Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Blogger Headshots -- through the end of March

Oh, my dear, dear Readers, I have so much to say. It's important. And worthwhile. Please, get comfy, relax and enjoy. Local bloggers, you'll especially want to hear this.

I'm pretty sure I've told you before about how I've not been too fond in the past of having my picture taken. Granted, a lot of that was simply me not feeling comfortable in my own skin. But last year, I had an experience wherein I learned I was beautiful. As you'll recall, a lot of that experience has to do with the talent and work of one Justin Hackworth.

You've read about Justin before, you've seen his work online, or you've heard his name . . . if you know me personally you've most certainly heard my whole-hearted recommendation of his photography services. For the record, however, let me break it down for you right here:

When you arrive for your appointment with Justin, he, with a smile, invites you into his office to have a seat on the stylish furniture -- not a stiff waiting room, but a comfortable and inviting area, and he then proceeds to (get this) take an interest in who you are as a person. Honestly. He gets to know you, and in turn, you become comfortable with the fact that you're about to have your photo taken. This is huge for me: to be put at ease and feel as though I can really be myself. Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate the direction Justin gives during the shoot ("Take one step forward...there. Perfect."), and it's nice to know that what he's getting (read: capturing and understanding) is true to who I am. This is tremendously comforting for someone like myself (and yourself, too?).

The fact is, Friends, that I could go on and on about how much Justin's kindness and sincerity and sense of humor mean, and how much I like it, but when it comes down to it, you want to know about the quality of the end result. All those other qualities are frosting on the cake, because do you know what this man can do with a camera?

Why, certainly. I'm happy to. Thank you for asking.





I know. I KNOW.

The above images are from a shoot we did earlier this week (okay, it was yesterday) as part of Justin's Headshots for Bloggers offer. See, Justin understands that it's important for those of us with an online presence to have a great-looking, professional image which accurately represents who we are. And so he is offering, for a limited time, Headshots for Bloggers. Here's a summary of the details:

~ $100 gets you a photo shoot and 3 web-sized images (1280 pixels) (additional images/full resolution files available for purchase)

~ All headshot sessions take place at Justin's studio in Provo (1 East Center Street, Suite 214).

~ These sessions are available on select weekdays through the end of March, which is the month we're currently occupying, so HURRY and schedule yours today!

Full details can be found on Justin's site here.

(Do I need to tell you what an amazing deal this is? $100 for this quality of work, in addition to such an enjoyable and fun experience? No? Because you already know what a smokin' deal this is, and how silly you'd be to NOT take advantage of it? See? I knew you were SuperSmart.)

For kicks, tell him I sent you. For extra points, bring him an ice cold Henry Weinhard's Vanilla Cream Soda. Or two. Bring two.

Will you do it? Will you? I can't wait to see your picture.

20 comments:

AzĂșcar said...

I loaaave them.

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

I actually tweeted Justin when he started this, that it was too cold to go to Utah to get headshots. I think he needs to visit us Southern California people, particularly Orange County..

Once again, narcissist, you are AWESOME and spectacular in those photos.

Elisabeth said...

You are so beautiful...inside and out..i love your blog!!

Naomi Miles said...

You look beautiful! I've wanted a Justin Hackworth shoot for a couple of years now, it's a shame I live so far away.

Dixie Mom said...

Oh fun! Your photos turned out awesome.

Geo said...

Wonderful!!

Hailey said...

Jenny, you look amazing! But you always do! The trick is that he captured your alwaysness that most pictures of ourselves don't! Another home run for Mr. Hackworth!

Melody said...

Very nice. And pretty. You and the photos! Love ya.

Dacia said...

Such great photography & beautiful pictures!

T said...

beautiful... and as you can tell by my avatar I've still not done a thing about my own headshots...

very tempting... hmmmm...

I DO have to be in Utah County soon... but whether or not I can fit in a photo session is still up in the air :)

Jen said...

LOVE the pictures! You are gorgeous!

wendysue said...

He really did capture how beautiful and fantastic you are!! Love it!

Jennifer said...

I love the pictures -- you look fantastic!

Emily said...

You are beautiful--but of course I knew that before Justin's headshots. But he does do amazing work!

vanessa said...

Oh Miss Jenny you are so beautiful. I do want to do this! I do! I just can't, hopefully he does it next year around this time? It is hurting me I can't (or won't I guess, I have huge pregnancy face). But I am loving looking at everyone's pictures.

"Lucky" said...

LOVE your little profile photo! Like an angelic little postage stamp :) Beautiful. You are.

Love, Yoda (apparently)

Naomi said...

Love this idea and what a great deal! So wish I could catch a plane over. Love your snaps - just gorgeous. N x

criticalcrass said...

and i would've jumped on that like i'd jump on that captain from serenity or that other captain from pirates of the caribbean, but alas, i live in texas.

by the by, they are wondrous photos (and yeah, i probably spelled that wrong, but whatever).

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Sell...Party Of 4 said...

you are beautiful.

Steph said...

Oh my hotstuff! Seriously... they capture your gorgeous essence perfectly. I love it.