Hey i'm beckie


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My name's Beckie Hawkins and my whole life has been about

Chasing stories


Have you heard about maladaptive daydreaming? 

When I was a kid I was obsessed with stories I heard and the ones I made up. I would spend hours completely zoned out while living detail by detail through a story in my head. I made my own world with languages and lore and wrote extensively on Microsoft Word. If I was young enough I would have been one of those nerdy middle schoolers on Wattpad.

I started taking photos in High School because I needed better images for my scrapbooks (Yeah, more story keeping). I wrote and filmed stories as a Communications major in college and aced every MBA class that was remotely related to story telling (Marketing and anything analytical). Every risky adventure has been "for the plot" and my whole adult life has been captured on one camera or another.

All that to say... I am INVESTED in story. I am invested in YOUR story. I will take every scrap of your life you are comfortable sharing and use it to take better photos. My favorite sessions are when we just hang out doing something you love and I photograph it - knowing who you are helps us plan for that.

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I talk about celebrating things so much because life isn't always kind. We need to make time for all emotions, but I want to use photography to help us remember the things that were worth celebrating. Time whizzes by - dude, having a kid has really taught me that - and I love being able to look back and reminisce about the great things.

Celebrate the professional successes and the love of family or friends. Celebrate new beginnings and hard won endings. Romanticize the everyday feel goods. Let me (or your phone on a tripod) help you create little time machines we call photographs.

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TO SUM
ME UP

to sum
me up...

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I keep confetti in my linen closet just in case we have a surprise to celebrate!!


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I watch New Girl and Murder She wrote on repeat and I listen to dozens of audio books a year while I edit. Talk to me about books!


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I am deeply religious and care more about people than stuff or systems


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I love my husband and daughter more than I knew possible

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My living space is always clean while my office is most likely covered in piles of things that need to be put away


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I will remember everyone's name at your wedding and have forgotten them within 48 hours


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I'm most satisfied when I'm creating or solving a problem/puzzle/mystery


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 I love nostalgia and color and being excited

Think you want to hire me?

Let's CHat


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My husband and I could not be more pleased with our wedding photos that Beckie shot. Her skill at shooting weddings goes far beyond her understanding of a camera; she has excellent interpersonal skills and knows how to keep people calm in what could be stressful moments. She can get anyone to smile! The photos turned out excellent capturing big moments and small details. If your looking for an amazing photographer - I would HIGHLY recommend Beckie!


Laura Noonan