Cutting Edge Photography

Cutting Edge Photography & David Hakamaki is an International Speaker, Mentor & Photographer. Providing world class Senior Portraits, families, children, youth sports and destination & elegant wedding portraiture for over 18 years

David Hakamaki, owner of Cutting Edge Photography, is an international speaker, mentor and photographer. Cutting Edge Photography has gained national recognition for their unique signature style in their Senior Portraiture, Weddings, Youth Sports, Families and Children imagery. He speaks at national and regional photography conventions, including a Platform program at the Wedding & Portrait Profes

Operating as usual

06/26/2021

Going to be a busy summer of Senior Portraits! #Seniors #SeniorPictures #GiveBack

Going to be a busy summer of Senior Portraits! #Seniors #SeniorPictures #GiveBack

06/26/2021

Going to be a busy summer with Senior Portraits! # Seniors #seniorpictures #giveback

Going to be a busy summer with Senior Portraits! # Seniors #seniorpictures #giveback

Photos from Cutting Edge Photography's post 06/14/2021

Chelsea & Levi's Wedding

Running behind, but here are some fun images from Chelsea & Levi's wedding. Gorgeous couple and so fun of a wedding day. Too many to pick from. #wedding #weddingphotographer #love Chelsea Matchett Levi Matchett

06/08/2021

More softball photos today. Bring on that sun and heat. We’re going to make everyone look like a superstar! #softball #sports #photography #photographer #blackrapid

More softball photos today. Bring on that sun and heat. We’re going to make everyone look like a superstar! #softball #sports #photography #photographer #blackrapid

Timeline Photos 06/08/2021

2022 Seniors - Dates are getting thin. If you are in FALL SPORTS, please schedule your Senior Portrait session NOW, so we can get you a time before practices start in August. Everyone else....grab your ROCKSTAR session today! #Seniors2022 #senior #seniorpictures #ROCKSTAR #CuttingEdgePhotography

2022 Seniors - Dates are getting thin. If you are in FALL SPORTS, please schedule your Senior Portrait session NOW, so we can get you a time before practices start in August. Everyone else....grab your ROCKSTAR session today! #Seniors2022 #senior #seniorpictures #ROCKSTAR #CuttingEdgePhotography

Photos from Cutting Edge Photography's post 05/06/2021

Still doing Senior Portraits. #senior2021 #seniorpictures

Joleen Peterson • Class of 2021

05/03/2021

It’s official! 9th straight year speaking at the WPPI International Photo Convention. PhotoWalk on Seniors in Aug 2021! #boom #werebackbaby #wppi2021

It’s official! 9th straight year speaking at the WPPI International Photo Convention. PhotoWalk on Seniors in Aug 2021! #boom #werebackbaby #wppi2021

04/06/2021

Pond and waterfall all up and running. Ready for another senior portrait season! #spring #pond #waterfall

Pond and waterfall all up and running. Ready for another senior portrait season! #spring #pond #waterfall

Photos from Cutting Edge Photography's post 03/22/2021

ArRieana Miller • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021

03/05/2021
03/04/2021

Getting ready for The Networking Panel Discussion, with my other panelists at @thephotographyshow UK on Sunday. Ask us anything and we will answer your burning photography questions!

https://www.photographyshow.com/spring-shoots-main-stage/networking-event#/

Getting ready for The Networking Panel Discussion, with my other panelists at @thephotographyshow UK on Sunday. Ask us anything and we will answer your burning photography questions!

https://www.photographyshow.com/spring-shoots-main-stage/networking-event#/

Timeline Photos 02/26/2021

In one week, I will be presenting a program called "Quick Lighting Setups" for The Photography Show UK Spring Shoots. I will also be Hosting a Panel of Photographers, where we will answer questions LIVE on Sunday, March 7th. Quite honored to be Speaking and Hosting a panel of some amazing Photographers from around the world. Best of all, my HS Seniors, Sports, Headshot and Wedding clients will be featured during my lighting program. #blessed #photographer #seniorportraitphotographer #weddingphotography #speaker

Pros and amateurs alike are taking their photography and filmmaking outdoors, to make the most of current global restrictions. Get advice at Spring Shoots, 6 & 7 March from a range of experts on kit and techniques for shooting landscapes and nature at our Saturday Clinic, and shooting people, whatever the weather, at our Clinic on Sunday.

Register now: https://www.photographyshow.com/free-registration

02/21/2021

Had a fabulous weekend meeting couples at the Winter Wedding Show at the Resch Center on Green Bay. Going to have many happy events to photograph in 2021 and 2022! #wedding #weddingphotography

Had a fabulous weekend meeting couples at the Winter Wedding Show at the Resch Center on Green Bay. Going to have many happy events to photograph in 2021 and 2022! #wedding #weddingphotography

Photos from Cutting Edge Photography's post 02/18/2021

Jacob Fineberg • Iron Mountain High School • Class of 2021

Freezing cold day, but this is how it is DONE! #BOOM #senior #Seniorpictures #photography #seniorportraitphotographer #winter #snow

02/12/2021

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we get to go to Green Bay to the PMI NE Wisconsin Winter Wedding Show and meet more amazing couples. If you are getting married, come visit us at the winter wedding show at the brand new Resch Complex in Green Bay on Friday evening or Saturday (Feb. 19 & 20). https://www.reschcenter.com/events/detail/the-wedding-show-1?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_campaign=weddingshow_winter21&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI19imkrnl7gIVbubjBx1-fgrCEAAYASAAEgKzQvD_BwE

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we get to go to Green Bay to the PMI NE Wisconsin Winter Wedding Show and meet more amazing couples. If you are getting married, come visit us at the winter wedding show at the brand new Resch Complex in Green Bay on Friday evening or Saturday (Feb. 19 & 20). https://www.reschcenter.com/events/detail/the-wedding-show-1?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_campaign=weddingshow_winter21&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI19imkrnl7gIVbubjBx1-fgrCEAAYASAAEgKzQvD_BwE

Photos from Cutting Edge Photography's post 02/07/2021

Taylor & Brooke's Surprise Proposal
Temps 5°F
Wind Chill -15°F
Their Love 🔥

#proposal #surprise #engagement #love #skiing
Traci Jones-Roszkowiak

01/27/2021

When you NAIL the shot in the wrestling room during photo day. IMHS Wrestlers Shawn McGuire and Fulton Stroud are head over heels that wrestling season is here! #IMHS #wrestling #sportsphotography

01/21/2021

Basketball 🏀 photos at Goodman-Pembine HS yesterday. Great light from the Flashpoint V1 and AD200 Pros. Still masked up for safety, but hoping we get back to normal soon! #flashpoint #ad200pro #lighting #sports #basketball #sportsphotographer #cuttingedgephotography

[01/17/21]   Just completed the WPPI Rangefinder Business Insights survey. Doing these always helps the Photography industry grow, as well as being a good self review tool. Now, to get our ideas published in Rangefinder and show others how you can survive the pandemic and grow!

01/15/2021

Ethan Haberkorn • Florence High School • Class of 2021

Ethan CRUSHED his senior session yesterday. A beautiful winter day made it fun to play with his hunting and snowmobiling passions. THIS is how you do senior portraits in the Northwoods. #seniors #seniorpictures #hunting #snowmobile #winter #snow

01/12/2021

𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 - Remember to let us know your Yearbook image that you want submitted to your school. We will crop the image to about half length, so you are more prominent in the yearbook. If you want the image submitted "as is", just let us know. Remember, this is a COMPLIMENTARY service from Cutting Edge Photography, so get your choice in soon! Thank!!! #seniors #seniorpictures #yearbook #cuttingedgephotography

01/10/2021

Adrienne Taylor • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #seniors #senioryear #winter

01/08/2021

Cutting Edge Photography's cover photo

12/16/2020

Well, 2020 may finish on a high note. A Christmas card from the Green Bay Packers organization. Proud to be on their approved photographers list. 🏈 #packers #GoPackGo #photographer

12/04/2020

Christian Miller • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #seniors #senior2021

11/12/2020

Fun day of 2 more (virtual) presentations (and other this past Monday) to Norway-Vulcan Area Schools on being a Photographer. Lots of fantastic questions! Thank you Norway!! #giveback

11/11/2020

Wrapped up a full-house presentation for the Florida Camera Club Council this afternoon. Talked about photo restoration and showed them some fun tricks and tips. Be gone, Covid, so I can travel and present to these folks in person in 2021. #covidsucks #restoration #photorestoration #presentation

10/21/2020

Emma & David's Engagement • October 2021

It's Engagement time again! More love in the air. Emma & David embraced a chilly Upper Peninsula fall day and looked amazing. It was all smiles, jokes and laughs, which shows what their life together will be like. #engagement #fall #fallcolors #upperpeninsula #love #wedding #weddingphotographer #waterfall #lake

10/19/2020

Cassie & Eddie's Engagement Session • October 2021

What a gorgeous couple. Add in a VERY photogenic and cooperative doggie and you have an amazing engagement session. Cassie and Eddie rocked it on this blustery day. #engagement #wedding #weddingphotographer #dogs #farmlife #fall #fallcolors #love

10/17/2020

Clayton Corey • Norway High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors

10/16/2020

Mike & Steph's Fall UP Wedding • October 15, 2020 #wedding #destinationwedding #fall #fallcolors #weddingdress #marriage #upperpeninsulamichigan

10/16/2020

Nathan Arndt • Kingsford High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors #soccer #bowling #brokenarm #light

10/14/2020

Hailey Roush • Waukesha West High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors

10/14/2020

Austin Hoey • Florence High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #football #fall #fallcolors #hunting #bow #bowhunting #archery

10/13/2020

Ciara Donati • West Iron County High School • Class of 2021 #senior #seniorpictures #fall #fallcolors

Our Story

Cutting Edge Photography is a nationally awarded and recognized photographer, educator and industry leader. David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog., has gained a reputation as the leader in area HS Senior portraiture, elegant and destination weddings, youth sports, commercial photography, and professional event photos.

David is a Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.) from the Professional Photographers Association, a featured speaker at Photography conventions around the world (London, Canada, New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Boston, etc.) and is a Ambassador for several of the most prominent photographic companies. He serves on the Senior Dream Team for Simply Color, a Featured Photographer for Savage Universal and Fundy Software, Ambassador for BlackRapid, Interfit Photographic, Triple Scoop Music and Animoto.

David is also a regular speaker (past 6 years) at the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International (WPPI) convention, a featured speaker at The Societies of Photographers UK Convention, as well as at the CanAm Photo Expo in Canada.

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Merry Christmas
Fantastic action photos with our skateboarder Sean from Marquette High School. Using the right light and setup makes our...
Waterfall in outdoor studio is back in action. Flowing beautifully and sounds awesome. Ready for a new year of Senior Po...
Happy Halloween from Dave at Cutting Edge Photography! #WickedlyCool #Halloween
Time for Fall Color Portraits!!
Class of 2015.  Your Senior Year is right around the corner.  It's time to start thinking how Wickedly Cool you will loo...
2014 ROCKSTAR Seniors
Animoto introducing featured speaker David Hakamaki
Kevin introducing David Hakamaki's presentations

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Senior Portraits, Elegant & Destination Weddings, Youth & HS Sports, Families, Commercial, Professionals, Headshots

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443 Tall Pines Dr
Iron Mountain, MI
49801

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
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