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  • Thanks so much for coming to our page! We hope you have a few laughs, lots of smiles, and maybe even have to do the fast blink to avoid some tears. We feel like the most blessed people on earth to get to do a job we love and work with some of the most awesome people out there. We are so lucky! We are very selective about our clients and take a limited number of events per year so that we can give them the very best service possible. It's important to us that you get the kind of personalized service you deserve. We consider it an honor that someone would choose us to capture their once in a lifetime moments!

Stiletto Woman Cover July/Aug 2011

What an honor that our image of celebrated entrepreneur Stacie Francombe was chosen for the cover of Stiletto Woman Magazine July/Aug 2011! Thank you Stacie!


[...] Cotton Room at Golden Beltcourtesy of: Vesic Photography | Image of Stacie Francombe courtesy of: Damion Hamilton Photography for Inspire Smart Success | Image of Preston Bailey courtesy of: Preston Bailey|  Weddings [...]

[...] Cotton Room at Golden Belt courtesy of: Vesic Photography | Image of Stacie Francombe courtesy of: Damion Hamilton Photography | Image of Preston Bailey courtesy of  Preston Bailey|  Weddings Unveiled magazine cover shot [...]

Mike & Emily’s Block Party Wedding | Damion Hamilton | San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Its about time we get some new gorgeousness and laughs up on this blog! Emily Ayers and Mike Kuhlmann truly need no introduction.  The images here speak for themselves.  If you saw their crack up of an engagement session, then you probably haven’t been able to forget this sweet (and funny) couple.  Finding out that their wedding reception at Preservation Park was created in the feel of a huge block party, complete with bistro lights and outdoor tables surrounding a fountain, with a focus on yellow and gray homemade pinwheels, created such an excitement in us as we were waiting for the day to arrive.  Naturally, with Emily’s camp background, there was a children’s area set up for all of the lucky kids attending, complete with face paint (which the adults got into..you’ll see later) and camp counselors.  In lieu of cake, Emily and Mike chose to have a pie bar stocked with all kinds of yummy pies and every guest was took home a jar of grandma’s homemade jam. This celebration was just a good, down home, bundle of good-feeling fun.  With all of the celebrations and excitement, what stood out the most to Damion and I though, were the words that were said during the toasts.  In our business, we naturally get to hear a lot of toasts to the couples.  Most are funny, telling embarrassing and crazy stories and filled with memories.  The toasts to Emily & Mike were funny too, but what really stood out about each of them was that every person talked about what great people Mike and Emily are on the inside.  They spoke of the their fun and crazy adventurous spirits, their kind hands that had reached out to others, and their generosity to those in need.  We were truly touched.  Mike & Emily’s parents should both be proud of having a hand in creating such awesome people! They are cool.  Without further ado..what you really came here for….the pictures. I went completely overboard with the portraits, but how could I not? You just have to see them all to get the picture of the day.  Enjoy! I dare you to look at all of these without smiling.  You can’t.

PS: And don’t forget to look for your new cover models Mike & Emily on the cover of the new magazine, Wine Country Weddings…due out early 2012!

Keep having fun!

Seriously, you try to take pictures of this without laughing!!!

Ceremony Venue: Christ Episcopal Church of Alameda

Portrait/Reception Venue: Preservation Park

Makeup: Brianne Yax

Hair: Jennifer Thomas of Thomas Dawson & Co Salon

Lighting: Got Light?

Rentals: Blueprint Studios

Catering: 9 Catering

Jam: Grandma

Damion - December 15, 2011 - 11:58 am

Thank you so very much Kelly! We appreciate your very kind words! It is definitely the job of a professional to do just that. I am sorry you didn’t have the opportunity to have the same captured for yours. Thanks you for taking the time to view our work.

kelly - December 5, 2011 - 3:52 am

Great photography of an awesome wedding! I wished I had a professional photographer at my own wedding. It should have captured my great moments as beautifully as this. Anyway, I love your blog., :) i enjoyed looking at your gallery..

Happy Thankgiving!

We just wanted to take a minute to let you know that we are grateful for you! A sincere thank you to all those who are a part of our lives who have encouraged and supported us over the years.  We wouldn’t be who we are without all the love we’ve been blessed with. We are so grateful for each of you.  We are grateful to live in such a beautiful place and thankful for the health of our family.  Most of all, thank you to those serving in the armed forces who are far away from home this holiday.  We have so much to be grateful for. A very happy Thanksgiving Day to you and yours!


Julie & Damion

Ron & Lauren’s Napa Valley Wedding | Damion Hamilton | Napa Wedding Photographer

If you know Lauren & Ron, you’ll know that they each have very big & bright personalities! On the day that they tied the knot at Ron’s family winery, they combined those eccentric personalities and ideas to create an experience designed specifically to encourage their guests to kick up their heels and celebrate.  When we got the invitation that stated the celebration time as “6:00 p.m. until dawn”, we knew we were in for a fun time!  I love how Lauren and Ron made the day their own by incorporating their own personal styles.  Ron definitely exuded style in his custom wedding attire and waited, holding baby Jack Henry, for Lauren to arrive at the ceremony-in-the-round in her father’s Shelby Cobra.  Perhaps the highlight of the evening was just about twilight when a helicopter began circling above the property.  The helicopter hovered just above the barrel room when the door opened and a hand came out for a wave from Elton John, well more specifically Almost Elton John that is.  After his arrival by helicopter, Almost Elton, entertainer Craig A Meyer, moved straight into the first dance to “Your Song” and entertained the crowd far into the night.  He was brilliant!  All in all, after fireworks, a sparkler tunnel, and the all night party in the barrel room, it was an over the top, super fun day spent celebrating Lauren & Ron, and I suspect, it was just the way they wanted it.

Ron & Lauren, we wish you many years of happiness to come with your little family! We are so glad that we had the opportunity to meet you and celebrate your awesome day with you!

Keep celebrating,


[...] for the holidays. They are one good looking family!  We had a chance to capture them first at Lauren & Ron’s wedding earlier this year, so this was an extra special treat.  We hope you enjoy  the beauty of this [...]

Damion - November 29, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Thanks Tim! Much appreciated. It was seriously a fun one! The couple are dear people.
Hope things are well with you in So. Cal man!

Tim Halberg - November 25, 2011 - 6:45 pm

what an epic Napa wedding!!!! seriously, and the helicopter part sounds pretty awesome!

Bespoke Magazine St. Regis San Francisco Summer 2011

We were privileged to be able to contribute images to the prestigious publication of St. Regis hotels, also known as Bespoke, showcasing the amazing variety of events that the St. Regis San Francisco can create.    These images were taken from a Wedding 360 event featuring the guest of honor, Editor in Chief of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Grace Ormonde, to celebrate her vast contributions to the wedding industry, and a private birthday party mentioned in the article, which featured a bust of the guest of honor, sculpted from ice and designed to melt throughout the celebration.  Click here to view the entire magazine.  Thank you Bespoke, for the honor of including our images in your publication!

Keep celebrating,


Thank you to Blueprint Studios for including us in such wonderful events!

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