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Hawes Photography

Kansas City , MO
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3934 Enright Ave
St Louis, MO 63108 US (map)

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816-260-4718

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ABOUT US

Our goal is the capture that uniqueness of your wedding with our blended shooting style
and enhance your images to create “true art”.
We focus on capturing real emotion and... Read more
Our goal is the capture that uniqueness of your wedding with our blended shooting style
and enhance your images to create “true art”.
We focus on capturing real emotion and personality – because isn’t that what
everyone wants in their wedding pictures? Photojournalism isn’t just a buzz word for us – our background in journalism instilled a
philosophy in us that we should capture moments – real moments – as they unfold.
But wait. There’s more! We know that gorgeous images take some time and some framing. Notice we didn’t say posing.
This is not your traditional photography studio. We want to see YOU! So we let you play with your friends and
focus on the love of your life. It’s easy and lots of fun.
PLUS it leads to amazing wedding pictures that we take to the next level. These are our signature bold images. It’s the texturing, the feel, the look – whatever you want to call it – it’s what we do. It’s real life; it’s a unique vision ­­— it’s true art. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We approach each event with fresh eyes and our post processing is just the same. Every shoot gets it's own unique look that enhances the emotion and quality of the image. Oh, and hand-coloring makes me puke a little in my mouth. Sorry, no b&w with the bouquet in color here.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Everything. You hire a photographer so you don't have to worry about things like lighting. Just let us handle it.
Is your media preference film or digital?
99% of what we do is digital, that way we don't have to limit what we do. We do have quite an affinity for vintage though so we tend to tote around several film and Polaroid cameras just for the fun of it.
How many photographers do you work with?
It's just us... Aaron & Heather. We like it that way.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I've shot with a 102 degree fever and Heather within hours of vomiting, we'll be there. Just in case we have an awesome network of photographers that can pop in at a moments notice.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never in a day. We'll only shoot a max of 2 weddings per weekend per city.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
This is another thing you hire a professional so you don't have to worry about it. We bring everything we could possibly need.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Why complicate things? We're there as long as we need to be.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
See above.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't structure things like this. We take appropriate breaks and appropriate times.
Do you charge for travel?
Only outside of the Kansas City or St Louis Metro areas.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Our online proofs are generally up withing 2-4 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online and a hard cover thumbnail proof book are the most common options. You get to choose.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever, they're yours.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but we provide a copyright release as a purchase option.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, we reserve the right to publish anything we capture.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
They're available for purchase.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
All kinds and we are always adding more. Just ask to see them.
When will the client get the final album?
It depends on the design and album type.

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Christy
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We stumbled upon Hawes Photography at a bridal show amidst a seemingly endless number of photographers. What set them apart? They showcased natural, non-posed, creative photos that look more like true art than your typical wedding photography. They also showcased a 3D photo technique as well as stop motion shooting, Polaroids, and other creative photography options. We immediately were drawn to their vision, creativity, and talent and they were hands down our top choice for photographer.

Heather and Aaron are a married duo who are professional, down to earth, and know their stuff. Once booked, I had no worries because I knew we were in very capable hands. We started with a meeting and booked (they also have the paperwork part down! ). We did our engagement photos, which is included in the base package, and followed their lead for a spot (our only request, outdoors). They led us to an amazing, little known place that was stellar. They interfere relatively little when taking photos -- it's mostly just act natural with some gentle guidance/prompting from them occasionally and moving around. It felt natural and fun, more like hanging out with friends than a stuffy photo session.

When we saw the photos, we were stunned. They have a way of capturing and expressing the space/us that can only be described as a marriage between skill and creativity -- true art. We loved them and they made us even MORE excited for our wedding day photography!

Heather was in communication with us before the wedding, planning and organizing our photography for the day. She helped us with our timeline and flow for the day, being flexible but also sharing her ideas of what will work. Come wedding day, they were there for the full day with some guiding/prompting but overall non-invasive. They kept us on the schedule and made sure we had everything we wanted. They were fantastic and we couldn't recommend them more! Besides getting married, they were my favorite part of our wedding!
We stumbled upon Hawes Photography at a bridal show amidst a seemingly endless number of photographers. What set them Read more...
We stumbled upon Hawes Photography at a bridal show amidst a seemingly endless number of photographers. What set them apart? They showcased natural, non-posed, creative photos that look more like true art than your typical wedding photography. They also showcased a 3D photo technique as well as stop motion shooting, Polaroids, and other creative photography options. We immediately were drawn to their vision, creativity, and talent and they were hands down our top choice for photographer.

Heather and Aaron are a married duo who are professional, down to earth, and know their stuff. Once booked, I had no worries because I knew we were in very capable hands. We started with a meeting and booked (they also have the paperwork part down! ). We did our engagement photos, which is included in the base package, and followed their lead for a spot (our only request, outdoors). They led us to an amazing, little known place that was stellar. They interfere relatively little when taking photos -- it's mostly just act natural with some gentle guidance/prompting from them occasionally and moving around. It felt natural and fun, more like hanging out with friends than a stuffy photo session.

When we saw the photos, we were stunned. They have a way of capturing and expressing the space/us that can only be described as a marriage between skill and creativity -- true art. We loved them and they made us even MORE excited for our wedding day photography!

Heather was in communication with us before the wedding, planning and organizing our photography for the day. She helped us with our timeline and flow for the day, being flexible but also sharing her ideas of what will work. Come wedding day, they were there for the full day with some guiding/prompting but overall non-invasive. They kept us on the schedule and made sure we had everything we wanted. They were fantastic and we couldn't recommend them more! Besides getting married, they were my favorite part of our wedding! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with our choice to have Hawe's Photography as our photographers!! Aaron and Heather shot our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner and the wedding. They were so easy to work with, had great ideas and captured wonderful photographs in a nautral way..not the boring 'posed' photos that are a dime a dozen. They have a creative spin on the entire experience. Their work is by far the best of any photographer we looked at when trying to find a photographer. We look forward to working them them in the future as well!!!
We could not be happier with our choice to have Hawe's Photography as our photographers!! Aaron and Heather shot our Read more...
We could not be happier with our choice to have Hawe's Photography as our photographers!! Aaron and Heather shot our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner and the wedding. They were so easy to work with, had great ideas and captured wonderful photographs in a nautral way..not the boring 'posed' photos that are a dime a dozen. They have a creative spin on the entire experience. Their work is by far the best of any photographer we looked at when trying to find a photographer. We look forward to working them them in the future as well!!! Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best photographers I can imagine. Hawes Photography covered our wedding as only we could have dreamed. They are thorough, professional, and deliver well beyond expectation. Their talent is clear. If you want photographs of your event that cause people to say things like, "Those are the most amazing wedding photos I have ever seen," then Hawes Photography should be your choice.
Hands down the best photographers I can imagine. Hawes Photography covered our wedding as only we could have dreamed. They Read more...
Hands down the best photographers I can imagine. Hawes Photography covered our wedding as only we could have dreamed. They are thorough, professional, and deliver well beyond expectation. Their talent is clear. If you want photographs of your event that cause people to say things like, "Those are the most amazing wedding photos I have ever seen," then Hawes Photography should be your choice. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Aaron and Heather Hawes perfectly captured our big day, and we could not have been happier with our choice! They were fun to work with, made us feel incredibly comfortable, discreetly shot the entire day's festivities and the end result exceeded all of our expectations. We've gotten so many compliments on both our wedding and engagement photos! I would highly recommend Hawes Photography!
Aaron and Heather Hawes perfectly captured our big day, and we could not have been happier with our choice! They were fun Read more...
Aaron and Heather Hawes perfectly captured our big day, and we could not have been happier with our choice! They were fun to work with, made us feel incredibly comfortable, discreetly shot the entire day's festivities and the end result exceeded all of our expectations. We've gotten so many compliments on both our wedding and engagement photos! I would highly recommend Hawes Photography! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we decided to use Hawes Photography! Our photos are absolutely gorgeous, and really captured the wedding day well; we also got some great engagement photos! Aaron and Heather are wonderful to work with - they were very helpful with planning and giving us ideas for locations to take picutres; and they were great to have around on our wedding day! I would highly recommend Hawes Photography - couldn't be happier with our photos!
We are so happy we decided to use Hawes Photography! Our photos are absolutely gorgeous, and really captured the wedding Read more...
We are so happy we decided to use Hawes Photography! Our photos are absolutely gorgeous, and really captured the wedding day well; we also got some great engagement photos! Aaron and Heather are wonderful to work with - they were very helpful with planning and giving us ideas for locations to take picutres; and they were great to have around on our wedding day! I would highly recommend Hawes Photography - couldn't be happier with our photos! Read less
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Drew
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Aaron and Heather Hawes are two of the most gifted and artistic photographers we've ever been around. Their style and ability is unparalleled in the Midwest. They have such a creative passion and eye for their photography that you truly feel like you're becoming a piece of art. Would recommend them time and time again.
Aaron and Heather Hawes are two of the most gifted and artistic photographers we've ever been around. Their style and Read more...
Aaron and Heather Hawes are two of the most gifted and artistic photographers we've ever been around. Their style and ability is unparalleled in the Midwest. They have such a creative passion and eye for their photography that you truly feel like you're becoming a piece of art. Would recommend them time and time again. Read less
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Jay
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
So here's the thing to remember: Aaron and Heather are lovely people. It's not something you forget over the course of working with them. It's easy to overlook the people behind the varied services employed when you're getting all of your details nailed down. They're good folk.

They spent 12 hours in our company on the day of, and plenty of time before in the engagement session and multiple conversations. Not that they were oppressively present by any means, as they are lovely people. These first steps are worth every bit of time and money; they gleaned a sense of who we are, what we wanted, and what they could do.

I'm of the opinion that wedding pictures shouldn't be static poses. I understand that they're important for posterity and grandma, but I know I didn't want my day to be, or be remembered, as a formality. We chose Heather and Aaron because they understood this.

This isn't the forum for extolling the virtues of supporting young artists or listing the manifold cultural, social, and municipal benefits that result, so let me say that work they did is framed on our wall not only because of our memories of the day, but for its aesthetic qualities. Our jealous friends that relied on their Photo-Hobbyist Uncle Bob aren't upset with their pictures by any means, but they definitely recognize a marked difference in quality.

And also, it's good to have lovely people around.
So here's the thing to remember: Aaron and Heather are lovely people. It's not something you forget over the course of Read more...
So here's the thing to remember: Aaron and Heather are lovely people. It's not something you forget over the course of working with them. It's easy to overlook the people behind the varied services employed when you're getting all of your details nailed down. They're good folk.

They spent 12 hours in our company on the day of, and plenty of time before in the engagement session and multiple conversations. Not that they were oppressively present by any means, as they are lovely people. These first steps are worth every bit of time and money; they gleaned a sense of who we are, what we wanted, and what they could do.

I'm of the opinion that wedding pictures shouldn't be static poses. I understand that they're important for posterity and grandma, but I know I didn't want my day to be, or be remembered, as a formality. We chose Heather and Aaron because they understood this.

This isn't the forum for extolling the virtues of supporting young artists or listing the manifold cultural, social, and municipal benefits that result, so let me say that work they did is framed on our wall not only because of our memories of the day, but for its aesthetic qualities. Our jealous friends that relied on their Photo-Hobbyist Uncle Bob aren't upset with their pictures by any means, but they definitely recognize a marked difference in quality.

And also, it's good to have lovely people around. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Our experience with the Hawes was simply fantastic. At every step, their work captured the essence of our relationship, our emotions and our excitement....while reflecting our personal style. And we are left with beautiful memories that stimulate "oohs and aaahs" from everyone who browses through our wedding book. If you are looking for someone to reflect your style, in a unique and sophisticated manner, you can't go wrong with this charming and delightful couple.
Our experience with the Hawes was simply fantastic. At every step, their work captured the essence of our relationship, Read more...
Our experience with the Hawes was simply fantastic. At every step, their work captured the essence of our relationship, our emotions and our excitement....while reflecting our personal style. And we are left with beautiful memories that stimulate "oohs and aaahs" from everyone who browses through our wedding book. If you are looking for someone to reflect your style, in a unique and sophisticated manner, you can't go wrong with this charming and delightful couple. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Hawes Photography and Design impressed us from the moment we very first sat down with them. Their creative vision is present in every image. They were extremely easy to work with and take every step with a great deal of stride. There is not a situation they cannot handle. Their presentation of the final product shows acute attention to style and respect for the special occasion. There are no half-measures or short cuts with their design. Everything was absolutely gorgeous. Without any doubts, we would recommend Heather and Aaron to any couple. We cannot wait to work with them again for other important life events.
Hawes Photography and Design impressed us from the moment we very first sat down with them. Their creative vision is Read more...
Hawes Photography and Design impressed us from the moment we very first sat down with them. Their creative vision is present in every image. They were extremely easy to work with and take every step with a great deal of stride. There is not a situation they cannot handle. Their presentation of the final product shows acute attention to style and respect for the special occasion. There are no half-measures or short cuts with their design. Everything was absolutely gorgeous. Without any doubts, we would recommend Heather and Aaron to any couple. We cannot wait to work with them again for other important life events. Read less
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barnesk
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Loved working with these two, they were amazing, creative, and took awesome pictures that I will be able to have for a lifetime!!
Loved working with these two, they were amazing, creative, and took awesome pictures that I will be able to have for a Read more...
Loved working with these two, they were amazing, creative, and took awesome pictures that I will be able to have for a lifetime!! Read less
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