richmond wedding photography // luke + julia

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cabin in the mountains

luke and julia swedding programs

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julie walking with her bridal party

dramatic portrait of luke and julia

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bride and groom indoors

bride and groom walking together

birds flying

bride and groom laughing

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luke and julia portrait in the woods

bride and groom at sunset

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it was a dream wedding to photograph and it was right in the heart of virginia.

venue // rassawek vineyard

dj // western front

makeup // liz wegrzyn

donuts // dixie donuts

// by Sam Hurd richmond wedding photography

RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE’S 30 RISING STARS OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY // best dc wedding photographers

it’s a strange thing when you’re recognized for doing work that you love.

in november i was named in the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder Magazine. at first i felt excited about it, but then kind of weird. like i should pocket the bonus points and move on without mentioning it anywhere because it feels awkward to toot my own horn. however, after about a month i’ve come around to feeling pretty good about seeing the feature in the print magazine. i didn’t realize Rangefinder Magazine selects the final 30 photographers out of an initial 150 that are nominated by industry heavyweights. i have no idea who nominated me as i never submit for blog features or network with people in the industry… but thank you! it’s an honor to be among the best dc wedding photographers.

check out all my full gallery of selected images here.

and check out the full print magazine and all the other incredible winners online here.

at the end of the day i’ll always want my clients to hire me for the work i’m going to do and not the work that i’ve done, but i’m really happy to have this issue of rangefinder on my coffee table.

// by Sam Hurd

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contents of rangefinder magazine

rangefinder magazine feature

30rising stars of weddings feature

virginia wedding photographers // caroline + darren

another photographer’s wedding ^___^ at the hotel monaco in alexandria virginia from the summer!

// by Sam Hurd virginia wedding photographers

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