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Akbar Sayed

Akbar Sayed

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We are wedding photography experts who specialize exclusively on luxury weddings. With classic hearts and a photojournalistic eye, we capture images that tell your unique story and are gorgeous to look at over and over for years to come. We bring years of experience working with cultures from around the world.  
Our knowledge, experience and skill allows us to anticipate and capture the most valued nuances of your special day. While you enjoy your day, each other and your guests, we blend into the setting to photograph your natural personalities. Photography is our way to celebrate the beauty of love, family, friends and life. We are based out of the DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) area and are available for travel.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

In the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. Yes, there are travel fees outside of our area.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I started shooting wedding events in 2009, since then I've shot approximately 100 weddings as the main photographer.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

We love to be photojournalistic and allow the action to occur naturally. However, during certain moments when direction is needed we don't hesitate to give it. We focus on delivering classic, timeless images that you'll love to show your grandkids one day.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

The weddings we shoot represent cultures from all over the world. There's no way to have one package that fits everyone's needs so each package is tailored to each wedding. The one constant in all of our packages is that every wedding receives an album. We're big believers in having a physical product in your hand. It's great to see wedding photos on your phone or online but it simply doesn't compare to having a physical album that becomes your first family heirloom.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I have a home studio that I work out of. I find that meeting clients at the location of their venue is a great way to not only go over needs and wants but also have a walkthrough of the day. Yes, we use Skype, Facetime and/or phone calls.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I have a strong affinity for people. I love being able help anyone at every moment. I started my career out as a Registered Nurse after receiving my Bachelor's in Science and Nursing from the number 7th ranked nursing program in the country at the University of Maryland Baltimore. While in nursing school I started to grow more and more interested in photography although I never imagined it would ever become my full time profession. I shot at every given moment. As the business grew I realized I needed to expand my knowledge so I partook in a year long mentorship with StudioNine Photography based out of Philadelphia. They're work speaks for it's self and they have been absolutely instrumental to my growth as a photographer and business owner.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

When I'm not working on the business I'm probably running around with my two boys and my beautiful wife, Nadia. During the week she works 3 days a week as an RN and I get to be a giant kid with my two under two crew. Every moment with my family is a blessing and it all started with the best decision I ever made: marrying Nadia.

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1 Recent Couple

Meera + Navid
November 15, 2015