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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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

Everyone loves a beautiful cake. Half eaten cakes as art.

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(Note:  added a new cake to the list. 2/19/12)

Everybody loves beautiful cakes.  I think that beauty can be found in half eaten cakes as well.  There is something about the contrast betweeen the touched and the untouched.  You can also see how much the cake has been enjoyed.

90th Birthday Cake half eaten

half eaten wedding cake

half eaten pound cake

half eaten birthday cake

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Washington, DC Ethiopian Engagement Party: Warm greetings and beautiful attire.

A few years back I photographed an engagement party for a wonderful Ethiopian couple.  It was one of the most fun parties I have worked.  I still recall the warm greetings and beautiful attire that the women wore.  There were interesting customs and great food in addition.

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Women anxioulsy waiting to greeting bride and groom

Warm greetings between two women in beautiful attire at Ethiopian Engagement Party in Washington, DC

Women warmly greet each other at Ethiopian Engagement Party

Women in beautiful attire warmly greet each other at Ethiopian Engagement Party

Everyone loves a beautiful cake. Half eaten cakes as art.

(Note:  added a new cake to the list. 2/19/12)

Everybody loves beautiful cakes.  I think that beauty can be found in half eaten cakes as well.  There is something about the contrast betweeen the touched and the untouched.  You can also see how much the cake has been enjoyed.

90th Birthday Cake half eaten

half eaten wedding cake

half eaten pound cake

half eaten birthday cake

Lonnie Dawkins Photography