Fort Monroe Engagement Session: Megan+James | Will Hawkins Photography

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Fort Monroe Engagement Session: Megan+James | Will Hawkins Photography

Virginia and it's fantastic weather. When we started planning their engagement session, Megan and James had their hearts set on Fort Monroe. The day finally came to photograph their session and the rain was coming. None the less we pulled through and got some great images! I can't wait for their wedding this September. Until then here some of my favorites from their session. 

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Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
Fort Monroe Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Hampton Engagement Session Hampton Wedding Photographer Hampton Engagement Photographer
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Baltimore Engagement Session: Mikia+Conrad | Will Hawkins Photography

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Baltimore Engagement Session: Mikia+Conrad | Will Hawkins Photography

Baltimore Maryland, a beautiful city with tons of hills. Hills that I got to showcase on my trip to photograph Mikia and Conrad's engagement session. I had a great time walking the city with these two. Conrad talked all about the city, and it's history. All while telling me about how he loves Mikia and how they met. I can't wait to photograph their wedding this August it's going to be a great celebration. 

Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
Baltimore Wedding Photographer, Will Hawkins Photography, Baltimore Engagement Session, American History Art Museum Engagement Session
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2017: A Year in Review | Passion and Life

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2017: A Year in Review | Passion and Life

Life. Life is great when you live it to it's fullest, and that is what I've done this year. I'm living my best life right now. I'm so grateful for everything that has happened this year. I'm still learning and striving to become the best photographer I can be. You can't rush this process, and it has to be appreciated. 

The more I'm behind my camera, the more I appreciate the balance that you must have in this world. I never thought I'd be talking from that perspective, but I'm learning that life is about balance. I've spent the past seven years of my life aggressively chasing my dreams. I've discovered in 2017 that it's okay to relax and smell the roses sometimes. It's needed in order to create your best work.  

I'm happier than I've ever been and that's thanks to every client I've photographed this year. It's been an AMAZING year, I've been to some pretty incredible venues and have been able to be apart of so many families memories. It's a such a great experience to be able to document so many memories to share with my clients and the more I do it, the more appreciative I become of the responsibility I hold.  

I love all of my clients and the many Friendors I've been blessed to work with this year! Here's to an extraordinary 2018. Live your best life; I'm definitely going to continue to strive to live mine :) 

Here are some of my favorite images taken this year as well as some behind the scenes for your entertainment. 

Olivia+Anthony | January 2017

Olivia+Anthony | January 2017

Ashley+Eric | February 2017

Ashley+Eric | February 2017

March 2017 | Alice+John 

March 2017 | Alice+John 

Samantha+Cameron | April 2017

Samantha+Cameron | April 2017

Life's easier working with fun people. 

Life's easier working with fun people. 

Samantha+Ryan | April 2017

Samantha+Ryan | April 2017

Discussions on where to place the groom for the First Look. 

Discussions on where to place the groom for the First Look. 

Jasmine+Aaron | April 2017

Jasmine+Aaron | April 2017

Kalah+Chris | May 2017

Kalah+Chris | May 2017

Tides Inn Styled Shoot | May 2017

Tides Inn Styled Shoot | May 2017

Sarah+David | June 2017

Sarah+David | June 2017

Joeanna+Eddie | June 2017

Joeanna+Eddie | June 2017

Styled Shoot Norfolk Botanical Gardens | June 2017

Styled Shoot Norfolk Botanical Gardens | June 2017

Adrienne+Dekovan | July 2017

Adrienne+Dekovan | July 2017

Nicole+Sarah | July 2017

Nicole+Sarah | July 2017

When in Rome...or at Disney themed wedding in this case. 

When in Rome...or at Disney themed wedding in this case. 

Marjorie+Maurice | July 2017

Marjorie+Maurice | July 2017

Brittany+Kris | July 2017

Brittany+Kris | July 2017

Brittany+Jamar | July 2017

Brittany+Jamar | July 2017

Danielle+Cordell | August 2017

Danielle+Cordell | August 2017

Katie+Tommy | August 2017 New Orleans still holds my heart...

Katie+Tommy | August 2017

New Orleans still holds my heart...

Ashley+George | August 2017

Ashley+George | August 2017

Ashlee+Dana | August 2017

Ashlee+Dana | August 2017

Director of Photography.

Director of Photography.

First Look Prep before the Bride shows up. 

First Look Prep before the Bride shows up. 

Ashley+Eric | September 2017

Ashley+Eric | September 2017

What's a little wind? Make it work. 

What's a little wind? Make it work. 

Krystiana+Antonio | September 2017

Krystiana+Antonio | September 2017

Jen+Colin | September 2017

Jen+Colin | September 2017

Fall 2017 

Fall 2017 

Jasmin+Ray | September 2017

Jasmin+Ray | September 2017

Mikia+Conrad | October 2017 The hills of Baltimore.

Mikia+Conrad | October 2017

The hills of Baltimore.

Gabrielle+Alec | October 2017

Gabrielle+Alec | October 2017

Lauren+Kile | October 2017

Lauren+Kile | October 2017

Give good direction and ask for natural expressions. | Joshua Boone Photography

Give good direction and ask for natural expressions. | Joshua Boone Photography

Richelle+Mike | October 2017

Richelle+Mike | October 2017

Ariana+Bill | November 2017

Ariana+Bill | November 2017

I love taking portraits. 

I love taking portraits. 

Amanda+Colby | November 2017

Amanda+Colby | November 2017

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New Orleans Elopement: Katie+Tommy | Will Hawkins Photography

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New Orleans Elopement: Katie+Tommy | Will Hawkins Photography

Earlier this month I got the chance to travel to New Orleans for some leisure as well as work. If you know me, you know I can't go anywhere or do anything without taking my camera. While in New Orleans I met a beautiful couple who wanted to document their elopement. We walked the city for hours as listened to Katie and Tommy tell me their love story, I also got to hear some history of the beautiful city. Here are some of favorite photos from their session. Enjoy!  

New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
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New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer
New Orleans Wedding Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Elopement Photographer Louisiana Wedding Photographer

To see more of Katie and Tommy's New Orleans elopement CLICK HERE for a SLIDESHOW

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First Landing State Park Engagement: Ashley+George | Will Hawkins Photography

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First Landing State Park Engagement: Ashley+George | Will Hawkins Photography

I'm excited to share this couples engagement photos. I really had a great time photographing Ashley+George. Their wedding is next month at The Oyster Farms if I can't wait for it!!

Check out their slideshow at the bottom of the page as well!  

First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer
First Landing State Park Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer

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The Tides Inn | Meaghan+Will: Will Hawkins Photography

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The Tides Inn | Meaghan+Will: Will Hawkins Photography

I love photographing proposals and something about being at The Tides Inn made it even more special! When Will called me last month and said that he was going to propose to his girlfriend I could hear the excitement in his voice. I really enjoyed capturing these moments for this couple. I think the images show just how much they love one another. Check out the images below as well as a slideshow of my favorites. 

The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer
The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer
The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer
The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer
The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer
The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer
The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer
The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer
The Tides Inn Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Vow Editorial Feature | Will Hawkins Photography

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Vow Editorial Feature | Will Hawkins Photography

I recently had the opportunity to shoot an editorial spread for Vow Magazine. Vow is one of the biggest bridal magazines and resources for brides all over Hampton Roads. I fell in love with wedding photography at the age of 19. From the moment I decided to become a wedding photographer I studied Vow and all of Vendors in it. Over the years I've had the opportunity to meet and work with a lot of the people I studied back in 2011. 

Never knowing years later I would be photographing for the magazine. It's such an amazing moment for me and i'm glad to share it on my blog. No one understands what being featured in this magazine means to me. 

Heres a look at my spread from "Sticking Together"

Photography | Will Hawkins Photography

Coordination and Styling | Kim Wadsworth

Models | Wright Model & Talent

Hair Design | AOC Salon

Makeup | About Face Makeup Artistry

Floral Design | Palette of Petals

Location | Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Vow Bride Will Hawkins Photography
Vow Bride Will Hawkins Photography
Vow Bride Will Hawkins Photography
Vow Bride Will Hawkins Photography

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