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About

Akbar Sayed Photography is a service based out of Leesburg, Virginia, specializing in weddings and other milestone moments. Owner Akbar Sayed creates authentic imagery and cinematography for modern couples, families, and businesses. Akbar and his team believe that creating exceptional photography requires not just skill, but empathy, kindness, and a whole lot of fun so that you always feel comfortable in front of their cameras.

Services Offered

Akbar Sayed Photography takes pride in letting moments unfold naturally and capturing the untold emotion behind them. Based in Leesburg, Virginia, this team loves working in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and around the world for destination weddings and events. Every couple will receive an initial consultation, editing of all photographs, an online gallery hosted for 10 years, and a digital download. The team also offers options for engagement shoots, additional event coverage, and handcrafted, flush-mount wedding and parent albums.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$8,000

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$9,700

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Film
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Video
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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85 Reviews
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Zarima G. Sent on 03/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 Recommend

I cannot recommend our engagement photography shoot with Akbar enough! From start to finish, the experience was absolutely incredible. Akbar made us feel comfortable and at ease, which allowed us to relax and have fun during the shoot.
Overall, we are so thrilled with our engagement photos and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a talented and personable photographer. Thank you so much for capturing this special moment in our lives!
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Katie S. Sent on 02/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding photographer you could ask for!

Akbar is the best wedding photographer you could ask for! From our first consultation, he put us at ease and made it clear that he cared deeply about capturing the beauty of our wedding day. We had a packed 12 hour day with a first look, baraat, wedding, portraits and reception — and Akbar did a wonderful job photographing all of it. His photos were everything we hoped for and exceeded our expectations. He also made us feel totally comfortable throughout the day and was a pleasure to work with. From day one, Akbar was a great communicator. He was easy to talk to and coordinate with. We got a sneak peek teaser the day after our wedding in the form of a gorgeous Instagram reel that we’re still looking back on even after getting all of our photos. Akbar shared a lovely set of photos as our official sneak peek. But the final set of photos exceeded our expectations — Akbar captured all of our favorite and most important moments. I think we have at least one beautiful shot of every wedding guest. Our portraits came out so gorgeous. Akbar was one of our very best vendors and made our wedding a day we will never forget because we have so many amazing photos of all the memories we made.
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Maureen M. Sent on 02/23/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible, reassuring, comforting and fun!!

Having Akbar take our engagement photos was surreal. He made us feel so comfortable when we are two very awkward people. Our pictures came out INCREDIBLE!! I have no words to describe it. I always have a problem with my pictures being edited poorly. Akbar not only enhanced all of our features but also captured our feelings in every single picture. Even weeks after we get the photos, I still look back at the captured moments in awe. Akbar is also very quick to get the photos back to us. We are definitely using Akbar again to take our pictures in the future!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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Team

Akbar
Akbar
Owner / Lead Photographer

When people ask me what I do for a living I tell them that I’m a registered nurse and a wedding photographer. Most people immediately comment on what different professions those are, but my response is that they’re actually quite similar. As an RN in the emergency room, I have to be ready to anticipate the needs of my patients, be watchful, capable, empathetic and comforting. Now step outside of the ER and into a wedding day or photo shoot, and there’s not a single person who wouldn’t want those same characteristics in their photographer.

I'm a proud father, husband and business owner, and I love the wonderful couples, families and business I get to work with as a photographer. I know the value that authentic, timeless photography can bring to our lives and I look forward to learning how my team and I can capture what’s most important to you!

Ayesha
Ayesha
Associate Photographer

I’ve been a wedding photographer for 11 years, but I’ve been an artist since I could hold a pencil – and I’ve been in love with stories for just as long. Of all the ways to create a life around storytelling and art, I’m so glad to have found this one: weddings are filled with stories both intimate and profound, and with endless elements of beauty that delight the artist in me. I love the challenge of seeking, finding and capturing the beauty at your wedding, and telling your story as I see it unfolding before me.

At home, when I’m not editing, blogging, or planning, I’m doing the mom thing with my two fast-growing boys. I’m lucky to be able to explore most of my hobbies with them or for them: cooking, reading, being outdoors, and making all kinds of art. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love both at home and at work!

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
RIMAS FILMS RIMAS FILMS Wedding Videographers

The luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner hosted a beautiful wedding reception of a couple, that RIMAS FILMS was so honored to film recently. A gorgeous celebration of love and unification of two wonderful families was photographed by Akbar Sayed Photography. From the moment we started capturing the outstanding bridal party I could tell I will enjoy working with Akbar. He was friendly, humble and very professional. Through the day we shared couple of laughs and good shots. Akbar snapped away at the most important moments of the reception and managed to catch the tiniest details and the mood of the guests. He seemed like a down to earth guy, who really enjoys what he does and made sure everyone around him were enjoying the experience too! Akbar Sayed Photography is a must for your luxurious wedding!

Unique Bakery Unique Bakery Wedding Cakes

Akbar is a very professional photographer who takes amazing wedding pictures. We highly recommend Akbar Sayed Photography for your wedding and special event.

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Akbar Sayed Photography frequently asked questions

Akbar Sayed Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Add'l Hours
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Akbar Sayed Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Akbar Sayed Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Film
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional
Akbar Sayed Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Video
  • Wedding Portraits
Akbar Sayed Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
Akbar Sayed Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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