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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!

Lonie Paxton & Meghan Vasconcellos’ Engagement | Damion Hamilton Photographer | Destination engagement in Colorado

Some call it “fate”, some call it “destiny”, some call it “divine.” Whatever you call it, Damion, Lonie, & Meghan felt it two years ago when they sat next to each other on an airplane ride from Sacramento to Ontario.  In that short 45 minute ride, they made a connection that has lasted until this day…the day we’ve been looking forward to for 2 years…the day that Damion had the opportunity to capture Lonie & Meghan’s engagement images! After that “chance” meeting in 2008, we’ve had the privilege and opportunity to photograph annual events for the charity that Lonie helped to found, AFF (Active Force Foundation), which “offers the opportunity for physically challenged individuals to explore, experience and participate in a more active lifestyle. AFF specializes in adaptive sports and strives to promote the design and engineering of high quality sports equipment.” Basically, they create and provide extreme sports equipment for those that have been injured in a way that otherwise might prevent them from participating! I know they always need more support, so please click here for their FB fan page and to find out more information.

Well, if you’re ready for some smokin’ HOTness on the blog, then keep reading and watching, because Lonie Paxton & Meghan Vasconcellos have got it!! They first met back when Lonie was the long snapper for the New England Patriots and Meghan was a cheerleader for the same team.  Fast forward almost 4 years and some things have changed; Lonie now plays for the Denver Broncos (Go #66!!!) so they now live in beautiful Colorado and are planning their wedding for next February, but it’s easy to see that their love has only gotten closer and deeper.  I love the way they make each other laugh and smile, as you’ll see here! They are both such sweeties and treated Damion like a king while he was in Colorado for their engagement session.  I’m afraid he didn’t want to come home after having so much fun and being so spoiled;)

Lonie & Meghan, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your lives over the last couple of years and a part of your very special day.  We are so excited to see you guys get married, grow your family, and see the desires of your heart come true! It’s going to be a great journey and we are so excited to see where it takes you!


Keep loving genuinely,


One of my absolute faves…taken right in their front yard of all places!

Amazing makeup artistry by Lea Curry from Denver CO

Gotta show off his custom Lincoln Continental of course!

I love the way they laugh together! This is one of my faves as well!

Hmmm…Lonie, I think you’re enjoying this a little too much!!!!


Mother Nature gave them a nice little break in the weather for the photo shoot, but the rain started up again in the evening. Lonie & Meghan were such troopers to do a little bit of shooting out in the freezing rain!!

You can see even more images from this session on our Facebook Fan Page

Article Update « Lonie Paxton Source - April 20, 2012 - 5:25 pm

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Damion - February 24, 2011 - 10:32 am

Thank you so much for sharing the link Niccole!

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Damion - August 11, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Thank you Jenn! :) I appreciate the encouragement. They were a pleasure to work with and the fact that they are absolutely stunning doesn’t hurt at all!

Jenn P. - August 10, 2010 - 9:51 am

Damion- You are so talented. Love the engagement shots, that couple is gorgeous!!

Damion - August 3, 2010 - 3:44 pm

Thanks Krystal! You’re so sweet and always encouraging! I think it is one of his best so far as well. I was telling Meghan today that it’s awesome when you have great looking models, but what really makes it better is the love that they share between them. I’m sure their wedding will be BEA-U-TIFUL! Love ya girl! Thanks for the sweet email too :) J

Krystal R. - August 3, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Oh golly gee…these two are smoking hot! Such amazing work by DH…I really think this session is one of his best to date! Congrats to the couple, I can’t wait to see the wedding pics either! Those are going to be fantastic!!!

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!!


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,



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 ;)

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