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Son of a gun. This session. This location. These people. This love.

Tyler and Katie, I’ve always admired your subtle and natural care and affection for one another. Being asked to photograph it was a privilege. Thanks for making these pictures with me. Such hugs.

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Rog - hi. what else you got.

Ridzuan Yahya - remarkably awesome!

Cynn - love everything everything everything here ! it’s kills me. ohh

Igor Demba - What just happened…

Mark Tierney - Quality!

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Chad Z - I “hell yeah’d” when I got to #34. Out loud.

Paul Von Rieter - so many feels, so many loves.

Matt Wiens - Behold a man who can tame the harsh desert sun. Love those textures too.

Becca - Beautiful, like always!

Sharon - These photos are… wow, BEAUTIFUL! What a truly beautiful location and the wonderful way you photographed it. I’m in awe! Where is this?

Josh - love everyone and everything about this

ryan - i don’t even *cosmicfacemelt*

rich - totally crushed it!

Thomas Steibl - This is just epic man.

Jonathan - Damn. Your the best man…seriously

Geoff - I’d say!

BROse - Dis tho.

Pedro - These are, without any questions, the best couple portraits I’ve seen. The location, the light but most of all, their expressions and their feelings. This is amazing stuff.

Luis - the feels. so beautiful.

Emilie - I can feel the sun on my skin and the sand under my feet…. dreamy… love it.

ed peers - You couldn’t have made this up… Incredible. All three of you.

Tyler - oh hey. wtf. /facemelt

nirav - what the…

rich - Holy shit, dude – you went for it like water.

trestastic - These are incredible. INCREDIBLE.

Lev - Oh man this is so good!

Fulya - Wow!!! Stunning!

Benj - Unreal. The jolliest of branchers. High fives all around, friends.

David - What planet is this on? What planet are you from? I want to live on that planet.

J SHODA - Wow. These people and these photos. Incredible job, dude.

daniel chesnut - I like these almost as much as I like the people.

JASON & NANCY

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Jason & Nancy are the best. I’m super pumped that we did a last minute engagement session because now I don’t have to wait all that long to hang out with them again at their wedding. Very strategic.

nirav - Lines, light, and magic. 100% signature Hugh.

Sebastian - I love when I see that you’ve posted something new. It’s always fresh and lovely!

Jonathan - Man…You make me re-think everything! Incredible work hugh!

kmh - Can you throw some of that extra good light you guys have in CA over to GA, kthxbye

sara forte - So wonderful. I love when I can feel in photos that people are super comfortable. Everything is right about these. Hugs and high fives.

David - You the best.

Monique - superb sweet series!!!!

Katie Pritchard - Love your light. Gorgeous photos!

The guy - Ed you took my words
Great work perfect light and framing

essie jane - Whoa. Just one question — how do you manage to make an alley look like an art gallery??
Magic.

Damian Burcher - Love that first frame.

ed peers - Super frames Hugh. Love your eye for location.

JAMES & MEGAN . DANA POINT

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James and Megan. So sweet. Can’t wait to take all sorts of pictures at their wedding in April.

Dana Point, CA

louie - Like this a LOT Dude

Oana - Gorgeous use of geometry here. And such a lovely couple.

Tim Kelly - Your work is so good! Awesome use of light and stunning images as always!

Matt Wiens - The geometry of Hugh strikes again. Brilliant and beautiful work.

ed peers - Love your vision man…

Katie Pritchard - Well gosh. Lookin’ good! The cool tones are really nice.

rich - crushing it as always

todd hunter mcgaw - killer mr forte.. those shadow/bridge pics… dude!!!!

nirav - Me like.

Jonathan - Damn…these are incredible Hugh! inspired much?!

gee - MADNESS !

2013 . ORANGE COUNTRY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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Ahhh, what do you even say? 2013 was pretty neat. Mountains, deserts, oceans, up and down the West Coast, a little Midwest, a stop in the South, a European leg… It’s a beautiful world out there.

This sort of journal entry would be entirely incomplete without expressing a huge thank you to my clients for inviting me along and allowing me to photograph these stories. I had a heck of a time, and I can’t wait to make some new friends and some more pictures in 2014.

Music: San Francico (Little Daylight Remix) – The Mowgli’s

Mark Tierney - Superb mate.

brian rickey - Amazing Hugh.

Jordanna Marston - Gorgeous work

caroline - even after all these years of following your work, your images never fail to amaze me. seriously incredible, hugh!

Duane Smith - My eyes are watery!!

ed peers - What an epic year… Beautiful images my friend.

nirav - raising the roof over here.

dustin - epic. so so epic dude.

rich - I ain’t mad atcha, but I’m a little mad atcha. Beautiful.

kmh - 2013 year of the froth for HF

ryan flynn - this was super neat to look at. i’d like to do it again. i think i will. that b&w from up in the tree is super ridiculous, too.

Andreas Holm - beautiful Hugh!

Anni - So freaking good.

louie - Sweet year dude – heres to 2014 :)

pat furey - baby jesus.

GABE & ASHLEY . SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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Gabe is a top notch photographer, Ashley is a gifted food writer. Bonus: they’re some of the very best humans I know.

San Juan Capistrano, CA

gnarav - Bro….

sara forte - the way you capture life always makes my heart feel tender. I adore these people and the stunning casualness in which you captured their sweet bond.

Pretty Days - A couple and your work and the result is just perfect… I love it

Jen O. - Love these, Hugh.

Paul Krol - The b&w’s looking particularly amazing. Great job, Hugh.

gabe - i may be a little bias, but I really love these images. also, #babealert

ryan flynn - why are you so good? why is gabe’s beard so righteous? why is ashley without salt? the world needs answers, but these photos are so right on.

A BACKYARD WEDDING IN SUN VALLEY, IDAHO . MAX & MELISSA

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I spent three days in Sun Valley this past summer with Max and Melissa and their tribe. It was an incredible experience in all the right ways - a celebration centered around the things Max and Melissa love, surrounded by the people that love them.

Three days of coverage is entirely too much to load into a single journal entry, so if you're keen on viewing more of this story, you can have a look at slideshows from the days before as well as the wedding day.

Sun Valley, ID

vv - beautiful, beautiful work. you did it so right!

florence - Awsome!!

Britty - This is SO amazing!! I don’t even have the words to describe how much I love your work. So freaking rad.

Jon - You are the definition of awesome.