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.