Archive for October, 2009
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I am honored, proud, and excited to announce my upcoming MasterClass at WPPI 2010.
Tuesday, March 9th3:30 p.m .- 5:30 p.m.
Catherine Hall – No-Name to Household-Name
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WPPI is the place professional photographers come for the very best in education and the 2010 lineup of MasterClasses is all part of the appeal! MasterClasses are offered as an add-on to your full-convention registration at just $50 each or 3 for $100
I captured “Parent’s First Look” s a mother and father first saw their daughter as a bride.Professional Photographer Magazine – Folio: Comprising images selected from the fils of the PPA Loan Collection, Folio is a monthly sample of award-winning photography PPA members. The Loan Collections is a slect group of some 500 photographs chosen annually by the PPA print judges from more the 5000 entries.
Name: Ann Hamilton
Occupation: Pro Photographer
Business: Ann Hamilton Photographer
Number of years in the industry: 10
Ann Hamilton is a San Francisco-based photographer with a passion for photographing weddings and dogs. She was recently named by American Photo Magazine as “One of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers of 2009.”
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? Generous, playful, sentimental.
What’s been best marketing move/strategy? Combining my two loves of photography – weddings and dogs – into one business. Being diverse in my product offerings has helped me stand out from the crowd.
AM or PM? PM (I’m a night owl!)
What product/tool do you think you couldn’t live without, and why? My camera. It’s an extension of my eye.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Marine biologist.
What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? There are no shortcuts in life.
Who inspires you? I’m inspired by the world around me.
Describe your ideal ice cream sundae? Vanilla ice cream covered in hot caramel with a strawberry on top.
What three words best describe your style? Modern, elegant, artistic.
What is something people don’t know about you? I have a crush on Mark Wahlberg.
What is your guilty pleasure? Coca cola and gummi bears. It’s the sugar.
What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? Travel the world with Gene Higa.
What’s your favorite quote? Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. – Henry David Thoreau
Any must-do or don’t do for brides and grooms? Don’t lose sight of what’s really important.
Jessica and Dan had the most picture perfect lakeside wedding. It was an intimate event with around 120 guests, warm friends, and family. The incredibly regal bride and stylish groom possessed a special penchant for details (check out Dan’s wingtips!).
Thanks to everyone that helped to make the day a great success:
Lead Photographer: Catherine Hall Studios | Second Photographer: Melissa Slater | Coordinator: Heather Spear and her amazing team at Summit Soiree | Ceremony Venue: Thunderbird Lodge, Lake Tahoe | Reception Venue: Thunderbird Lodge, Lake Tahoe | Dress Designer: Monique Ihuillier | Florist: Thrans Flower | Caterer: Moody’s Bistro & Lounge | Makeup: Jennifer Ergut Hair: Laura Seegmiller