"we had our wedding photos done by lisa hamel and were very pleased with the results. our wedding was a small one on coronado beach in san diego and it was quite a windy morning. lisa was able to capture the joy and love of our special day and also the whimsical mood we had envisioned. lisa has a great eye for composition and the poetry of movement. we got some lovely close-ups, some nice long shots and our guests were well represented. we enjoyed a preview just a day after our wedding and we liked that she later gave us all of the pictures that she shot in a timely manner. we have had fun going through them ourselves to find the ones we liked best. thank you lisa for all your help!" michael and marybeth july 2013
"the past two years, i have had the fortunate opportunity to work with photographer ms. lisa hamel, on numerous city events. she has been the city’s photographer on formal city council proceedings and portraits to more casual social functions like the spring egg hunt. ms. hamel has provided a quality product that has built-in flexibility for the broad spectrum of applications required by our government agency. once scheduled for an event or project ms. hamel shows up and proceeds with her task in a professional and independent manner. many of her photographs have been used on our website, in newspapers, and have been made available for residents and event participants. her calm good nature, sense of responsibility, and creative abilities make her asset to the job. ms. hamel has my recommendation and full endorsement for any future projects."
sincerely, anita edman stoefen
city managers’ office
city of solana beach
"lisa took photos at our wedding on may 30, 2008. everyone noticed lisa and commented on her willingness to go to any lengths for a great picture. she climbed poles, booths at the reception, hiked to the beach, got candid shots and creative photos that not just any photographer would have been capable of, or known how to do! i have memories of that day because i did not miss a thing! lisa caught every moment repeated to me by my guests. i may not have been there for each event as it happened but i got to see the wedding thru their eyes afterwards! i have a gorgeous cd and photo book, that lisa took the time to make especially for me. lisa added to the most incredible day of my life and created a stress-free environment because i knew the job and day were in good hands!" thank you thank you lisa,
always" r. adler-bixby
"this is a letter of recommendation for lisa hamel who i have known for over twelve years. we met when we both worked for the newspaper, north county times in oceanside. lisa was one of the top advertising representatives on staff. she impressed me then with her organizational skills, high energy, persistence and “can do up beat” attitude. these same skills enabled her to build a successful photography business and more recently the oceanside sunset market. lisa was hired by the main street organization to implement, organized and manage the new sunset market in downtown oceanside. she recruited the vendors, musicians and the volunteers who worked the market. the market required an amazing amount of energy, organizational skills and persistence. it was a delight to watch lisa in action. she built a successful community market in tough economic times.it is my pleasure to recommend lisa hamel for what ever job for which she feels qualified.
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sincerely, adrianne hakes
"recently our son was married and we had lisa come and take the pictures, and we could not be more pleased. they were all terrific, and we received many comments and compliments from our friends and family about how much fun it was to pose for her, as she made each and every guest feel extra special on this joyous occasion.our son and his new wife were over the moon! we live near the beach and after the ceremony she took them down and played in the ocean with them. we were blessed to have a beautiful day, and her photos reflect that, and the love around these newlyweds. we highly recommend lisa hamel for all your photography needs." jane and bill kraft rosarito beach, baja