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