I hired Sam to photograph my first son's Bar Mitzvah back in 2006. We really enjoyed his photographs and ended up hiring him two years and again six years later for their, respectively, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.Sam was quick and worked to make everyone smile, sharing his process with us all along the way. He was an amazing asset and make each day magical. I hope you have the chance for Sam to capture your day. His photographs are something we cherish.

Steven, Event Date: 04/23/2006


Stories Captured is an award-winning wedding photographer located in Reston, Virginia that services the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Owner and photographer Sam Segal began Stories Captured as a way to express his fascination with the human experience, experiences he’s passionate about freezing and memorializing. Sam’s expanded his team over the years to include artists with the same electricity that inspires his work as an authentic storyteller.

Services Offered
Stories Captured’s most popular photography package includes one event per day, multiple locations and a second shooter to ensure you’re wedding photography vision is executed in its entirety. You'll also receive digital files, negatives and proofs to view the precious moments of your big day. Your images can be shot in contemporary, photojournalistic and traditional styles. Alongside engagement and trash the dress shoots, Stories Captured offers the following services and items: 
Custom graphics High-resolution images Slideshow Hand-coloring Toning Wedding portraits Albums Canvas Matted prints Save the date Thank you cards Flush mount Prints


Photography - Frequently Asked Questions
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

37 Reviews

Isabel, Event Date: 12/30/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I needed to get professional photos of myself done and wanted something that was more than just a boring headshot and I'm so glad I did this! I really don't consider myself a photogenic person and would've been thrilled to get one really decent picture out of the bunch but ended up with probably a dozen. I wanted to change the date/time at the last minute and he was very accommodating and flexible with that as well. Very pleasant and easy to work with and you can tell he really loves photography and is good at what he does.

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Amanda, Event Date: 06/23/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 3.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Sam was referred to me when I was in search of a videographer for a project I wanted to create for an upcoming fundraising event for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign.

Sam was very enthusiastic about the opportunity and he was willing to work within my small nonprofit budget. The day of the shoot, Sam was full of energy and excited to work with my volunteers. He made them all feel comfortable in front of the camera and complimented them along the way. Best of all, he captured exactly what I needed him to.

The end product turned out great and we received nothing but praise from our event attendees and the women who were featured in the video.

I look forward to working with Sam again on upcoming projects!

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Esther, Event Date: 01/04/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We got to know Sam as a young photographer just starting out. He worked for us for an amazing price, but also did beautiful, creative, artistic work. We love good photography and his beautiful black and white candids grace the walls of our home. Even his set piece portraits were shot with creativity and style.

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Adam, Event Date: 11/24/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I would have selected all of the attributes for this recommendation if EventWire allowed me. Sam was incredible to work with as a photographer.

I specifically hired Sam to take photos of my proposal to my fiance, however he went far above and beyond. He assisted with the planning, setup, and took brilliant photos in the process.

The photos that I needed to be taken were a once in a lifetime moment that I wanted captured. Sam's professionalism, expertise, and reliability set him apart from others making him an obvious choice for the job.

I definitely would use Sam again and recommend him to anyone who has an important event that needs to be captured.

Services Used: Photography, Unique Services