Recommended by 99%
User4898192 · 2+ years ago
I wish I could rate him 5+++! Serge photographed our daughters wedding and he was fantastic!!! Even our guests were commenting how great he was. To quote one of our guests 'That photographer...who was he? I want to hire him. He was everywhere right in the action and he was capturing every special moment...he was great'! She couldn't have said it better! On top of being a great photographer he was funny and very personable. He went above and beyond our expectations! Thank you Serge!!!! We can't wait to see the pictures.
Oksana · Married on 06/05/2018
We had such a wonderful experience with Sokolov Photography! They did redo of our wedding photo session. We had such a terrible photographer on our wedding day and we had to do another photo session after the wedding. Sokolov Photography agreed to organize it for us in a short notices. The photographer was very creative and enthusiastic and the pictures turned out to be fantastic! I highly recommend Mr. Sokolov, he is the best! Choose your photographer wisely to avoid having second photo session after the wedding...
Ande · Married on 11/06/2016
We had a fantastic experience with Serge at our wedding on 11/06/2016! He was on time, and brimming with ideas! However, not only did he have great picture ideas, he'd actually listen to me if I said "Eh, maybe not that one." or wanted something cheesy for myself. He really made me feel like I was the one who mattered. The pictures came out beautifully!
His prices are super reasonable, and he was willing to work with us on our package. We had already had our engagement photos done with another photographer, so he added an extra hour to our package instead of doing and engagement photo session.
The pictures came back in 8 weeks even with the holidays falling smack in the middle of that time frame! I'm very happy with Serge, and would recommend him to friends and family alike!
Jessica · Married on 08/06/2016
Wow, its hard to even know how to put this in words! Serge was the most amazing photographer we could have ever asked for. We watched Serge take photos at a friend's wedding and knew he had to be our photographer once we saw the way he had fun interacting with everyone and the beautiful photos he took! He took both our engagement photos and our wedding photos, all the way from getting ready at 3 PM to post reception photos at 11 PM. I don't even know if he stopped to eat, he was non stop! He even brought an assistant to take photos of my husband and his groomsmen getting ready so that he could take photos of myself and my bridesmaids before the ceremony. He has such a creative eye, and can think on the spot of how to capture a beautiful photo! He is also so fun, and my bridal party really enjoyed taking pictures with him! I absolutely loved our engagement photos and can't wait to see our wedding photos! Serge is the best!
Desiree · Married on 07/03/2016
OUTSTANDING! Serge is a phenomenal photographer. I got married 7/3/16 and he and his team were on point the entire time! They went above & beyond the call of duty, but what impressed me the most was when he STOPPED TRAFFIC to get the shot I had requested. The cars went around him which I found AWESOME! He's so good he held the camera backwards as he continued to walk forward so he wouldn't miss anything. He has never-ending energy WHICH IS A GREAT THING. He's such a joy to be around, our family & friends LOVED him. They're still talking about the funny camera man. Serge clearly LOVES what he does, and his team was fantastic. My advice to future brides, DON'T SCOFF AT PRICE if you want the best then pay for the best and Sokolov Photography is THE BEST. Serge you and your team did an AMAZING job, I can't wait to see the pictures. I'll be calling on you for future celebrations. My hat's off to you my friend, CHEERS!
Stella · Married on 06/25/2016
I had a big Birthday Party and i wanted to have a professional photographer to keep the memories. I was referred to Sokolov Photography by a colleague and it was just a blast. Sergey and Kate they were so much fun to work with, they were professional and creative and all the pictures that they took were just stunning. It really felt like they are my friends and they easily blended into the party and took all the awesome pictures of my guests. I am really happy they were my photographers and i would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to keep the memories through the pictures and have lots of fun at the same time.
Kevin · Married on 06/17/2016
Serge was truly awesome to work with. I never thought I would say this, but he actually made taking pictures enjoyable. He was extremely laid back and kept us laughing the whole time; he was a big hit with the wedding party, the parents, and all of the other guests.. And of course, the important part is that the pictures turned out fantastic. During the big day, everything is a blur and it's hard to appreciate those little special moments. My wife and I were extremely happy with how Serge and his team caught all of those moments that we can now appreciate for a lifetime.
Marisa · Married on 05/13/2016
Serge was amazing! Great energy, great spirit. He made our engagement and wedding photos so much fun! He hustled so much throughout the day and made our guests feel like movie stars in the meantime! The photos really captured the joy of the day. We couldn't be happier!
User4614979 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I are so happy with having Serge as our engagement/wedding photographer! He was fantastic to work with, just a really nice and easy going guy all around, but still highly professional. We also were grateful that he offered such a reasonably priced package. The pictures themselves were beyond beautiful, and we received high resolution copies so we can print however much we want. I would recommend Serge to anyone who wants a high quality and enjoyable photography experience.
User4582552 · 2+ years ago
We were so lucky that Sokolov Photography / Serge was available on our wedding day! Our communication was speedy and clear from the beginning. Serge is very talented, he went the extra mile (or two!) for us, was very approachable and accommodating, friendly and fun to be around as a person, worked with us on our budget, captured very candid moments, yet also got all of the important moments documented. Overall, it was such a pleasure to interact with him and our pictures look great. Everyone felt comfortable with him which is what you want form a photographer. I would highly, highly recommend him!
Kavita · Married on 09/05/2015
If you want to truly cherish and relive every moment of you wedding after this once in a lifetime event has passed, Sokolov Photography is worth EVERY dime. Serge has an innate ability to make his clients feel at ease in front of a camera. My now husband and I were never ones to pose comfortably in front of a camera but Serge's positive vibe and sense of humor really helped bring out our personalities in the pictures. He takes the time to get to know the personality of the couple and brings it out in photos. His method of photography is creative and he takes ANY environment and transforms it into a beautiful work of art through his skill and use of various techniques. On our wedding day, he and his assistant were prompt and snapped pictures literally every second. It was evident that he and his assistant took their jobs seriously and made our pictures a priority as if it were their family's wedding. During our reception, Serge and his assistant were moving about the room capturing candid moments of each of our guests and us. They were up on chairs, squatting, bending ( you name it) just to get the perfect photograph!! The turnaround time to receive our engagement photos as well as wedding photos was quick. He sent it to us via a link and we also received a USB of our photos. The pictures were gorgeous and we will cherish them forever! Thank you Serge and Alex for capturing our precious day.
Molly · Married on 08/22/2015
Serge did a fabulous job with our wedding photography. He was great directing the photographs and really made everyone feel relaxed in front of the camera. The whole bridal party loved him and all of our friends and families personalities really showed through in the photographs! He went above and beyond our expectations and the pictures turned out stunning. Our venue required all vendors to be pre-approved. Serge handled all of the paperwork to get approved in a timely manner. He also worked with us to create a package that would stay within our budget.
User5561659 · 2+ years ago
Serge did a fantastic job for a complicated wedding! He was extremely thorough and did a lot of information gathering prior to the wedding (skype calls, since I wasn't local) as well as getting details of all of our family members! I was very impressed. I initially chose Sokolov because of the technical quality of his work. He is bar none the best photographer in this price range, and his quality exceeds almost any photographer in the DC area, no matter their asking price. If you want tons of beautiful, technically correct, and award winning quality shots, go with Serge! He shot all day for us and we had almost 1800 wonderful shots!
Alyssa · Married on 06/14/2015
Wow! Is all I can say about Serge and the Sokolov team. I couldn't be happier about choosing Serge to photograph our big day. From the very start, Serge was responsive and prompt with his communication. We chose a package that included an engagement photo shoot (which I highly recommend doing!). The engagement shoot allowed us to get used to being photographed and how Serge works. Our engagement photos were beautiful and I did not think he could top those, but he did with our wedding photos. The photos were absolutely stunning. Serge went above and beyond by scoping out the venue ahead of time and being early. He captured so many special moments that I had no idea had even happened at the wedding. Now looking back, those are moments and photos that I will treasure forever. I really appreciated his calm, fun, friendly and easy-going demeanor. Even our guests commented on his great personality and attitude. I highly recommend Sokolov!
Julie · Married on 06/13/2015
Serge photographed my wedding and reception in June of 2015, and I can honestly say his kind manner, personality and overall professionalism was fantastic. We asked him to join us for a two day event - a courthouse Friday wedding followed by a Saturday night reception, and he was amazing to work with. His photos were also amazing. I would work with Serge again for any event in the future!
User3562075 · 2+ years ago
We loved working with the Sokolovs. The whole process was easy and fun, which is not always the case with weddings. Serge shot our engagement and wedding photos. We were thrilled about our photos for both. We highly recommend!
Laura · Married on 05/16/2015
My husband and I cannot rave enough about Serge and his incredible team. We were the first of all of our friends to get married, and as such didn't know where to begin when searching for vendors. For us, the photographer was the most important vendor because the pictures are what we will have forever. We thoroughly researched photographers in the Norther Va area and Sokolov photography by far had the most to offer. The quality of Serge's pictures is unrivaled. He's a true artist! Additionally, it is uncanny how comfortable he made us feel! My husband in particular is not a fan of having his picture taken, and yet Serge and his team made it a fun experience for everyone. He's an absolute professional as well as a great friend. We are looking forward to staying in contact for a long time! Looking back on all of the wedding planning, there's no doubt that hiring Serge and his team was the best decision that we made! As all of our friends begin to get married we will definitely be recommending Sokolov Photography!
Jessica · Married on 05/09/2015
My husband and I had the best experience you can possibly have with Serge and his team!!! Not only did we love how wonderful they were but so many of our guests loved how personable, easy-going, friendly and kind they were and wanted their contact information for not only weddings but other future events like anniversaries, family photos, baby photos, etc. Serge's demeanor keeps you calm and comfortable no matter what is going on around you. He will go out of his way for you because he really is focused on pleasing you and giving you his best. We looked at several photographers in the DC, MD & VA area but Serge and his team were so reasonable and had such high quality work with such creative and unique ideas!!! Our engagement photos and wedding photos were everything we could hoped for and much more!!! If we need anymore photos in the future we will definitely give them a call. Thank you so much Serge and the rest of the Sokolov Photography Team!!!
User5543765 · 2+ years ago
We really loved working with Serge! We had a specific vision for our shoots and he was able to capture exactly what we wanted. Our photos are timeless and often catch ourselves thinking how fortunate we were to have a great photographer. We couldn't have asked for higher quality photos. As an added advantage, Serge is great to work with, very flexible and easy going. I highly recommend Sokolov Photography to anyone!
Marissa · Married on 03/14/2015
My husband and I worked with Serge for our small wedding and he was absolutely amazing to work with! He was incredibly accommodating for our ceremony and our reception. It was a misty day on our wedding day but he made it work! All the pictures he took came out stunning misty rain or not. My husband and I appreciate all his work and have many of our wedding pictures framed in the house. I would definitely recommend Sokolov Photography for any wedding event and/or for any moments you want captured beautifully.
Emily · Married on 02/07/2015
Wow. Serge is so unbelievably talented. It has been a few months since our wedding, and we have gotten nothing but wonderful compliments about our pictures.
Serge was such a professional, but so friendly and calm, it really made the engagement session and the bridal portraits fun and relaxed (which was extra nice since my husband and I are both pretty shy).
Serge also did a great job during what turned out to be a little bit of an odd ceremony. My husband and I, who had planned everything ourselves, forgot to exchange rings. We ended up exchanging during the reception, and Serge totally rolled with the punches, and still ended up getting the PERFECT pictures of the exchange.
Also, some of our guests came to our ceremony from China. It was very important to us to get pictures with the extended family, and the family portraits he took during the cocktail hour were exceptional.
I really can't say enough good things. You will love and cherish your wedding pictures forever if you have Serge!!! :) His pictures really are just the best wedding pictures I have ever seen. We were so lucky to have him be part of our special day.
Hira · Married on 08/31/2014
It's a few months after my wedding and so I have a lot more perspecitve now than I did during the planning process-- especially in regards to what is most important and what things one can go without. The images you have from that day are, by far, one of the most important investments you'll make during this whole crazy, expensive process.
I am so happy I went with Sokolov. Serge is AMAZING to work with, super nice and dedicated to his craft. He will go out of his way and give 110% every time he interacts with you.
The images from our wedding were stunning. He even went back, on request, to photoshop my mother's makeup in all the pictures because the makeup artists made her look like a ghost--- he did an amazing job and really saved the day!
On your wedding day, you're going to be so excited to see all of your friends and family, the last thing you're going to do is be away from them posing for pictures (or at least your husband will complain) but Serge will make it super painless, efficient and the results are amazing. He was so sweet on our wedding day and was able to painlessly capture all the important moments without getting in the way or taking us away from the party for too long.
He's a true professional. Even my guests commented on his professionalism, awesome personality and great attitude.
The other thing-- that's so surprising-- is that he is very affordable!! I was a little hesitant and thought about going with a more expensive photographer-- wrongfully thinking more expensive may correlate to better-- but after our engagement shoot, I was so pleasently surprised and stuck with Serge-- and am so glad I did. He also spent almost 3 hours with us on that hot day and kept a great attitude throughout, encouraging my then-fiance to keep smiling for the camera.
I can continue to rave about Serge and all his talent and hard work, but the proof is in the finished product. I highly recommend Sokolov Photography
Hillary · Married on 08/02/2014
Sokolov photography is AMAZING! We worked with Serge for our engagement shoot and for our wedding. Both times we had hundreds of gorgeous pictures! Serge was easy to work with, very accommodating to our schedules, and takes pride in his work. The pictures from our wedding were better than I ever imagined and I have received so many compliments on the quality of the pictures. We had a good mix of candid, formal, and artistic pictures from our wedding. The passion they have for photography is evident in looking at the pictures. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sokolov photography and would recommend them to anyone for any occasion! You must check out Sokolov photography! You will not be disappointed! Thank you for making two of the biggest moments in our lives ones we will never forget!
Maria · Married on 08/01/2014
We booked Serge Sokolov for an engagement session and he was great! Very outgoing and fun to work with, he kept us at ease in the 100 degree heat. Also, he worked more hours than we initially agreed upon and was very flexible as we had an issue with our originally picked location. We had to move to a different location that Serge suggested and it turned out great. You can tell Serge is a hard worker and loves his trade, as he was truly trying to please.
As a result, we got great images that our family and friends are still raving about.
We love them too!
amanda · Married on 07/12/2014
I could not have asked for a better experience with a wedding photographer! The pictures were amazing! We purchased the top package and had two photographers with us for the entire day from prepping before the wedding, through the ceremony and reception . They captured every moment beautifully! We also received a DVD with all of the images so we have unlimited access to all of our wedding photos, which is a huge benefit. Also, both of our photographers were very professional and enjoyable to work with and We had so much fun throughout the process.