a few weeks, a few friends, and a few countries.

nessa, sara & dylan and i travelled to the netherlands, belgium, and france in july. it’s hard to beat traveling with such fun and talented friends.

photographs were made using the leica m typ 240 (i reviewed here) the leica 24mm f/ 1.4, the leica 50mm f/0.95, and the voitlander 35mm f/1.4. a few were iPhone 5.

normally i use the leica as a side camera for wedding days but this proved to be an absolutely perfect kit for travel photographs because of the lightweight and small size.

it’s impossible to beat the quality of a full frame camera sensor while having the ability to change lenses and use the legendary leica glass (especially the noctilux 50mm f/0.95) made every photo opportunity a joy for me.

// by sam hurd

leica m 240 with 24 35 50 lenses for travel

photo from airplane

guy in airplane reading paper

first photo in europe

people having fun

people having fun

creative black and white

van gough museum photos

street photography leica

wedding photographers taking portraits in amsterdam

wedding photographers taking portraits in amsterdam jpg

walking in amsterdam

portraits of wedding photographer travelling

creative train station leica m 240

dylan howell portraits

photogrpaher at train station in amsterdam

person waiting on train station bench

train in europe

funny hair portrait

train landscapes in europe

wedding photographers vacation

train landscapes

train landscapes

sleepy people

creative reflection photo

creative reflextion portrait

brugge belgium

people sitting in window

biking in belgium

riding bikes in europe

windmill landscape photo

midevil town in brugge

weird outdoor garden

wedding photogrpaher portrait

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe jpg

street photography with leica m 240

portrait with leica m and noctilux

noticlux 50  95 portrait

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

portrait session in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

travel photography in europe

black and white leica portrait

portrait session on coast in belgium

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

noctilux leica m 240 portrait

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

landscape photo in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

landscape photo of sheep in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

renting bikes wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

funny creative portrait in hotel

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

top of city landscape of brugge

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

creative portrait in fast food resturant

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

street photogrpahy in europe with leica m

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

detail photos of french apartment

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

wedding photographers traveling in europe

paris metro leica m

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

leica street photography

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

leica street photography in europe with noctilux

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

woman on paris subway with noctilux 50

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

eiffel tower bastille day

portrait session in front of eiffel tower

portrait session in front of eiffel tower

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

eiffel tower with fireworks leica 24 1 4

eiffel tower with fireworks leica 24 1 4

eiffel tower with fireworks leica 24 1 4

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

epic portrait mona lisa

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

leica 240 with 50mm noctilux street photo

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

gardens in versille

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

white cliffs of france coast

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

coast of france white cliffs

sunset at white cliffs in france normandy

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

amazing landscape of white cliffs in france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

wedding photographers traveling in paris france

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. Really, really, really. Impressive. Not only for the gears you’reusing. Your pov is always impressive. Congrats.

  2. Very cool Sam, just beautiful imagery

  3. This is seriously an amazing set of images! I’m super inspired to travel again with my camera.

  4. I love re-discovering my country (France) through new eyes. This is amazing! Probably some of the best travel shots I have ever seen!

  5. Incredible photographs and fantastic touch.

  6. Beautiful pics and awesome photographers!

  7. Sara on the subway (w/ film camera) shot is so good. Really everything you posted is amazing.

  8. as an european I must say that I absolutely loved this photos. now I feel like travelling.

  9. Wonderfully documented Sam! Looks like a ripper holiday!

  10. Wow!!!! Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL, incredible, artistic, heartfelt photos, LOVE!!!!!! Feels almost like I traveled with you, amazing!!!

  11. Get out of town! Oh wait, you already did. Hmm… Go again!

  12. These are unbelievable.

  13. Mercedes says:

    No words. <3!

  14. Bananas.

  15. bloody hell…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….incredible !

  16. Amazing!! i just did a similar trip. That travel feeling was captured flawlessly

  17. Hendrik says:

    Wow … Stunning pictures! I love the way how you see the world!

  18. Tons of epic… Pure class Sam.

  19. just breathtaking, sam. so glad you guys got to have this experience. the eiffel tower evening-sky photos are mindblowing – that light!! but i love everything.

  20. Great stuff. Looks like a trip to remember! Incredible.

  21. speechless – breath.taking.

  22. From pretty to funny to epic to ingenious to pure magic, it’s all there. Really really lovely. What memories!

  23. Looks like you had an absolutely miserable time.

    i kid, i kid. :)

  24. Holy Amazing travel photos! Incredible.

  25. Oh man you guys, everything looks so perfect and beautiful and fun and magical. Europe looks even more romantic the way you see it.

  26. Great set! I love the mood in this post. The photos really tell a great story.

  27. geez louise, what an amazing trip!

  28. an amazing and wonderful and trip! absolutely amazing photographs, wow – so many favourites but my favourite has to be the one with the black and white tiles and the feet only. wonderful.

  29. Too frickin cool!!! Awesome trip and photos to remember it.

  30. ZOMG.

    All other commentary (and there are many) has been left in the appropriate spot — Nessa’s Phone.

  31. Amazing trip, beautifully documented

  32. Sam,

    I have been following you for awhile now. Mostly with kindred thoughts as I view you work and opinions. With this post you are forcing people to re-evaluate the way they see their lives and the way they want to take on the world. I love it. View is the key. Very good, very good.

  33. wow, travel photos never looked so amazing. especially loved the ‘rotating’ angles of the eiffel tower.

  34. Absolutely amazing images! The reflection ones on a train I think and the b/w of Nessa and Sara are beyond words.

  35. Fantastically creative work; thanks for sharing.

  36. Beautiful, makes me want to chuck everything and hop a plane right now.

  37. Brings back so many good memories of my own from my 2009 euro trip. How awesome is Bruges? Such a pretty place. What a great time of the year to spend in Paris… and trains.. best transport around. Awesome.

  38. I need you to come on my next vacation. So awesome.

  39. Speechless. These are some of the best travel photos I have ever seen.

  40. Incredible creativity and looks like loads of fun! I really wish I had friends who were photographers and understood it. I need people to photograph in these amazing places who know what I am trying to do! :)

  41. Just incredible. I love seeing the world through your eyes. :)

  42. dude. well done.

  43. These photographs are simply amazing! The shots of Dylan and Sara in the grass field are simply stunning. Awesome portraits sir.

  44. Can’t get enough of these photos! I visit this post almost every week. Makes me wanna travel too!

  45. Milton Itikawa says:

    Belas fotos e excelente lugares para lua de mel, mas só não entendi uma coisa, is:o são fotos de um sujeito bígamo ou a esposa dele é gay !!! rsss

  46. Your pictures are just beautiful. I am from France, but I live in Canada, it is really nice to see my old Europe like that. Thanks

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