Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gift Certificates

An Avonlee Photography Gift Certificate is a wonderful present to give for the holidays or any other special occasion. A gift certificate can be used toward any product or service we offer, including:
  • Children's Portrait
  • Family Portrait
  • Maternity Portrait
  • Pet Portrait
  • Wedding Reprints for a newly married couple

To order certificates, just give us a call at 301-946-4656 and we will be glad to take your order.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christmas Portraits & Holiday Cards

This year, we are pleased to offer specials on our Christmas Portraits and Holiday Cards. Our affordable 'Quick Take' packages are for portraits taken in the studio, as shown. Sessions are a maximum of 20 minutes and will take place over a three-day period.

Quick Take Packages

Package #1: 2 - 5x7s, 2 - 4x6s, 8 - Wallets, 1 Pose $ 69.95

Package #2: 4 - 5x7s, 4 - 4x6s, 8 - Wallets, 2 Poses $119.95

Package #3: 3 - 8x10s, 6 - 5x7s, 8 - Wallets, 3 Poses $159.95

Holiday Cards: 20 - 4x8 Cards $59.95

*New Card Designs Available (see below)

Session Fee: $45 per Family

Note: This pricing is only available for Quick Take photo sessions on the dates listed below. All other dates/times are at regular studio pricing.

Session Dates/Times

Friday, November 7: 10am - 4pm

Saturday, November 8: 10am - 4pm

Tuesday, November 11: 10am - 4pm

RESERVATIONS: Call now at 301-946-4656 to reserve a date and time for your portrait session.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Holiday Card Designs!

Our new holiday card designs are now available. When you have a portrait taken at our studio, you can order cards through us with your favorite image from your photo session. Choose from the following designs to create your own personalized holiday greeting.

Holiday cards (4x8 size) are available in sets of 20 cards for $59.95.

For order form, please call the studio at 301-946-4656





Call (301) 946-4656 for order form details.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall Portraits in the Park

One of the loveliest times of year to have a portrait taken is the fall. Whether in a park or in your own backyard, the fall foliage can provide a brilliant backdrop for your portrait.

Special Offer

This year we've set aside a whole weekend for our Portraits in the Park.

Saturday, November 1 - 10am-4pm

Sunday, November 2 - 1pm-4pm

Portrait sessions will take place at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland.

Sitting fee: $60 for a 30-minute session, a savings of $115 off our regular fee.

Call now to reserve your spot and discuss the details of your portrait.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Charity Fund Raising


In these tough economic times, we realize donations for charitable events are hard to come by. At Avonlee Photography, we would like to offer gift certificates as auction items for your fundraisers.

An Avonlee Gift Certificate includes
- A Family Portrait Sitting - in our studio or at a separate location, such as Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland

- A Canvas Mounted Wall Portrait

Value: $580.00

We would be happy to make a donation to your upcoming events. Please call us at
301-946-4656 or e-mail us at info@avonleephotography.com to discuss how Avonlee Photography can help support your worthwhile causes.

Best wishes,
Michael & Mary Dunphy

Avonlee Photography
Family Portrait

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Best of Show in Album Competition

Hi everyone,
Just a short note to let you know that yesterday we had a very good night of competition at the Maryland Professional Photographers Association's print competition held at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia, MD. Our album 'Janet and Jim' received the 'Best of Show' award. Janet and Jim had a wonderful wedding at the Strathmore Mansion in Rockville in the Fall of 2006. Here are a couple of images from their album.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Competition Time Again

Hi All,
This Wednesday evening we will be taking part in the third of four print competitions run by the Maryland Professional Photographers Association . The year long competition is heating up nicely in the various categories and we are looking forward to entering two wedding albums in the album category. The year long competition drives us to improve our photography skills. Last year we were fortunate to win the Wedding Album Photographer of the Year in Maryland

Michael Dunphy receives the Wedding Album Photographer
of the Year Award, 2007, from David Corey, President of the
Maryland Professional Photographers Association

We will let you know how we did later in the week.

Speak to you soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Photographs from Ireland vacation

Hi everybody,
We made it back from Ireland in one piece. As always the weather was "perfect," but we still managed to do a lot of neat things and visit some beautiful locations. Our trip included a visit to the west of Ireland where we visited the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and the Aran Islands. Here are a selection of some of those images. We hope you enjoy them.

Best wishes,
Michael and Mary

Mary lives on the edge - Aran Islands

Pony and Trap - Hi-tech transportation on the Aran Islands

Sunset at the Cliffs of Moher

Our friends at Moher Hill Farm

Michael & Mary brave the Burren

The Burren at sunset, facing towards America

Fishing in Lahinch

Uilleann pipe player, Vinny Dunphy, at the Miltown Malbay Traditional Irish Music Festival

Grandad's Girls

And don't forget...Guinness is GOOD for you!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Avonlee Photography Enters the World of Blogging!

Hi everybody and thank you for visiting our new blog. This is our first attempt at blogging and we hope you will bear with us as we get the hang of the process. Please revisit often as we intend to update the page with new images and content as we come across it.

Best wishes,

Michael and Mary