Family Reunion – Honoring our Seniors

 Hart-Sims Family Reunion

We celebrated our family reunion this past weekend as we have consecutively each year since 1976.  This year I wanted to honor our senior family members for their examples and contribution to the family.  God bless them!

Aunt Vivian ldAunt Vivian

The last of the Hart brothers and sisters.
I like to be around her because she reminds me so much of my mother.   For the longest time she would not let me take her picture but yesterday she sat patiently for a portrait.

Glennelle ld Glen

One of Uncle Marvin’s daughters.  When I see her I always think truant officer because she was one way, way back in the day in NC. She has had a career in education since then.

Charlie ld Charlie

Cousin.  Don’t think he has ever missed a family reunion – heart of gold. Always look forward to seeing him and Nannette.  Part of Prince Edward County School closing history.

Aunt Sarah ld Aunt Sarah

Late Uncle Charlie’s other half. Former school teacher/librarian. Moved back to Asheville, NC.  Always kind and pleasant.

Cozette ld Cozette

One of the senior cousins. Raised by Grandma.  We cool as long as we don’t talk about which family reunion anniversary it is. Family has been meeting annually every year since 1976 so the answer should be quite simple. Her way of counting the years makes no sense to me and mine makes no sense to her. It really doesn’t matter.

Janet ld Janet

Uncle Marvin’s other daughter. Glen’s sister. Librarian, history buff.  We have hung out a lot, worked on projects together, and gone places.

How often does your family get together?  Do you have lots of pictures?

 

Engagement Photography leads to Great Wedding Photography

Pat-a-cake

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.

Question?  What is the name of this hand game?  Is it Patty Cakes, Pat-A-Cake, or something else?

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Marital Bliss

Marital Bliss

Barney and Lucille have enjoyed many years of marital bliss.

I photographed a friend’s family get together. It was a barbecue with family gathering from different parts of the country. Numerous pictures were taken but these two images of the grandparents are my favorites.

Lonnie Dawkins is a Maryland based portrait photographer

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.

2 hands posed in shape of heart

Engaged couple smiling with dog african american

engaged couple with dog african american

engaged couple kneeling with dog

Couple alone in garden dancing- urban - engaged - African American

More pictures at Courtney and Terence

Lonnie Dawkins Photography

Photographer:  Lonnie Dawkins