Sam Hurd of Sam Hurd Photography is one of the world’s most sought after wedding photographer and teaching. Based out of Washington, DC, Sam has his Epic Workshops all over the globe and all of them sell out in a heartbeat. I was lucky enough to purchase my seat at his Indianapolis Workshop just a few months ago. 

Known for his epic portraits of movie stars and generally awesome famous people, I was eager to learn from his insane skills. In the photography world, he is one of my idols and I was simply dying to hear about him as a person and his journey.

The one-day workshop was simply incredible. Modestly priced and highly organized, I was hanging on his every word. He taught us about his general approach to a wedding, how to work with clients and some amazing editing techniques.  The entire experience was totally worth the drive and well worth the investment. One of the biggest ideas I took away was amazing the Nikon D750 is and how Sam really utilizes the camera to maximize it’s potential. I came home from the workshop and bought a D750 about a week later.

Another majorly awesome part of the workshop was meeting new photographer. We’ve made long-lasting friendships from the many workshops we have attended in the past. Making friends in the photograph business has been incredibly rewarding for us.

Soooo…if Sam comes near you, do anything you can to see him. He seriously changed our live with his wisdom!


Seth and Beth are husband and wife wedding photographers in Columbus, Ohio. They are an internationally awarded wedding and engagement photographers who have been featured in a variety of blogs and magazines. They’ve won multiple awards including Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Award, The Knot’s Best of Weddings, and Fearless Photographers.