co-founder & principal photographer
Inherently realizing each wedding and photo shoot is both a privilege and unique opportunity, Jude Hawkens instinctively envisions each moment and captures the natural emotion and beauty within all of us by combining an unobtrusive documentary approach mixed with a quick sense of humor, wit and playful passion clients respond to with amazing results.
Versatile in creating artistically stunning images with a relaxed and free spirited energy - Jude applies both his extensive technical capabilities and strong artistic vision to find not only an intuitive and significant perspective but powerfully engaging and visceral images filled with compassion, love and life.
Jude has photographed many high profile NYC and destination weddings and events. His work had appeared in New York Magazine, Modern Bride, PDN, Hamptons magazine, Vermont Vows, Adirondack Life while some of his clients and associates include, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Maybelline, Combe, Inc., David Tutera, WET Productions and The Metropolitan Opera.
For Jude, life is complete - as he is happily married to the other creative half of Renzi & Hawkens Studio. And although Gina and Jude love to travel anywhere and everywhere for work… their favorite spot, besides a little known private beach on Martha’s Vineyard, is NYC’s famed Caffe Palermo - where they love to surround themselves with too many homemade cannolis after a hard day's night.
life is full of moments…
a poetry of movement.
a purposeful eye captures their sensitively and quiets
their beauty and uniqueness to find in each one…
the glorious, evident reminder
of compassion, of love… and of life.
- Jude Hawkens