Hawk Buckman

Photography Projects 2020 to Present


I’ve been a storyteller for over thirty years. As a documentary photographer, and photojournalist, my job, my sole focus, is to creatively encapsulate a story, be it big or small, into a single image, or images. I go about this by capturing candid, unexpected moments that are unique. This applies to top media publications just as much as it applies to your wedding day, or event. In my mind, they’re the same, and each assignment determines a course of actions that will make my images stand out above the rest. At weddings, I go above and beyond to ensure you’ll have stunning portraiture revealing you, and your partner’s, remarkable connection. I consider this a personal mission, and I take it very seriously.

My photography style is considered “photojournalism” or “documentary” – though I prefer to refer to it as being honest and true to the moment. I’m a photo-purest, and this style lends itself to photography with integrity to the moment and the subject. Shooting in this style allows you to be authentic while enjoying your day without a lot of stiff posing or pretense. My purpose is to creatively create a collection of images that will take you back to what it felt like on your wedding day: the excitement, every emotion, and all of the love, many years from now.

Domestic Weddings

Within a radius of 250 driving miles from Fort Collins, Colorado.

I like to work smarter, not harder. I developed a single wedding package that applies to all domestic weddings. Weddings, and events outside the continental United States have a different price point and added services.

  • Up to nine hours of coverage of your wedding or event.
    • I don’t believe in leaving a story untold. If your event goes longer than nine hours and things are still happening that I feel will lend to telling your story; I’ll not leave until I think there is nothing more to contribute to the photo essay. To me, your story, and telling it properly, is more important than money.
  • Personal consultation to develop your Wedding Timeline,
  • Image development, editing, and processing of all photos,
  • An easy-to-use, secure, private web gallery,
  • Free digital download of high-resolution files with print release, so your family and friends can download, print, and share, whatever they wish.

Copyright & Printing Rights

You, your family, and friends have the right to print, and share, every image I make

A lot of people don’t know the difference between a copyright and printing rights. Let me help you understand the difference and how I operate pertaining to both.

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as an author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression. In copyright law, there are a lot of different types of works, including paintings, photographs, illustrations, musical compositions, sound recordings, computer programs, books, poems, blog posts, movies, architectural works, plays, and so much more! You’ll never own the copyright on the images I make for you because you didn’t create them. But, you will have all available printing rights.

Print rights means you have the right to print your images for personal use. I, the photographer, give you, my client, the rights (in writting) to print your photos for personal use, or share them on social media. I incorporate this information into the image using EXIF data so that a printer knows, can easily see, the information.

Inside my contract I detail the use of the images I make for you. I’m not interested in making money by selling you a package of prints though I will help you if you need it at my cost (wholesale). My job is to tell your story beautifully, not sell prints.

I encourage you to print every image I make for you at least once, even if it’s a small print. I can help you establish an account with a professional printer who offers a wide range of papers, techniques and options at cost. If you’d like me to assist you in the process I can order the prints and have them drop-shipped to you direct from my printer to anywhere on the globe (shipping cost may apply).

Four little girls crashing into their new grandmother after her wedding ceremony.

Destination Weddings

Outside a radius of 250 nautical miles from Fort Collins, Colorado.

I love to travel so I don’t charge as much for destination weddings as other photographers. Travel gives me the opportunity to see, and experience, new things, food, people, and places which I love to document not only as a part of your story, but my own.

Destination weddings packages come in two categories; inside the continental United States, and outside the continental United States with the later being more expensive.

Inside the continental United States:
The additional expense of travel, lodging, food and time is included in my price for documenting your wedding. I’m fair with my pricing. I don’t charge extra because I had to get on an airplane, or because I had to call a taxi, Uber or Lift.

Outside the continental United States:
Traveling overseas, or out of country, can be a logistics nightmare. The extra expense can be managed with thoughtful planning which is why I require at least a 3 month notice and booking period. I strive to put as much forethought into travel plans, working closely with you, as possible which, in the end, saves you money. Because of the extra effort put into planning I’m nowhere near as expensive as other photographers. I want to have a good time too, and I love making beautiful images of remote locations with beautiful, happy people.

Get in touch with me and we'll talk about everything you receive in any destination wedding package. We can even help with reservations for an all-inclusive destination vacation, or honeymoon, that beats most travel companies. I’ve been doing this a long time. I know people who specialize in this area.

Initial Cost & Day Rates

Whatever the event there's a price-point for you

I don’t shoot on speculation. Day rates for photography assignments begin at $750.00 per day plus travel, lodging and expenses. (3-day minimum if traveling outside 250 nautical miles from Fort Collins, Colorado).
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Base prices are just that, base prices. The base price is the minimum you can expect to spend when you contract with me to document your wedding, or event. The base price is the absolute lowest figure I’ll except to fulfill my agreement to document your wedding, or event.  Depending on your needs, and requirements, don’t be surprised to learn that the price may rise slightly due to travel restrictions, lodging availability or other unforeseen circumstances.
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  • Weddings base prices begin at $1,750.00 if inside a 250 driving miles from Fort Collins, CO.
    A non-refundable deposit of 35% is required to book domestic weddings.
  • If outside of the continental United States the base price for a wedding is $7,500.00 with 3 month booking and contract.  A non-refundable deposit of 55% is required to book destination weddings.
  • If inside the United States, but over 250 nautical miles from Fort Collins, Colorado, the base price is $3,500.00.
    A non-refundable deposit of 45% is required to book travel weddings.
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