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 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!!!