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About MSR

Maine Sports Report & Photography has been around Maine for 11 years and has grown steadily each year through the efforts of its owners and the readers who have shown great support over the years. We specialize in action photography and team & individual photography for leagues and schools.

We are a fully digital company using Nikon and Cannon equipment and have the ability to transmit on site when doing freelance work for newspapers with deadlines.

The People that make it run:

Skip Hawkes: is a sports enthusiast and my photography allows me to be around a variety of sports from Little League up through college sports. I enjoy being around the young athletes. It keeps me feeling young, and the majority of kids I photograph love seeing their photos on the web. Being able to do what I enjoy most, taking photographs, makes it a joy to get up every morning and look to see what is on the schedule for that day. It doesn’t get any better than that!! Now in my 10th year with Maine Sports Report, I thank my brother Ron for bringing me on board and giving me the opportunity to make photography my passion!

Freelance Photographers:
Storm: Storm Elisha Bowen. I’m 16 years old and am looking forward to my Senior year at Belfast Area High School. I’ve been interested in photography for the past several years, however the past year has brought me to realize the immense amount of power that a photo holds.

A photo is a very valuable piece of history for the person that you see through the lens. It can bring nature to life and inanimate objects depth. I currently am enjoying my time working with and learning from Ron Hawkes and Skip Hawkes from MSR Photos.

I spend much of my free time with my camera around my neck searching for either the next sporting event, opportunity to capture a wildlife shot or candid group photo with friends. I love to take photos of anything from the flower blooming in the garden, to the pitcher on the mound of a baseball field.

Currently I am doing all types of photography such as senior photos, best friends shoots, engagement shoots, landscape, sports and much more. My plans for continuing with photography after high school include going for a major or minor in photo journalism at Emerson, BU, or Simmons in Boston.

Missy: Missy Howes is an award winning photographer who aspires to turn photography into her retirement job. Howes is currently an air traffic controller and owner of Kennebec Riverside Cabins in The Forks, Me. where she has five cabins located right on the Kennebec River that she runs as a lodging business. See !

Howes has varied interest some of which are, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, running, weight training, photography, family/friends, Mexican food, Italian food, sushi, seafood, musicals, waterfalls, wildlife, wilderness, lakes, mountains, and sunshine, travel, laughing, floating around the lake on an inner tube, listening to the sound of loons at night.

Howes will be shooting the full range of athletics for Maine Sports Report, but will be spending much time doing some of the non-traditional sports which she really enjoys herself like paddle races of all kinds. She will also be covering a lot of tennis, skiing, road races etc. along with traditional sports like softball, baseball, football and many more.

Nicole: Nicole Hawkes – “Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for any unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.” -Edward Weston

Making the commonplace unusual is something that I strive to accomplish in my photography. I take photographs for the very reason that things in the world excite me.

I have worked part time for Maine Sports Report since 2003, covering youth sports games throughout the Midcoast area. Having graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art (Photography Concentration) I spent 2008 in Arizona exploring and photographing a very distinctive landscape.

I currently live in Camden and am available for all of your photography needs. Please call 207.975.3624 or email me at for a personalized price quote or to make an appointment.

This is the greatest job in the world. We go watch young athletes compete, take photos and write a story. Life is good.
Photography is our passion; when one of us have a camera in hand we usually have a smile on our face.

Ron Hawkes: I am a photographer, husband, father and coach. Ron Hawkes Photography is where I will be focusing my work, but will be doing some freelance work for Maine Sports Report.

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