Hamilton Images

Pensacola, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I will admit, there are several great photographers in this area, so on the surface my work does not stand out from them. But I do excel at putting my clients at ease in front of the camera and make sure they enjoy themselves during my sessions. And I will not stop shooting until I feel I got what I and the client were expecting, and I set the bar pretty high for myself on each shoot.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being at the beach puts everyone in a good mood, including myself, so that is one aspect that I like. And the parent in me knows how awesome it is to a great image of your child that is captured their unique personality. So when I can do that for another parent it really excites me and drives me to do it again and again for clients. I love that part of my job. It is what makes me look forward to that next session.

Location

Pensacola, FL 32501

Background check

Complete

Years in business

14

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

70

Reviews

46 Reviews
  • J. W. Apr 4, 2017
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Perfect!
    Excellent photos; friendly, knowledgeable photographer; thrilled with the beautiful family portrait results! Thank you!
  • Tiffany L. Mar 29, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Professional headshots
    Needed headshots but not stuffy studio shots. Randy was quick to respond and easy to work with. Quality work.
  • Bethany M. May 3, 2016
    Portrait Photography
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  • Brandy H. Apr 7, 2016
    Portrait Photography
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    Love our family beach photos. Great price and we got a lot of pictures. Thank you
  • Pamela B. Mar 23, 2016
    I am so thankful that the first photographer that I called did not answer the phone. Randy Hamilton did an outstanding job with our family photos! They are absolutely beautiful!
  • Mike B. Jan 20, 2016
    Randy did an amazing job!!!!! They turned out so good. Randy was so good to work with from picking the perfect spots to working with our 5 year old daughter to get her to smile and pose. It was more like a friend was taking our pictures than someone we hired. We all felt comfortable with him. There is no other reason to even look at other options. Randy is the one to go with!!!!
  • Angela K. Oct 20, 2015
    Randy took great photos of our family on the beach! He worked well with my kids even though they are not always the most cooperative in front of a camera, and got some of the best pictures I have seen of them! His pricing was very competitive and I am so pleased that I have access to all the digital files for use in holiday cards, photo books, etc. Thank you Randy!
  • Kendra N. Oct 8, 2015
    Randy was fabulous to work with from the ease of booking appointments on his website to the finished products! He is so kind and patient too - my youngest daughter was on the verge of "a moment" during our session, and his Daddy instincts kicked in and he was ultimately the one that got her smiling again. I couldn't thank him more for capturing the memories of a fabulous trip to Pensacola Beach!
  • Sarah H. Sep 23, 2015
    Randy was great! We called last minute and he was very flexible and accommodating about a meeting time and was willing shoot in multiple locations of our choosing. We did a courthouse wedding and he was able to capture great shots of the ceremony. After the ceremony, his extensive knowledge of picturesque Pensacola allowed for amazing outdoor shots as well! We received our proofs in record time (shots taken on Friday and received proofs following Tuesday) and could not be more satisfied.
  • Samat K. Aug 29, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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  • Kathy O. Jul 21, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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  • Morgan T. Jul 2, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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    We had our engagement photos done with Randy. He was extremely professional and creative when taking our photos pulling in the fun and romantic aspect of our engagement. He came well prepared to help us out onto the beach with passes as well as various camera lenses to capture all shots. He knows the area well and has an eye for numerous locations for different shots. The entire experience was fun and relaxed, we LOVE our photos and would recommend him to anyone! Thank you for topping off the perfect weekend Randy!
    Randy H. Jul 2, 2015

    Thanks very much for the glowing review...it was my pleasure working with you guys!

  • Cheryl M. Jun 23, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We had an amazing photo shoot with Randy Hamilton! He was able to find us a great location and was was super at working around our schedule and pop up showers! The pictures were amazing and it was difficult to make selections because they were all so incredible. He really captured our personalities in the short time we were together!
  • Lisa B. Jun 8, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Mr. Hamilton shot a beach portrait session for our family on 5/7/15. He was wonderful to work with, friendly, and professional. We love the pictures! Thanks, Randy!
  • Laura H. May 11, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Randy is a 5 Star Photographer! I was impressed by his enthusiasm to get that 'perfect shot'. What could have been a stressful situation for most was handled very calmly and professionally by Randy. He did a great job and we are very happy with our photos, We hope we can hire him again in the future. Thanks Randy for making our photo shoot a fun experience!
  • Ross C. May 4, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great experience with Randy! I needed some professional photographs taken for my LinkedIn profile. Randy was the only photographer to reply to my request on Thumbtack. He was early, took time to make sure the photos were good, and got the prints back to me the next day. Highly recommend him!
  • Amy H. Apr 4, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Our experience with Randy was great! I picked him after reading reviews and looking at his website only a week before our vacation to Ft. PIckens. His response was quick as was his communication throughout the entire process. I am picky about who does our family photos, I love originality. Randy captured exactly what I was hoping for. He was extremely patient and made sure we got the shots that I was hoping for. I am so happy with the results and I would highly recommend him. Thanks Randy!
  • Jason S. Mar 9, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I was very impressed with Randy's professionalism during my son's Senior photo shoot. He recommended starting out the shoot at Ft Pickens and the photos turned out great. The beach pictures weroutstanding also. I will definitely use Randy again for family photos and my daughter's Senior pictures when the time comes. Not to mention the great quality photos for a very fair price.
  • Renee C. Mar 6, 2015
    Headshot Photography
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  • Pamela J. Feb 26, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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    Randy was fantastic!!!! He was very patient and understanding. Our photo shoot took two days and Randy worked well with us, because we rode in from out state to get married. We took engagement pictures on Thursday and wedding pictures on Friday. The wedding pictures took place on the beach, which was quite a challenge, but Randy pulled it off. The wind was up, but he managed to get some good shots on the beach, despite the wind. That's what a good photographer does, and if I'm ever back in Pensacola Florida, I am definitely going to call Randy. You're the man! Anyone looking for a same-sex photo shoot, call Randy; he won't disappoint!!
    Randy H. Mar 2, 2015

    It's good to hear that you are happy with the photos and my service, I strive to help all types of couples with their big day!

  • Emily L. Feb 12, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Randy is not only a nice man, he's a skilled photographer, a professional businessman, and such a fast worker! The quality of his work is great and I would definitely recommend him for your pictures :).
  • Jacquelyn M. Feb 9, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Very professional and patient with our large group including 5 children under 5 who took turns crying and refusing to smile. Very happy with shoot & can't wait to see finished pictures!
  • Richard W. Feb 2, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    outstanding job. He was quick, professional and the results were just what we wanted.
  • Rebecca M. Jan 18, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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  • Nancy G. Dec 27, 2014
    Portrait Photography
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    He met us on time---actually a little early because clouds were moving in. He was very professional and courteous and did an excellent job. I am very glad we chose him from the selection and I think we will definitely get our moneys worth. And I would use him again!!
  • Sydney K. Dec 14, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Its a funny story really. The craziness of the United States Navy made me get my dates all mixed up, and I accidently booked the photoshoot for the wrong day. As soon as I realized, I contacted Randy. He was completely cool with the whole situation. He immediately offered to accommodate to a different day that would work. Most photographers would have been furious they lost a session and would have made that clear, but Randy was different. He never got to take them though, because again, the craziness of the Navy. He was very understanding about the whole situation and it really stood out to me. He is a great person and I would recommend him to anyone. The next time I am in town I will most definitely go to him.
  • Michael C. Dec 5, 2014
    Headshot Photography
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    I hired Hamilton Images to do a professional head shot session. Randy was extremely professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend his services to anyone.
  • Jerzy N. Nov 27, 2014
    Portrait Photography
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    Used him twice now and have had no problems and he's been great!
  • Taylor S. Oct 16, 2014
    Engagement Photography
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    Mr. Hamilton did an amazing job! He was able to go into stealth mode and capture pictures of me proposing to my fiancé and take a few shoots after for engagement photos. The pictures and the experience were phenomenal.
  • Madison G. Oct 13, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    One of the best photographers I've worked with! From the few pictures he showed me, I am extremely pleased!!!!
  • Cheryl F. Oct 12, 2014
    Portrait Photography
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    Randy did a wonderful job on our beach family photos! He was creative and open to a year ideas we offered as well. Photos turned out great and the experience was top notch! Great value!
  • Lisa D. Sep 3, 2014
    Randy did a fantastic job capturing our family through his photos. We were extremely pleased with his professionalism and attention to detail. He knows the area and where to take great pics. I would highly recommend him.
  • Clair S. Sep 1, 2014
    Randy was great to work with! He kept us laughing it was a fun session! Our photos turned out great, he had great ideas for poses and for great spots to take photos! I highly recommend him!
  • Rebecca P. Aug 17, 2014
    What a great, great find Randy was! Researched photographers online and chose Randy because of his reviews and the quality of his photos. We were SO pleased with him...both professionally and personally! He is a great photographer to work with (we had 5 family groups, then wanted photos of our one big family) because he is patient, fun and really took the time to get our photo opportunities just right! The results were amazing! Each of us have photos of our families that are natural, relaxed and beautiful. Then, as a bonus, we have great photos of all of us... together... smiling! Even the kids had a great time! Thank you Randy!
  • Dianne M. Jul 21, 2014
    We highly recommend Randy Hamilton! He did awesome job photographing our family while on our recent vacation to the Pensacola, FL area. He was very creative in capturing photos that not only reflected the beauty of the beach and sand dunes but also the personality of our three sons. He was never in a rush and waited for the perfect lighting to capture the image he had in mind. He was on location before we arrived to scope-out the best area for our photo-shoot and was a joy to work with.
  • Elizabeth B. Jul 21, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We had an AWESOME experience with Randy! Our pictures all turned out wonderfully! He was easy to work with and made sure we got all the pics we wanted (and more!). Very reasonably priced and quick turn around!
  • Greer R. Jul 9, 2014
    Randy was a pleasure to work with. He delivered exactly what he said he would. He captured the wedding, reception and even extras along the way. His pictures were fantastic and delivered very quick after the wedding.
  • Susan P. Jul 2, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Randy is a great photographer. We had a family beach picture made last week and everything turned out very well. I had no idea who he was or anything about his work; strictly saw his website several months ago and I booked a session. We are very happy with our results. You will be happy with the results if you're looking for a great photographer! He was on time and took plenty of time - much more than we anticipated. Our session was in Inlet Beach, FL
  • Irfan J. May 27, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    It was great working with Randy. He was always prompt with replies to my queries and was flexible to switch our booked appointment day to the next day due to rain. The locations he chose for the pictures were great and his work speaks for itself. Highly recommend him!!!
  • Hanan M. Mar 12, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Randy was really great! He was really quick to respond and took amazing, high quality pictures. He's great to work with and we'll definitely recommend him to anyone! Would definitely use him again In the future! Thanks Randy.
  • Pat F. Feb 4, 2014
    Photography
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    Randy H. Feb 11, 2014

    Type your response to this review.Not sure why I got 2 stars, no explanation was ever given, and if you would like to see the work I did for this client, visit this link http://www.pensacola-photographer.com/lillian-al-wedding-photography/ and you will see there is no indication of subpar work and I felt our communication was very good. The only thing is that I possibly did not get the ceremony images to her as quick as she may have wanted, but under 2 weeks is still reasonable. Especially when the session I did 2 days before the wedding was ready for downloading within 24 hours so they could print images for the reception table.

  • Tina P. Nov 18, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Randy did an excellent job!!! He was very personable and professional. Our pictures were very good . We will definently use him again
  • Cliffton E. Oct 4, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Randy was very professional. He had a great eye for photo settings and poses. My wife Ashley and I were extremely pleased with the overall experience and especially the final product. The quality of pictures from settings to lighting was great. Highly recommend Hamilton Images!
  • Eric M. Sep 19, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Very professional but personable. He worked with us to get good pics of our little one. Best of all, fast turnaround.
  • Laura W. Jul 15, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Randy did an amazing job and worked very well with our kids! He left a lasting impression on our family and we will definitely be using him in the future!
  • Mary D. Jul 12, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common photo sessions I do are for families visiting the beach and want a nice portrait taken and also product photography for businesses. Although I am skilled at doing weddings I am still learning and like to stick to smaller and more intimate beach weddings.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
It may sound silly or arrogant, but I am always most proud of the last session I did. It almost always seems that I get better and better with each session. I know I am always telling my wife to come see my images and every time I point at a photo that I say is "my best image I have gotten to date."
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There are so many people who have bought a nice camera and love to take photos, and are now trying to be a professional photographer. So when choosing a photographer, be sure to look at the images for correct lighting, composition and sharpness. While a nice camera can produce nice images, there is no substitute for talent and experience.