Hi, my name is Justin Hankins :)
I'm a Virginia Beach 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.
Hudsonville and Jenison wedding (Grand Rapids)
» March 9, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Engagements
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 2, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Engagements
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.
» 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.
» Feb 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.
» Feb 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.
» Feb 1, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
View photos from H&P's Michigan barn wedding at Garvey Barn, Brys Estate, and Old Mission Peninsula, some of the finest Traverse City wedding venues.
South Haven Engagement Portraits - Amy & Nilay
» Jan 14, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Engagements
Here are some images from Amy & Nilay’s engagement portrait session in South Haven, Michigan. The rain and fog were no match for the luminous energy A&N brought to their photos.
» January 10, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Engagements
When Harry Met Sally taught us that “when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” And that’s exactly how J&A’s surprise proposal in St. Lucia turned into J&A’s surprise post-engagement celebration instead.
The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2017 - Best Wedding Photographer Selection
» January 2, 2017 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
The New Year began with a bang when I opened my email and discovered I’d been named to The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2017. This is the eighth consecutive year that couples have named me to their best wedding photographer list (omg!), and I’m beyond humbled by the folks who’ve invited me into their lives over the past decade+ of my doing this. Read More »
VA MOCA Wedding Tips n Tricks
» December 28, 2016 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
I updated my venue resource page for VA MOCA weddings (Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art). It's one of my favorite local venues. Click to see how others have utilized the space.
Inn at Stonecliffe Wedding on Mackinac Island
» October 5, 2016 · by Justin Hankins · Weddings
Here are some images from M&J's wedding in the Woodland Grotto at the Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island. #MakeItMackinac #MarriedOnMackinac.
Amanda & Dave's Richmond Engagement Photos at Rocketts Landing and Church Hill
» September 16, 2016 · by Justin Hankins · Engagements
Here are some images from Amanda & Dave’s engagement portrait session in downtown Richmond, Virginia around Rocketts Landing, Libby Hill, and Richmond Hill.
Erin & Wayne's Rustic Chic Food Truck Wedding in Virginia Beach
» July 16, 2016 · by Justin Hankins · Engagements
Here are some images from Erin & Wayne's rustic-chic food truck wedding at Culpepper Barn in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach.
Recent personal blog posts...
» Feb 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.
» Feb 27, 2017 · 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.
» Feb 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.
» Feb 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.
» Feb 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.
» Feb 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!