Hi, my name is Justin Hankins :)
I'm a Virginia/Michigan-based wedding photographer who travels 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.
» May 15, 2019 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
Veritas Winery weddings in Charlottesville, VA are always gorgeous. But they’re even more amazing when paired with a VIP ring-bearing pup and fresh donuts.
» January 8, 2019 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
View inspiration from H&M’s elegant Dover Hall wedding photos, located in Manakin-Sabot, VA, just outside Richmond.
» January 4, 2019 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
J&A selected Ignite Glass Studios for their late-summer West Loop Chicago rooftop wedding. Click for inspiration from their Chicago skyline wedding photos.
» December 30, 2018 · by Justin Hankins · Engagements
Here are some Marigny Opera House Engagement Photos from D&A’s formal, elegant, fall engagement session around New Orleans.
» June 21, 2018 · by Justin Hankins · Engagements
Here are some Washington DC Engagement Photos from S&B’s spring engagement session around the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival.
» March 9, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
Click for photos and inspiration from S&E’s Hudsonville and Jenison wedding at Ridgewood CRC and Fairway CRC outside Grand Rapids, Michigan. #PureMichigan
» March 5, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
Here are images from C&Bs St Theresa of Avila & Southern Oaks Plantation wedding in New Orleans. Learn why Southern Oaks Plantation is one of the best New Orleans wedding venues.
» March 2, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
Here are images from M&S’s Wintergreen and Bold Rock engagement outside Charlottesville, VA. Wintergreen and Bold Rock are two wonderful winter engagement session locations in VA.
» February 14, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
You just got engaged! It’s real! It’s really happening. Now what? Here are 5 tips for the newly engaged couple to help you avoid some common pitfalls.
» February 8, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
View photos from A&T’s Ballroom at McKay wedding in downtown Grand Rapids. McKay Tower is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Grand Rapids, MI.
Recent personal blog posts...
» February 27, 2018 · by Justin Hankins · Personal
Here’s a muffuletta olive salad recipe inspired by the Central Grocery in New Orleans. Perfect any time of the year, but especially for Mardi Gras.
» February 28, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Personal
The muffuletta is one of the most iconic foods from New Orleans. Here’s a muffuletta recipe based on the original Central Grocery muffuletta sandwich recipe.
» February 24, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Personal
Here’s a King Cake macaron recipe for Mardi Gras. Recreate the Mardi Gras favorite with individual macarons or arranged in a traditional King Cake ring.
» February 10, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Personal
Easy farmhouse breakfast recipe for Bacon, Avocado, and Egg on toast with Pan-Roasted Potatoes. Photos from the Modern Farmhaus in Leelanau County.
» February 9, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Personal
Whistler is in my top 5 favorite getaways. Here are some Whistler photos and videos from a 2016 visit, courtesy of my dumb cell phone and Instagram.
» February 3, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Personal
Click to view photos and inspiration from the 2007 Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.
» January 20, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Personal
Click to view photos and audio from Barack Obama’s Inauguration from 2009. Photo/audio by Justin Hankins and the San Francisco Girls & Boys Choruses.
» January 12, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Personal
If you’re traveling to Whistler in the winter and staying for an extended period of time, you’ll soon discover that hotel rates for overnight parking in Whistler push beyond $39/day. That’s ~$300 bucks for a week’s worth of parking you could otherwise spend eating waffles and feeding Whisky Jacks! Boooo!