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The New Year began with a bang when I opened my email and discovered I’d been named to The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2017. This is the eighth consecutive year that couples have named me to their best wedding photographer list (omg!), and I’m beyond humbled by the folks who’ve invited me into their lives […]

Please note: this event has already passed πŸ™ January means Bridal Show Season, and I’ll once again be meeting and greeting (and eating free cake) at the Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase in Norfolk, VA. The show takes place at 11am on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Norfolk Scope Exhibition Hall. From photographs to album […]

A day in my life

July 25, 2015

I put together this little “day in my life” short as I photographed a recent wedding. Perhaps it might offer a little insight into what the day looks like from my perspective. Key takeaways: too many batteries; not enough bourbon. πŸ™‚ Click to watch on Vimeo.

I’m proud and excited to announce my acceptance into the Fearless Photographers community. Known as “the best wedding photographers for couples who truly love photography,” Fearless Photographers is a special group of “the world’s best wedding photographers who are not afraid to push the limits of professional wedding photography.” Every hero of mine is a […]

Richmond brides! Are you considering Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for your wedding? (Hint: you totally should be.) The culinary team behind Meriwether Godsey, the exclusive caterer for Lewis Ginter, is hosting their biannual tasting event on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 5:30pm till 7:00pm. It’s free for the first two guests, and you’ll be able […]

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 […]

I recently fell in love with Destinos, a beautiful publication out of Costa Rica dedicated to helping couples plan their destination weddings. Naturally, I was super honored to learn they’ve featured Kendra & Mark’s destination wedding in Eleuthera, one of the remote Out Islands of the Bahamas. Destination weddings offer all sorts of advantages over […]

After the crazy winter we’ve all been having, it’s about time we take a break and head for paradise! My work from Kelly & Ben’s St. Lucia destination wedding was recently included in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine, available at newsstands and bookstores near you. Planning an international destination wedding introduces all sorts of challenges […]

Please note: this event has already passed πŸ™ <a href=””https://weddings.justinhankins.com/media/2014/03/Norfolk-Botanical-Garden-Bridal-Show-Justin-Hankins.jpg” data-fancybox=”fbox” title=”Norfolk Botanical Garden Bridal Show – Justin Hankins”> I’m excited to announce my participation in this year’s Bridal Open House at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. The Garden is easily one of the most beautiful locations for outdoor weddings in Hampton Roads, and their weddings […]

Wow, someone over at The Knot must’ve had too much spiked egg nogg over the holidays because they just inducted me into the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. This exclusive class of all-star wedding vendors is comprised of folks who have earned four or more Best of Weddings awards, and represents less than 1% […]

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Hi, there! My name is Justin Hankins, and I’d like to photograph the happiest day of your life. I have a reputation for taking incredible care of couples just like you, and can’t wait to surprise and delight you!

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