Planning to get married at the courthouse in Prince George’s County? I’ll meet you in Upper Marlboro, MD and capture the moment in beautiful pictures.
Whether it’s just the two of you, or the two of you and a small group of family and friends, it can be a very special event!
After we take pictures in the courthouse we can take more in attractive spots just outside and across the street at the pond.
$100 deposit required
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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By Lonnie Dawkins
I have been fascinated by the works of Mary McLeod Bethune since I first read about her in high school. When I went to college in the 70s and we had a chance to name the building that housed our Black Student Union, it was Mary McLeod Bethune’s name that I pushed to have placed on the location. She had done so much for education.
I visited the statue not long ago on a beautiful afternoon and took a photo. The inscription on the statue, “Let her works praise her” was more than appropriate.
The words come from her “Legacy: My Last Will and Testament,” published in Ebony Magazine in 1955. Go to the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site to obtain a copy and take a tour of the first national headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
Maryland Portrait Photographer
Washington, DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue is called “America’s Main Street” and is home to historic parades and events. Less than a month ago it was packed with people for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and on other occasions for solemn funeral processions.
Yesterday afternoon it looked very much like an ordinary street with people commuting, leaving work, finishing shopping, and enjoying a beautiful afternoon. Traffic was mild and it looked like an ordinary city street draped with unique federal buildings. It bounces back and forth between being America’s Main Street and main street to a lot of ordinary people.
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.
Sign hanging in Washington Convention Center during Chuck Brown funeral.
Light shining on mourners gathered at front of room after Chuck Brown funeral.
Fans collecting program and souvenirs after funeral for Chuck Brown at the Washington Convention Center.
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
Saturday, April 7, 2012. Hundreds of protesters marched in Washington, DC demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was killed. Marchers represented people of all races, young and old. Buses and cars blew their horns in solidarity.
A first glance at one of Larry B. Quick’s pieces and one may not understand what one is seeing. Looking closer one will see stitches and notice complexity. Quick’s art is unique. He paints on canvases, cuts pieces and then sews them together. What follows is a wonderful story told with meaningful colors and tones.
Larry and I have been good friends for about 5 years and I have had opportunities to photograph both him and his work. Hundreds of hours have been spent discussing life and the arts. While he has been a working artist for many years I am confident in the near future you will be hearing and seeing more of the works of Larry B. Quick. A few samples are shown below.
Larry’s art is a reflection of his life growing up in Washington, DC and was honed by his studies at the Corcoran School of Art of which he is a graduate.
Larry is also known to many in the Washington area as one of the co-founders of Life Pieces to Masterpieces, a mentoring organization for young African-American males. His life has been as interesting as his art.
Larry and his latest work "No Strings Attached"
"No Strings Attached" by Larry B. Quick
Larry B. Quick and actor Hill Harper at a mentoring event.
Painting featuring a mother and son.
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