Jake Garn Photography & Retouching

Commercial, Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photographer | Layton (Salt Lake) Utah

Commercial, Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photographer | Layton (Salt Lake) Utah

Commercial, Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photographer | Layton (Salt Lake) Utah

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Before & After Photo Retouching

From simple to complex edits, Jake Garn performs all the retouching to make your images sing!

Are You a Photographer?

This is what I always wanted when I was learning and networking with other artists!  The Shoot for Love Photo Challenge, a photography learning community with practice, instruction and support!

A Digital Photography Primer by Jake Garn on Amazon.

I love sharing what I have learned in my 20+ years of shooting and I’m looking for photographers interested in learning more about my model photography techniques!

Shooting for Love in 2018

I still shoot for love!  Yes, I shoot for money too, but shooting for love is a way to connect artistically to another person in a way that I enjoy thoroughly.  Here is some art I've had the pleasure to create with amazing models in the first part of 2018.  Enjoy!...

When a shoot turns magic

There is a small turn off of Highway 89 in Fruit Heights, it doesn't lead to anything but a non-descript meadow with patches of trees. I parked my car on the dirt road and wandered less than 100 yards. That is where all of these photos were taken, in one spot, in one...


"Synchronicities are expressions of the dreamlike nature of reality." I'm learning that the world is not what I here-to-fore believed.  There are clues that have led me to this new way of looking things.  Coincidence has always existed in my life, but sometimes the...

Cherry blossoms and Daylight

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to shoot Sarah, this time we drove up north to find what something worth shooting. I think it was a success.

Selling Stock

I just prepared a short post on how I've found a market for some of my past images for members of the online photography workshop at www.shootforlove.com. In the meantime here are some of my favorite book covers featuring my photography. [gallery link="file"...

Reflections on Shoot For Love

I have been spending a lot of time on the Shoot for Love project lately and haven't been shooting much, ironically enough. If you'd like to participate in the latest assignment at Shoot for Love visit - http://shootforlove.com/creative-reflections/  My friend Ryan...

Time is up featuring Joshua Delagarza (video)

Filmed this in a single afternoon in a moving location, the van. It's a blast filming this way, spontaneously, almost waiting for life to show you what it wants to show you. Directed, written and edited by Joshua Delagarza. Filmed by Jake Garn. Featuring Joshua...

A foggy day (featuring Natalie Wall)

My first shoot with Natalie Wall was perfect. She sent me a message early one foggy morning and asked if I wanted to shoot in the fog... it was an easy yes! This is what we came up with. 🙂

Photography Class by Jake Garn

Photography class this Saturday, recorded live in Centerville Utah (just north of Salt Lake City).  If you would like to attend this fantastic class about where and how I find my ideas and the five steps you can use in your own work then you won't want to miss it!...

Winter Solstice

If you follow me on instagram (@jakegarn)  then you may already be familiar with the how much time I've been spending on what I affectionately call Crystal Mountain. This time, on December 21, 2012, I went up the mountain alone with just a notebook and my Canon 5D...

Full-Service Commercial Photography | Salt Lake City, Utah & World Wide

Digital imaging from conception, booking, lighting to retouching. My network of models, photography studios, hair stylists, body painters, fashion designers and makeup artists are at your disposal. Based in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.   Available worldwide. Genre Specialties: Whimsical Fashion, Natural Fitness, and High-End Beauty.

Utah Boudoir Photography Sessions

Studio located in Layton, Utah. Locally available on-location throughout Salt Lake City, Ogden, Bountiful, Lehi, Orem, or Wendover (Great Bonneville Salt Flats). We can shoot inside the studio, shoot at your place, a hotel, on the street in a meadow in the mountain or anywhere you’d like.  We will shoot well over a hundred shots and a handful of looks. We professionally, and meticulously retouch the best images to your discretion. $600 Gets you two locations and 8-10 finished images. (Mini-sessions may be available, feel free to ask!)

Internationally Published

Looking for editorials? We have many unpublished photo sets available as exclusives and are happy to shoot by assignment.

Food  & Product Photography

As a restauranteur for nine years, I learned that the most difficult product to photograph has got to be food. I’d love to work with food stylists or your staff to make delicious images. On-location photography anywhere in the world.  Call or email to discuss your needs!

Are You Looking for a Photographer?

Jake Garn excels at working with people at all experience levels. Whether your a seasoned model or it's your first time shooting we'll create some amazing shots.


Headshot / Actors / Model Photography

Studio in Layton, Utah. Available on-location at your place or other studios in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Draper, Lehi, or Orem.  Professional retouching of the best shot(s). Single mini-sessions start at $300. Volume discounts available for corporate or other clients. Feel free to ask for a custom quote if need a number of headshots at once.

Artistic Bridals & Portraiture

Yes, I can help with bridals or portraiture commissions. I have a small army of stylists for your custom project, or we can go for a simple jaunt in natural light with you me and a camera.