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Our Photographers & Videographers

Working as professional photographers for the past 20 years, Sam & his team concentrate their attention on photographic lighting which makes their images perfectly clear and sharp. They have creative minds and a very strong work ethic. This helps meet clients' needs while producing top-quality, yet affordable photos and videos.


Our editorial photography has been published by Modern Luxury Weddings DC, Wedding Wire, The Knot, NIH, Rockville Economic Development Inc, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and many others.


My husband and I first hired Sam and his team for videography for our wedding last year in 2019 and then again recently for maternity photography. Each time they far exceeded our expectations. Each person on their team is professional, friendly, and very easy to get along with. Their quality and knowledge is an AMAZING value for the product they deliver. Their contract and payment system is user friendly and they always deliver video/photos in short turnaround times. I would highly recommend Samshots video and photography and plan to hire for all my life milestones in the future.


Sammie and his team were without a doubt one of THE BEST decisions I made while planning my wedding. From the engagement shoot to our entire wedding day, he went above and beyond to get us the best shots possible. When I came to him while planning, I was nervous about the number of guests (300) I was having and how do we document everything. Sammie quickly put my nerves at rest assuring me that was a smaller wedding for him and he was used to large events. He then went beyond my expectations. He and his team truly captured what it was like on that day, all the fun and excitement all wrapped into a photo and video diary I forever want to keep reading. The amount of compliments we have received on our wedding video has not stopped and we are 5 months out from showing it. I truly can't thank them enough for giving me the greatest gift a bride can ask for: beautifully documented memories of the most special day in my heart.



My husband and I had the pleasure of working with sam and his team for both our engagement photos and photo/video for our wedding. Not only is their team extremely professional but they are so much fun!! Sam, Taraneh, and Willy kept us laughing and relaxed our entire wedding day! Our family wouldn't stop talking about how much they loved their entire team as well. You spend more time with your photographer than anyone else on your wedding day- if you choose samshots you definitely will not regret it. Aside from that, the images they captured of our special day belong in a vogue magazine! I have no idea how I will decide which images to frame!! I will recommend their team to all of our engaged friends and hope to work with them again in the future!

History & Awards

Voted Best of The Knot for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. With over 20 years of experience, the team at Samshots Photo & Video are one of the premier wedding photographers in the nation.  With their artistic vision, you will be sure to enjoy your memories for a lifetime.


Originally from California, Sam relocated to Washington DC and fell in love with this area. His goal is to capture the happiness in your eyes and to share the emotions of this special day. He and his talented team have a refined style with a photo-journalistic edge. The images we capture are fresh and bright and are influenced entirely by the emotions of your day.

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