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Alexander and Katherine had the most beautiful Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards wedding. They got married in a Catholic Church, at The Chapel of Immaculate Conceptionlocated in Leesburg, Virginia. Guests arrived early, came and sat in their seats, and a few prayed while they were waiting. It was a beautiful service, the families prayed and the […]

WEDDINGS

A few months ago I had the pleasure of launching my first ever High School Senior Spokesmodel Team. I wanted to create a program that fostered a community of girls, that gave them a place to come, be themselves, where we could talk about all things self love, body image, self expression, and celebrate the […]

SENIORS

Establishing a consistent photography style is so important for many reasons but one specifically, once you are beginning to monetize a photography business is to gain trust with your clients. If a client knows exactly what they are going to receive and how their photos are going to look consistently, there is a heightened level […]

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

This video shows you all of my equipment, everything I use to do my job! https://youtu.be/EegEVQgkoA4 CAMERAS Canon Rebel T5i:My first camera ever, highly recommend this camera for anyone who is starting out. You really just need to learn how to shoot manually. “Never upgrade your equipment until you’ve exhausted the equipment below it” Canon […]

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Nadeen and Jimmy had the most BEAUTIFUL wedding yesterday at Raspberry Plain Manor, and I’m so blessed to have been the one to document it. From the moment I first spoke to Nadeen, I knew we would be such great friends. Jimmy was deployed in Korea when Nadeen first booked me, so her and I talked […]

WEDDINGS

I am so honored to have been able to photograph this beautiful wedding at Hotel Madison. Lauren and Randall are the sweetest of couples, and are perfect for each other. From the moment I met them, I knew we would be great friends! The day was so relaxed and fun, it felt like we were […]

WEDDINGS

It is always SO much fun shooting with my favorite club, Bare Naked Ladies, at JMU! This shoot was one of my favorite shoots of all time! Thank you girls for always trusting me in front of my camera, your shoots have been such a memorable part of my college experience. Your values are largely […]

SENIORS

Ana and Pat are some of the sweetest people I have ever met. As soon as I met them, I instantly knew we would be great friends. These two are currently living in New York, and getting married at Cross Keys Vineyards here in Virginia this summer. Ana is a child behavioral psychologist, and Pat […]

COUPLES

1.What does being a Samia’s Photography Spokesmodel mean? Earlier this month I launched my Class of 2020 Senior Spokesmodel Team and I have never been more excited for anything! I am overwhelmed with joy by the amount of feedback as and applications I have received! Because this program is new to many, I want to […]

SENIORS

Abby’s senior session was one of my favorite sessions ever! We divided her shoot in half, half casual and half formal!. Abby was such a trooper even though it was so COLD! The prom dress took both of us to put together on her, and we dressed her in it in the middle of a […]

SENIORS

I post new Instagram stories EVERY DAY! It is where I love to connect with friends and show you the behind the scenes of all that goes into this business!

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