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joanna > wedding < françois-jérôme // durtal, france

joanna and françois-jérôme had an incredible wedding at the chateau de chambiers in the small village of durtal just a few hours outside of paris. i highly recommend everyone get married there.

i photographed this wedding with my good friend jean-laurent gaudy who arranged for this to happen. check out his work here.

// by sam hurd

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bride walking down aisle with her mother

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late night after party photo of bride and groom with french stars


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  • I was going to say “wow.. the last four fames..” then I was like, the last five.. six.. seven.. can’t do it.


  • Wow! just amazing…just a killer!!! Once again great stuff Sam.

  • These take my breath away. Seriously. Flawless work!

  • Winners, just all winners 🙂

  • Wow! What an amazing wedding! These are all fabulous. I dont think ever wanted to get married again more.

  • Crazy awesome Portraits.

  • The man Sam did it again Yoooo.

  • Speechless man just when I think you can’t get any better you drop these on us nice!

  • These are absolutely unreal! A gorgeous couple, gorgeous location and gorgeous photographs to boot. Great job!

  • Beautiful work as usual! I would expect nothing less from you.

  • Holy amazeballs. Is amazeballs appropriate for this? I think so. Incredible work, Sam.

  • This is killer. You captured this beautiful place so well. They’re all good…but that star picture is insane! Great job!

  • Breathtaking shots. I especially love the last five.

  • What a wonderful set of images! You really captured so much emotion and love – bravo!

  • Dopeness all around. Beautiful sky in that last frame.

  • beautiful work! Such a cute shot of them in front of the cake!

  • Fantastic Sam, you kept your essential quality while really letting the feeling of France shine through.

  • That church is breathtaking, and your style fits their day so perfectly, great job Sam.

  • Laura

    wow, gorgeous! photographed like a true french wedding 🙂

  • That last photo is so awesome! Why can’t there be that much stars everywhere!?!

  • This is beautiful! The location is unreal and the light is perfect. The last b+w of the bride, gorgeous! Great work, Sam.

  • Perfect…

  • amazing work, love the way you edit 😉

  • .. the bride shot with the halo arc is s* gorgeous ..

  • Beautiful work. No one does photography like you.

  • Beautiful photos, a real sense of the story.

  • my little sister is getting married in three months and I’m sure this is going to be very helpful. Congratulations for the post 🙂

  • Gorgeous!

  • Wow, what a nice couple and beautiful pictures!