36 total reviews
I loved working with Hamilton Photography. We had Mark and Jason, and they both worked non-stop to make sure our wedding day was captured. Everyone is still talking about our wedding photos, and we are really happy with them. The finishing touches with their signature Hamilton shots really make the photos special. They were also very familiar with our venue (Chesapeake Bay Hyatt), so that helped make the day smoother.
The day is so hectic, but we got some wonderful couple shots and all of the formals that we needed.
Hamilton is on the more expensive side, but it's worth it. It actually was a great deal compared to some other photographers I looked at - Hamilton was really the only photographer I spoke with, the first I met with and booked immediately. We had two photographers for 8 hours in our package, and it really helped to have different viewpoints and shots. They each use different techniques, so you get more for your money. The photos are the one thing you will cherish and remember - make sure you do them right! Don't skimp on your photos!
The best part is, your online gallery will be up SO FAST, you will love being able to see all the pictures while still in the "honeymoon" period. :) I can't wait to get our beautiful album (they have awesome album choices too) - which was included in our package as well!
I also used their Chesapeake Photo Booth which was a big hit and totally worth the money.
It is with full confidence that I recommend Hamilton Photography to any bride, expecting mother, engaged couples...the list goes on!
Mark was fantastic and so easy to work with. He captured amazing engagement shots as well as photos from our wedding day.Our Engagement shoot was great in downtown Annapolis and Mark was even willing to incorporate our two small and sometimes difficult dogs in a few of our shots. Mark was effortlessly easy to work with, made us feel comfortable, and was fun.
Our big day was captured in full exposure thanks to Hamilton Photography. Mark and his partner Danny were talented, thorough, and blended seamlessly into our crowd of family and friends.... we couldn't tell they were even there, yet they didn't miss a thing!
You won't regret booking this company for your big day!
Hamilton was great. Both photographers were prompt, professional, and energetic shooting our two ceremonies, family and bridal party pictures, and reception. They stayed the whole day, over 10 hours, and the pictures turned out wonderful. Can't wait to see what the wedding album looks like!
Hamilton Photography was the best decision we made for the wedding planning-- loved the entire experience and the end product (over 1400 photos we love).
My husband and I are both Naval Academy graduates and got married at the USNA Chapel with reception at Loews Annapolis. Christina was our main photographer with Heather as the second shooter. My parents wrote a review and I can whole-heartedly second all they said about Hamilton Photography's vision and talent, professionalism, and general ability to help the planning and day-of go perfectly (even with some rain!). Just thought I would add a few thoughts as the bride.
We did engagement photos and wedding-day photography and are so glad we did. Originally were not "believers" in engagement photos, but my husband and I did a session with Christina and were converted. Had fun and love having photos of us in our normal day-to-day lives.
Hamilton Photography knows the Naval Academy and MANY other venues in Maryland very well. Also, they are used to working civilian and military weddings! We had a sword arch and many military personnel guests/family members. I was in the bridal party for 3 weddings a few months before my own with less-wonderful photographers that made the photography a delay in the day/not fun. My husband and I truly enjoyed the photo-taking time with Christina and Heather. They get loads of candids and with two shooters captured every moment and important relationship.
Can't say enough good things about them. :)))
Christina Hamilton and everyone at Hamilton Photography will do their best--and succeed--at helping you and your family have the most wonderful wedding experience. We felt totally at ease with Christina from the moment we met her. She was happy to meet with my husband and me so we could see her photography style and feel comfortable that all the personalities would mesh well on the big day. Our daughter, the bride, and her fiancé were able to meet with Christina separately and were equally excited and comfortable right away going with Hamilton Photography. We considered and met with or interviewed other photographers and were immediately happy that we found Christina Hamilton and all the folks at Hamilton Photography. Her Studio Manager, Joanna, communicates clearly and in a timely manner--always considerate and working hard to meet all our requests. Because this wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, we asked lots of questions, and everyone at Hamilton Photography strove to provide information and to accommodate our requests to make the day perfect. The process was smooth and the photographs are so very beautiful. Those two elements are key for a happy day--are you going to feel celebratory and excited yet still relaxed with the photographer you choose? And, will the studio provide you with exquisite photos that capture the emotion and perfection of all the big moments and unplanned nuances of the day? Hamilton Photography did that for us. Christina was the main photographer, and Heather served as the second photographer. What a team--the best in every way!
In terms of the cost and customer service, we found Hamilton Photography to be similar in cost estimate to other professional photographers in the area. The wedding was held at the USNA Chapel and the reception at Loews Annapolis Hotel. Christina and Heather navigated the process of arriving pre-wedding, Chapel wedding, and post-wedding pictures around The Yard, then on to the Loews seamlessly. Between the two of them, we have more pictures than I ever imagined; we are challenged to narrow it down to 110 for the official wedding album. I plan to make a scrapbook myself with most of the pictures because we simply must have hundreds of them in a format we can enjoy over and over again. In our interviews with photographers, we found that each has a concept they focus on for their customers. Hamilton Photography, specifically Christina and Heather, endeavored to capture the emotion and relationships between the people in their pictures. The pictures show such beauty and fun and connectedness of all involved. This is what Hamilton Photography does best. Put people at ease so they can be themselves--then capture that person or relationship, letting such beautiful spirit shine through in the photographs. We were able to see all of the pictures within two weeks of the wedding--I was surprised how quickly we received the Pictage link! We are all very excited to enjoy the albums Hamilton Photography will create with the photos we choose as best.
I recommend Hamilton Photography without reservation! My husband and I have said that choosing Hamilton Photography was one of our best decisions when helping our daughter and her fiancé plan their wedding to be all they hoped for--fun, exciting, lovely, and without stress on the big day. As an aside, we chose Chesapeake Photo Booth to provide an interactive experience for our reception guests and loved them, too.
I can't say enough good things about Hamilton Photography. They came referred to us from a number of people, including some of our vendors and it quickly became apparent why! They were EXTREMELY professional and responsive during the planning process. Christina was very engaged and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me and my then fiancé and what we were looking for on our special day. She provided a great timeline and coordinated with vendors well. She also referred me and the girls to a great hair/make-up company (BTV) that worked out great!
In terms of day-of, Christina was a true professional. Never having worked with a photographer, we weren't sure what to expect! Christina made us feel comfortable and allowed us to be ourselves and have fun all day long. She also was very efficient so we could enjoy our evening with friends and family.
To say the least, getting the pictures has been the BEST part of working with Hamilton. Christina and the 2nd photographer (I am sorry I don't remember his name, he was awesome!) took amazing photographs and we are so pleased with their work. We are just starting the album process and can't wait to see that all come together too. Five stars to Christina and the team at Hamilton Photography!!!
Hamilton Photography was recommended to us by our wedding venue (Silver Swan Bayside) and it was the best recommendation we received! Specifically, we worked with Mark and Chris. They were amazing from start to finish. During the planning process, they answered all of my questions and were so helpful! I received a planning form where I could note specific pictures I wanted and subtract the ones I did not want. On the actual wedding day, we got every single picture we asked for and we were done with photos so quickly that we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. Before the ceremony started, we were done with most of our pictures so we got to enjoy our cocktail hour after the ceremony. It was perfect!
Throughout the night, I forgot that Mark and Chris were even there! They were so unobtrusive and stayed out of the way of us interacting with our guests. Best of all, we received our pictures online only 10 days after the wedding! And our thumb drive with the pictures was mailed to us about a month after the wedding. It was so quick and the quality of the pictures were flawless!
Our guests have not stopped talking about our photographers and pictures and our wedding venue. Everything was absolutely amazing from beginning to end and we could not have had such a perfect day without Hamilton Photography!
I just loved Mark and Dan! They were awesome to work with and my pictures turned out great. My husband hates taking pictures, but they made the day fun and relaxing. They took a wide variety of photos and I was very pleased with all of them.
Christina is absolutley amazing. I honestly forgot she was there after the formal pictures were taken.
We really didn't know that we could looks as good as the pictures turned out. They are to DIE for. Such amazing style they have.
Would absolutely recommend!
We are so pleased with the quality of service provided by Hamilton Photography. Our wedding photographs are beautiful and captured very special moments throughout our day! Their experience and artistry was clearly reflected in our photographs. Many thanks to Christina and Mark!!
Christina Hamilton deserves applause for the photos she's produced for my wedding May 4. I haven't stopped looking at the pictures since their quick return and am struggling with which ones to leave on the cutting room floor. Not only did Christina know the in's and out's of the USNA grounds, when our limo didn't arrive when it was supposed to she took matters into her own hands and didn't stress the bride. I will be able to treasure her pictures forever. Thank you Hamilton Photography!
My husband and I used Hamilton Photography for our recent wedding in June. They are absolutely the most experienced, talented, professional and friendly photographers I have ever worked with. Your photographs are the only remaining piece of your wedding day, so I would highly recommend Hamilton to anyone for an important event that you wish to capture forever. They had an immense amount of experience which is evident through their work. They were very attentive to our needs and every photo that we requested they captured. They knew exactly what we wanted and they made our wedding day so easy. They made me and husband very comfortable behind the camera and I absolutely couldn't be happier. Overall, I would definitely recommend Hamilton and I would use them again!
Christina, with an assistant, shot my wedding in April. I knew the photos would be amazing because everything I've seen (at her home studio she has albums and albums of weddings) is ideal for outside shots (my favorite and the reason I chose my venue). No matter the weather (rain, clouds, sunset, sunshine) her albums really demonstrate how talented she is. What I found to be most valuable, however, was how helpful she was during my wedding reception. She guided me around and kept my time line so well, I found that I was looking for her to tell me where I needed to be. She was so confident and sweet and I feel made a huge difference for my wedding day. And on top of that, I have extraordinary photos to always remember it!!
Hamilton Photography was a great professional vendor. Our pictures are terrific! They made the day much easier since they were familiar with the area and the venue.
Christina and Mark Hamilton (Hamilton Photography) are absolutely AMAZING! They did both our engagement & wedding photos and both were stunning! They are excellent to work with and completely professional. The quality of the photos surpassed all expectations and were beautifully done. They know exactly how to get the right shot with the right lighting all while keep on point with the event timelines. They were willing to work with us and get a majority of our photos before the ceremony (2 hours prior) so that we could actually attend the cocktail hour and enjoy it! All around fabulous vendor and I'd highly recommend.
Mark and Hamilton Photography is absolutely an amazing photographer. He came to both our rehearsal dinner and wedding, and really went out of his way to accommodate all of our requests. He kept us on schedule and came up with some really unique shots. Also, he recommended the perfect package that allowed us to build unique parent albums for divorced parents-which made a LOT of people happy:) Hamilton photography was one of my best bride decisions!! definitely recommend!!
Christina from Hamilton Photography is absolutely amazing!! She shot our engagement photos at the Philadelphia Phillies stadium, as well as our wedding! Our engagement photos were gorgeous!!! I am absolutely speechless with our wedding photos. They are stunning!!! I can't thank you guys enough!!!!
Mark did the photography for my wedding and the pictures were breath-taking! We were running a little late for the ceremony because there was horrible traffic, so as soon as we arrived it was quite stressful. He did capture some "before-hand" photos, but not as many as we were hoping for (which our fault for being late). But the stress continued while taking the formal photos too,l as it just seemed like a HUGE rush, and we actually had to re-do some photos because the best man was in the bathroom (I guess no one stopped to count the groomsmen). I see now the rush was due to the fact that the sun was setting, and I made it clear from our first meeting, those were the pictures we really wanted. The photos turned out absolutely AMAZING!!! Looking back on it all the rushing was definitely worth it!
Christina was great to work with. She was efficient without being bossy and our pictures turned out great. Highly recommended!
Hamilton photography is one of the best wedding photographers out there! They have an artistic flair that creates original, fun yet classic pictures. We had Jason and crew and they were efficient, professional and so easy to take photos with. Our friends and family have raved about the photos and they were available 10 days after the wedding!!! We would highly recommend Hamilton to all of our family and friends!
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Redifining the Art of Wedding Photography
Annapolis Wedding Photographer , Hamilton Photography is redefining the art of wedding photography. We blend photojournalism, traditional elegance and landscape portraiture to preserve your day into a timeless expression of your love.
The Knot Best of Weddings 2007, 2008/2009 , 2013 Pick
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2007