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About Us

Who we are (The Hamiltons)

We are a family-owned business based in Annapolis, Maryland.  Since 2000, we have built strong relationships within the communities of Anne Arundel County and we are one of the leading photographers in the area. We have 3 school-aged children and stay very active in our community through our photography business and our children’s many activities.  We photograph a lot of families, schools, weddings and corporate events (see our work at and  As part of the larger Annapolis community, we also donate our time, services and artwork to local fundraisers, galas and charities.   With more than 20 years of experience, we continue to challenge ourselves and produce high-quality, artistic and natural photographs for our clients.  When we are not photographing you can find us sharing sushi at Tsunami, enjoying a day on the bay with our kids or cheering on our kids at one of their many sporting events.

The Hamiltons

Why Local?

LOCAL supporting LOCAL

Personally, we have always supported local businesses.  With local, you get a company that cares and focuses on quality and personal service with every single interaction.    The owners are close by at all times and actually know people amongst the community.  And now more than ever, we think local is even more important. It not only provides better quality and personal service but you are giving back to your community in a time that is critical for small businesses!

What makes us different?

Sibling PhotographyBetter Quality: At Hamilton Images, the owners/photographers are at the photoshoots.  We are able to individualize each session by slowing down just a little to get that natural smile. You get highly experienced owners, not contractors, so quality goes up and the experience becomes more personal each year. It’s a relationship that will grow over time.

Flexibility:  Being local allows us to be flexible (which seems to be imperative these days!). Hamilton Images offers multiple-day shoots, indoor or outdoor options (we love natural light!), and personalization for your school.  This flexibility allows everyone to slow down and do it right.  It’s amazing when you take an extra few moments; the child gets the chance to show off their real smile and parents are thrilled with the photographs they receive.

Fundraising Creativity:  Successful fundraising is imperative.  Hamilton Images is able to provide creative ideas to generate additional success outside of the traditional portrait day.   With on-campus and off-campus sessions we offer popular ideas such as Family Sessions, Sibling Day, school dance candids, and graduation ceremonies.  And of course, Hamilton Images enjoys brainstorming and tailoring to your needs so the options are endless.

Outside options: Hamilton Images are experts in lighting and green screen for traditional portrait days but we are also experts in the outdoor setting. Outdoor photography is where the natural light really impacts photography. If you are looking for more life and personality in your portraits, choosing outdoor would be a great option.