If you’re asking, hey, is that some folk singer from the seventies, I’d respond, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Funny, but no, silly. That’s fantastic writer Chad N., photographed here, with his boys in Salt Lake City.
Justin Hackworth photographs happy people and beautiful weddings and he wants to photograph you. 801.916.6993.
Who said you have to live in Utah to be photographed by Justin Hackworth? Whoever said that should wash their mouth out with soap. Because you don’t have to live in Utah to get your family pictures from me. I’ll come to you (I hope you live in Italy) or you can come to me. That’s what Stephanie did. She and her family live in Oregon and just happened to be in town for this, that, and the other and included on the list, a stop at my studio.
Meet Stephanie and her family
Justin Hackworth Photography. We’re not just making pictures, we’re making history.
For women with style that love looking like they shop somewhere besides the Gap, you can thank your lucky stars there is Koo De Ker in Salt Lake. Earlier this year, Justin Hackworth Photography partnered with Koo De Ker for a very cool giveaway, hosted on one of our very favorite blogs, Stephmodo. Among those that left on comment on Stephanie’s blog, a random winner was selected. That person won some clothes from Koo De Ker, and a photo shoot with me. Holy smokes, can that be real? Oh, ya. It’s real, baby.
And here’s the beautiful Kyong, owner of Koo De Ker
Ashley and Kent got married at the Salt Lake temple. One of the warmest days in February I can think of. A beautiful day. Their luncheon took place at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building where family members told embarrassing and sweet stories about the bride and groom. Mostly embarrassing though. Later that night, friends and family gathered for a wedding celebration at Noah’s in Sandy. It was, on all accounts, a lovely affair.
Justin Hackworth photographs happy people and beautiful events and he wants to photograph you.
January 21 – 23 in Salt Lake City are the dates for the Altitude Design Summit. It’s a conference for design and lifestyle bloggers. Love great design? Then you should go. Get this: Keynote speakers include Panelists Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy; Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge; Jean Aw, founder of NotCot, and Heather Armstrong, founder of Dooce.
And that’s just the beginning. There are so many more speakers including Stephanie Brubaker, founder of Stephmodo, Kathryn Storke, founder of Snippet and Ink, and um…me. I’m so excited that I was asked to be one of the panelists. You can see the full list here.
– People that love talking about design in all its iterations. What it is. How it’s changing. Why it’s important.
– People that read sites like Apartment Therapy/drive German cars/subscribe to magazines from Europe.
– Design or lifestyle bloggers who want to (finally!) meet their fellow design and lifestyle bloggers.
– People from across all the design disciplines: graphic, industrial, fashion, interior, product, textile. Plus illustrators and photographers too.
The band Passion Pit played last night at the Urban Lounge. I was there to document the good times. Check out the above slideshow and then cry because you weren’t there.
Something to keep in mind as you check out the pictures. I wasn’t at the very front. There were two dudes right in front of me. They weren’t about to budge. I had to shoot between them. Then, at one point, two girls came and tried to shove me out of the way. It was a forceful and worthwhile effort on their part. In fact, I had to rely on the boxing-out skills I learned on the 3rd ward basketball team 25 years ago. (We once lost, 100-19). But last night I held my ground and got the shot (unlike 25 years ago).
You kids like the rock and roll music? Then you ought to be reading Dainon’s blog. He’s the one that told me about this band. Thanks Dainon.
(Techinical note in case you’re curios: Both the images and video were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a fixed 50mm 1.4 lens. That’s right. The images AND video were shot using the same camera. I don’t use the video so much but last night thought I’d give it a whirl).
One of the finest places in Utah to have a wedding is Log Haven. That’s where Tom and Katie decided to get hitched in June. For me, one of the highlights was during the ceremony, Tom’s grandfather recited a poem by Pablo Neruda. Tears all around.
Justin Hackworth photographs couples in love and wants to photograph you. Getting married in Italy or Hawaii or Greece or Moab? We should talk.
Jaryl is buying some of my photographs that he’s seen over the years and I went to Salt Lake to show a couple different print sizes. We want to make sure we get this just right. While I was there, I was able to make some portraits of their family–something for their Christmas cards this year. A few of my favorites are included below, and there’s also a one-minute slideshow showing more of their family portraits.