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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Planning a Party? Don’t Sleep on the Pictures.

It’s the Pictures! When the guest leave, the music stops, and the food and drinks are consumed, the pictures will be there to remind you what a blast you had. Let us capture the memories!

Hire a professional photographer for your parties and events.  A good party needs good pictures.

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Diamonds! – Women with Age Photography

Photography showcasing the beauty of women with age. Diamonds!!

Some of these women are sisters from church,  some I met at various events, some are aunts.  Some are friends from the neighborhood.  The one on the cover with the black hat is my late mother.

Some are gone all and some are still here to treasure.  God bless them all!

Do you have pictures of your diamonds?

Lonnie Dawkins is portrait photographer based in Washington, DC

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!

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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.

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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.

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The carnival comes to town in the summer. Maryland

When the carnival comes to time it’s a good time for pictures.  Beautiful lights whether it’s color or black and white.  Night time adds even more beauty.

The first pictured carnival took place at Capital Plaza n Landover Hills, MD.

The black and white pictures are from the carnival that was located in New Carrollton, MD around 2006.  It was located at the corner of Annapolis Road and Riverdale Road.  If you are familiar with the area there used to be a Toys-R-Us there.  Now the is a CVS Pharmacy and a TD Bank.

Anyone remember going to these carnivals?

Carnival at Capital Plaza in Hyattsville, MD Ferris Wheel at night Carnival hot dogs and hamburgers

Lonnie Dawkins is a portrait and event photographer based in Washington, DC

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Children’s Birthday Party Photography

A one year old’s birthday party was the occasion for photography coverage last Saturday.

Friends and family gathered to wish Lauren a Happy First Birthday.  Lauren looked beautiful in her festive party dress.

Baby girl's birthday

Happy father holding the little birthday girl!

father dancing with little daughter at birthday party

Dancing with father

little girl reaching for cookies on table

The party girl reaches for cookies

birthday cake with little girl and mother

Mom and baby with the birthday cake

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