It’s possible I’m the reason they’re getting married. Alayne came to my studio last year and wanted me to do a portrait of her. Something she could use online. We had a good time taking pictures and she used one for one of her profile pictures here and there. Turns out, that lovely picture caught the attention of Greg, they met, fell in love, and now they are getting married. I take all the credit. Well, I take some of the credit. Ok, I think it’s cute and don’t take any of the credit.
Meet Alayne and Greg. Engaged, now, and soon to be wed. I’ll be there to photograph the happy day.
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This attractive couple is getting married in New York City later this year. I’ll be there to photograph the happy day. In the mean time, these engagement pictures were made in Provo, Utah.
Meet Aly and Jake.
Fun story – He lives in Oakland. I was in Oakland last weekend to photograph another wedding and I just happened to run into him. Small world, man. Small world.
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Coryn and Scott are getting married in December. Ahhh, yes. A winter wedding. Romantic.
I had only met Scott once before when they came to discuss wedding plans, but I’ve known Coryn for a while, now, and she’s just as lovely, sweet, and kind and she comes across in the pictures. I think it comes from her mother.
Coryn and Scott, photographed in my studio and Provo Canyon.
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To get you in the mood for valentines day, here’s a short, two-minute slideshow of couples in love. Watching this makes me happy. Hooray for love. That’s what I always say.
CouplesInLove from Justin Hackworth on Vimeo.
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Mike lives in North Carolina, but came to Park City, Utah to propose to his girlfriend. They had reservations at Talisker for dinner, and he hired me to wait until they left the restaurant, then follow them up the street where Mike would ask Liza to marry him. She had no idea I was there, ready to photograph the wedding proposal.
Then we drove to his parents cabin where he announced the engagement to the rest of the family.
Congratulations, Mike and Liza, on your wedding engagement!
Here’s a young couple in love. It’s Janessa and Jared. The drove down from St. George to Provo so I could take their engagement pictures. And next week, I’ll drive to St. George to photograph their wedding. I’m looking forward to that. I know the bride’s mom pretty well and she knows how to plan a party!
Justin Hackworth photographs young couples in love or old couples in love and he wants to photograph you. We’re not just making pictures, we’re making history.
Cory and Nate are engaged. Aren’t they a good looking couple? Well, they live in Seattle now, but have some history in Salt Lake, so they wanted to get their engagement pictures taken in Salt Lake instead of in Seattle. So that’s just what we did. All of these engagement pictures were taken in downtown Salt Lake, a block or two from the main library.
Here’s how I take engagement pictures.
We meet somewhere and talk for a little bit. I ask them how they met and I ask them about their wedding and what they study in school or where they went to college. That sort of thing.
This conversation has two purposes. First of all, I like people and I like hearing about their story. I get this from my mom. She’s genuinely interested in others and I love that about her. So that’s the first reason I ask people about themselves. Because I really want to know. The second reason is because it puts people at ease and that’s a good state to be in when you’re getting your picture taken.
Next, we’ll walk around and just see what looks good. I’m looking mostly for really great light. The background and surroundings are far less important to me than the light.
Then I have them walk together, kiss, laugh, hug–they do that stuff naturally anyway, and I am there to snap it up. Oh, sure, I sometimes tweak their pose a little, but for the most part, I’m just letting them enjoy spending time together.
What I want are flattering images of the couple that look like they don’t even know I’m there. Something genuine and real.
If you’re a photographer and have a different approach, I’d love to hear it. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know your process.
Ben sent an email and told me he was getting married and wanted to know if I was interested in working with them. I like emails like that. And I like couples like Ben and Claire. So I’m going to photograph their wedding soon, but first things first. Engagement pictures. We started in my studio where it’s warm and cozy, then headed outside and up Provo Canyon. It was a little chilly, sure, but we went to the place where Ben proposed, and I think the memory of such things might have added an extra bit of warmth.
Me: Claire, did you know he was going to ask you that night?
Claire (smiling): Well, Ben can’t keep a secret.
Justin Hackworth photographs happy people and beautiful events and he wants to photograph you.
Well now, this here is one of your good looking couples. And, they are soon to be married so they came by to get their engagement pictures.
Meet Kaytie and Gavin.
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Logan and Aubri, photographed in Provo, Utah on the occasion of their engagement to be married.
Justin Hackworth photographs happy couples in love and he wants to photograph you.