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

best dc wedding photographers

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

wedding ring detail photo on a map

bride getting ready with makeup

bride creative portrait

bride with bridesmaids

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creative portrait of the groom

groom with groomsmen laughing

bride in ceremony

laughing grandma

father of the groom

caroline and darren wedding portrait

darren and caroline creative portrait

bride and groom wedding day portrait

bridal party group photo

father giving toasts

virginia wedding photography

alexandria virginia wedding

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groom laughing during toasts

bride and groom first dance

reception photo of dancing

wedding dancing photo

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richmond wedding photography // jennifer + aaron

jennifer is also a photographer based in richmond va. their wedding day was at one of my favorite places ever… the manor house at king’s charter.

// by Sam Hurd richmond wedding photography

wedding ring

wedding rings

groomsmen sleeping

groom getting ready

creative groom portrait

bridesmaids getting ready

bride getting ready

bride dress

wedding day sign

bride

father seeing bride for first time

bride and father hugging

crying

woman laughing

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grandpa at wedding

bride and bridesmaids portrait

jennifer laughing

bride walking down aisle

groom sees bride for first time

ceremony at richmond wedding

ceremony

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jennifer and aaron

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bride and groom laughing

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abstract portrait of bride and groom

bride and groom first dance

bride dancing with her father

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