Jackelin Slack Hart
photo by by Alex Adams
To put it simply, I’m in love with my job. Creating beautiful images of people, food or anything that captures my imagination, is my favorite pastime, and it also happens to be what I do for a living.
At a young age, I watched from afar as my older brother fell in love with photography. Years later, in my early teens, I inherited his film camera and set off to learn everything I could about photography. I was hooked.
I’m a self-taught photographer fueled by passion and a desire to create beautiful imagery. I'm fortunate to have discovered my lifelong love at a young age. Sure I’ve been tempted by other art forms throughout the years, but I’ve always come back this, my life’s work.
It was in 2001 that I decided to turn a lifetime obsession into a career. I started by shooting lifestyle photography for a stock photo agency based in Madrid, an endeavor that sharpened my skills with natural light, posing, composition and working with a variety of people and personalities.
Once my first child was born, I found myself surrounded by families and children, and as a natural consequence, a family portrait business emerged.
Since that time I've been so lucky to photograph hundreds of families, babies, toddlers, kids, teens – even their furry family members.
Eventually, as my business grew, I branched out into other types of photography. I've worked with authors, bloggers, small business owners and a variety of entrepreneurs with a range of photography needs. I love the challenge and variety of working with business clients, whether it's creating head shots, shooting products or anything in between.
In 2017, prompted by many daydreams involving food and photography, I launched a food blog called Salted City. Suddenly, my memory cards began filling up with images of food, as did my Instagram feed. I had found a new, delicious love.
The stuff that matters most to me...
I live at the foot of the crazy-beautiful Wasatch Mountain range in Salt Lake City with the love of my life, our two kind and beautiful daughters, our feisty super dog Rosco, and two circus-clown cats named Niko and Ozzie.
In addition to photography, I love and am constantly trying to improve my skills in mountain biking, skiing, knitting, playing the ukulele and guitar. When I'm not huffing up (or down) a mountain or plucking strings and yarn, I'm probably cooking or walking in the nearby foothills with our 12-pound canine – the most adored, scruffy-faced dog in the history of canines.
Thank you for visiting me in my little corner of the internet.
Enjoy your visit and please contact me with any questions.