A Chat with Robert Hamm Photography
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I see light unlike others, specifically the yellows tones that give portraits the brightness and warmth people strive for. It’s a special skill, considering that a digital camera sensor can only detect red, green, and blue. If you’ve ever wondered why some pictures look so cold, that’s why.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I love photographing families. It’s something that has interested me since I was little. I believe there is something remarkable about this kind of work. It’s an honorable thing to curate a couple’s love with a photograph. In this vein I feel I’m an historian. That’s why I do it.
What do you love most about your job?
I absolutely love meeting new people who, in time, become friends. I want people to experience the pleasure of working with a photographer. So, I make it easy with light-hearted nature and gentle personality. Some people say I’m awesome, I just call it being friendly!
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I have heard all kinds of compliments over the years, but what resonates the most with me is when I’m asked to photograph a newborn baby. I think this speaks volumes because my clients are trusting me with the first professional pictures of a new life, and that’s a great honor.