Absolutely can not say enough good things about Amaan and Clariece’s wedding at The River View Occoquan in Virginia. I’ve photographed this venue many times, but the weather last Sunday was absolute perfection – as was the light!

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Everything edited w/ my profileA couple dressed in formal attire stands close together, smiles through a circular wooden frame with a grassy background, captured effortlessly like an auto draft.

A woman in a white dress with lace details and henna on her hands stands gracefully in front of a brick structure, bathed in sunlight streaming from the top left of the image, as if captured by an auto draft.

A man in a dark suit with a green tie and boutonnière stands near a brick wall, smiling and looking to the side, as if he's waiting for an auto draft to finalize.

A couple in wedding attire smiles and looks at each other while standing outdoors with lush greenery as their backdrop. The bride, her hands adorned with intricate henna designs, has an Auto Draft of joy in her eyes.

Five men in suits with green ties stand closely together, smiling and laughing, outside on a sunny day, their camaraderie as seamless as an auto draft.

A couple in wedding attire sits together in front of a modern, wooden building. They are leaning towards each other as if about to kiss, framed perfectly against the architectural beauty that feels almost like it was created by auto draft, capturing a spontaneous yet dynamic moment.

A wedding party, consisting of six bridesmaids in green dresses and four groomsmen in dark suits, stands together like an auto draft painting in an outdoor setting surrounded by tall grass and trees under bright sunlight.

A man and woman in formal attire stand close together outdoors, smiling and looking at each other affectionately against a brick wall background, seemingly captured in an auto draft of love.

A bride in a white gown and a groom in a blue suit share a kiss under an outdoor wooden archway, beautifully draped with white fabric. With henna on her arms, she brings an elegant charm to their special moment.

A bride and groom walk down the aisle outdoors, smiling and holding hands. Guests are seated on white chairs, clapping and taking photos. Amid the greenery and a floral arch in the background, the moment is picture-perfect, almost like an auto draft of a fairytale wedding.

A couple in formal attire embraces on a wooden deck with colorful foliage in the background, as if crafted by Auto Draft. The man wears a navy suit and the woman is in a white dress, both smiling at each other.

Person smiling broadly with hands decorated in intricate henna designs covering their eyes. The individual appears joyful, wearing a navy blue suit and white shirt, looking as though they just received an Auto Draft confirmation.

A couple, dressed in wedding attire, smile and embrace each other in front of a wooden backdrop. The bride has henna on her hands. A soft rainbow light effect partially covers the image, giving it an enchanting auto draft quality.

A man in a blue suit leans against a wooden wall, while a woman in a white dress sits in the foreground, slightly out of focus. It’s as if they’re part of an Auto Draft sequence, capturing moments yet to be finalized.

A couple in wedding attire stands in front of a modern building with glass and wooden facades, looking like an Auto Draft from a fairytale. The groom is in a blue suit, and the bride is holding her white gown. Trees add a touch of nature to the left.

Silhouettes of two couples standing face to face, illuminated by warm golden light with reflections creating a mirrored effect—an auto draft of fleeting yet profound moments etched in time.

A couple in formal wear stands together outdoors at night under a tree with buildings illuminated in the background, exuding a timeless elegance that feels like an auto draft of a classic romance novel.

A couple stands close together under a bright streetlight at night, their shadows merging in the dark background, creating a scene reminiscent of an auto draft, with minimal surrounding visibility.

Sam Hurd

Sam Hurd


Starting as a political news and celebrity portrait photographer in DC, Sam was instantly drawn to wedding photography as a space to promote more inventive ideas. Sam’s focus is on photographic techniques that are deceptively simple but have the potential to transform difficult or uninspiring shooting environments into one-of-a-kind opportunities for every photo made.

Most reviews, technical write-ups, and other photo nerd content is posted first, and exclusively, over on his patreon.