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Red Hawk Photography
Red Hawk Photography

Red Hawk Photography

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Introduction: PLEASE ONLY CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE GENUINLY INTERESTED IN HIRING ME. Thumbtack charges us when you reach out to us whether we are hired or not. During the Covid Pandemic please only ask me to do events that are either outdoors or allow for safe social distancing, no house parties please. ABOUT ME: Just a brief word about me. I spent 20 years in the film industry. I started as a makeup artist. This grew into wardrobe and props work. I branched into photography and videography. This is where my passion is, photography. EXPERIENCE: FILM INDUSTRY/PHOTOGRAPHY 1989 thru 2003: 14 Seasons/5 live shows per year on cruise ship (makeup & wardrobe) 1988 thru 2002 Published Photographer 27 live televised shows as Camera Operator Live events and film as Teleprompter Operator 10 educational films working in casting, makeup, wardrobe and hair. Over 30 videos on social betterment activities including education, drug rehab, criminal reform, gang reform and others in 5 Continents. I now freelance as a photographer and makeup artist. Note: with the current Covid 19 pandemic, makeup services are suspended. With my background in makeup, wardrobe, props and lighting in the film industry I can get the look you are after. I am experienced in many areas of photography. I have many creative ideas and always ask about and find out about your views and desires for your photographs. I'll work with you to get you exactly what you want. If you aren't comfortable in front of a camera, no problem. I am not high pressure. I am engaging and my clients will tell you, they feel at ease with me, we have fun and get great photos in an enjoyable session.

Current Top Pro

Hired 34 times

Serves Redford, MI

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8 years in business

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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75 photos

  • Outdoor Wedding

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

14 reviews


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Carrie S.

Portrait Photography

Nancy from Red Hawk Photography was amazing!!!! I needed photos of the kiddos for our Christmas cards and didn’t have much of a window to accomplish this in. Nancy responded back to me very quickly and set up a location to take the pictures at very readily! She was prompt and professional! Wore a mask, even though we were outdoors the whole time! Nancy was also beyond patient with my surly toddler and twitchy, fidgeting teenagers! She edited the photos and got them back to me in a speedy time frame!! I not only ended up with Lovely pictures for our cards, but I also now have Beautiful gifts that I have had printed to give to grandparents! Would hire her again in an instant!! Can’t say enough nice things about Nancy or our family’s experience with her!!
Dec 16, 2020
Ashley M.

Wedding and Event Photography

Due to COVID we decided drive out of state and stay with family for the holiday season. Because of this sudden change of plans I reluctantly had to cancel my photoshoot with Nancy however she is phenomenal. Full of energy, extremely personable and clearly passionate about photography. She had so many ideas to share with me to help make my vision come alive, she even took the time to speak with me for 30 minutes in order to fully understand what I was looking for. I’ve never had a better experience and I will definitely reach out to her for my future needs! Thank you Nancy!
Dec 10, 2020
Lisa H.

Wedding and Event Photography

Nancy did a fantastic job capturing the joy and love of our wedding day! Her creativity and attention to detail show in the beautiful photos she captured. There is a classic touch to her finished product you don’t find elsewhere. She was extremely professional. Her sunny attitude and light touch created close moments among family members. Her services came at a great value as well. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for natural and gorgeous photographs.
Oct 4, 2020
Angii L.

Wedding and Event Photography

All around Nancy was fantastic! She captured every important part and goofy moments of my intimate wedding ceremony. I didnt have to pay an arm and a leg for it either. The pictures came out beautiful and you can see and feel the emotions in each one. They were not posed but still looked professional. Highly recommend.
Sep 8, 2020
Siham A.

Portrait Photography

Thank you Nancy for your professionalism, the high quality of your work, each photo has a great deal of sensitivity and poetry. Thank you also for your good humor, your patience, your discretion. You were perfect in every way, we are more than happy to have chosen you to accompany us that day
Jul 12, 2020
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Nancy Vaughan


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I do give discounts but please realize the time at the actual shoot is about 1/4 or less of the time I devote to you. I scout the location, do shot lists, I edit each shot so that it is perfectly cropped, perfect color balance and give you as many variations as I can. I print test prints to be sure all is spot on and copy all onto a thumb drive for you. Any prints that are good I include as a bonus.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Once I am confirmed to do the job I try to meet them before the shoot to find out what they have in mind and to give my ideas. That way we have a set plan before the shoot. If it is a location shoot, I try to scout my location so I know where the sun is going to be, backgrounds, get creative ideas and try to spot any potential issues. I draw up a shot list so I don’t leave it all to memory while I am in the middle of a live shoot.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Professionally trained in film makeup, trained in cinematography and photography. Have over 20 years of experience in the field.

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