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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!

Get Married Magazine Fall 2010 Cover revealed | Design by Sasha Souza | Photographed by Damion Hamilton

Just this morning we were greeted with tweets from the very sweet Stacie Francombe of Get Married  TV & Magazine that the Fall 2010 Cover has been revealed! This spectacular design was all the creation of premier event designer, Sasha Souza with Sasha Souza Events and we were so very humbled to be asked to photograph this cover.  So without further ado!!!


Sarah Lane Studios featured on The Creative Mama Blog!!

We are over the moon to see our good friend and colleague Sarah Lane, featured on the hip and happening blog, The Creative Mama! Yippee!! Here is a link to the article and interview and you can see her gorgeous work with senior portraits as well!! Way to go Sarah!! Here’s a cute little portrait Damion did of Sarah in the midst of one of her senior portrait shoots!

Keep creating!!

Julie

Dane Sanders & Tamara Lackey on AskDane.com @ Judd’s Hill | Damion Hamilton | Napa Valley Photographer

The arrival of the NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers) convention in Napa, brought with it lots of great photographers and fun people!  (AND a rockin business card from founders Kyu & Alice Parks–I am so in love with their circular letterpress card…and Alice too (what a sweetie!) Although we weren’t involved with the conference, Damion had a chance to help out a little with some techie issues while Dane Sanders and Tamara Lackey were capturing a live podcast from Judd’s Hill winery (luckily just down the road from us!) for AskDane.com! AskDane.com is a great site where Dane invites noted photographers to come share on topics that are meant to help out every photographer and provide them with information on how to do things in a wiser and better way.  His interview for this podcast was with Tamara Lackey, who owns a very successful studio out of North Carolina and whose article was recently featured in Rangefinder magazine.  This link will take you to the podcast where they were discussing “Life and Work Balance.” Tamara shared some great tips about being able to focus (not multitasking) and how to structure your day to get more accomplished…ahem…don’t check your email until 10:00.  Ouch, we are still working on that one.  If you haven’t seen the webcast, I would really encourage you to check them out as Dane does a great job of taking questions and tweets right on the air and will try to get your questions answered as soon as he can…great resource guys!  Lastly, thank you to Dane, Tamara, Alice, Sarah, and all of the other photogs for being so welcoming to Damion and our family at dinner!  So nice to meet you all!

Keep connecting,

Julie

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Dane checking your tweets and questions!

Some of the NAPCP Photogs!

julie - July 17, 2010 - 12:58 pm

Thanks Andrea! What a fun experience! We luv us some Sarah Lane Studios too!!!

julie - July 17, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Thanks Alice! You’re such a sweetie yourself! I hope we can connect next time you come! Contests on all your success with napcp and I hope it only continues to grow!! Xoxo

Andrea Halsey - July 10, 2010 - 11:32 am

LOVE this last shot!!!! I am the second from the left! It was such an amazing experience. Thanks for posting these awesome photos AND the photos of my friend miss Sarah Lane!

alice park - July 7, 2010 - 4:29 pm

What a wonderful post! LOVED meeting the friendliest photogs from Napa. Hope to see you guys soon!

Damion - July 7, 2010 - 1:26 pm

LOL!!! Balance, focus…and foodfights…master of all :) Luckily she hasn’t thrown any fries lately, but then again Dane’s not been with us either :)))) LOL! So wonderful to meet you Tamara! Julie

Tamara Lackey - July 7, 2010 - 11:17 am

so great to meet you all – sorry for teaching your little girl to throw french fries at people in a restaurant. in hindsight, that was wrong ;)

Event & Detail Photographer Damion Hamilton | Private Estate wedding in St Helena with Custom Event Group

This has to be one of my all-time favorite images that Damion has ever taken!  Everything about this is picture perfect: the composition, the color contrasts, the gorgeous florals by Kathy Hoffman, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect subject!  We are so fortunate to have been able to document the details for this GORGEOUS wedding designed by Rebecca Feeney with Custom Event Group.  She is an amazing designer who completely creates custom weddings from the ground up.  Every aspect of CEG events are completely unique and no detail is left without her fingerprint! She only accepts a few events each year, so if you are lucky enough to be accepted, you will surely be blessed with an AMAZING wedding that no one will forget!

For complete list of vendors, please see below post!

Keep creating,

Julie

PS: And these were just from Day 1 of the celebration……

Gorgeous floral detail by Kathy Hoffman

Individual gourmet cheesecakes by Elegant Cheese Cakes


Handmade breadsticks created by Panevino

Wine barrels & candlelight lining the vineyards

Special lighting by Got Light? to make the evening glow!

Super Talented Vendors:

Event Design: Rebecca Feeney

Floral Design: Kathy Hoffman

Lighting Design: Got Light?

Gourmet Cheesecakes: Elegant Cheese Cakes

Handmade Breadsticks: Panevino

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Linens: La Tavola Linens

julie - June 26, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Thank you Luke! It was a stunning event! Julie

luke snyder - June 24, 2010 - 7:28 pm

Whoa. Incredible details. Incredible shots.

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