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About Us

Hello! My name is Sanaz Fahimi and thanks for taking the time to check out my website. I always find it helps me to take better photographs if I build relationships with my clients. That being said I haven’t met you yet but here is some information about me. 

I began my career in the fast paced industry of fashion photography - this taught me all about lighting, composition & style. As I progressed into the world of wedding photography, I learned to create images with a deeper meaning. I wanted to capture the emotions & moments - the love stories. Images that you want to cherish for generations whilst still feeling modern & fresh. I approach both weddings & bridal fashion photoshoots in exactly the same way - with passion, creativity & a unique fashion forward perspective. I'd love to tell your unique story.

I have traveled the world documenting my clients’ most cherished life moments for the past 17 years. I lead the team with a photographic style thats been featured in magazines published around the world. My loyal team continues to innovate and reinvent both the business and creative approach to the art form.

Weddings are an amazing event to photograph because there is a never-ending opportunity to capture once in a lifetime moments; everything from the bride putting on her dress to the couple reciting their vows to the grand exit. Everyone is filled with so much joy, laughter and happiness that it makes my job as the photographer fun. My goal is to deliver photographs that not only look great, but also will be able retell the story of your feelings on your wedding day.

With Love, Sanaz



Negar & Samson

Sanaz has great ideas and is a true professional. She is responsive and super helpful. She is also super fast. I had my online pictures two days after the wedding. I highly recommend her. 

Liz & Matt

A Ture Artist

Sanaz has a vision and she truly makes it come to life. She captured the most beautiful images of us for our wedding.

Nealie & Matt

It was an absolute pleasure having Sanaz be our wedding photographer! Her pictures came out amazing and she was able to capture the magic of our wedding in every one of them. The engagement photo session that she offered turned out to be critical, as it gave us the opportunity to experience her photography style and informed us about what kind of pictures we wanted taken during our wedding. Sanaz was always open to our suggestions and made it clear at the very beginning that it was our day and she was just there to capture it. Additionally, we appreciated Sanaz's passion for her work as well as her assertiveness for keeping to a schedule and dealing with large groups and family dynamics. We highly recommend Sanaz for photographing any special moment.

April & Taquan

Lasting memories

One of the most important vendors for a wedding is the photographer. The memories they capture last a lifetime. We are pleased with the photos Sanaz took for our engagement and wedding! She helped us pose, feel comfortable, & captured our day beautifully! She was a pleasure to work with!

Summer & Jimmy

Sanaz is a very professional and awesome photographer. She spends time taking our engagement photo sessions before the wedding to know us better and let us practice all poses. I definitely recommend her for your big day!

Aria & Asmayit

Sanaz is the best wedding photographer in the DMV. You will get true value for the money you spend and she is a joy to work with. She has become our photographer for family and kids photos because we love working with her so much. 

Yvette and Carl

I could not ask for a more professional team. They took the time to get to know my husband and I before the wedding and they provided us with examples of their work. In addition, they responded to all of my questions in a very timely manner and I had many questions as I was comparing photographers. The photographs were ready for viewing very shortly after the engagement photographs were taken and very shortly after our wedding. They were very patient with me as I selected my photographs - it took me a while because there were so many great photographs to choose from. I have recommended them to friends and family and will continue to do so.

Katie & Kevin

Sanaz and her team were wonderful to work with! My husband and I are quite camera shy and prefer not to be in the spotlight. You would never know by looking at our pictures; Butterfly Photography did such a great job in capturing us during our engagement shoot and wedding! Sanaz was flexible in meeting our needs, but also gave helpful suggestions through the process. It is clear through her pictures that the purpose of her work is not simply a means of fulfilling a contract, but creating a work of art. I've already been recommending her to our friends; and guarantee working with Butterfly Photography will be one of the best decisions you make in planning your wedding!

Souran & Arian

We chose to work with Butterfly Photography based on her pictures and reviews and when we met in person, we were 100% confident that Sanaz and her team were the right choice! When you work with her, you not only get a professional photographer, but also a great person to consult with on all aspects of your big day to look your best. Her thoughtfulness, flexibility and caring come through immediately to make your day as special as it can be. We were extremely happy as she managed to capture all of the important parts of our engagement session and wedding; the only difficult part was choosing which pictures we wanted for our album since we loved them all! She also had a great selection on albums to choose from and we were more than thrilled to see the final product! We have already recommended her to our friends and continue to keep her in mind for future events since you don't need to worry about anything when you work with her.

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