Hugh Forte . Orange County Wedding Photographer » Covering celebrations throughout Southern California, the Bay Area, interstate and internationally.


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I spent last weekend celebrating marriage with Anna & Andrew. Then I spent the flight home culling their wedding and grinning at my computer screen.

Alys Beach, Gulf Coast, FL.

Mathew - Wow so beautiful! I love these images!!

Apai - wow!

sara - love the curves in the second photo. so very nice. I love when YOU love what you do. makes me happy.

dragos - The second shot is amazing!

pierre atelier - can i live in your dream please ?

isaiah - #2 – ultra money

Rog - bwoumph.

rich - celebrating marriage for sure – connection totally comes through in these images. awesome work dude!

Drew W - Awesome contrast dude.


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Fact: this session was the second coldest I’ve ever been at the top of a hill in San Francisco.

I’m headed back to the Bay Area this weekend to celebrate Cliff and Natalie’s wedding at Manka’s Boat House. It’s going to be all time imo.

San Francisco, CA.

Martin Hemsley - Awesome compositions, fantastic.

Dragos - This is sooo good!

Pj - …that is good!! ;)

Mark Tierney - Very moody Hugh and superb compositions – as always!

mjp - lovely b&w

Mathew Sacco - epic!

Pierre Atelier - raw quality ! like always…

rich - so wonderfully dark. nice.

KIBBIX - Going dark + dank. Danke.

caleb - tasty clean.

lydia {ever ours} - made my eyes happy.

ryan - that hugz boson.

Rod Foster - Whoa! Soft Shell Crab

Nick - those tones

David - Bang on.

mike fiechtner - so good!

matthew morgan - all time.

isaiah - pimpdaddyhugh


Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, Bride width=

Such neat people and hotel and wedding. Kinda love working in confined spaces.

Beverly Hills, CA

sara - love love love the tones. she looks stunning.

michelle - I can stare at this for a very long time :)

rich - beautiful shot. entering the twilight zone – wedding edition.

isaiah - hugh…common dude…you already know

Dan O'Day - nice one H-bomb

ryan flynn - #neat

Claudette Carracedo - just lovely.

pat furey - tones on tones on tones plus lines on lines on vines.


hugh forte engagement

I’m pumped on Jeff and Ashlee. They are good people. I won’t be there for their San Francisco wedding later this year, but Sean will. More good people! Righteous.

Orange County, CA

LC Productions - Love the black and white photos here!

aron - dig everything about this session.

john day - damn fine.

caroline - hugh, i’m always so inspired by your brilliant compositions!


PJ - cool man ;-)) great photos…

PIerre Atelier - Now, people won’t go to Paris / France anymore to have a romantic moment, but, in Cali in a Parking lot with you…

LOGAN COLE - That first image is mind blowing! Oh and then so is the next and the next and the next… but that first one blew my mind like 2x

zulbard - you really good how to tell a story with images!

gee - sweet

ryan - that first one redefines physics and art, all at once.

kmh - The top halves of your clients ‘sploded in image 09 due to awesome acceleration

Igor Demba - Boom in the gut. That good!

lydia {ever ours} - ridiculousity. insane in the membrane.

rich - you see lines like no one else on the planet. awesome work!

Bradford - top of the foodchain stuff.

geneoh - you make parking garages look so good.

J Shoda - Your quarks and leptons are so on point here.


seattle, snoqualmie, washington, wedding

I spent the weekend in the PNW. It’s a nice place.

Snoqualmie, WA

PIerre Atelier - no comment, it’s gorgeous !

Pierre Atelier - so green, SO FRESH !!!!

gee - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuomas Mikkonen - Looks nice for shure! Can’t wait to see more!

kizzy - I can smell how fresh this photo is from ATL

lydia {ever ours} - whoa my. can’t wait to see the rest.

rich - looks pretty nice indeed.

dylan - Love the beautiful greenery. PNW is amazing with (or without) sun :)

Parker & Erin . Parker Ranch

What a day. Thank you, Parker & Erin for having me along. You, your family and your friends are incredible. We should do this again some time.

Bear hugs for Matt who helped me cover this story, and if you want to see something real pretty, have a look at Eric’s 16mm perspective, here.

(Oh, and for a look at some of the details and such: here and here)

Karen K Dickey - My favorite post yet!! These are incredible!

Anna - I am absolutely in love with this couple and their wedding. The door idea is SO unique and creative. A long shot- any idea where I might be able to buy something like that? Or any idea if they are interested in selling this one? ;) It would be absolutely perfect. Please let me know! I would be eternally grateful. Thanks!

Dan O'Day - this is so good mate… skillzzz

PJ - wow!!!!!

bethany - these photos are exquisite! what a beautiful wedding.

craig williams - this is stunning! stopped me in my tracks! awesome job =)

xian - Stunning wedding and incredible captures. Well done!

nirav - Me encanta tu trabajo Hugh. Excellente mi hermano. Abrazos.

G - love your work! i wish i get married and have you shoot the wedding pictures but then again i am sure i can’t afford it hahaha. oh well, in my country it’s called suntok sa buwan which kind of meant/equals “shooting for the moon”. :P

Julia - WOW! Beautiful!

kelsey - Stunning, Hugh.

Nick - BRo. what? hug.

Mark Tierney - Ace.

geneoh - everything is so great about this post. Love it all.

Zulbard - like always, superb!!

James Melia - Awesome work, just awesome…

den - another great job hugh!

caroline - hugh are the man. this wedding blows my mind you are so good.

kmh - *electrocution Blanka style

Caroline Fontenot - Unbelievezzzzable

sarah der - I think I love you. Also I’m with Josh, I QUIT, and Jill, which is that my heart just exploded from this post. Brbs I am going to the hospital now.

Steve Gerrard - 100% aceness!

Travis Shumate - I just got done yelling at the screen. These are ridiculous. Excellent work. Just beautiful.

john benavente - so rad!

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Teneil Kable - unREAL!!!!

Becca - Just gorgeous, I used to babysit Erin & you managed to capture her sweetness with every image! I know having such amazing subjects makes your job easier, but your work is truly incredible! Congrats Parker & sweet little Erin!!!

Paul Krol - absofreakinglutely amazeballs wedding coverage dude! Totally enjoyed viewing this wedding!

Meredith S - sooooooooo gooooooooood

nicolelennox - *breathless* I am totally blown away by these images. Thank you Hugh for sharing what you so clearly love to do.

Jakob - Umm. Yeah. Wicked.

Alyssa Schroeder - Speechless :)

Kelsey Stewart - Slam dunk Hugh! LOVE it!!!!

ken kienow - brb gonna go get a vasectomy because i will never produce anything as beautiful as this blog post.

abbey - fuhh realll? this is like the epitome of love pretty happy rainbows color sun EVERYTHING. dying. so good.

pen - Oh. My. This is insanely amazing. Incredible. Love every. single. image. And how utterly gorgeous is Erin!

jill - currently suffering from a heart/mind explosion due to this post. heading to the hospital now.

rich - inspiring as always. your work is amazing – period.

amanda vanvels - holy smokes.

Jason curescu - Been waiting to see this wedding. Amazing job Hugh

rod foster - You got some tricks left, HuFort. I’m on to you, but you got some tricks

mangerine - just hugged my monitor.


Rico - man crush. I feel like we are connected.

Josh Gruetzmacher - You guys killed it. Such a gorgeous couple, friends, style… awesome everything.

lydia {ever ours} - unfreakingbelievable. no other words.

Steve - So fricken good!

Anni - So fantastic. Your work is incredibly inspirational, so amazing.

Agnes Stenlund - This is soooooo good.

sf - bro

Matt Lien - Eff, man. So. Good.

Jen O. - You continue to inspire with your talent. They look like such a fun couple and you captured their joy beautifully.

Heather Curiel - So beautiful! You, them, a match made in heaven!

Ryan Ray - so good hugh! owning it in so cal..

matt - bro. You NAILED this one. So rad to see your perspective on such a familiar location. #shoryuken

Michael Wachniak - holycrap.

andrew lee - so great, hugh. i always look forward to your posts. thanks for this.

Jenny J - you = mad skills + rad wife

J Shoda - This is straight yoga flame.

benj haisch - friggin’ A, man. so effing good.

sara - it’s true that i say you get better every single time, but seriously, you do, and I am SO impressed with you.

Igor Demba - This is like flare kingdom. So good Hugh!