Family portraits in Los Angeles

I've been photographing the Makin's since before they had kids. Now they have two. With that newest addition, Jessica hired me to visit them in Los Angeles and photograph them at their home.

Meet Jessica and Jeff and more.

Justin photographs families in California and New York and everywhere in between, and he wants to photograph you.
Let's talk.

Provo Family Portraits - Becca Barlow

Hey, look! It's Becca Barlow and her family. This is the third time I've photographed them. Her brother is moving to the midwest (I want to say Tennesse?) so they wanted to gather for pictures before he and his wife took off for who knows how long.

Justin photographs long time clients or first time clients and wants to photograph you. Let's talk. 

The saddest picture I've ever taken

It was a year ago when I drove to Twin Falls for a funeral. A young guy. Too young. Father of five, and husband to Emily. I’ll tell you the truth, I’m not comfortable taking pictures at a funeral. I see value in it and I’ll do it, especially if it helps a hurting friend, but it’s not something that is easy for me.

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Most of the funeral guests had already left the cemetery, after all the hugs and kind condolences, and after the balloons had lifted off into the sky, just Emily and a handful of family were left. Emily walked to the casket and sat alone with her head down. I can’t even imagine what kinds of thoughts were going on in her head. I can’t imagine how you process the loss of a spouse. By the time her daughter came up to her, I couldn’t tell if I was getting things in focus or not on account of some tears. It was one year ago today when I took the saddest picture I’ve ever taken.

Halloween Portraits

A little out of season? Ah, come on. It's always time for some cute costumes.

For the last two years, a few days before Halloween, I send out an email to those on our newsletter list, and invite them to bring their Halloween costumed kids of any age to the studio for a quick and complimentary portrait. (How do you get on the newsletter list? Easy--go here). 

It's such great fun (and maybe kind of noisy) and the costumes these kids show up in are so stinking cute.

I'll probably do it again this year, but you never know. Here are a handful from last year. Click on any image to view it larger. 

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Salt Lake wedding photography - Kristen + Matt

Some time ago Kristen came to my studio for headshots and after that, I always secretly hoped that when she got married, she's hire me to photograph the wedding. So, I was delighted and flattered that she told her friends and family she had to check what days I was available before she picked a wedding day.

The night before their wedding in Salt Lake at the Memorial House, they had a dinner with close friends and family at the Salt Lake Hardware building. Beautifully decorated, of course, because Kristen's classy. 

Kristen is the sort that's loved by all, and Matt is a lucky man.

Meet Kristen and Matt.

Halloween Portraits

A little out of season? Ah, come on. It's always time for some cute costumes.

For the last two years, a few days before Halloween, I send out an email to those on our newsletter list, and invite them to bring their Halloween costumed kids of any age to the studio for a quick and complimentary portrait. (How do you get on the newsletter list? Easy--go here). 

It's such great fun (and maybe kind of noisy) and the costumes these kids show up in are so stinking cute.

I'll probably do it again this year, but you never know. Here are a handful from last year. Click on any image to view it larger. 

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Bridal Portraits in Provo Canyon

I kept calling him Andrew even though his name is Tyler but I had a good reason. He has a brother named Andrew that looks and sounds just like him, who I also photographed. But that was four years ago, so basically you could say I have a great memory.

Meet Tyler and Sydney, soon to be wed. 

Photographed in Provo Canyon, and my photography studio in downtown Provo.

High school senior portrait photography

Here's Andrew, about to graduate from high school and head out into the world to do great things, no doubt. Andrew does a lot of things well, and one of those things is photography. Over the past year, I've enjoyed seeing his work, and talking through some photography conversations with him.

Meet Andrew.


Photographed at my studio in Provo, Utah, and downtown. 

Women In Film - Cast of Extinct

In February, I visited the set of the upcoming BYU TV sci-fi drama, Extinct, to photograph the female cast and crew (actors, wardrobe, script--you get the idea). The images were part of a promotion for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. 

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Fuji XPro 2 - My new favorite camera

Fuji XPro 2

I’ve been hearing a lot about photographers (particularly wedding photographers) switching from their DSLR cameras to mirrorless cameras, (in fact, in 2016, more mirrorless cameras were sold than DSLRs) but couldn’t understand the appeal. A couple years ago I bought a Fuji X100T and I like it quite a bit, but for me, there was no way it could replace my current DSLR, a Canon 5D Mark III.

Ah, but then I just got the Fuji XPro2, and it’s my new favorite camera. This is the camera I’ve been waiting for. When I’m not shooting with it, I’m dreaming about shooting with it. It's fun to use, the files are sharp and lush, and look at the thing--it's gorgeous! 

Justin Hackworth

Three cheers for the Fuji XPro 2. 

Provo Family Portrait Photography - Perez Family

I asked Luz and Jorge what's the secret for staying married for 20 years. Jorge said, "Just don't get divorced." Seems easy enough.

Salt Lake family portraits

Here's Nora and her family, photographed at their home in Salt Lake City.

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Utah family portrait photography - The Auernig Family

Kevin and Anne are great. They also own Sodalicious. They are fun. They have a beautiful family. I photographed them at their home in Provo, Utah.