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.
Justin Hackworth photographs happy people in love and he wants to photograph you. Recently engaged, getting married and looking for the perfect photographer for your wedding? I know just the guy. Let’s chat.
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.
Well, well, well. Look who’s engaged. Jacob and Audrey. And here they are, photographed at my studio in Provo and around town as well.
You may recognize Jacob as the very capable keyboard player for the band Fictionist.
I’m trying to take the week off from Christmas until New Years. It’s harder than I thought. I’ve turned down about eight photo sessions (maybe more) and a wedding. But on the flip side, I’ve only put on pants twice. (A slight exaggeration). Here are the photographs from my last photography session of the year, taken a couple days before Christmas, a spicy couple from Brazil, meet Otavio and Morena.
Justin Hackworth photographs Brazilians, Germans, Americans, anyone really, and he wants to photograph you. In love and looking for authentic engagement pictures like this? We should talk. 801.916.6993.
Engagement photos taken in Provo Canyon.
Justin Hackworth photographs engaged couples or people that have been married for twenty years, and he wants to photograph you.
Ie Ling and Blake and getting married next month so they got all dressed, fancy, and came down to my studio for their engagement pictures.
Meet Blake and Ie Ling.
Photographed in downtown Provo, Utah, just blocks from my studio.
Recently engaged? Let’s talk.
Wedding bells for Jeff and Juliana will be ringing in January. Congratulations, you two. I can’t wait to photograph the wedding.
We took Patrick and Ashlee’s engagement pictures in Provo Canyon not too long ago. You take the road that leads to Squaw Peak, but then turn left to Hope Campground, instead. It’s gorgeous, or course, and we were there at the perfect time of year.
And now, meet Ashlee and Patrick.
Ashlee works at Platinum Salon in Orem, and has been cutting C. Jane’s hair for six years.
Last summer, they met working on the river in Moab. Both of them, river guides. Becky said she didn’t really care for him at first. Thought Andrew was a little goofy. But slowly, slowly, she changed her mind a bit. In fact, at some point, she told Andrew that if he could guess her middle name, she’d buy him ice cream. And if he couldn’t guess her middle name, he had to take her out on a date.
And now, Becky and Andrew are getting married. These portraits were taken in my Provo studio and also up Provo Canyon, just past the Hope Campground. It’s paradise up there and we only got rained on just a tiny bit.
Oh wait. You want to know if Andrew guessed her middle name? She doesn’t have a middle name.
Justin Hackworth photographs river guides or people that prefer dry land and he wants to photograph you. 801.916.6993.
They’re funny and fun and sarcastic, they love to kiss each other and laugh together. And they’re getting married next month in Salt Lake. I’ll be there to photograph the happy day.
Meet Laura and Austin.
Embarrassing moment- I called her Lauren (it’s Laura) at least twice. Maybe three times. Oh, brother.
Want pictures like this for you and the one you love? Let’s talk. I promise to call you the right name 80% of the time or more.
Oh, sure I’ll be photographing their wedding in Idaho soon, but in the mean time, engagement pictures here in Provo. These two are so fun and could hardly stop smiling at each other, even for a second.
Meet Yoema and Matt.
Justin Hackworth photographs happy couples and beautiful events and he wants to photograph you.
They met in Logan. They had friends in common. Now, they’re getting married, and that’s how it works sometimes. So we got together in Salt Lake and we took some engagement pictures.
Meet Jessica and Paxton.
Want pictures like this for you and the people you love? We should talk.
Planning a wedding has been a real hitch in the get-along since Jordan’s in the Marines’s and doesn’t know when and where he’ll be stationed. But they’re getting married. That much they do know. So we took some engagement pictures in Provo on one of those rare April days when you didn’t need a ski parka to keep warm outside.
They’ve known each other since high school, and now they’re getting married. Meet Kiersten and Jordan.
Justin Hackworth photographs happy people in love and he wants to photograph you.
They met at school in Logan. Things started heating up in the fall, and now, this spring they’re getting married. We took these engagement pictures in Provo, not too far from my office. Meet Janessa and Jordan. Lovebirds.
Can’t wait for the wedding in May!
Planning a wedding of your own? We should talk.