Kathryn Hamm Biography
Kathryn Hamm is an American author, who writes on same-sex weddings, the publisher of GayWeedings.com, and also an Education Expert for WeddingWire, online marketplaces for the wedding industry which has spanned across 14 countries. She is the co-author of the book, The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography (2014).
Early Life and Education
Kathryn Hamm was born in Dallas, Texas and was raised there. Firstly, she attended Greenhill School in AAddison, Texas and graduated from the Princeton University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After that, she enrolled at the Catholic University, where she received Master of Social Work (MSW). Hamm also served as a school administrator as well as an educator in the Washington DC area.
After that, she enrolled at the Catholic University, where she received Master of Social Work (MSW). Hamm also served as a school administrator as well as an educator in the Washington DC area.
In 1999, Kathryn’s grandmother Gretchen began a business, the business out of frustration as there was a lack of suitable wedding accessories. Kathryn planned a commitment ceremony along with her female partner. The company was called GayWeedings.com. At the beginning of the business, some market vendors thought that she was a crazy woman. But later the business merchants also showed more interest in helping out the store.
Kathryn continued her business nearly at the ending of 2006. At that time her grandmother also helped her very much. Kathryn began holding wedding planning seminars ‘Gay Wedding 101’ in different areas like Boston, Chicago, and Washington DC. To pursue her business, she formed a business partnership in 2010 with an American singer -songwriter named Catie Curtis. Their business served for the GayWedding.com and also help the same sex couples to design their own ceremonies.
In 2013, with the photographer, Thea Dodds co-authored Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography. The book received positive comments from critics and was reviewed by National Public Radio, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Human Rights Campaign, KNPR, Talk Radio Service, Good Morning America, and Echomag.com
Kathryn Hamm is openly gay. Kathryn Hamm married Amy Walter, a national editor of The Cook Political Report and a political analyst. They married on Labor Day Weekend in 1999 and married again to achieve legal benefits on 2nd November 2013, in Washington DC.
The couple met each other via a mutual friend in 1993 and moved in together in Clarendon in 1995. During their first marriage in 1999, same-sex marriage was not legalized. Kathryn and Walter have a son named Celeb born in 2006.