This is a huge post with photographs from a busy year.
In addition to the work I did in Utah (headshots, weddings, family portraits, corporate work), I photographed weddings in California, Texas and New York. I went to Mexico City for family portraits and to Gilmer, Texas, for a client-turned-friend to make a portrait of the town where she grew up. I traveled to Washington, DC, with Amy to make a series of portraits for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
I’ve photographed a variety of people in a variety of settings–in homes, in hometowns, in my studio, in the canyon, in the city, on the occasion of adoptions and weddings and new babies and long lost siblings reuniting. I believe all these photographs have one thing in common. I believe all these photographs will become more valuable over time as the people in them age, as circumstances change, and life goes marching forward and these photographs represent a moment that happened, once, in 2014.
Some exciting travel is cooking up for 2015–Mexico, Haiti, Cape Cod, New York, California–and I hope that it will include me photographing you, in your town or in mine, or anywhere in between.
Interested in family portraits with depth and soul? Let’s talk.
Getting married and want authentic images with high class and whimsy? Give me a call.
Film images scanned by Alpine Film Lab.
A letter from a friend.
When you photographed my family in 2011, we didn’t realize that’d be the last full family picture we’d have. Mark had too much anxiety to join us for our family reunion, but he was able to pull off a few minutes during the pictures that day. I remember worrying our clothes weren’t color coordinated and everything wasn’t thought through or planned. But those pictures are so precious to us.
My family chose one of Mark and his dog to go on the funeral program’s cover. One of the speakers was so moved by it that he based his entire talk around it and kept referring to it.
I know that we can do a whole lot of work in this life and wonder if we’ve ever made a difference. Please know that this last-minute, shirts turned inside out photo shoot made all the difference, to my family!
I met Janna at a wedding in California. Then, when she called because she wanted me to photograph her family and, she said, “I don’t think you’ll remember this but I met you at the Anderson’s wedding in California”. I said, Janna, of course I remember you! And I did. In fact, as soon as she said her name, I remembered talking to her.
So, I was happy she to see if I’d photograph her family before her daughter, Kate, went on a mission.
Mission accomplished. Meet the Hargadon family.
If you were in college and living in Provo back in, say, 1993, then there’s a pretty good chance you went to Mama’s Cafe. It was, at the time, one of the few places in town where live music was played and it was owned by a guy that knew everyone: Mr. Johnny Rowan. The last time I saw Johnny was way back then, at Mama’s Cafe, where my friend Garrett and I played a set of cover songs that ranged from the Counting Crows to Lou Reed.
So it’s been a while since I’ve seen Johnny, so I was thrilled when he called and asked me to photograph his family.
Meet the Rowans.
Justin Hackworth photographs old friends, new friends, perfect strangers, and he wants to photograph you.
I hope you had a good Mother’s Day on Sunday. I called my mom. Told her I loved her. And I made Amy Tai Chicken pizza for dinner and gave the kids corn dogs because I didn’t think they’d want any of the Tai Chicken, plus, I wanted Amy to have as much as she wanted.
And speaking of Mother’s Day, here’s some recent mother/daughter portraits.
I taught a photography class at UVU this last semester and Shay was one of the students. It’s probably not fair to say she was one of my favorite students because how would that make the other classmates feel? So I won’t say that. I won’t say that she was one of my favorite students and that she has an award winning smile.
Meet Shay and Lisa.
Here’s Matt and his family. The last time I photographed Matt and Juliann was in 2003 on their wedding day. (They didn’t have any kids, then). Another fun fact – Matt and I went to high school together. Go Bobcats!
Meet the Greene family.
The Jones family, photographed in Rexburg, Idaho around Christmastime.
I just think the world of Jessica. I met her in 2010 when she and her mother came to be photographed for the 30 Strangers project. She returned again last summer with her husband Jeff to get pictures together, and again this summer. It’s smart, if you ask me, to document your life through photographs. And this is a particular good time for Jessica and Jeff to mark, because she’s now pregnant with her first child. Exciting changes in their life are just around the corner.
Here’s Jessica and Jeff.
I hope in this picture show below she’s tweeting or updating her Facebook status about how much fun we had.
I photographed the Carlson family a couple of years ago in Salt Lake City and was so happy to do so again. This year, we decided to take their family pictures on Antelope Island. I’ll tell you what–I’m going back to that place. It’s so beautiful there.
And now, the Carson family.
We’re not just making pictures, we’re making history.
Justin Hackworth photographs people on Antelope Island, Whidbey Island, or your favorite landlocked location. Interested in getting people pictures of you and the people you love? Let’s talk.
Emily’s from Texas but was passing through this part of the world (Provo, Utah) and wanted to stop in for some family portraits in the studio. The way she described it was that she wanted something that didn’t look too posed, and that showed what their family was like when they are together.
Meet the Giles family.