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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 […]

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.

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% […]

One For The Thumb! I just received The Knot’s Best of Weddings honor for 2014. This makes it five years in a row. Winning this award once is pretty special, as it comes directly from the people who invite me into their lives to share their most emotional moments. Winning it five years in a […]

I just got my hands on the Spring 2011 issue of i do!, the beautiful new publication from Michelle Kilgore and Kim Pietsch at Weddings by Michelle. It’s a lovely issue that highlights the premiere level of service that Weddings by Michelle provides, and offers plenty of insight and inspiration to those of you planning […]

I’m extremely honored to have been selected a Best of Weddings vendor by The Knot for two consecutive years. The Best of Weddings nod is very special to me because it comes directly from brides and reflects the care I strive to provide every couple. Photography is obviously a creative adventure, but the true art […]

2011 Bride’s Choice Award

January 26, 2011

Just got word from Wedding Wire that I received a 2011 Bride’s Choice Award. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals, and is based on recommendations from couples just like you. (Here’s what brides are saying about me πŸ™‚ If you’re not familiar with WeddingWire, head over to their site and […]

Check out the Spring/Summer edition of The Knot Magazine to read up on Lisa and Chris’s fabulous wedding in Norfolk last year. Lisa booked me for their wedding at the Norfolk Pagoda months before any other 2009 couple, which gave us plenty of time to discuss and anticipate the big day. Chris proposed to Lisa […]

Every year The Knot magazine conducts a survey of 21,000+ couples to learn more about their experience with wedding vendors. The editors then compile the data and present the results in their annual “Best of Weddings” magazine. Looks like someone’s been talking behind my back because I just got named a Best of Weddings winner […]

Become a Facebook Fan

May 1, 2009

Are you wasting your sweet, precious life away on Facebook? Me, too! I don’t have a solution to your facebooking addiction, but I do have the answer to make it worse. Here’s a link to the Justin Hankins Photography page on Facebook. (Woo-hoo! Vanity!) You don’t have to be a friend to view the page, […]

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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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