Who’s Notley?

Notley Hawkins is a Columbia, Missouri photographer who specializes in architecture, aviation, commercial, drone, editorial, event, fine-art, light painting, and wedding photography. Notley is available for assignments regionally and nationwide.

You may have seen my work.

Columbia Home Magazine Columbia Missourian Columbia Tribune Country Living Magazine Downtown Now Inside Columbia Magazine Kansas City Star

Popular Photography
Prime Magazine
Show-Me Missouri
South Dakota Medicine
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Smithsonian Magazine
Vox Magazine


Notley can provide framed and mounted fine-art photos for your business and home. Let Notley’s thirty years of experience in fine-arts and photography help you create a new environment. Notley has provided photos to hospitals, banks, corporate headquarters, and offices all across the state of Missouri. Notley can also work directly with your interior designer or architect.


Notley accepts fine-art commissions. Do you have a unique location or building that needs a photograph for your home or business? Contact Notley today for a price quote.


Notley excels in architectural photos for his clients. Notley has worked for some of the best architectural firms across the Midwest. Let Notley photograph your new building as a record and show to your potential clients.


Notley can take photos of your business, including the people and location for print or web usage. Contact Notley for a price quote to photograph your business now.


Notley can provide wedding photography for your upcoming nuptials. Notley takes exciting and compelling wedding photos for his clients.


Do you have a special event coming up that needs publicity? Notley has worked with some of the top promoters, businesses, and colleges in the area. Let Notley photograph your event and use his skills in social media to promote it. Photos are suitable for web and print usage.


Do you need editorial photos for a magazine or newspaper article? Notley has worked with some of the best regional magazines in the Midwest. Contact Notley about your next photo assignment today.


Are you an advertising agency that needs commercial photography? Notley has worked with some of the top agencies in the Midwest.


Notley is based out of Columbia, Missouri and is available for assignments throughout the Midwest and nationwide. Notley also serves customers around the state of Missouri including Fulton, Mexico, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Moberly, Springfield, Hannibal, St. Joseph, Branson, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, and Kansas City.



The Center for Missouri Studies Art Gallery at the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia featuring the works of Thomas Hart Benton. Architectural design by Gould Evans of Kansas City, Missouri. Building construction by River City Construction.

| Burr Oak Floodwaters

The champion burr oak tree near McBaine surrounded by Missouri River floodwaters. The photo was taken with a Sony ILCE-7RM3 camera with a Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens and a NiSi 15-stop ND filter at ƒ/8.0 with a 102-second exposure at ISO 100.

“Notley Hawkins redefines a contemporary regionalist vision. Skillful compositions reveal emotional depth in common scenes of American life.”

– Judy Rifka, Artist, New York City

“Notley Hawkins is one of our favorite photographers, definitely in the top three. He has an uncanny eye for composition, and his work is beautiful. He’s also a pleasure to work with too. Just look at about every other Missouri Life cover, and you’ll see why we love Notley.”

– Danita Allen Wood, Editor, Missouri Life Magazine

“I’m a huge fan of wide-angle shots – but it’s not easy making photographs with wide-angle lenses. Notley makes it look easy – but look closely – he controls the frame and shows us what he wants us to see in the frame. It takes real skill to do what Notley does. I look forward to each new image from him. I especially love the low-angle filling station shots. They are simply magical.”

– Bob Smith, Photographer, whereeverigo.com.

“As a journalist, I’ve seen thousands of photos that ‘capture the scene.’ Notley’s photos are among the very few that instead depict what I looked at, but never saw.”

– Clyde Bentley, Professor of Journalism, University of Missouri

“Notley knows how to get down low. There’s always drama in his skies. He knows the value in reflection and movement. He knows when the moment is right. He knows light. He just knows.”

– Troy Paiva, Photographer, Lost America

“Notley Hawkins’ photographs give us a world of extraordinary beauty in ordinary settings. After spending time with his work, we return to our lives with fresh eyes and a renewed sense of wonder and gratitude. A true artist.”

– Benedict Hughes, Poet, Midland Michigan