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JOHN & PAM . SMOG SHOPPE. LOS ANGELES

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John & Pam. Nothing but net.

Lots of high fives for Ryan Haack for covering this celebration with me. That guy takes a mean picture.

Los Angeles, CA

Kristian Leven - Just come across your work – stunning photography Hugh, look fwd to seeing more posts…

Stew - Clean.

Julian Beattie - Absolutely stand-out awesomeness, as usual man!

danielle girard - So beautiful. As always.

Eric - Love it!

Alex - London Wedding Photographer - Beautiful work. :-)

ger - gosh.

Paige Overturf - Love these images!! So much fun and beautifully done!!

dorothy huynh - yep, killed it. these are rad.

Jackie Wonders - seriously fantastic. geeze.

Travis Shumate - Wonderful work.

pierre - what can i said…you’re the “master” !

fotograf vjencanja PJ - some great photos man…also great storytelling…

noot - so beautiful!

Mark - WOWSERS! LOVE the picts, especially the one where john looks like he’s screaming “that’s my wife!”

ed peers - Holy moly.

HAGAI - oooooooooooooohhh!!!! my…this is freaking awesome dude.

patty - Amazing photos! Beautiful couple and venue. =)

rich - so freaking good. amazing job, absolutely amazing job!

gee - delicious!!!!!

Brian Davis - So good! Really awesome coverage

Sebastian - these are really awesome. very good work.

nirav - Owned. One of kind bud.

Mark Tierney - Superb Hugh as always.

charissa - lovee these!

LOGAN COLE - you did that smog shoppe good

sara - oh yea yea. i wanna be a groupie too.

Drew W - I wanna be your groupie.

mike - Love the sense of calm in these.

lydia {ever ours} - your blog is my happy place.

matt - sickie.

David - What Rich said. With a hug.

Steve Gerrard - Am I ok to curse in your comment box?

F**kin’ world class mate! Raising the bar.

Tamara - These are fabulous. I am curious to know how you achieve the flare (?) in the 60th image…thats quite spectacular.

Awesome work,

xx Tam

geneoh - so clean. Love it, Hugh.

Mr. Haack - epic shots hugh! it was a good day

rich - at the buzzer. Did he push off? No call from the ref. It counts and the Huglife team collapses in a mirthful pile. Excellent.

THE BOUTWELLS . 10 YEARS . MAISON DES OLIVIERS


I tried to write something. I really did. This is the heart of it though: Doug and Chenin, thank you, thank you, thank you, and congratulations. You guys are truly rad.

Maison des Oliviers, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Perfectly coordinated by Amanda and her team.

Paula O'Hara - These are so good Hugh. Love to the Boutwells!

kmh - My mouth just watered. Is it OK to nom on photos?

Paula Player - Guys…what a gorgeous celebration!!! Congrats!

Paul Von Rieter - Hugs, you have done it again. Good job sweetie.

Alex - Awesome shots! The B&W’s are amazing, congrats!

amelialyon - These are beautiful Hugh…for real.

kristin - I just discovered this blog. I’m in trouble. I’m sure 1/2 the day will be passed pouring through your images. I just wanted to say a special hello to Doug and Chenin and say how beautiful everything looks.

Wonderfully lovely.

ChaffinCadePhotos.com - Love it!!!

Blair Van Bussel - wow! These are absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully captured!

Tina Harden - Gorgeous images of a couple with hearts large enough to embrace life, love, family and friends to the fullest!

jay.eads - so. happy.

well done!!!!

Anna - beautiful images and beautiful family! Congratulations Chenin and Doug!!!

noel deasington - beautiful photos. really lovley!

Ste - gorgeous!

pierre - dingue ! crazy colors, totaly RAD !!!! like always…

AmyPunky Photography - Beautiful and perfect images of a rad couple!

Bartek Witek - Great pictures. Awesome couple! Congrats Chenin and Doug :)

fer juaristi - amazing hugh. congrats to the TRA couple!

Ed Peers - Pure genius Hugh. Unreal..

Anna,wedding photographer Edinburgh - beautiful, they couldn’t choose a better photographer;!

Cameron Clark | Cameron & Kelly Studios - THE FIRST SHOT is my favorite but all gorgeous. Makes me want to do something special for our 10th year anniversary. I love the idea!

Ryan Ray - what a great team! love all of it!!

Agnes - You totally rule.

Janda - Simply Gorgeous.

mujib - totally rad =)

Leon - Floored… two beautiful people + Hugh’s beautiful work = magical

Rico - aw dang! always so good, friend.

Ted Nghiem - Mighty sweet, Hugh!

Milos Horvat - congrats and all the best!. Great photos!

Jim - Just great. Love it.

Caroline - truly amazing, hugh, as always!!

Ariel - wow. love this set!

rich - amazing work – super awesome job capturing these!

Niravana - When you post I get a tingly sensation. Love this my friend.

ichi - awesomest!

10.11 Makeup - Love this!!! Such a beautiful couple :)

Leah - Incredible coverage Hug. You are blowing up, congratulations!

Andria Lindquist - good god

Matthew - This is better than panda bears. Congratulations Boutwells.

JOSH ELLIOTT - awesome HUG. I’m sure my parents heard this party from their back yard.

Jackie Wonders - high fives, chest bumps, slap on the ass…all of it. Captured perfectly.

[ b ] - well done hugh! beautiful images of a wonderful family. so stoked for the boutwells.

chipgillespie - You people are lovely. I’m glad I know you.

matt - classic HFP. chillywomped it.

mike - Gorgeous work, Hugh.

Igor Demba - Things don’t get any better than this. Beaut!

Collin - God I love your stuff Hugh.

jason curescu - woah!!!! Hugh you did an amazing job!!!

jasmine star - so, so beautiful…couldn’t be happier for two of the nicest people. ever.

Orbie - Love those Boutwells. Solid.

Katie - Love these in every way! Congrats on 10 years Chenin and Doug!

lydia {ever ours} - hugh freaking five. that’s all.

Emma - These are absolutely gorgeous!When Bill and I FINALLY {going on out 12th year engaged!} decide to tie the knot…..I hope we can have it captured as sweetly.

J Shoda - Hughrrific. Impossible for this to be any better.

emily chidester - these. are. awesome. you can *feel* the love those people have for both each other and their friends and family!

Sara - So gorgeous. The day looks absolutely lovely and the boutwells and friends so full of joy. Fabulous work. Just perfect.

weddingchicks - just perfect. a highlight of my year to be invited to this beautiful celebration. i love you boutwell family, each and every one of you.
hugh- simply beautiful.

Shauna - totally killed it in a huge way.

Chenin - Hugh, thank you, thank you. You captured all the people we love perfectly.

Steve Gerrard - Totally TOTALLY rad! :)

Chad. Tressie. Dexter.

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Hills and trees!

Brett - The second image is incridible.

Jonathan - This is so awesome..

mike - Never seen family pics like these. Wow.

Corey Hass - This is a test!

rafa ramirez - increibles, que sensibles

LOGAN COLE - RAD! The lighting on that first tree shot is crazy!!!!!

Travis Shumate - So beautiful. That first shot is bananas.

Natalia Roca - Saludos Hugh!!! Impresionante tu trabajo!!!! Me encanta!!!!

pierre - once again, the world look better in your eyes…

Jason Curescu - wow!!! This is soooo good dude. All 3 frames!

Dragos - Finally something new! Great work man!

the zellner's! - Thank you x’s infinity Hugh! This is the best surprise ever. Well… second. Dex claims first. You put the t in talented, your face was chiseled by the gods, and you are a super swell dude. Much love.

fotograf vjencanja PJ - wow!! first one is great…:)

brian rickey - Dude, how far did you have to walk to get that second picture? Killer as usual.

rich - awesome work as always!!

John - Dude! We’ve been waiting for an update! This is awesome!

Nate - You gotta be joking with that second photo.
This is ridiculous.
I bet Max would laugh out loud if he see that!
Other two shots are cute.

baberham - really love that first photo. sweet family and a spectacular tree. nice work.

Tyler - Steezy Treezy

JOHN & PAM . SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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John and Pam clearly know what’s up. We’ll be continuing this party at the SmogShoppe in a few months. Such a treat to get to work with fellow creatives. True story.

San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Miachel Pruett - You caught the love-aura of these two for sure. :)
Beautiful lighting!

Amanda Aaen - Hi there,
Well you really must be a professional! Am I right? What you get out of your camera is amazing, and I really like how you play with focus and contrast. It’s gorgeous!
Can I ask you, what camera do you use?

Love,
Amanda

Heather - Love that top one!

ken kienow - NEEEEEEED MOOOOOOOOOAAAARRRR BLOOOOOOOOOOGGGGZZZZZ

David Jenkins - Just discovered your work – stunning, one more fan.

ger - ::insert awesome blog comment here::

Gustaf Pak - Wonderful. Thank you.

ed peers - yes, yes and yes.

Pierre - ALWAYS, toujours, so fresh (!)

Lyndzee Ellsworth - Cute couple. Her profile is AMAZING!! good job man.

James Readhead - beautiful tones and composition, so good. love it.

Jose Miranda - your work is amazing, I love it and it motivates me to keep improving!

MissK - Wow ! Nice pictures ;)

bryan - so good. all of it.

Mr. Haack - first shot is sick

patty - beautiful!!!!!!

ShodaHug - It’s too cliché to talk about gorgeous skin tones so I’m not going to do that.

isaiah - this needs to happen more. purty images

jsa - i used all my clever comments in 2011 but this i like.

lydia {ever ours} - bingo bango.

Tyler - geronimo

andrew lee - like the salmon of capistrano! but seriously, nice images.

2011 . WHAT CATCHES YOUR EYE

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Wow. 2011, huh? Big year. Between the usual workload that a wedding season yields and producing all the content for the book with Sara, this has certainly been the busiest year of my life. I guarantee you I met and worked with some of the kindest people on this planet in the past 12 months, and I feel like I’ve learned more about weddings, people, photography, and myself in that time than in any other season of my life. This is truly a ridiculous life we live. I can not wait to see what we get up to in 2012.

Huge thanks to:

My clients for inviting me along to witness your stories, trusting me and showing me a good time. Without you, things would suck.
My Brotographers. You guys are the best e-office mates ever. I’m much obliged for your advice and inspiration.
And especially to Sara. Your constant love, encouragement and trust are appreciated beyond what I can tell you. Plus you’re a total babe.

Music : New York – Joy

LOGAN COLE - Wow! Every shot is ridiculously RAD! Not to mention all your editing is spot on!

Sarah Lee Williams - Hugh these are amazing. Definitely some of my favorites of your past year in here.

Hamish Jordan - Great work, love the simplicity!

ger - I’ve seen worse

Shaun Menary - Daaaaaaamn booyeeee!! This does not suck. Not even a little bit.

Rodrigo Vargas - Words fail to describe how amazingly talented I think you are Hugh.

charissa - ahh! this is great!

fer juaristi - dude, you are just LOCO! wish you the same x2 for this year.

Tenielle - Beautiful overview. Must be satisfying to have finished that blog, sat back and taken a deep breath for 2011.

Marci - just keeps gettin better!

Nellie Ann Strange - Really nice work, Hugh.
You capture the feelings.
Beautiful.
Very proud of your accomplishments.

Jordy - What they said. (ps. 053!)

Andreas - Stunning work Hugh!!

Paul Krol - That was a pleasure to view. Cheers to an even more awesome 2012 Mr.Forte!

Joshua Gull - Hugh = beast. Killed it this year man. A job well done indeed.

matt - you’re like a bag of trail mix, you bring diversity yet maintain consistency throughout. cheers for 2011.

rich - what a year’s worth of work. absolutely amazing!

David - You’re a god among hugs.

Wendy - Wow. If I’d taken even one of these, I’d consider my life’s work done.
Beautiful.
Merry Christmas.
x

Kat Braman - ridonkulous. I’m completely head over heals in love with the way you shoot.

kyle hale - Solid selection of frames, Hugh. Raising a glass to 2012 and more brotography shenanigans.

Jen O - Chills. Pretty amazing.

Andy Gaines - Well, not too bad a year huh?! Great work – inspiring as ever!

Mark Tierney - Superb collection Hugh – I love your vision and creativity.

Jakob - Yes. A year to remember.

Nickepoo - All these images… That’s smart son.

John Bello - ten swag points for every picture!

Rog - You’re tall.

Kim Jong Il - Ridicurous. Absorutrey, Ridicurous. Rell done.

Jonas Peterson - Delicious, my friend. What a year.

baberham - my love! what a year. I am SO SO proud of you. You impress me daily and your talent is such a blessing to other people. I am so privileged to watch your business and you grow and improve through the people you meet and work you do. xo

Mike Fiechtner - Amazing! Let me pick my jaw off the floor now!

Travis Shumate - Hugh Forte: Time Magazine’s 2011 Man of the Year.

zaid - luv ur simple art works- KEEP IT UP FOR 2012 HF!!!

Ryan Ray - solid year man!

Sachin Khona - Smashed it!

amber - incredible. don’t really know what else to say because, i’m speechless. you so owned this year dude.

mackenzie - these are super inspiring. thank you for making such beautiful images!

nirav - Go Fortey… it’s your birthday.

Dan O'Day - great work my friend..

Tyler - Hugh are ridiculous.

ryan flynn - i was expecting a lot from this post. it delivered, in spades.

stacey - don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said….just simply love your work

Kristi Wright - Such a great set!! I love your work!!

sarah der - whoa.

David L - These are really, really, really good.
You don’t always blog, but when you do, you blog it big.

Excited to for that book of yours. Hoping it’s released sooner rather than later — I’ll be using it for many birthday & Christmas gifts.

Georgie - Breathless!

Kip Beelman - Saw this and had to change clothes as what I was wearing at the time couldn’t support the magnitude of such an event.

J Shoda - Hugh got what I need. Seriously, you pwned 2011.

Yuriy - wow. crazy good.

gabe aceves - like woah hugh. pretty great.

jsa - ridicorous.

rod foster - nutella

Catherine - wow.

lydia {ever ours} - t’was an incredulous year for you, hugh! *high fives* for meeting in person!

andrew lee - dang.

KAUAI, HI . BSD / HOLGA

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mackenzie - love the last one.

Matt Lien - Dude. We completely buried our Jeep on Polihale beach and were stranded for a day. Fun to see these.

lane dittoe - these are so good !

nirav - Dude! You snuck this in didn’t you. Good thing I stalk your blog like a teenage girl stalks a Bieber.

rich - very very very awesome!

jsa - classic hug with a retro twist. i see the need for the x100 now.

Rog - Bwoumph simple dimple. BSD. Scan it baby HUGtella.

Nick - How did i miss this?

Hug. Dood. This would’ve been amazing if you didn’t fly American Airlines.

stacey - Hi Hugh – I love your work. Just wondering what BSD stands for? Thanks