sumudu + mark // new zealand wedding photographer

it has taken me a while to assemble this post. in january i travelled to auckland new zealand to photograph my first wedding of 2012 between mark and sumudu. i had my good friend and excellent australian wedding photographer steven elmer along for the ride and he contributed many of the images below…. he’s also in a few of them.

mark and sumudu… thank you so much for letting me into your world for a few days. it was an incredible experience and i can’t wait to get back to new zealand. also, good morning :)

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Photography by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Sam Hurd

About Sam Hurd

Sam is a professional wedding and editorial photographer based in the Washington DC area. He photographs 40+ weddings a year, press events, commercial portraiture, and regularly hosts workshops in his Baltimore MD studio and around the world. His work has been published internationally including the Wall Street Journal, the NYTimes, and the Washington Post. He's available for commissions worldwide.

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  1. unreal… so so good

  2. Whoa.

  3. Dude. Wow.

  4. Well done sir. The bridal party pictures are out of this world.

  5. Love. This.

  6. Helen Thode says:

    Absolutely stunning photos Sam – you have captured the essence of the day soooo well and it really does paint the picture like the true artist that you are!

  7. Love. This. More.

  8. Stuning. SOLID. Love it man.

  9. awesome job! a pleasure to view these it was.

  10. These are such stunning photos Sam! You did an amazing job with it, as always. Seriously, they’re just freaking awesome, love it! ♥

  11. yeah. wow. sam, you are something else, friend. these are pretty spectacular.

  12. Wow! This is so gorgeous! I love your clean processing and use of tilt shift.

  13. Awesome Sam! I love that you blogged the fly in – fly out as part of the wedding! It looks like it was a fantastic day! Love the portraits on the bridge.

  14. Sam, love how this tells a complete story. Those night shots are incredible. Especially the one with the light streak. Wow!

  15. Holy moly what a wedding! You’ve done an amazing job telling their story and love how you even incorporated your a bit of yours also.

  16. Wow. Simply wow, Sam. I love every single frame. So cool that you start out with your own travels, too. That shot about mid-way with the bride and her four bridesmaids is awesome. Great work!

  17. I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen a group shot and actually thought it was BEAUTIFUL. This whole set is unbelievably awesome.

  18. Seriously, I am almost speechless. This is inspirational, aspirational work. It makes me want to be at this wedding, seeing these things, enjoying these people and their company… I love that it’s a full tale of the event, from days before right up to you returning home. Simply terrific!

  19. Dude, the portraits are out of this world good. But I have to say, your pj stuff is my fave. You are such a good storyteller Sam! Too hot for the Kiwis to handle!

  20. INCREDIBLE as always! Love the light painting shot!!

  21. Sam, your work is seriously something else. Such a lovely blend of photojournalism & portraits… Thank you!

  22. AH she is so pretty!!! And I love the shots with the stars- I can’t get over that view!

  23. What an absolutely fabulous wedding. The portraiture is amazing and I love that tilt-shift image of the ceremony.

  24. Sam you are such an incredible photographer. That wedding was just epic. You’re amazing!

  25. Insane.

  26. So good bro, but then i’d expect nothing else. The colours in this set are so clean and true. Nothing too fancy, just awesome ‘in camera’ skills.

  27. You are a stud. That is all. :)

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