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David Hakamaki


David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog., hails from beautiful Upper Michigan. Operating a full-time home-based studio and living in a small, rural community in Upper Michigan, David has gained national recognition for his work and is now known as the “Home Based Photography Guru”. 

David started out in the business world and later opened his photography studio in 2002. His studio quickly became the highlight of his region, through his unique style & client interaction. He has taught business, marketing and economics at multiple colleges. He trains photographers on all aspects of posing, lighting, client relations, business and marketing across the country. David serves on Simply Color Lab's Simply Seniors Speaking Team and is one of Savage Backgrounds’ Featured Photographers.

His presentations not only focus on photography, but dig deep into the art of sales, marketing and client interaction. Understanding the pitfalls that todays photographers encounter, David uses his fun, quirky and dynamic teaching methods to offer a unique approach in presenting real world solutions to all levels of photographers.

David is a proud member of WPPI and PPA. He serves as Education Coordinator for his local Business Networking International (BNI) group, is highly active in his local community, serves as a Girls travel softball coach and roams the country with his family in search of adventure.