David Hakamaki, is a Photographic Craftsman (Cr. Photog.) from the Professional Photographers Association (PPA) and serves as an International Speaker, Educator, Mentor, and Equipment Ambassador in the photography industry. He is a member of the Simply Senior Dream Team (3 of the nation's Top HS Senior photographers), Fundy Storyteller, and brand Ambassador for many of the Photography Industry's top companies.
David earned his Photography degree from the prestigious New York Institute of Photography and has served as an Instructor of Photography at Bay College. David has won numerous awards and multiple articles and images published in Photography & Travel magazines. He has been a featured speaker at local, state, regional and state photography workshops and conventions throughout the United States, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom (UK) and topics range from Senior Portraiture, Wedding Photography and Business/Marketing.
Dave has served his community as a youth sports coach, travel softball coach, City of Iron Mountain Planning Commission Chairman, and Business Network International (BNI) President, Growth Coordinator and Education Coordinator. He has volunteered for many community projects and takes advantage of the beauty of the Iron Mountain area by mountain biking, hiking, fishing and exploring the area trails and scenic areas. David is easily recognized by his trademark Michigan Alumni baseball hat.
His business, Cutting Edge Photography, is located in Iron Mountain, MI, and has been in operation for 18 years. Cutting Edge Photography is the area's premier HS Senior, Wedding, Portrait, Sports and Promotional photographer. Their services are available across the nation and our travel and tourism images have showcased the beauty and grandeur of the United States and Canada.