David Hakamaki's expertise in posing, lighting and location, along with his ability to educate other photographers, has achieved the highest levels in the photographic industry. A few of his awards and accolades include:
Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.) - Professional Photographers Association
Awarded by the largest professional photography organization for excellence in photography and photography education. Awardees must meet merit criteria in photographic submissions, speaking and service to photographic organizations.
Door County Travel Magazine "Featured Wedding Photographer" - 3 out of 4 Years
David Hakamaki has been the featured wedding photographer in Door County Travel Magazine 3 out of 4 years. Door County is a destination location and has been listed as one of the top destinations in the US by Fortune Magazine. His wedding images were published to promote weddings in Door County Travel Magazine.
David Hakamaki has been a featured speaker at some of the top photography conventions across the country. He has been a routine speaker at the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International (WPPI) convention, presenting to sold out audiences for the past 4 years. He has also been a speaker at numerous state, regional and local conferences throughout the county, including Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.
David Hakamaki has been featured in numerous professional articles, webinars and training programs. Other accolades include:
Senior Dream Team - Simply Color Lab Speaking Team
Interfit Creative Pro - Interfit Photographic
"Champions" - Kubota Image Tools
Featured Photographer - Savage Universal Corporation
BlackRapid Ambassador - BlackRapid
Photographers Ignite - Featured Presenter
Faces of PPA - Featured Photographer
PPA Today - Featured Article on David Hakamaki
Kubota CLICK online Photography Magazine - Feature Article on David Hakamaki
Adjunct Professor - Micro & Macroeconomics - Bay College
Instructor of Photography - Bay College & Michigan Technical Education Center
Cover and page images - UP Travel Guide (multiple years)
Cover and page images - Door County Travel Magazine
Society of International School and Event Photographers (SISEP)