Dodged a few rain clouds while walking around the DC Tidal Basin for Ayasha and Omar’s engagement session. Their wedding is end of June, and I can’t wait to photograph them again!

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A couple stands facing each other under a canopy of green leaves, with blurred foliage creating a dreamy, almost ethereal effect around them, as if nature itself was on auto draft. A woman in a white dress and a man in a black suit stand next to each other outdoors under a tree, as if part of an auto draft scene. The woman delicately holds part of her dress, while the man casually has his hands in his pockets. A woman stands in front of a waterfall, partially obscured by a man walking by. The image, reminiscent of an auto draft effect, is in black and white. A man in a suit and a woman in a white dress stand side by side against a stone wall, lush green vines hanging above them, as if drafted into the perfect moment. A man in a black suit stands in the foreground, while a woman in a white dress stands slightly behind him in the lush garden setting, seamlessly incorporating an auto draft of elegance. A smiling woman leans her head on a smiling man's shoulder. Both are dressed in casual formal attire, with the man in a black blazer and white shirt, and the woman in a white dress. It's almost as if their perfect moment was picked through precise keyword selection. A woman in a white dress rests her head on a man in a black suit while standing under a tree with green leaves, as if posing for an Auto Draft moment. A couple is standing close together, smiling at each other with trees in the background. The image, resembling an auto draft of a perfect moment, is partially obstructed by a blurred fence in the foreground. A man and woman stand back-to-back under a large tree in a green, open field, as if drafted into an auto adventure waiting to unfold.

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.

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