Couple's Search for Unconventional Space in STL Featured on 'House Hunters'

By Katlyn Moncada
In Culture

When Aaron and Heather Hawes went on a mission to find a new space to serve as a home and a space for their photography business in St. Louis, they knew they wanted something different. HGTV’s “House Hunters” documented their endeavors and the episode will air Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9pm.

"House Hunters" filming Aaron Hawes in their former Benton Park condo. Photo by Heather Hawes

“House Hunters” filming Aaron Hawes in their former Benton Park condo. Photo by Heather Hawes

Known for their unconventional wedding photography, the successful Hawes Photography moved to St. Louis a few years ago from Kansas City. After living in Benton Park with a studio on Cherokee, the couple wanted to search for a comfortable space within the city limits that would be close to prospective clients—mostly newly engaged couples.

“We have always been in love with the idea of turning a unique space into our home and office,” says owner and photographer Aaron Hawes.

When the pair lived in Kansas City, their home doubled as their studio. They missed that arrangement because not only was it convenient, but also saved them from having to pay double on rent and mortgage.

The couple applied to the popular television show on a whim and now Aaron says they “can’t wait to see how the hours of footage get cut down into a finished show.”

Production filmed with Aaron and Heather for five days as they hunted for their new place with the help of Ted Disabato of Premier Saint Louis Properties LLC.

The episode will feature three unique prospective properties in the city, which includes a former café storefront, an old firehouse and a former car dealership.

Which one of these locations will they choose for their new home and business combo? Find out on “House Hunters” Tuesday at 9pm.

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