Photo Shoot with DC model Patrick Amara

Patrick Amara is a fashion and physique model.  Pictures were taken a few hours before he flew off to the west coast to enjoy his birthday and the Christmas holidays.  More of his work can be seen on Instagram.

After shooting several sessions outdoors we went into a residence hall near the University of Maryland in College Park.  I wanted to take advantage of the shadows in the room and the mood they provided.

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Maryland Model Patrick Amara

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Lonnie Dawkins is a Washington, DC based Portrait Photographer.

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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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Washington, DC Model – Donte

Donte – DC Male model wearing striped knitted sweater.

This is from our 3rd photo shoot.  Due to busy schedules it is difficult to find time to shoot. When time does permit we are both pleased with the results.

The first image was taken in existing light.

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Senior Portraits – It’s All About the Graduate

Senior Portraits – Gleeful image of a college graduate during her photo shoot.

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During the session we take the standard cap and gown images and then we take creative shots that express the graduate’s personality. Pictures are taken in studio and in various locations of the graduate’s choice.

It’s all about the graduate as we celebrate his/her accomplishment.

Engagement Portraits

Jameal and Doug

Fun engagement photo shoot with Doug and Jameal at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland a few years ago.  It was a late afternoon, early evening shoot.  We started outside near the water with views of Washington, DC in the background.  We then chose locations inside the beautiful Gaylord Hotel.

As night fell we found a place in the gardens outside – the perfect place for a proposal picture.

A few years have passed and now Doug and Jameal are a happy married couple and parents of a beautiful baby boy.Engaged couple at National Harbor DC Engaged couple at National Harbor, MD Continue reading

Mrs Florence Ratcliffe – Washington DC Historian, Educator, and Community Leader

Florence Ratcliffe, Washington DC historian, educatior, and community leader

Florence Ratcliffe, Washington DC historian, educatior, and community leader

Portrait of Mrs. Florence Ratcliffe, historian, educator and community leader, who celebrated her 99th birthday earlier this year.

From 1963-1968 she was the President of Phyllis Wheatley Board of Directors. She is the Author of “A Simple Matter of Justice” (The Phyllis Wheatley Story).

Mrs. Radcliffe was the 2010 recipient of the Mary McLeod Bethune Service Award from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

Carnival lights at night

The lights and colors of the carnival brighten the sky and draw one to the gates on a hot summer night.  This carnival is set up about once a year in a huge parking lot that also hosts a Walmart.

I haven’t been inside the carnival in years but I don’t that anything inside could be as wonderful as the view of the lights and colors that take over the night sky.  I go to the parking lot each year just to take pictures of the lights.

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Have you been to one of these carnivals lately?  Ever noticed how beautiful the lights are?

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