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Provo portrait photography

by justin on November 4, 2013

in Engagements, Photography

Here’s Julie and Logan. Recently married, and madly in love.

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It was ten degrees outside when I drove to the airport in Salt Lake City to catch a plane to Cancun. Luckily, it was warmer when I arrived in Mexico. I met Peter and Lauren in the lobby while I was checking in to the hotel. They invited me to go dancing that night with their friends. I went. I danced. I looked like a dork. But what the heck. You weren’t there to see me so I’m not too worried about it.

The next day–the day before the wedding–we met an hour before the Mexican sun went down to take some pictures of just the two of them. Meet Peter and Lauren.

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Coming soon…Peter and Lauren’s wedding pictures.

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Justin Hackworth photographs weddings in any climate and he wants to photograph your wedding.

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Provo Portaits – Olli Bird

by justin on January 9, 2013

in bloggers, Photography, portraits

Oh my gosh–these two. Mike and Alma are a creative dynamo. Check out their brilliance here.

I went to Springville to photograph Mike and Alma in their cheerful office. It’s cheerful, just like them!

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Alma and Mike

Olli Bird

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Justin Hackworth photography

And you’re for sure going to want to know about their latest project. It’s already a smashing success. It’s called Caravan.

 

 

 

 

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2012 Review in pictures

by justin on January 7, 2013

in Photography

The year 2012 was a busy and successful year at Justin Hackworth Photography and for that, I’m grateful. I continue to feel blessed to meet so many interesting and cool people, and to do a job I enjoy.

I have high hopes for 2013 and look forward to the grand possibilities that will unfold. If you want to hire me for your wedding, family portrait, editorial assignment or documentary project, I promise I’ll give you everything I’ve got. So call me. Let’s talk.

In the mean time, I present my favorite pictures from 2012:

Utah photography

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Alt Design Summit, New York City

Alt Design Summit, New York City

Trevor

Trevor

New York portrait photography

Kent Miles at his daughter's wedding

Kent Miles at his daughter’s wedding

Alt Design Summit, New York City

Alt Design Summit, New York City

New York

New York

Grand Central - New York City

Grand Central Station – New York City

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Meg and Riley

Meg and Riley

Sundance wedding

Sundance wedding

Sundance wedding pictures

Salt Lake wedding photography

wedding photography Salt Lake City

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www.justinhackworth.com

Sundance wedding

Sundance wedding

Mill Creek wedding

Mill Creek wedding

Utah wedding photography

Paul Jacobsen, playing with the Lower Lights

Paul Jacobsen, playing with the Lower Lights

Cjane Kendrick at the Rooftop Concerts

Cjane Kendrick at the Rooftop Concerts

Salt Lake Joseph Smith Memorial building

Newport Beach

Newport Beach

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St. George, Utah

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Liz Davis Maxfield

Liz Davis Maxfield

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Geoff Steurer

Geoff Steurer

Alma Loveland

Alma Loveland

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Casey from mooshinindy.com

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Rebecca Beach from A Daily Something

Rebecca Beach from A Daily Something

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Rexburg Idaho portrait photography

Amy and Lisa

Park City wedding and portrait photography

Park City – taken just after he proposed

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Bryan Johnson from A Bryan Photo

Bryan Johnson from A Bryan Photo – Birmingham, Alabama

Amy

Amy

Ben Silberman, founder of Pinterest

Ben Silberman, founder of Pinterest

Clark Brewer

Photographer Clark Brewer, photographed in Alabama

Gabby Blair from DesignMom.com

Gabby Blair from DesignMom.com

Hue and Hum

Hue and Hum

Ira Glass

Ira Glass

Joanna Brooks

Joanna Brooks

Provo Mayor John Curtis

John Curtis and his family

The Lower Lights

The Lower Lights

Mara and Danny from A Blog About Love

Mara and Danny from A Blog About Love – New York City

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Meg Frampton

Meg Frampton

Melanie Burke

Melanie Burke

The Moth and the Flame

The Moth and the Flame

Natalie Holbrook from Nat The Fat Rat.

Natalie Holbrook from Nat The Fat Rat.

Tyler Glenn - Neon Trees

Tyler Glenn – Neon Trees

Peter Breinholt

Peter Breinholt

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Fictionist

Fictionist

Ryan Innes

Ryan Innes

Sally DeFord

Sally DeFord

Stephanie Nielson and family

Stephanie Nielson and family

Fictionist

Fictionist

Diana from Yan Photography

Diana from Yan Photography

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Alt Design Summit

Alt Design Summit

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Mindy Gledhill

Mindy Gledhill

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California photography

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provo senior portrait photography

Matt Mildenstein

Matt and Heather Mildenstein

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Provo Rooftop Concerts

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Desert Noises at the Rooftop Concert

Desert Noises

Scott Wiley

Scott Wiley

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the Moth and the Flame

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The Nielsons

The Nielsons with family and friends

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Kelly McCaleb

Kelly McCaleb

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30 Strangers

Sundance wedding photography

Sundance

Liz Bryson

Liz Bryson

portrait photography

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Provo portrait photography

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Branden Campbell - Neon Trees

Branden Campbell – Neon Trees

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Maxine Hanks

Maxine Hanks

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Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California

Strawberry Fields - Central Park - New York City

Strawberry Fields – Central Park – New York City

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Sundance

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New York City

New York City

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Bear Lake, Utah

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Kemmerer, Wyoming

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Central Park, New York City

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Ania from TheNewDiplomatsWife.com

Ania from TheNewDiplomatsWife.com

Natalie Holbrook

Natalie Holbrook

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Idaho

Here’s my list from 2011

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6th Street Design School

by justin on December 11, 2012

in bloggers, Photography, portraits

Both sharp and beautiful, here’s Kirsten from 6th Street Design School.

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Outtakes

by justin on September 30, 2012

in Photography

Recent outtakes

Self portrait

 

Tines

Amy from the 30 Stranger project

Alt Design Summit in NYC

Mara and Danny

 

 

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Outtakes

by justin on September 23, 2012

in Photography

Recent outtakes

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On TV twice in one week

by justin on July 22, 2012

in 30 Strangers-2012, Photography

At the beginning of July I was on TV twice in one week. One was planned, one sort of just happened.

First, the planned occasion. I’d been asked by the nice folks at Fresh Living, a show at the local TV station in Salt Lake to come on the show and talk about the 30 Strangers project. The segment lasted about 3 minutes and I didn’t embarrass myself too much. If you care to view the piece you can see it here. It’s funny because the guy calls me Hackenworth.

30 Strangers

So that was nice. Thanks to Brittany Graham and the folks at Chanel 2, KUTV for having me on.

A couple days later was the 4th of July and Amy and I went to our town’s parade. While we were sitting there, Amy showed me an American flag that said on it, Made In China. I thought it was funny (and by funny, I mean, ironic) and took a picture with my camera phone, then put it on Instagram and Twitter.

American Flag made in China

A friend of mine saw the Tweet, and re-tweeted it out and included the name of a fellow at ABC World News Tonight. She knew they had been doing a recent series on things that are made in America, and thought he should see it. Turns out, he did, and about an hour later, he emailed me and asked if he could use the picture on their broadcast that night. Sure, I said, and I thought it would end there. About 30 minutes later, he asked if they could interview me and during the interview, he asked if I had some pictures I’d taken of the family while at the parade that they could include in their piece. So, there’s a handful of pictures of Amy and the kids at the parade, plus, about 6 seconds of my voice talking about my reaction to seeing this Made In China flag. I sound just like my brother Jeremy. If you care to see that, it’s here.

So the flag picture has some irony, but the real irony for me is that I work every day at making beautiful, interesting, thoughtful images. And then I take some silly, rushed, pedestrian picture with my camera phone, and that’s what gets me on the national news. You know how Warhol said that in the future everyone will have 15 minutes of fame? That better not be my 15 minutes.

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Lori came from St. George with her mother. In an email, before she arrived, Lori said, “If the conversation starts to lag, ask her how to properly prune a tomato plant and why it is important.” Well, I don’t think there was a lag in the conversation, but I was curious. So I asked. Man, am I glad I did. Because Lori said, “Oh, that reminds me…” and pulled out some home-made spicy sauce for me that’s some kind of secret recipe and everyone who knows Lori, would love to get their mitts on the secret. Or, at least a jar or two of that sauce.

Mother daughter portraits

mother daughter portraits

30 Strangers

30 Strangers is a fund raiser for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis.

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Hooray for Love

by justin on May 28, 2012

in Photography

Hooray for love

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We had our first Rooftop Concert last week and it was, as they have come to be, just magic.

Thanks to Faith Johnson, Ryan Innes, and Peter Breinholt.

Provo Rooftop Concert Series

Cjane at Concert Series

Rooftop concert co-founder CJane Kendrick

Rooftop Concert Series 2012

Provo Music Concerts

Rooftop Concert Series 2012

Our concert poster designer, Matt Mildenstein with his beautiful wife Heather

Mindy Gledhill at Concert Series

Rooftop concert co-founder Mindy Gledhill

Mindy Gledhill and Cjane at Concert Series

Rooftop Concert Series 2012

Mindy Gledhill Cjane and Justin Hackworth

Making on-stage announcements with Mindy and Courtney

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Ryan Innes at Rooftop Concert Series

Ryan Innes

Ryan Innes at Provo Concert Series

Rooftop Concert Series Provo 2012

Ryan Innes Provo Concert Series

Provo Music 2012

Petr Breinholt Rooftop Concert Series

With Peter Breinholt

Rooftop Concert Series 2012

Peter Breinholt at Provo Rooftop Concert Series

Peter Breinholt at Concert Series 2012

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Provo Concert Series 2012

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Provo Utah Concerts 2012

Amy, in the crowd, dancing like a polite maniac

Utah Concerts 2012

Summer Rooftop Concert Series

 

Next month, June 1: Desert Noises and Moth & the Flame. See the full summer lineup on the Rooftop Concert website.

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From the archives – 1999

by justin on May 14, 2012

in Photography, portraits

Today I scanned some negatives.

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This picture was taken in the summer of 1999. It’s of my friend Heather Roberts at her house in Salt Lake City. We had just spend that Sunday afternoon at her friend Kim McKay’s cabin at Sundance. A girl named Amy Ferguson was there and she was the real reason I was there, too, as we had just started hanging out and I wanted to see her again. So Amy and I sat on that deck, on a lovely Sunday afternoon at Sundance, and kissed for the first time. There’s a picture somewhere, of our feet on that deck chair, but I couldn’t find it when I was scanning these negatives.

Heather and I drove back to Salt Lake and I sang happy songs the whole way home. Probably something from the band Cake.

At Heather’s house I asked if I could take some pictures of her–you know, like I do, as I will, and I shot a couple rolls. There’s a few pictures that are all right from those rolls but as I was about to leave, she stepped inside the house and I saw that this was the picture I had to take.

Ten months later I married Amy.

Two years later this picture was selected to be in the Utah Art Council’s permanent collection and appeared on the cover of American Photo Magazine.

One of the things I love about photography are the memories and stories that are inextricably attached.

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Ideally, I’d have my camera with me at all times. But that’s not always the case. Like, at church, for example. Who takes a camera to church? So that’s why I’m so darn glad I have a camera on my phone, because I take that sucker with me everywhere I go (including church). Oh, sure, it can’t solve all my artistic problems (or hardly any of them) but when I’m in a pinch, it will do the trick.

Sometimes I use it just to take a picture of something I want to remember later, like the giant banner at the fabric store stating “Not going out of business” (hilarious) and sometimes I use it to see things differently than I would if I was looking through my regular camera’s viewfinder.

So here you go. All of these were taken with my camera phone and this slide show is just a bit longer than 2 minutes. Enjoy!

Good pictures are made in the head and the heart, not in the camera. If you are interested in improving your camera skills but just aren’t sure how to go about that, or if you’re already making pictures you like, but know there’s room for improvement, or if you just want to shake up what you’re currently doing, then you may be interested in taking an online class I’m teaching on March 27, 2012 called “10 photo workouts to make you a better photographer” as part of the Alt Design Summit’s online channel. You can read more and sign up here. Space is limited.

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Dispatch from the road

by justin on February 22, 2012

in Photography, Travel

Vegas, at the Bellagio

I’ve been in Vegas for the last few days for WPPI and last night I took a walk around town.

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Provo portraits

by justin on February 10, 2012

in Photography

Provo photography

I photographed a mother/daughter portrait session this week for an April article in Ladies Home Journal. Here’s the daughter, Rachel. The shoot was styled by Alison and we had a fantastic time. Once the article comes out, I’ll post a few more.

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Helper, Utah

by justin on January 31, 2012

in Photography

Helper, Utah

Helper, Utah is a peculiar town. But it’s worth getting off the highway and driving down that main street. It won’t take you long, and you might be glad you took the long-cut.

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The best pictures of 2011

by justin on January 4, 2012

in Photography

Looking back on 2011 has made me feel overwhelmingly grateful for the year I’ve had. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love for a living. I want to say thanks to Amy for being so supportive. I couldn’t do this job without her belief that I’m doing the right thing. When I leave the house to go to a photoshoot, after we kiss and hug, and just before that door closes, I always hear her call out, “Take great pictures!”

What follows are some of my favorite images I shot in 2011. It’s been a busy year. Some of these pictures have already been posted on the blog, but there are quite a few that haven’t been seen until now. Also, this doesn’t represent everything I shot (there’s a few weddings, portrait sessions, a fancy party at Sundance, and some of the 30 Strangers that aren’t in here).

Maybe this should also be said. I care deeply about the work I’m creating. My aim is to make pictures that will have meaning many years down the road for the people for whom I take them. I care about what I do. I keep working at this craft day after day and I’m finding a great sense of pleasure in where this road is taking me. I hope 2012 is the year that I can make something beautiful for you and the people you love.

And now, a review of 2011. Do you have a favorite here? Do tell.

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C. Jane Kendrick

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Kathryn Storke Snippet and Ink

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Logan Utah photography

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Amy Hackworth

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Rooftop Concert Series

Robbie Connolly

Fictionist

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Sundance wedding photography

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Rexburg dry farms

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Geronimo Balloons

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Stephanie Nielson

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Salt Lake wedding photography

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self portrait

Provo wedding photography

C. Jane kendrick

Sarah Sample

Chrisy Ross

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clouds

The Bloggess

Trevor Christensen

light and shadow

Kent Miles Allen Hackworth

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Park Ctiy photography

flowers

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bride and groom

Mindy Gledhill

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Nie Nie

C. Jane Kendrick

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David Archuletta, Amy Hackworth

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Deer creek

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Why yes, I am available to photograph your wedding. Let’s talk.

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If you are a pinterest user, well then, pin away!

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God Bless America

by justin on September 11, 2011

in Photography

America Flag

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Salt Lake Seven – Art Access Gallery

by justin on January 21, 2011

in Photography

Threshold
A photography exhibit at Art Access Gallery from the Salt Lake Seven

Tonight (January 21, 2001) is the opening for a group exhibit I’m in at the Art Access Gallery. The hours for the opening reception are 6pm – 9pm. The address is 230 South, 500 West, Salt Lake City. Come by and say hello.

Exhibiting photographers are:
Kent Miles
, Justin Hackworth, Bill Patterson, Carl Oelerich, Alan Jackson, Brett Howell, Brian Buroker, Steve Proctor, Rocio Briceno

Threshold
Salt Lake Seven Group Statement
Art Access Gallery
January 2011

There is no end to photographic possibilities. But there is a point in the
making of photographs that marks the moment of decision to release the
shutter. That moment might be called the Threshold. On one side of that
point, there is no image, only imagined possibilities. On the other side of
that point is the consequence of our choice. It is the final truth.

In the Threshold a picture will reach out and demand that it be made. The
photographer doesn’t know why. It is a picture without explanation. It is a
picture recognized and made before knowing what it means. It is a picture
made before you can talk yourself out of it.

To be an artist requires becoming attuned to the Threshold, and to dwell in
the moments of clarity and awareness that lay between the imagination of a
picture and its realization.

The images for this exhibit begin to get at those moments.

Above images from Justin Hackworth, Brett Howell, Kent Miles, Carl Oelerich

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We love our clients

by justin on December 10, 2010

in Photography

2010 has been a great year for Justin Hackworth Photography and Amy and I have hearts chock full of gratitude for everyone that has been a part of our business this year. To say thanks, we invited local clients to a party and private concert with the very talented, irresistible Mindy Gledhill who sang songs from her new album, Anchor. It was a perfect night. A giant thanks to Mindy who wowed us all with her music, her gift, her keytar.

Mindy was joined by Stuart Maxfield and Jacob Jones, of Fictionist. Thanks for coming, fellows.

Before the concert, Amy and I told everyone how lucky we feel to serve you, and it deserves repeating here.

From Amy:
You sometimes hear these clever sayings about the difference between making a living and making a life–a little cliche, yes. I am really thankful that Justin gets to make a living as an artist, but I am also deeply grateful for the difference our clients make in our life. Justin calls me every single week, several times a week, after a portrait session or a client meeting or a wedding, uplifted and changed by meeting with you. He learns from you, his awareness is expanded by you, his heart is touched by your stories, your way of life, your choices. He calls to say, “These people were so great today. I think we’d really be friends.” And so often, you have become our friends. Because you’ve influenced Justin, you’ve influenced me and our children, and I am thankful, thankful for YOU and the blessing you have been to us. And that makes a difference in our life. Thank you so much!

And here’s what I had to say:
Here are some of the jobs I’ve had. At age twelve I made bee hives. When I was fifteen I worked at a pizza parlor called Sober Society. Later, Kentucky Fried Chicken. I delivered pianos in high school for Bowen Music. I worked at Rays Gas and Lube. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I worked as a desk clerk at The Best Western Executive Inn and as a bar back at the Cadillac Grill. Two years at a shipping department. For three months I had a job at a call center, selling family oriented films over the phone (those were some dark days). During college I worked at the Firestone parking booth in Salt Lake, which I re-named, the John Wilkes Booth Memorial Booth. There was a short-lived job as a technical writer. I had a job as a project manager and later at that same company, marketing manager, where we sold technical services to librarians.

And now, now I have the job I love. And it’s only because of great clients that come to be photographed and trust me to make something meaningful for you. I’m not interested in being mediocre or just pretty good. I want to take great pictures. And my goal is to make something that is far more valuable to you than the amount of money that you spend. I love this job, and I want to sincerely thank everyone that has come this year to be a part of this business.  This is my dream job, and you make this dream possible.

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Party people
Our very capable office assistant took pictures of some of the guests. (Megan needs a better title. She’s so much more than office assistant).

Megan, the amazing office assistant

Chances to win something that night were very good, because we gave away a ton of stuff, thanks to our favorite places of business. We gave away gift certificates to four restaurants: Communal, Rooster, Angels of Philly, and Sammy’s Cafe. We gave away a Lower Lights CD, tickets to Comedy Sports, bags and notebooks from Seraph Stationery, gift cards from The Royal Noodle Picture Company and hand-made chocolates from Lilly’s Sweet Occasions. We want to pour on the gratitude, here, to these places.

Speaking of gratitude, big thanks to Megan who took these photobooth pictures, packaged all the party favors, and the list goes on and on. Special thanks to my sister Jenni who came all the way from St. George just to hand out raffle tickets. It meant a lot to have her there. And once again, thanks to all our clients, from 2010 and from every year.

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