14 total reviews
Samer is a great photographer to work with, our pictures came out amazing. Samer was very willing to accommodate our wishes and needs, he made the entire process so easy. His price was very reasonable, and we particularly liked that we could customize our package. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Samer. I would highly recommend Samer to anyone who wants breathtaking and stunning photographs of their special day.
Samer is wonderful , his photography style was artful and stylish providing us quality photographs. For the money he is Best Buy. If I to do it again, I would still pick Samer.
From a very happy Mom, Bowie Md
My fiance (now husband) and I found Samer Salama photography on a fluke through a Craiglist ad. We were on a VERY tight budget for a photographer (less than $1,000) and had spent hours scanning several photographer's websites searching for the "perfect fit." Samer's website stood out to us and we kept coming back for a second look. With his artistic eye and sample photographs, we were surprised to find that he was within our price range.
Samer is a complete professional. He responds quickly to e-mails and requests for information. He is alos understanding of stressed-out brides asking redundant questions and providing guidelines.
One of my favorite memories of my wedding day is not having to stress over any of my vendors! Samer was earlier than his contracted time and was ready to go quickly. He didn't wait for direction (although he was willing to take it) and started capturing moemnts immediately.
Samer followed the guidelines I requested but also remains flexible (and patient!) as things inevitably changed. He was a non-intrusive presence and, as the only photographer, I felt he did a great job of capturing special moments for the groom, bride (me), family, and other guests. I was so completely wrapped in my cloud of happiness that I only experienced parts of our wedding through Samer's photographs.
After the event, Samer delivered the promised photos ahead of schedule. The photographs were posted online one month after the event and we received the DVD a month after that (one month earlier than expected).
The quality of the photographs were beautiful! For the cost (or even without it), we were thrilled with the quality. Some were artistic (which we like) and others were more traditional (like the group shots...which we also wanted).
In summation, my parents, husband, and I all recommend Samer Salama. He fulfilled all his commitments at a very reasonable cost while capturing precious memories in beautiful photographs. We definitely give him 5 stars!
Rachel & Travis
Sam is the absolute best! We had a blast working with him for the engagement session and our wedding. Sam integrated seamlessly into our wedding day and the photos he captured were creative and fabulous. He really captured the most special moments even when you have no idea he is right there.
We are looking forward to the next time we can come up with to hire a photographer. The quality of his work and the professional approach he takes makes him the ideal wedding photographer.
Our friends and family repeatedly tell us that our engagement and wedding photos are the best they've seen.
We would recommend him to anyone who asked.
We were on a pretty tight budget for our wedding and were even considering not having a photographer when I found Samer. I am sooo glad we decided to go with him. Not only was he affordable but he invested 100% in the pictures. He met with us to discuss his work, he came to the site to see lighting and where good backdrops would be (even though it was almost an hour out of his way), and he was in constant contact answering all my nitpicky questions. On the big day he showed up early and stayed late in order to get every shot. And of course the pictures were priceless, he got every moment of our special day. The editing was great and didn't take long at all. He is professional but easy going and darn good at what he does. I would recomend him to anyone getting married.
Samer was a guest at our wedding. At the time, we did not know that he had been doing wedding photography! He kindly brought his professional camera and voluntarily took photos of us, alongside the photographer we had hired to cover the event. We know how difficult this is to do, given that Samer had to manage without getting in the way of the photographer, and without ever asking us to pose. We didn't even notice he was taking pictures, but when he sent them to us, we realized that he had done an impressive job! We decided to use a lot of Samer's pictures in our album along with the ones taken by our photographer. And Samer covered a lot of shots that our photographer hadn't taken, so we got a good variety.
Moreover, Samer is friendly, accommodating, and highly professional. He clearly takes great pride in his work, and delivers nothing less than excellent quality. We highly recommend Samer!
Samer was a life saver, I searched a long time for a photographer who could give the variety i needed with an affordable price. He gave me just what I was looking for and he was one of the only vendors that was on time. My pictures are beautiful.
We first met Samer through Craigslist looking for pictures for our engagement in May. From our first interaction with Samer was incredible - he was extremely flexible with allowing us to choose DC to do our pictures (he lives in Centerville) also we also were stuck in traffic and he was patient as he waited for us to arrive for our shoot. He was also insightful with poses - my husband and I just took his lead with how he directed us to pose and he even let us be free to do whatever we wanted to capture the moments at the National Cathedral and the pictures came out beautiful, also through conversation I found out his wife a make up artist – I was actually looking too!
Also, he was very easy to work with – my husband and I contacted every him every other day LOL with our panics and he was very responsive, he created a contract of services based off work we desired and needed. He even invited us to his home to pick up our engagement DVD and discussed contract for wedding and make up for me.
We ended up converting him from not only our engagement photographer to our wedding photographer and hiring his wife to do my make up. His wife was wonderful. She took my suggestions and made me so beautiful! My husband was amazed at how beautiful I looked
At the wedding, he was there start to finish working hard to capture many moments. I regret not taking more wedding party pictures before wedding since everyone took a long time to get ready but he really devoted time to getting many pictures (without us telling him what we wanted in terms of poses) he captured a beautiful day! The album came several weeks later and it is stunning! There was some editing of pictures but raw pictures looked incredible.
I loved working with Samer and would def hire him again or have already sent referrals to him!
We had a very small wedding and our reception was only 3 hours long, I was amazed how much photographers were quoting despite this. I found Samer through the knot and was a little hesitant as the price and the quality of the photos on his website seemed "to good to be true," but he was the only person we found within our budget so we went with it. That turned out to be an excellent decision. Our photos came out amazing and he was absolutely wonderful to work with, he took his job seriously but he was not stuffy. Something that was very important to us because we wanted to look like we were happy and having fun in our photos and the photographers demeaner could have really swayed that. Thank you for making our special day even more special with such gorgeous photos! Also, most of my friends who have used other photographers waited MONTHS some even close to a year for their photos. Our wedding was 7 weeks ago and we have had our DVD for over a week already and he posted the pics to the internet a month ago.
We would certainly recommend Samer Salama. He had a delightful demeanor and was not intrusive in the least. He was extremely thorough and professional from beginning to end. Most of all, he took fantastic photos. We were truly happy with the end result.
Samer was absolutely amazing!! We used him for our engagement and wedding pictures. got both pictures in record time! I am so glad that we chose Samer to photograph our wedding, he was perfect on our special day. Sam never missed a shot, kept everyone on schedule, and had a great attitude that kept us calm and smiling. Every shot we wanted was taken, plus so many more that I didn't even think of. I would highly recommend Samer for any of your photography needs. We know that we'll be using him again! :)
Choosing a wedding photographer was one of the most important decisions we had to make and we are glad we chose Samer. He was professional, showed up on time, spent most of the day with us, great prices and good quality. He made the whole experience very easy. We would gladly and happily recommend him.
Samer did a fantastic job photographing our wedding day. He went to the site prior to our wedding to scope out the area and came up with some great ideas for photo ops. He was very responsive during planning and was very professional the day of. He managed to capture all of our guests throughout the day and still get all of our key moments. The photos turned out amazing and Samer had our photos posted online and the DVD mailed to me very quickly after the wedding. Samer was one of my easiest vendors to work with and I would highly recommend going with him.
From the time that I hired Samer, he was GREAT! Always on time and was always on top of stuff. He was always the first of my vendors to email me back when I had a questions, and I def felt the most comfortable with him. He was the first to arrive the day of the wedding and starting working immediatly without being told what to do or needing direction. It seemed to come to him so naturally. He took pictures of EVERYTHING, things I would never even think of. I even had several guests ask how many photographers I had, cause he seemd to be everywhere (but not in an annoying way, in a great capturing way). I recieved all the shots taken on a CD within few weeks of my wedding. Most brides have to wait months. Each and every one of the pictures was absolutly beautiful. I was amazed. I have since referred a co-worker to him and he just finished shooting her wedding. In the year since it has been, I have needed two more copies of disc with all the pictures on them. Most photographers would either not provide another copy, or charge an arm and a leg for it. Samer has done it both times for free. He truely was the best vendor I had at my wedding. If you would like to contact me for any questions or anything, please feel free. [email protected]
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