David Hakamaki Speaking at WPPI 2018 on High School Senior Portraits

Register for WPPI 2019 and see David Hakamaki from Cutting Edge Photography conduct a Photowalk on HS Senior Portraits.
Register for a Photowalk with David Hakamaki from Cutting Edge Photography on HS Senior Portraits.

David Hakamaki, owner of Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, will be speaking at the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International WPPI 2019 Convention in 2019.  David will be featured in a PhotoWalk on High School Senior Portraits.  David is a nationally known senior photorapher and his attendees will gain a look inside his success as his area’s top senior photographer.  Attendees will get to work with a model, as well as understand proper lighting, posing and location selection. Limited spots are available, so register early.

Register at https://www.wppiexpo.com or on David’s PhotoWalk page at WPPI PhotoWalk on HS Senior Portraits with David Hakamaki.

SWPP London Review with David Hakamaki featured

The Society of Photographers SWPP Convention in London in January 2018 was the highlight of my speaking career.  In fact, being able to do three programs to UK photographers was an honor.  However, not everyone was able to make it to my programs.

It was interesting to find my name listed as one of the reasons Kam Assi wanted to attend, but was unable to make it to my Business lecture, “20 Things Businesses Do that PI$$ People Off”.  Here is that link –> https://www.kamassiphotographer.co.uk/swpp-convention-trade-show-2018-quick-visit-review/.  Well, Kam, it was a packed room, filled with tons of great insights on what we do good (and bad).  It was lighthearted and (much to the amazement of several in attendance) filled with laughter.  Maybe next time, Kam.  I promise I will entertain and delight you.

So, London, it was fun.  It was memorable.  And, I hope to see you soon.  The word is out that I will be speaking at The Photography Show in Birmingham, Uk in March 2019, so watch for that schedule.

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Great photos!

You do such a great job! I’m so glad the school is working with you!

Love all these! You captured great action photos! 💛🖤⚾️

2 months ago

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Austin Steve • Ontonagon Area Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

What do you do on a beautiful winter day? Go take portraits of a senior. Playing with light to show off Austin, we had a great day of photos, conversation and laughs. #photographer #photography #senior #seniorpictures #seniorsunday #winter #snow #light
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Great photos

Wonderful phots of the Mountaineers Wrestling team!

Way to go mountaineers proud of you

Awesome pics. Thanks Dave.

3 months ago

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Can you say DOUBLE SELL OUT! Both of my HS Senior PhotoWalks at the WPPI International Photography Convention have already sold out. The first sold out over 2.5 months in advance and the most recent one sold out a month in advance (on my birthday!). Time to show off our amazing HS Seniors!! #boom #soldout #thatshowitisdone #photography #photographer #seniors #seniorpictures #lovemyseniors #getshownoff ... See MoreSee Less

Can you say DOUBLE SELL OUT!  Both of my HS Senior PhotoWalks at the WPPI International Photography Convention have already sold out.   The first sold out over 2.5 months in advance and the most recent one sold out a month in advance (on my birthday!). Time to show off our amazing HS Seniors!! #boom #soldout #thatshowitisdone #photography #photographer #seniors #seniorpictures #lovemyseniors #getshownoff

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Rocking another wedding show at The Winter Wedding Show at ShopKo Hall in Green Bay. Two days of brides. Come visit us and get the wedding of your dreams. #wedding #weddingdress #WeddingPhotography #destinationwedding #Photography #Photographer #bride #Love #ShopKo #GreenBay ... See MoreSee Less

Rocking another wedding show at The Winter Wedding Show at ShopKo Hall in Green Bay. Two days of brides. Come visit us and get the wedding of your dreams. #wedding #weddingdress #WeddingPhotography #destinationwedding #Photography #Photographer #bride #Love #ShopKo #GreenBay

 

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You do amazing work and have the personality to match, good luck to u!

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Trey Doda • Norway High School • Class of 2019

Still doing Seniors! Today, our multipart athlete from Norway HS, Trey Doda, came in to get some killer senior portraits. Braving the cold and crazy suggestions, we hit a home run on EVERYTHING. #boom #photography #photographer #seniors #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #baseball #basketball #football #iphone #creative #norway Julie Doda Mark Doda
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Great pictures Jules!

Handsome young man, keep up the good work Trey!

Great pics!

Nice pictures

Thank You David Hakamaki of Cutting Edge photography!!! So much fun!! You are awesome!!👍

Gary Johnson

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Pretty overwhelmed to be invited to speak at The Photography Show in the U.K. in March. Thank you HS Seniors, Wedding Couples , and families for helping me get to speak at an another international photography convention! #photographer #photography #thephotographyshow #uk #speaker #blessed #hardwork ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty overwhelmed to be invited to speak at The Photography Show in the U.K. in March. Thank you HS Seniors, Wedding Couples , and families for helping me get to speak at an another international photography convention! #photographer #photography #thephotographyshow #uk #speaker #blessed #hardwork

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Competitive Cheer completion at Iron Mountain High School. Teams included Iron Mountain, Escanaba, & Munising. Congratulations to the Escanaba Varsity and Middle School teams on taking 1st in both of their respective grade levels. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Matt Mattson, Dawn Mattson, Morgan Sontag....I loved seeing Kate compete today!

Courtney Grandahl, Meghan Farrell.

Crystal Grandahl Robert Grandahl

Thank you so much for coming 😍

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IM Varsity Boys Basketball game photos vs. Gladstone from 12/18/18. To order photos, please contact Dave @ Cutting Edge Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

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IM JV Boys Basketball game photos vs. Gladstone from 12/18/18. To order photos, please contact Dave @ Cutting Edge Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jessica & Matt's Winter Wedding • December 10, 2018

Winter doesn't slow us down when it comes to gorgeous wedding photos. Jessica and Matt enjoyed everything the Northwoods has to offer with a stunning winter wedding. Even though it was chilly out, their love burned bright and made the day fly by. #weddings #weddingphotography #upperpeninsulaweddingphotographer #photography #photographer #winter #winterweddings #destinationweddings #snow
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Rebecca Perhalla • A.D. Johnston Jr/Sr High School • Class of 2019

Winter Senior Portraits are just so awesome. Our gorgeous senior from the west end of the UP came over to get her senior portraits in the snow and the weather did not disappoint. Rebecca was stunning in any outfit and location and she will be the envy of her entire class. #senior #seniorpotraits #seniorpictures #winter #wintershoot #stunning #photographer #photography #snow
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These are fantastic. What a beauty.

Rebecca I 😍😍 that first pic (eyes of blue) gorgeous (Jailynn's mom)

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My PhotoWalk on HS Seniors at the International Photography Convention (WPPI) has SOLD OUT. 2.5 months in advance. Amazed! #Boom ... See MoreSee Less

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IM Varsity Girls Basketball game photos vs. WIC from 12/3/18. To order photos, please contact Dave @ Cutting Edge Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I’m so happy you’re the sports photographer!!!!!!!

Thank you for the wonderful pictures!

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IM JV Girls Basketball game photos vs. WIC from 12/3/18. To order photos, please contact Dave @ Cutting Edge Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sarah Premo • Forest Park High School • Class of 2019

Our future neuroscientist, Sarah, was in today for a gorgeous fall day of senior portraits. Sarah is such a fun person to talk with and photography, that the day seemed to fly by. The beautiful fall colors didn't hurt either. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors
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Sarah they are so cute!!!

Great shots! I love them all!! ❤️

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Abby Anderson • Stephenson High School • Class of 2019

Fall means hunting and sports. We had Abby, our volleyballer and avid hunter in for her Senior Portraits. She brought in several cool props, which really added to her session on a chilly fall day. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors #hunting #voleyball
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SunShine Carlson • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

More fall seniors! SunShine Carlson brought on the sunshine for her fall session. Although it was chilly, we captured the stunning fall colors, to go along with this stunning senior. Amazed to see how she has grown into a striking young woman. Special thanks to Teresa Cornelia at Salon 323 for the amazing hair and makeup. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors #fashion #blackandwhite #photography #photographer
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Amy & Allan's Wedding • Sheboygan, WI

Love my destination weddings. Amy & Allan were an amazing couple to work with. They showed their happiness and love all day, surrounded by friends and family. That is how a wedding day should be spent.....along with some killer wedding photos. #wedding #weddingday #bride #groom #destinationweddings #weddingphotographer #photographer #photography #fall #fallcolors
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Simon Robledo • Florence High School • Class of 2018

This kid has style! Yesterday was another chilly fall day with Simon, our football and basketball player from Florence HS. We braved the cold, included his dog in his portraits and Simon kill it with the outfits. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #style #dog #football #basketball #fall #fallcolors
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Tianna Fiorucci • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

The many faces of "The Flame", aka Tianna. Our roller derby girl and music lover was the perfect subject for our fall colors. Her gorgeous red hair really popped with the yellows, oranges and reds of fall. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #fall #fallcolors #rollerderby #derbygirl #hair
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A tough decision you have. 🤔 Beautiful.

The pictures of Tia are amazing.

The roller derby image could be an ad for the sport and since Rome is bidding for the 2024 olympics AND intending on entering roller derby as their suggested new olympic sport additions, she rules. Goddess of derby emerges victorious from this urban scene.

Nice pictures!!

These are gorgeous Amy!! Good luck choosing 😉

Adorable pictures!!

Beautiful!!

Wonderful pictures

Awesome pictures !!! She looks adorable!!

Great pics!

Wow. Amazing

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Joe Bogaudo • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2019

After getting rained out twice, we finally got our soccer stalwart in for his senior portraits. He was able to grab peak color season and did not hesitate to brave the 30 degree temps. It is amazing how fast he grew up. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photography #photographer #fall #fallcolors
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Love!

Love that kid.

Handsome young man..... great picturesJoey!!!

Such a cute and great kid!

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Cole Brown • Niagara High School • Class of 2019

Our hunting and truck lover, Cole, enjoyed the second half of a chilly fall day. Nothing stopped us, as the fall colors inspired us to create magic on this day. Lots of fun talking with Cole. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #truck #hunting #fall #fallcolors
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My favorite is the one on the water with Cole leaning against the tree. But they are all great! And so is Cole!

I love his pictures!! Great job at capturing Cole’s personality and passion

Grrreat. Pictures! Love the truck!!! 🎓🎈🎓 wonderful color.

Darcy Brown

Great pics!

Great pics!

Awesome pictures

Love them all!!

Handsome!

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Kyle Bottesi • Kingsford High School • Class of 2019

Our avid hunter and trapper, Kyle, braved the rains and *YIKES* snows during his Senior session. No problem for this hearty outdoorsman. We had a blast and it was great to have all the props. Yes, he is drawing a broadhead in the bow photo. #senior #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #photographer #photography #bow #bowhunting #hunting #trapping #trapper #gettheshot
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Awesome pictures!

So much fun!!

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