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Sam Hurd’s Epic Workshop | creative Charlotte wedding photographer

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August 1, 2014

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Sometimes being a wedding photographer feels like being a dim twinkle amongst a sea of stars.  There are so many choices and so many excellent wedding photographers, you can’t help but get overwhelmed.  So much so…that when you see a photographer swimming against the current you take notice.
This is how I came to admire Sam Hurd’s work.  It is unique, creative and unabashedly his own.  It is evident just through his Facebook and blog postings that he is constantly trying to outdo himself.  Fast forward to the day I decided that *maybe* there is a chance he’d want to hold one of his Epic Workshops down here…a girl can dream.  But, for some reason, that day I did more than dream, I emailed him.  I figured the worst that could happen was that I didn’t get a response, oh well!  I was in shock when only a few hours later Sam had emailed me and not only said SURE, he’d love to come down here (I suggested Charleston because I love it there and it is very close!) and that I could help set it up!

That email taught me one thing.  ASK.  Reach out and just ask…it can’t hurt!  I’m so happy that I sent that tiny email.  The days that I spent down in Charleston were just, epic, to steal Sam’s words.  He makes it look so easy.  And not in a “I’ll never be able to do that” way, but, in a positive enlightened way.  It isn’t rocket science and he doesn’t pretend that it is.  He also isn’t holding his cards tight to his chest.  He showed us all of his “tricks” plus some.  I got to watch him work his “magic” with a couple each day (I was there for both days!!!!).  This was my favorite part and has probably left the biggest impression on me.  If you’ve seen his work, you know his posing seem effortless.  A goal that I’m assuming we all strive for.  This is where my eyes were thoroughly opened!  No, he doesn’t do those crazy cheesy poses that fill many pinterest boards and wedding blogs.  What he gets is genuine emotion and intimate reactions.  It’s amazing.  Put that together with an amazing light seeking missile of an eye and you have got one helluva portrait!  I cannot wait to infuse some of the new bits of knowledge I gained into my work!

Here are some of my favorite images from the two days I spent in Charleston:

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  1. Victoria Johansson Egneby says:

    Love this Amy!

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