My Journey



this adventure

how I began

This journey All started with much grace. We have no clue what the future holds, and if I'm being honest I never had a desire for photography, even as a hobby. I believe that God has determined the times and boundaries of my life and I walk in His unmerited favor.

In 2012 I was sitting in a jail cell for the 7th time in 2 years. I had broken every relationship I had ever had. I was a heroin addict. I was a broken man who stood under the full weight of God's wrath, yet in my most broken moment His mercy and grace did abound. On May 16, 2012, in a jail cell, facing imminent prison time, God did a work in my life that would forever change me. He saved me!

I would go on a year and a half later and announce my call to preach the good news of His death, burial, Resurrection, and atonement of sins. I became a licensed minister in the baptist church, that's right, I can also officiate! Along the journey of ministry, I decided to start producing ministry videos, so I bought my first camera. It wasn't long before I quickly fell in love with the art of photography. I love the challenge of every single session and wedding. I love the limitless creativity. It's freedom!

I would have never imagined what fruit would be produced through the platform of photography and all of the awesome people I have got to meet, and even document a small portion of their lives. It's truly a privilege! I am so glad that you stopped by my website to learn a little more about me and my services. Not only do I desire to earn your business, but if I can ever be of assistance in a relationship with Jesus Christ, I offer that service free of charge with no time limit.

So, who is Zack Hawkins?
I am a husband, father, son, brother, friend, youth teacher, photographer, electrician, minister, and most of all a bond servant of Christ. I am a Christian photographer!

I can't wait to talk with you, hear your story, and plan your big day!

my style

my way

I do it

While I am a sucker for dark, moody, and cinematic that hits you right in the feels, I also have a creative side. I love true color as well, colors that pop! One thing I try to incorporate in my wedding days is creative lighting of some sort during the day, and most of the time when the sun goes down. I want to leave you with epic breath taking moments that show you the true creative nature of Zack Hawkins Photography!

To check out my artistic work click the link below and let me be the first to welcome you to "The Creative"!

The Creative