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Still looking for that last minute gift? DCPG has portrait session gift certificates for $100!

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For a limited time, you can get an additional gift certificate for each one your purchase*! That saves you $100 or more! It’s our way of giving an instant THANK YOU for the honor of photographing your loved ones.

Contact us to purchase one today – we have lovely printed certificates or we can send an electronic version as well.

We have been so blessed over the last few years and we deeply appreciate the love and support we continue to get.  Thank you for sharing our passion and supporting local businesses!

Mendell, Ciesther & Lester
DCPG Photography + Design

*Rules and restrictions apply;  contact DCPG for details!


One of the ironic things about us being photographers is that we rarely take photos of ourselves. Mendell and I have been married for five years, but I think we’ve done family photos maybe one other time. So this year, since DCPG had an arsenal of very elegant holiday card designs at our disposal, I was determined to finally send out family Christmas cards this year.

We went into our little rental studio Thursday night and Lester did the honors of photographing us. I hate seeing pics of myself, but I really like these photos and I love the card design. If you haven’t had a DCPG shoot + holiday card, please consider it for next year (or a super late card for this year haha)! I put ours up on facebook and have gotten so many compliments on how unique, beautiful and creative it is. We have several designs to choose from and we’re always adding new ones. Contact me if you’d like to see samples!

I hope everyone has a great holiday season! Peace, love and blessings to you all!

– Cies

[These are getting printed on a 5×7 folded card…I’ll post up pics when they get in from our printer!]



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We don’t feature our commercial work regularly on the blog, but Mendell and Lester actually specialize in architectural and interior photography.   Mendell photographs a lot of hotels, but one in particular was awesome.   If you need to stay in Chesapeake, or hell, if you just wanna hang out somewhere ultra-cool, check out the new hotel aLoft and its bar, wxyz.  Malcolm Venable of recently did a write up on it and featured Mendell’s photos.

[You can see larger photos here on LTD Management’s Flickr ]

Seriously, this hotel is like nothing you’ve seen in this area and thank God for that.  Definitely go check it out!