About this Vendor
Redifining the Art of Wedding Photography
My husband is a Naval Academy grad and had pretty much reserved the Chapel for our wedding before he asked (he's lucky that I love him). So, there's a short list of photographers who've already passed all of the reqs to handle weddings on that campus and Hamilton was one. I was a little suspect at first - feeling that they may just get a lot of business because they were on 'the list' but boy, was I wrong! They did everything that they promised AND MORE... First, they arranged a complimentary engagement photo session to get to know our main photographer (because there would be two for our wedding/reception). Jason was very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the absolutely loveliest parts of historic Annapolis. He took us on our own personal walking tour as we got really beautiful shots throughout - down gorgeous cobblestone streets with the cutest houses and painted walls, along the water with the boats off in the distance, everywhere! And that gave me really great insight into HOW I wanted certain things to appear in my wedding photos. Super helpful! So wedding day arrives and he is there right on time with Heather who was an absolute doll - taking care of my every need, holding my dress as we traversed across the yard... In fact, here's what I wrote to them - and my entire dream team - after the wedding: ...And Jason & Heather of Hamilton Photography - here's another dream team! You all were like Spiderman - zip-zip everywhere capturing absolutely everything. You taught me positioning to address a couple of angle issues that I wanted to avoid! And you were so encouraging - you made the day absolutely amazing. Loved your energy and spirit!!! So yes - two thumbs up! We have our 800++ photos of both us and all of our loved ones having a fabulous time. We're forever thankful for the memories that they preserved for us!
Beautiful Bay Photos!Reviewed on 8/07/2015 Jessie H
Jason and Virgil from Hamilton Photography were a great team to work with!! They captured every imaginable moment of our wedding and the photographs left me speechless. They were so easy going and fun to work with, and really helped guide us on how to pose and even other things like how to properly cut the cake!! I would definitely recommend them to those searching for a photographer for wedding, engagement or portraits.
Love Hamilton!Reviewed on 4/27/2015 Shannon R
Hamilton Photography shot our wedding in Annapolis. They were on the Naval Academy venue list and they belong there! They were great and our pictures turned out amazing. Mark had several calls with my husband and me to figure out what photos we wanted and how we would arrange the timeline. He was very helpful and offered lots of flexibility. They have materials such as a shot list to give you a starting point to customize your day. Jason was great to work with as a photographer. He gave the right amount of direction to go along with our input while taking pictures. He was quick and he and his team captured many great moments. He knew the Naval Academy, Annapolis and Carrol's Creek well and guided us directly to great backgrounds. He was also great with younger kids. they worked with us for 8 hours. They were worth every penny!
Wonderful ExperienceReviewed on 10/31/2014 Jessica S
We lucked out and had both main photographers for our wedding (Christina and her husband)! They were extremely professional and great to work with! They are very talented photographers and since they had shot our venue before (silver swan bayside), they were able to take all of our photographs in about 40minutes so we were able to enjoy part of cocktail hour! We are so please at how the pictures turned out and cannot wait to see our album! We interviewed several photographers for our big day, and Christina was by far the best quality for a very reasonable price!
AMAZING!!Reviewed on 10/31/2014 Amy V
Christina photographed my wedding and my pictures turned out absolutely amazing! Better than I could have ever imagined. Christina is extremely talented. She is so nice and so easy to work with. I had a large wedding party and she was able to get everyone together and focused for pictures very quickly. I have no idea how I am ever going to pick pictures out for my album because they are all so incredible! I highly, highly recommend Hamilton Photography. They are the best at what they do!
Hamilton Photography is Amazing!Reviewed on 10/31/2014
Hamilton Photography was simply outstanding to work with! The owner, (Mark) and his assistant (Jason), put us at ease and made our day so much more fun and memorable! With Marks eye for detail and 'outside of the box' thinking, he came up with some truly breathtaking shots. We really appreciated their creativity and professionalism as well. Our photos turned out so well that not one, but TWO bridal magazines featured our wedding!...everything was perfect! Their entire team is so friendly and down to earth. You can genuinely see the care and compassion they have not only for their craft, but also for their clients! If you're looking for something different, fresh, modern and just all around awesome...Hamilton Photography is where it's at! Thank you Mark, Jason and the entire Hamilton Photography family, you're the best!
Amazed by the photographyReviewed on 10/30/2014 Samantha J
I was overly excited when I got my wedding pictures back! Mark and his team were able to get the perfect shots and moments of out big day but be discrete at the same time. We have relived or day multiple time over through the amazing photography. Our photographers could not have been nicer and more fun to have around on our wedding day! I cannot rave about them enough!
January weddingReviewed on 10/30/2014
Hamilton Photography photographed my wedding 1/11/14 and they are great to work with. They are very talented and easy to work with. The photos were amazing and I would recommend them to anyone.
Picture Perfect Photos!Reviewed on 10/30/2014 Michelle G
The whole experience from beginning to end was nothing short of perfect. We really enjoyed working with Hamilton Photography and they always made us feel at ease throughout the entire day.
Super nice and helpful from day one to the Big DayReviewed on 10/30/2014 Katie J
I loved working with Hamilton Photography for our eastern shore wedding last month. From day one they were very helpful from negotiating the pricing to keeping in touch up until he big day. My photographer Jason was a pro and the shots turned out amazing. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding in the MD/DC/VA area!!
Fantastic Photos and BEST Decision of the Wedding Planning ProcessReviewed on 10/29/2014 Carolyn A
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. :)))
Hamilton Photography--The Best!Reviewed on 10/29/2014
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.
Perfect Eastern Shore ChoiceReviewed on 10/29/2014 Larissa F
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.
FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS AND GREAT SERVICE!Reviewed on 10/28/2014 Meagan P
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 PhotographyReviewed on 10/06/2014 Olivia N
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!
FabulousReviewed on 9/07/2014 Amanda H
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.
May weddingReviewed on 6/30/2014 Ashley C
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!
Highly Recommended!Reviewed on 9/04/2013 Christine M
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!!
Worth every penny!Reviewed on 9/03/2013 Andrea P
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!
Captured my big day in a big way!Reviewed on 8/11/2013 Nikki C
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!
Wedding photographyReviewed on 8/08/2013
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= THE BESTReviewed on 8/07/2013 Laura F
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!
More than a photographerReviewed on 7/16/2013 JoAnna P
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!!
PhotographyReviewed on 5/21/2013 Jesse F
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.
Amazing Photographer!Reviewed on 11/05/2012 Mary S
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.