Hi, my name is Justin Hankins :)
I travel around the world documenting the happiest moments in people's lives. I have a reputation for taking incredible care of folks just like you and can't wait to surprise and delight.
Are you considering a destination wedding?
Excellent choice. Whether you're trying to maximize value, reduce planning headaches, or are simply looking for valid excuses to avoid inviting your crazy extended family ;), destination weddings help eliminate many problems that plague hometown events.
Minimizing stress is the main reason people choose destination weddings. I'd love to chat with you about your plans and help you reduce your stress and optimize your entire experience.
Most of my weddings are destination or out of town events for me, so I'm adept at photographing new locations sight-unseen. I have a wealth of experience with international weddings and know how to negotiate the politics of travel, customs, immigration laws, and resort policies effortlessly.
For more information, please contact me.
My geographic specialties...
Gros Islet, Rodney Bay, Pigeon Island, Pitons, Sugar Beach, Soufriére, Vieux Fort, Anse La Raye, etc.
St. Lucia is one of the most pristinely beautiful natural destinations I've photographed. Relatively untouched compared to most tropical destinations, the island offers a diverse setting for your wedding, including rainforests, mountains, and beaches.
Governors Harbour, Harbor Island, Gregory Town, Tippy's, Pineapple Fields, etc.
To say Eleuthera is an undeveloped paradise is an enormous understatement. In fact, the island's unofficial slogan is "Eleuthera: It's Not for Everyone." If you're looking for an all-inclusive jetski moped clubbing party-time (woop woop!), you'll be sorely disappointed. If, however, you're looking to spend a week with your closest relatives in one of the most secluded spots on the planet and don't mind looking at the most mind-blowingly blue water every day while you're there, Eleuthera could easily be up your alley.
Punta Nizuc, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Cozumel, etc.
Mexico offers a wonderful combination of beauty and convenience, with so much opportunity and accessibility available in the popular tourist destinations. One of my favorite wedding resorts is the 5-star Nuzuc Resort and Spa, just outside the hotel district of Cancun. Nizuc weddings are gorgeous, and their staff is amazing. And one of my favorite locations is Isla Mujeres, a short boat trip from Cancun that feels like a secret destination within a destination.
Outer Banks of North Carolina
Corolla, Carova, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Hatteras, Manteo, etc.
I've been visiting the Outer Banks since I was a kid -- it's always a treat to photograph weddings in a location that's so sentimental to me as well. Whether on the beach, the sound, the Sanderling or the Whalehead club, you'll love the down-home southern relaxation found in the Outer Banks.
Other common destinations
Where will your wedding take me?
Among the locations listed above, I've got experience in Kyoto, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Lund, Sweden, the Lofoten Islands of Norway, NYC, Vegas, DC, Seattle, Boston, NYC, Vermont, and much of Florida. Here are some images from various locations and events I've photographed in the past.