Dance and party like a good family should

Cousins Mike and Janie had the opportunity to dance and enjoy each others’ company at a family event.  One lives up north and the other in the south.  Many times family only has the chance to get together at funerals or sad occasions.  This was at Janie’s brother’s retirement party and a good time was had by all.

I hope your family is dancing!

cousins dancing at party

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine – My Bookshelf

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

When I think of “Mine” I think of my office and my bookcase which helps describe me. It is full of Bibles, pictures, photography books, math books, John Grisham and Walter Mosely novels, magazines, history books, and stuff. My stuff!

Weekly Photo Challenge

Lonnie Dawkins is a Maryland based portrait photographer

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

Not your everyday dentist office.

One of last week’s assignments was a photo shoot for Ambiance Dental Spa in Bowie, MD.

It’s not your everyday dental practice.  Dr. Clarine Green Hightower describes it as a dental spa and you will know what she means when you walk in and see the warm colors, comfortable seating, and patient friendly operatories (I just learned that word).  There is a great staff and a  number of other services and treatments that welcome patients.

Maryland photographer dental office

Does this look like your dentist’s office?

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Said he didn’t like taking pictures. First photo shoot.

Model:  Eric A.

An unplanned photo shoot sometimes can turn out to be one of the best.  I met and photographed Eric on the same day.  He had accompanied a friend on a photo shoot. At first he said he was not interested in taking pictures   Later I found him to be open and relaxed and he took some great pictures.   I think he is going to pursue modeling.

head shot black male smiling

black male with cap tattoos and arms crossed
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Remembering Chuck Brown: Fans packed Washington Convention Center to show love and respect

By Lonnie Dawkins

A large and diverse group of fans gathered to show love and respect for the Godfather of GoGo, Chuck Brown.  Services took place on May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center.  It was a remarkable occasion.

Chuck Brown sign at DC convention center

Sign hanging in Washington Convention Center during Chuck Brown funeral.

Light shining after Chuck Brown funeral

Light shining on mourners gathered at front of room after Chuck Brown funeral.

funeral program and fans after Chuck Brown Funeral

Fans collecting program and souvenirs after funeral for Chuck Brown at the Washington Convention Center.

Dressed fashionably in pink with fan

One of the many Chuck Brown fans. Fans came in all sorts of attire but this one stood out in her fabulous pink outfit.

Lonnie Dawkins is a Maryland based portrait photographer