The Epic 2012

i should say i’m lucky to be doing what i do and it’s all smiles and fun and happiness, but you know what? i photographed 167 paid jobs this year. i worked very hard and still have one more wedding to go. i love my job and every single wedding i’ve photographed, but this is anything but easy work. these are a few of my favorites. you make your own luck and i can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2013.

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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. george clooney AND a cheetah? woahhhh

  2. chuck in a casual portrait of george clooney, why not. like your style bud.

  3. flipping killer work mate.

  4. Absolutely wonderful.
    I love the one of the couple running around the corner. Also, mad kitty ftw.
    And the red bikes riding by is amazing.
    Oh-and the juxtaposition of the headdress and the hearing aid. That one kills me.

  5. Holy expletive expletive expletive. Wow.

  6. Epic indeed. Wicked stuff.

  7. There aren’t words for how incredible this post is. Here’s to 2013!

  8. Quite the remarkable year my friend.

  9. I didn’t even want to click this link because I KNEW it would make want to quit photography. You had an amazing year because you have an amazing gift. All of these are fun and engaging in the best possible way. I think the little girl spinning is my favorite, but it’s tough to beat the dinosaur silhouette. Fine work, Sam.

  10. My thoughts, if you will..

    “wow, amazing, amazing, Clooney, amazing, amazing, Phelps, amazing, amazing, Washington, amazing, amazing .. ”

    and so on ..

    You have quite the gift bro’

    2013 and on will be even more epic I’m sure!

  11. You are amazing as a result of your hard work! Outstanding Sam, can’t wait to see what you do in the next years. You are THE Sam :)

  12. Dude! These are all tooo good! Nice job!

  13. stupende! Hope you have a Super Epic 2013 !!!!

  14. excellent series of images, beautiful + well captured humanity.
    i’m glad you experienced new zealand.
    all the best for 2013, a

  15. Amazing, inspirational work Sam. Every image is perfect!

  16. Shawn Asala says:

    Sam Hurd…I am speechless.

  17. You win. The first Best Of… that i have actually looked at each image – epic indeed – looking forward to see what 2013 brings!

  18. Epic doesn’t even begin to describe this post. Jaw droppingly spectacular man!

  19. Mindblowing. Thanks for being an inspiration.

  20. Cool! So much awesomeness in this post

  21. These are so rad dude, fantastic work and I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store.

  22. Incredible work Sam!!

  23. Wonder Full! I’ve admired many of those shots throughout the year but have newfound love for the expressive fat cat and the half-naked tree.

  24. This Sam Hurd is the best Sam Hurd. Win.

  25. Daang. I think the thing that is most impressive is that absolutely every shot stands out. Just when I think there can’t be any more that mindblowing, you’ve found another. Awesome work.

  26. This year, YOU became my favorite international photographer… Really!!!! I’m crazy about your work!! Congrats!!!!!

  27. Well. Looks like the bar has been set for 2013.
    AMAZING work dude. Mind is blown.

  28. Bad-freaking-ass!

  29. Dude! You are the future of photography. Amazing work!

  30. You have such a great talent with finding ways to isolate and bring focus to your subjects. And beautiful use of light and colour…and everything! Very inspiring!

  31. Sam, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed looking through this collection of photographs. So very good!

  32. dude. unbelievable set of images. 17 takes the cake for me =)

  33. So inspired by your work. These photos are all so incredible!

  34. Just the most beautiful pictures I saw!!!

  35. Pure art! I love your work thanks for share, super congrats Sam

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