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Justin Hankins Photography

Virginia Beach , VA
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Virginia Beach, VA 23454 US (map)

PHONE

757-695-3385
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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement! You’re about to experience some of the most special memories of your lives, and I can’t wait to document your smiles as you take it all in. :)
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Congratulations on your engagement! You’re about to experience some of the most special memories of your lives, and I can’t wait to document your smiles as you take it all in. :)

My name is Justin Hankins and I’m a Virginia-based photographer who travels around the world documenting the happiest moments in people’s lives. I have a reputation for taking incredible care of couples just like you, and can’t wait to figure out how to surprise and delight you.

My work has earned an Accolade of Excellence by Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, is published widespread in books and magazines, and has won me the Best of Weddings nod by The Knot Magazine eight years in a row (2010-2017). Most recently, I became one of only three Virginia photographers to be inducted into The Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

Please get in touch so I may swoon about your plans. :) Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Adrienne
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
MVP of Wedding Vendors
In one of our initial emails with Justin, he told us to select wedding vendors like we were picking players for a sports team. We used this advice as we built our team of vendors, and I must say Justin was clearly our MVP. From your initial inquiry, Justin will walk with you every step of the way. He takes the time to get to know you as a couple and understand the expectations of your loved ones. His attention to detail is endearing. To our bridal party's surprise, he learned all of their names prior to the wedding day, so he was not repeatedly shouting "hey you! step to the left." His photos will capture the feelings and emotions of the day. He truly lives up to his slogan of #MomentsNotMasonJars.
MVP of Wedding Vendors
In one of our initial emails with Justin, he told us to select wedding vendors like we were Read more...
MVP of Wedding Vendors
In one of our initial emails with Justin, he told us to select wedding vendors like we were picking players for a sports team. We used this advice as we built our team of vendors, and I must say Justin was clearly our MVP. From your initial inquiry, Justin will walk with you every step of the way. He takes the time to get to know you as a couple and understand the expectations of your loved ones. His attention to detail is endearing. To our bridal party's surprise, he learned all of their names prior to the wedding day, so he was not repeatedly shouting "hey you! step to the left." His photos will capture the feelings and emotions of the day. He truly lives up to his slogan of #MomentsNotMasonJars. Read less
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amandarenee89
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Justin is unlike any photographer out there in the best possible way. He's incredibly talented at capturing the most special moments and evoking all of the emotion of the day in the shots he takes. But what makes Justin so special is the care, sincerity, and thought he puts into his clients. I found Justin's business when I was in college, years before I broke into working in the wedding industry and light years away from planning my own wedding day, but I knew then that he would be my wedding photographer one day and it was the best decision I made (aside from the man I married!). Justin became someone I confided in during the planning process and as a result is now a dear friend too. He is not someone you book and don't hear from until a month before the wedding. He does everything possible to make sure you know he is there for you during the planning. He provided humor to me during some stressful times.

He also did our engagement session and we loved how comfortable he helped us feel in front of the camera. His delivery of the galleries is SO fast and the pictures I received were absolutely incredible! I have had many friends and family members say how impressed they are at how many pictures he took, but also seemed to not be there at all. He managed to catch moments that I didn't even realize were happening because the day goes so fast and you're pulled in many different directions. He is worth every penny and more!
Justin is unlike any photographer out there in the best possible way. He's incredibly talented at capturing the most Read more...
Justin is unlike any photographer out there in the best possible way. He's incredibly talented at capturing the most special moments and evoking all of the emotion of the day in the shots he takes. But what makes Justin so special is the care, sincerity, and thought he puts into his clients. I found Justin's business when I was in college, years before I broke into working in the wedding industry and light years away from planning my own wedding day, but I knew then that he would be my wedding photographer one day and it was the best decision I made (aside from the man I married!). Justin became someone I confided in during the planning process and as a result is now a dear friend too. He is not someone you book and don't hear from until a month before the wedding. He does everything possible to make sure you know he is there for you during the planning. He provided humor to me during some stressful times.

He also did our engagement session and we loved how comfortable he helped us feel in front of the camera. His delivery of the galleries is SO fast and the pictures I received were absolutely incredible! I have had many friends and family members say how impressed they are at how many pictures he took, but also seemed to not be there at all. He managed to catch moments that I didn't even realize were happening because the day goes so fast and you're pulled in many different directions. He is worth every penny and more! Read less
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jacquie
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
**Update: All of our images just came in and Justin knocked it out of the park! Our photographs are beautiful. He captured our day in a the most beautiful way and managed to make lasting memories of the fun moments from the reception :)
Justin was AMAZING! We interviewed several photographers before making the absolute right choice in asking Justin to be our wedding photographer. He was the perfect amount of attentive without even a touch of overbearing. Easily reachable when I had questions and even accommodated an "engagement" shoot of our dogs and I while my fiancé was deployed so he'd have pictures of us. Justin was early the day of, never stopped moving over 9+ hours but never felt like he was in our face or in the way and even had a sneak peek of photos for us before we woke the day after the wedding. His creativeness, thoughtfulness and talent were perfect for our southern inspired Bow Ties, BBQ and Bourbon themed wedding at The Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk. We highly recommend his services.
**Update: All of our images just came in and Justin knocked it out of the park! Our photographs are beautiful. He captured Read more...
**Update: All of our images just came in and Justin knocked it out of the park! Our photographs are beautiful. He captured our day in a the most beautiful way and managed to make lasting memories of the fun moments from the reception :)
Justin was AMAZING! We interviewed several photographers before making the absolute right choice in asking Justin to be our wedding photographer. He was the perfect amount of attentive without even a touch of overbearing. Easily reachable when I had questions and even accommodated an "engagement" shoot of our dogs and I while my fiancé was deployed so he'd have pictures of us. Justin was early the day of, never stopped moving over 9+ hours but never felt like he was in our face or in the way and even had a sneak peek of photos for us before we woke the day after the wedding. His creativeness, thoughtfulness and talent were perfect for our southern inspired Bow Ties, BBQ and Bourbon themed wedding at The Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk. We highly recommend his services. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
I would hire Justin again in a heartbeat! He was extremely professional and courteous. His sense of humor and laid back demeanor was very much appreciated, especially on the wedding day. His pictures of our wedding turned out beautifully, and they were delivered in a very timely manner. I would recommend his services to anyone!
I would hire Justin again in a heartbeat! He was extremely professional and courteous. His sense of humor and laid back Read more...
I would hire Justin again in a heartbeat! He was extremely professional and courteous. His sense of humor and laid back demeanor was very much appreciated, especially on the wedding day. His pictures of our wedding turned out beautifully, and they were delivered in a very timely manner. I would recommend his services to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired Justin for both an engagement party and a wedding one year later. From the moment we met, I knew he would be perfect. I interviewed some others, but I could tell they wanted to do things their way. Justin's way will work with your way because he is flexible and open, and, at the end of the day, a super person.
His talent is truly top notch, from candids to still lifes, group and family photos and more. He is refreshingly creative and cares so much about the final product.
My daughter and her husband as well as my husband, family and friends were also so pleased with everything he did. His final product-- the leave behinds, books and other goodies--are so classy and elegant.
If you are looking for a stress free, superior quality photographic experience, look no further. You will trust him completely and be charmed by his personality and immense talents.
We hired Justin for both an engagement party and a wedding one year later. From the moment we met, I knew he would be Read more...
We hired Justin for both an engagement party and a wedding one year later. From the moment we met, I knew he would be perfect. I interviewed some others, but I could tell they wanted to do things their way. Justin's way will work with your way because he is flexible and open, and, at the end of the day, a super person.
His talent is truly top notch, from candids to still lifes, group and family photos and more. He is refreshingly creative and cares so much about the final product.
My daughter and her husband as well as my husband, family and friends were also so pleased with everything he did. His final product-- the leave behinds, books and other goodies--are so classy and elegant.
If you are looking for a stress free, superior quality photographic experience, look no further. You will trust him completely and be charmed by his personality and immense talents. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
I feel that wedding pictures are one of the most important wedding purchases. I wanted top notch pictures that we would fall in love with every time we looked at them. Justin gave us that and more!! Every time someone asks to look at our wedding photos and I pull them up the first thing they say is "you had the best photographer. Your pictures are beautiful, amazing, etc". They are right! We are in love with our pictures. Justin is not just a fabulous photographer, he's conscientious and thoughtful! I promise you, you won't regret choosing Justin Hankins Photography for your wedding (or whatever your photography needs are).
I feel that wedding pictures are one of the most important wedding purchases. I wanted top notch pictures that we would Read more...
I feel that wedding pictures are one of the most important wedding purchases. I wanted top notch pictures that we would fall in love with every time we looked at them. Justin gave us that and more!! Every time someone asks to look at our wedding photos and I pull them up the first thing they say is "you had the best photographer. Your pictures are beautiful, amazing, etc". They are right! We are in love with our pictures. Justin is not just a fabulous photographer, he's conscientious and thoughtful! I promise you, you won't regret choosing Justin Hankins Photography for your wedding (or whatever your photography needs are). Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Marrying a wedding photographer made it very difficult to hire a wedding photographer... until we found Justin. Both my husband and I were very pleased with Justin's portfolio, professionalism, and responsiveness.

If you're looking for an experience, professional, and trustworthy wedding photographer, Justin is your guy!
What starting as a beautiful June morning ended with a tornado warning and torrential downpours during our outdoor reception. Our day of timeline had major last minute changes due to the weather. Justin handled all of the changes with ease. He was quick to send us highlights of our wedding and the rest of our photos soon followed. Jesse and I so appreciate your work, Justin! Thanks again!
Marrying a wedding photographer made it very difficult to hire a wedding photographer... until we found Justin. Both my Read more...
Marrying a wedding photographer made it very difficult to hire a wedding photographer... until we found Justin. Both my husband and I were very pleased with Justin's portfolio, professionalism, and responsiveness.

If you're looking for an experience, professional, and trustworthy wedding photographer, Justin is your guy!
What starting as a beautiful June morning ended with a tornado warning and torrential downpours during our outdoor reception. Our day of timeline had major last minute changes due to the weather. Justin handled all of the changes with ease. He was quick to send us highlights of our wedding and the rest of our photos soon followed. Jesse and I so appreciate your work, Justin! Thanks again! Read less
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MyBigFatScienceWedding
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Justin and his assistant were absolutely AMAZING! I had met Justin at two other weddings and already knew that his pictures are incredible. But I was still amazed and had my mind totally blown when I saw the pictures from my own wedding. He captured everything! He's like a ninja. No one remembers him being around, but he sure got the shot! On both a personal and professional level, Justin is brilliantly amazingly fantastically awesome. Don't waste your time on anyone else. Justin is worth every penny.
Justin and his assistant were absolutely AMAZING! I had met Justin at two other weddings and already knew that his Read more...
Justin and his assistant were absolutely AMAZING! I had met Justin at two other weddings and already knew that his pictures are incredible. But I was still amazed and had my mind totally blown when I saw the pictures from my own wedding. He captured everything! He's like a ninja. No one remembers him being around, but he sure got the shot! On both a personal and professional level, Justin is brilliantly amazingly fantastically awesome. Don't waste your time on anyone else. Justin is worth every penny. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how amazing Justin's photos turned out! The details and thought into each photo will help me tell the story of our wedding forever. Justin was great through the entire process. Paying attention to every detail and trying to make my life easier on such a stressful day. I had an outside ceremony and reception, it started to rain 20 minutes before, Justin and Charlie (additional photographer) helped the groomsmen move furniture inside our rental house to move the wedding inside. For our wedding, Justin was not only a photographer, he was part of our family. We will forever grateful. You will not be disappointed, that I can promise!

Gina & Chuck
Words cannot describe how amazing Justin's photos turned out! The details and thought into each photo will help me tell Read more...
Words cannot describe how amazing Justin's photos turned out! The details and thought into each photo will help me tell the story of our wedding forever. Justin was great through the entire process. Paying attention to every detail and trying to make my life easier on such a stressful day. I had an outside ceremony and reception, it started to rain 20 minutes before, Justin and Charlie (additional photographer) helped the groomsmen move furniture inside our rental house to move the wedding inside. For our wedding, Justin was not only a photographer, he was part of our family. We will forever grateful. You will not be disappointed, that I can promise!

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joel
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Justin is unbelievably helpful and kind. It was great working with him. I met him twice, seven months apart, but it was almost like working with a friend.
Justin is unbelievably helpful and kind. It was great working with him. I met him twice, seven months apart, but it was Read more...
Justin is unbelievably helpful and kind. It was great working with him. I met him twice, seven months apart, but it was almost like working with a friend. Read less
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