Justin Hackworth Photography

November 20, 2008



While at the Startup Princess Retreat I was lucky enough to have my photo taken by Justin Hackworth. It was one of those everything-comes-together sort of things. Early in the conference, kind of out of the blue, Gwen Bell said to me: we need to get you a new head shot. (Ummm. True. And also. Ouch.) And then I met Amy Hackworth, who was attending the retreat, and she said: My husband is a talented photographer. If he can make it to Midway this afternoon, would you like to have a portrait shot? And I was like: Done and done.



So Justin came. And I’ll be honest, I was dreading it. I don’t love having my picture taken — it just makes me so self-conscious. But Justin made it easy and painless and I was ever so pleased with the results. The shots are very straightforward. Simple. Just right. I’m sharing a couple of my favorites here in this post. Justin likes
to work in the classic documentary style. He goes for non-trendy — planning his work to be as fresh and genuine in 20 or 30 years as it is today.

If you’re looking for a real-deal, full-time, this-is-his-career-photographer, I’d love to recommend Justin. If you don’t live where he lives, know that Justin does travel for shoots as well. Family portraits. Destination weddings. (I hear there are some really good deals to be had from Justin if your destination wedding happens to be in Italy. It’s hard to say no to a trip to Italy.) Visit his site and his blog to see more of his work.


Justin’s cute wife, Amy and me

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 R-Eight November 20, 2008 at 12:57 pm

really lovely

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2 robin k November 20, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Beautiful, Gabby.

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3 gwen bell November 20, 2008 at 6:09 pm

If I contributed in _any way_ to these gorgeous head shots (note to self: work on tactful delivery) I’m glad. Justin did a phenomenal job, captured your essence and I want to melt in your eyes.

Dude, I’m so crushing on you!! *wink*

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4 bella utahan November 21, 2008 at 6:15 am

great pictures!

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5 paula November 21, 2008 at 9:04 am

these came out beautiful!

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6 Stephanie November 21, 2008 at 11:25 pm

Gorgeous photos. We are huge Justin Hackworth fans around here too.

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7 Joslyn November 22, 2008 at 7:49 am

these are gorgeous. you look amazing.

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8 Amylouwho November 24, 2008 at 12:21 am

They turned out great! He shot my wedding about 4 years ago. I consider myself so lucky. He and Amy are sweethearts – we had a great time one night in their living room as I pored (sp?) over my proofs.

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9 mimi November 24, 2008 at 1:21 am

you look absolutely gorgeous.

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10 AmyF November 24, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Yay for great portraits! You do look so lovely, Gabrielle. It was so fun to be backstage on the photo shoot. Thanks for your kind words. We love you.

And Amylouwho: Hi! Come over again!

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11 Brian and Arika November 25, 2008 at 2:24 am

You’re beautiful! I love your gorgeous curls!

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