Our couples are bold and fearless. We all know we have double chins, imperfect angles, extra/fewer pounds, you name it. Who cares? We love ourselves and our couples do too. The moments we capture are not edited up to industry/family/friends standards but are raw and real.
We’re stoked to be a part of your wedding day. And we’re there to document every single bit of it. All the tears/laughter/hugs and awkward moves on the dance floor. Raw. Unique to who YOU are. And not based on anyone’s idea of what it should look like or what you should look like.
Our job is not to make the wedding seem like every other/standard/traditional wedding. Our job is to photograph what it FELT like in the moment, for you and everyone there.
As cheesy/cliche it sounds, we freaking love our job! The fact that you’re even considering us to be a part of your wedding day gives us goosebumps. Seriously. It might seem like no big deal for you, but your love story is a very big deal for us.
The moment you decide that we’re the right fit to photograph your wedding, you don’t just become our client, but most importantly our friend. We understand that you’re inviting us to be a part of one of the most special and intimate moments and we take this job very seriously.
We don’t care what your race/ethnicity/sex/sexual orientation/political views/dietary restrictions are. We celebrate everyone and everyone’s story!
28 Reviews for Polyakov Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
65 User photos
Brian · Getting married on 12/08/2021
We did a photoshoot with Alex and he was great! Easy to work with and very receptive to feedback. We scheduled one session with our dogs at Sligo Creek Park and we got some great shots. However, our dogs quickly lost interest and made it tough to proceed so Alex offered to do a whole additional session in another setting in the city. In addition to his flexibility, the pics came out great! We can't wait to share them with our family and friends!Sent on 12/27/2017
Danielle · Married on 10/19/2019
The BEST Wedding Photographers!
Alex and Anastasiia were an absolute dream. They went above and beyond from start to finish, helped my very camera-shy husband feel at ease, and did a truly amazing job capturing our special day. Photography was one of my top 3 in terms of priority vendors and I went down a serious internet rabbit hole researching photographers. My husband and I both couldn't be happier with our decision to hire Polyakov Photography and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great photographer in the DC area.Sent on 12/02/2019
Allison · Married on 10/12/2019
Simply the best
This couple duo is fire! Seriously, they did an amazing job with our engagement shoot, helping us plan for the wedding with a very detailed timeline and making the big day super fun! They just sent us our "sneak peak" of shots from our wedding on October 12, 2019.
They really care about their craft, their communication is great, they are flexible yet also very organized. They made our first look shoot seamless, I was a little nervous about how it would all work but It was perfect! They used apple walkie-talkie feature to coordinate the exact timing of everything, it was so cute to watch them.
When it came time to do pre wedding pictures with the bridal party they made it fun with little games and funny cues for various poses. After our pictures I didn’t notice them at all....until dancing started! They are also great dancers and they will go to great lengths for a shot! My family loved seeing Alex's dance moves!Sent on 11/01/2019
Great working with this duo! As a wedding coordinator I am always hoping to work with pheonomenal vendors, and Polyakov Photography is a phenomenal team! They are absolutely professional, stick to the time but also give flexibility for any hiccups, they will ensure all the portrait shots and creative shots you are seeking will be covered. I recommend this team to anyone looking for a talented duo that is respectful of the schedule and able to be absolutely gracious to everyone they work with. Their photos are absolutely gorgeous, stunning and filled with light. They make everyone around them feel comfortable and relaxed.