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Best of Wedding Photography 2015

Today’s email brought word that I received The Knot’s Best of Weddings honor for 2015. This makes it six years in a row.

It’s the journey that matters, not the destination, and I can’t thank my couples, their parents, and all my vendor colleagues enough for making this such an eventful, rewarding road trip. (Even if I can’t stand how much Katy Perry you all listen to on the blasted radio. :p)

Thank you for being a partner in my success and for welcoming me into your lives and giving me the space to do some good things.

Extra thanks this year to Charlie Gunter and Jennifer German, both great photographers who helped me create images I couldn’t have made without them. Here’s the formal press release:




VIRGINIA BEACH, VA/January 8, 2015-XO Group Inc. is pleased to announce that JUSTIN HANKINS PHOTOGRAPHY has been selected as a 2015 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. This is the sixth year in a row that Justin Hankins Photography has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings, making him the only photographer in Virginia with as many honors.

In 2015, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade. The Knot Best of Weddings provides a by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed a sample of almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories-venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more-that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.

“It’s the journey that matters, not the destination, and I can’t thank my couples, their parents, and all my vendor colleagues enough for making this such an eventful, rewarding road trip.”

The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding vendor to create a wedding that in unique to them. More than eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot, and they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot is marrying great technology with trusted content-and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

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About XO Group Inc.
XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; is the premier consumer internet and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing couples and new parents with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include The Nest and The Bump. XO Group is recognized by the industry for innovation in media – from the web to mobile, magazines, books, and video. XO Group has grown its business to include online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, e-commerce and publishing. The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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