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.