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MUST Read article on Tahoe Unveiled Blog!

If you are a bride who is planning your wedding OR you plan to be married someday, you MUST read this article!! Catherine Hall shares some really great tips with Tahoe Unveiled on how to successfully prepare for your wedding day.  I couldn’t agree more with what she shares here and truly encourage you to listen to and heed what she is saying.  The wisdom that she shares in the article can either make or break your day….

http://tahoeunveiled.com/blog/event/catherine-hall-teaches-us-her-tricks-of-the-trade/

Keep learning!!

Julie

Tahoe Unveiled - June 29, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Thanks for posting this! So glad you like the article!

Celebrating the Fisher Collection at SFMOMA | Damion Hamilton | San Francisco Event Photographer

In this industry, we are truly, truly blessed to be able to work with such talented colleagues and geniuses.  You’ll see that truth evidenced here in the gorgeous artistry from both Got Light? and Blueprint Studios, in celebration of the Fisher Collection, said to be “one of the world’s leading collections of contemporary art,”  at it’s new home in SFMOMA.  LOVE the custom light up tables from Blueprint! The room itself is a work of art! Awesome work guys!

Keep imagining! Julie

Stephanie & Chris’s AT&T Park/SF Giants E-session | Damion Hamilton | Napa Valley Engagement Photographer

Well, you know we do just about anything for our clients….so after finding out how Chris & Stephanie are such die hard fans of the Giants, of course, we couldn’t do any less than getting the entire AT&T Park for their engagement session!  We are talking true die hard fans…tattoos and all…serious devotion!  Damion had so much fun just watching Chris & Stephanie on their private tour of the stadium…they were like kids in a candy store, smiling from ear to ear and soaking up all the great details!  Mike Krukow, the Giants Broadcaster, just happened to be there, taking his dog for a walk too!

Chris & Stephanie, may your passion for each other and for the Giants carry you far!!!:)We’re looking forward to celebrating with you on your wedding day!!

Keep cheering, Julie

Celebrating the date of their wedding…the 25th!

The one place they couldn’t go? On the field.  But, they did get as close to is as possible!!!

Damion - October 20, 2011 - 1:33 pm

Hi Victoria! Thank you so much! That was a really fun shoot :) Yes, it was a private tour. So fun!

Victoria M - October 14, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Love all the photos!
I’m thinking of having my engagement photo shoot at the stadium too! How did you get to be there alone? Private tour?
Thanks,
-Victoria

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Damion - October 25, 2010 - 6:33 pm

Thanks Krystal! yeah, it’s so true! Truly a passion they share and woo-hoo for the GIANTS!!! xoxo

Damion - October 25, 2010 - 6:32 pm

Thanks Kacie! It was really fun and a treat for all!! Hope your holiday season is awesome!

Kacie Jean Fowle - October 19, 2010 - 3:08 pm

Absolutely awesome you guys!!! That must have been so fun for them to be the only ones there! I can’t narrow down my favorites because I love them all. The first one though is pretty sweet!

Krystal R. - October 19, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Totally awesome!! I love e-pics at baseball stadiums because you totally see the couples passion and fire for each other and for the game. How cool at the Giants stadium…GO GIANTS! Beat them Phillies!

Alexa & Dan’s Annadale Wedding Part 2 | Damion Hamilton | Napa Valley Destination Wedding Photographer

On the last post, we left off just after Alexa and Dan’s sweet ceremony! Now it was time for the party! The Menu was of utmost importance to Alexa and Dan, as they really wanted to create a Farm to Table Fresh experience for their guests to enjoy! This beautiful letterpress menu shows off the vision that was carried out magnificently by Paula Le Duc Fine Catering

A few of PLD’s appetizing creations for cocktail hour…..

First course…..

One special touch that every guest enjoyed was the old photos of family and friends in mason jars.  The guests had a great time passing around the jars and challenging themselves to identify those in the picture in their current state, and it really gave the family style dinner a sense of community by sharing history with one another.

We were so inspired by the antique bottle collection…

Love this image! Even love the dirt on Dan’s shoes…that’s true vineyard style!

Evening dinner out on the lawn…

The rustic, old barn on the property was a perfect backdrop for the dancing and an awesome dessert bar by Paula Le Duc Fine Catering! The toffee cheesecake lollipops and the raspberry macaroons were to die for!! I love the overall fusion between Jess Flood and Got Light with the combination of the lighting, the custom made chandeliers, and the bistro lighting!  The guests loved dancing and relaxing to the Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Ensemble.  It truly was a spectacular day and night!! Congratulations Dan & Alexa!!

Alexa & Dan’s Annadale Wedding Part 1 | Damion Hamilton | Napa Valley Destination Wedding Photographer

Playing host to their guests that literally came from around the globe, Alexa and Dan did a great job of carrying out their “Farm to Table Fresh” vision, even while planning the wedding all the way from Boston!  The custom letterpress invitations that they had created (see below) gave all of the guests a first glimpse of the wine country feel and set the tone for their entire experience.  Alexa & Dan strived to plan a relaxing experience for all of their traveling guests, acting first as host and hostess, and secondly as bride and groom. Alexa’s background in the wedding industry, which provided her with a strong sense of what she wanted and didn’t want, coupled with the very talented event designer Jess Flood, created a remarkable event that captured the essence of Simplistic Elegance.  From the rustic old barn at Annadale Estate Winery for the dinner and dessert, to Jess’s custom chandeliers created out of barrel stays, to the cocktail hour in the Live Oak Grove, to the dinner tables lined with rows of antique milk glasses bottles filled with loose garden flowers, every detail was thoroughly thought out and beautifully planned!

Here are just a few of the gorgeous details from Alexa & Dan’s wedding!  There are so many great images to share with you, that I had to divide the post into two parts!! Enjoy this little sneak peek, but there are more details and images to come!

Alexa and Dan, what a beautiful day, what beautiful families, and what a beautiful couple!! Thank you so much for sharing your exquisite day with us…it was an honor to be there beside you and your families!  You guys are wonderful!! Love ya bunches! xoxoxo

Keep savoring,

Julie

The beautiful bride awaiting her first look at the groom!!

I loved walking behind Alexa and her sister to the ceremony.  Taking this image made me tear up thinking about my own sisters and how special sisters are!

The Exchange.

OK! That’s all I can post of Alexa & Dan right now, but enjoy this cute little sneak peek of all the goodness that is to follow in the next couple of days, including pictures in the vineyard and sweet light, a gorgeous dinner by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, and dessert and dancing in the old barn!! Be sure to check back!

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