you are not seeing what the artist actually created. Monitors don’t always show the proper colors, lighting, etc. Printed images show the real picture as the artist intended. They can be held, touched, and passed around. Beautiful framed artwork enhances the beauty of your home. Images on CDs are often forgotten and rarely viewed.
Artistic prints might appear to be a big investment, however they do become priceless.
What do I do?
My first love is to capture the relationship among family members and to create beautiful printed images that can be treasured for a lifetime. I also photograph individuals, models, actors, corporate executives, brides, grooms, and much more.
What do I promise?
Thoughtful images that you will proudly keep as family treasures.
Why hire me?
I am professionally trained in fine art photography and am committed and able to make every image a piece of art. I am constantly investing and learning more about my craft. I understand how to properly pose people and show them at their best. I understand lighting and now most of my images are done with natural light which makes it easy to photograph anywhere there exists light. I have invested in top of the line equipment. I love what I do and meeting new people.
Past and current clients include: Numerous families, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Prince George’s County County Executive Rushern Baker (Team Baker Political Slate of Candidates), Prince County Public Schools, DC League of Women Voters, Lifepieces to Masterpieces, Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Tesst College, The Capitol Hill Club, and Rita’s Italian Ice.