Monthly Archives: February 2009

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matt and jamie

matt and jamie were married last weekend in san juan capistrano at a historic restaurant in the mission district.  the day turned out wonderful!  it was a small, intimate wedding, with just close family and friends.  matt and jamie have such a great story, and it was fun to hear it incorporated into the ceremony!  the ceremony led right into the reception which had dancing, music (played by matt and his friends!) and even karaoke!  here are a few of my favorites, and CLICK HERE to see the slideshow!

contest finalists!

first of all, i had TONS of AMAZING entries to the contest!!!  THANK YOU all for participating!!!  what i strive for as a photographer is capturing a child’s personality through my photos.  when i’m able to get them, they are the portraits that i feel mean the most to the parents, and to myself as a mother!  to me, these every day life photo entries completely embodied that!

the voting closes on saturday, february 28th.  i will be shooting a wedding that day, so i’ll post the winner on sunday.  i had so much fun doing this, i would love to do it again with different prizes, and different categories!  make sure you get your family and friends to vote for your picture! :)  please send me an email (jamie at jamiehammondphotography dot com) with your vote in the subject line.

it was very difficult for me to narrow them down, and i actually ended up with one more than i intended, but here they are, and the reasons why they mean so much to the shooter…

1 - from Louise - This happened the other day at lunch time and it is a picture of my son and his little cousin.  I have no photography skills, but it was just a priceless moment.  These two are so independent and would never do anything like this if we prompted them, but when it was their idea – they were all for it.

2 - from Laurie - This picture was literally “brother’s love at first sight”  I had my 3rd son in Sept. and this was the first moment my eldest laid eyes on his new brother in the hospital.  He was just so filled with love.  A second later he leaned in to give his new brother a kiss on the forehead.

3 - from Courtney - Chase loves, loves, loves showers and baths.  Anytime anyone takes one, he strips down and begs to hop in.  After the shower/bath, he cuddles under his hooded towel on the floor to warm up.

4 - from Jenna - Last week we bought ourselves a new tv and we decided to keep the box for a while to let the kids play in it.  They have had the most fun and it has been very helpful for mom as well!  I caught this picture when they were playing together while my son was poking his head out of the cut-out window in the box.  Everytime I look at it my heart swells with joy for these sweet ones of mine.  I feel like it totally caught both of their personalities and just makes me smile evertime I think about it.

5 - from Kim - As a pediatric dentist I couldn’t be more proud that my kids LIKE to brush and I really LOVE how my girls are looking at each other and just having so much fun being together.  I love having a sister and I am so happy that they get to have this experience as well.

6 - from Kennedy - I  took this picture right after curling her hair for the first time ever.  She was thrilled with the results!

contest update!

the contest is officially closed for entries.  thank you ALL for your wonderful photos!  i have really enjoyed looking at them all!  i will be posting my finalists shortly, and then you all will get to vote on your favorites!!


there are only 2 DAYS LEFT to submit your favorite pictures for the contest!  i have received some great ones so far!  i wanted to share one of my every day photos - don’t judge me technically, i know its way off!  this was in san francisco at fleet weekend.  we were all watching the air show and tyler was running around picking flowers for me.  i love this shot because whenever the kids see flowers, they ALWAYS pick one for me.  i think it is SO SWEET!  so yes, the lighting is bad, and there are cars in the back, but look at her face!  look at how excited she is to be bringing her mom some flowers!  you just can’t beat those kind of shots!

now get on your computers and email me some pictures! :)

no more side part!

in california, blake’s school started earlier, and owen used to take him.  you could always tell the days owen DIDN’T take him because i had to fix his hair, and i’m just NOT as good at it as owen is.  (why can i do braids and twists and curls, but not spikes?!?)  then there were the days when blake wanted to fix his own hair - those were the extremely stylish wet side-part days.  well, those days are over!  now school starts way later, and independent blake likes to fix his hair every day.  the other morning, he came down like this!  not quite like owen can do it, but i thought it was pretty good! :)  i think i am relieved of my duties now.