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Samos Photographer

Hi, we're Rick and Liz. Photography and videography team based in Columbus, Ohio specializing in weddings, engagements, and elopements.

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39 Reviews for Samos

out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lindsey on 02 Jan 2021
Rick is awesome to work with! He is VERY talented and professional, which is important when you're not used to being in front of the camera. I appreciated his willingness to help us pose and help us feel more comfortable. We did our engagement session yesterday and we already have the edited photos, which look amazing!! I cannot wait to post them.
Holly on 23 Jan 2021
I couldn’t have asked for a better to photographer to capture all the memories ion my wedding day. Rick was not only professional but excited and eager and never missed a moment. He listened, he cared and he was open to any suggestions I had to offer. Rick provided direction in a kind, calm manner which helped tremendously on my big day and put my mind at ease.
If you are looking for a hard working, artistically talented photographer who will keep your wedding memories alive for a lifetime, then look no further, Rick comes highly recommended. I’m so in love with all the pictures, I will cherish them forever.
Carolann on 02 Apr 2022
Wow, there is so much we could say about choosing Rick and his wife Liz to capture our day. Filled with so much passion for what they do, they kept the focus on us and from beginning to end I had no doubt they were capturing moments we would look back on forever.
When choosing a photographer we were hesitant because we weren’t sure if there was a perfect fit for us. My husband is shy in front of a camera and having shot weddings myself, I wanted to make sure whoever we chose was flexible and fun. Extremely happy to say Rick and Liz were our perfect match. Incredibly warm to our friends and family, everything was smooth beginning to end. Our photos are beyond what I ever imagined, crisp and creative but showcased who we TRULY are. Incredibly fast turn around and I love how we are able to choose our favorite raw files to be edited, keeps the process very personal! Rick even surprised us with smoke bombs for our Bride/Groom shots! Never thought we would get to do that and so glad we did. Thank you thank you thank you Samos Photography!
Sarah on 09 Apr 2022
Rick exceeded our expectations by a million!!! We were married on Saturday and had our edited photos to us by TUESDAY!!! During our wedding day he managed to be so many places at once and captured every precious moment that we can now treasure forever!
Words truly cannot describe how THANKFUL we are for Rick and his expertise! HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!
Heidi on 08 May 2021
Rick and Liz Najjar are absolute professionals and talented artists. Hiring Samos Photography and Videography was the best choice we made for our wedding. They wanted excellent pictures and video just as much as we did for our day, which is a real rarity. We knew when we booked Rick for our wedding that he could easily charge 3-4 times as much based on the quality of his photos. We also immediately took to his enthusiastic and friendly personality. Communication was always quick and clear. Later on in the process, Rick contacted us asking if we needed a videographer, since his wife, Liz, was available. Little did he know, our videographer had suddenly cancelled on us. We watched one of Liz’s videos and cried because it was so thoughtfully crafted. We were so happy we got the chance to hire her as well! The day of the wedding, they arrived promptly and got straight to work. At this point, Liz was very close to her due date. We couldn’t believe the amount of energy and drive she kept up the whole day! The guests and wedding party loved them. They guided us through different poses, making sure we looked natural and beautiful. They also made us feel like a million bucks, always saying how amazing everything was looking. When I said goodbye to Rick after the wedding around 10 pm, he said he was going to go home and start editing. I mean, WOW. He sent us the edits the next day. Liz sent the video a couple days later. I’ve never heard of that quick a turn around for either photography or videography edits. Many friends and acquaintances said they were the best wedding photos they had ever seen. We agree! We will cherish these for the rest of our lives! And we hope we get to stay in touch with Rick and Liz because they are truly wonderful people! What a power couple!
Brandy B. on 19 Jun 2021
Working with Rick was truly an awesome experience! He shows up already brainstorming how to get the most beautiful shots and helps guide you to them. We had so much fun working with him! Now, the pictures...absolutely perfect!!! We couldn’t have asked for more, he captured us and the people we love in a magical way and we are so thankful.
Katherine on 05 Jun 2021
Rick was so easy to work with!
Joe R. on 19 Jun 2021
Rick was awesome to work with and we loved his vision and style for our wedding photos! His background in model photography definitely shows in his work. We both love the way we look in our photos. His unique eye for place and perspective made for some fantastic shots. He made quick work of our family photos and was always ready to roll with the punches. Amazing energy! What's his secret? Also collaborated well with our videographers (Nathan from Prodigy Cinema). Make sure you plan enough time to get all the shots. We added some extra time to our schedule so he could get more, super easy process as Rick is a breeze to get ahold of. I understand his schedule is booking up fast so don't wait around... on 24 Jul 2021
Have you ever looked at a Photograph and immediately felt something? Then Samos photography is for you! Rick captured how I feel about my husband in a photograph. I wanted photos that showed the undeniable love we have and I was blown away by how many touch my soul! He made us feel natural and comfortable. I can’t say enough how much I love my photos and it’s an unbelievable deal to receive ALL the photos that we’re taken. I got them back WITH EDITS included in LESS than 48 hours after my wedding which is unreal. You won’t find photos this amazing at such a good price anywhere else. It’s not just photography, these are my forever memories. When I look back I’m so lucky that because of Samos photography I will be able to reme
Gaurav on 14 Aug 2021
5/5 stars! I cannot imagine our wedding without Rick. He was an awesome person to work with and is a truly talented photographer. What sets a photographer apart is being able to capture the true emotion and moments of the events, not just being able to take standard group photos which almost anyone can do. This is where Rick really excels. In addition, you can really feel his passion for photography and wanting everything to be perfect for your photos.
He is extremely responsive at any time of day for any questions you have which is a huge plus. He is also very flexible and can meet any request. We had the pleasure of working with Rick for our 3 day wedding and there is not a moment he was not able to capture. He was also able to capture everything without me noticing him even being in the front lines of all the action. If you are getting married, he has a talent of capturing candids and getting you away fr om the crowd for a few minutes for awesome photo sessions. He can find an amazing background no matter wh ere you are. One of the other amazing things about Rick is that we got all the images including professionally edited photos 24 hours after the events ended!!! We got every single raw image and tons of professionally edited photos! He will also edit any raw photo at our request. INCREDIBLE! And the photos are amazing. I am blown away by how great everything turned out. I know if I ever need a photographer again for any occasion Samos Photography is my go to. I highly recommend you give Rick a call if you are looking for a photographer. Thanks so much for everything you did and for making our photos so memorable!!
Jana A. on 07 Aug 2021
Rick managed to capture all the moments of our wedding, big and small, and through his photos we were able to reexperience our big day. His vision and quality are superb and his quick turn around even better. Thanks so much for being a part of our wedding, we can’t wait to look at these photos for years to come!
Rowad M. on 20 Nov 2021
Rick captured all the important and beautiful moments of our big day. He has wonderful ideas, phenomenal quality, and allows you to feel the energy of the day through his photos. He is also very prompt and will have your photos back to you in no time! We are going to enjoy reliving this day through his wonderful pictures!
Elizabeth on 15 Jan 2022
Rick was such a great photographer!! It thunder-stormed on our wedding day which completely through off our plans. Rick was accommodating and adjusted his schedule for us as well as still made sure we had enough pictures from our wedding day not to mention the quality of his pictures are amazing!! We are so thankful to have had Rick apart of our special day for being so dedicated, hardworking and willing to go the extra mile to make sure we still had a special day!
Megan on 14 Sep 2019
While engaged we kept hearing again and again from other married couples to invest in our photos that we will look back for years to come. So when we came across Rick’s page after looking for months we were in awe of his work. My husband and I got married in September and we decided to look for photographers that weren’t local being a lot of the local photographers were very pricey and a lot of the pictures looked very similar in styles. We decided If we were gonna spend a decent amount of money that it was work that was different and very romantic looking. Rick made sure to ask us what photos we wanted to replicate that we had seen on Pinterest etc and mapped out what the wedding schedule would look like. On the wedding day he helped keep me calm with staying on time with everything and was so friendly to all my friends and family. We received our photos about 4 days after the wedding and we cried when we got the photos they were beautiful. Rick continued the week after wedding to ask if we wanted any differently edited, throughout the entire process he was so friendly and willing to go above and beyond. I would totally recommend Rick and I hope to be able to have him capture us again in the future.
Kara U. on 19 Oct 2019
One look at Rick's work and I knew I would be happy using Samos Photography for my wedding. Rick is passionate, creative, and is dedicated to both creating the perfect shot and candidly capturing those beautiful wedding day moments. Rick was easy to connect with both in person and by email/text. He did what we asked him to do, while also taking the lead to get some incredible shots. It was like instant gratification when Rick returned our photos within a couple days after our wedding. We are happy to have so many gorgeous photos to remember from a day that goes by in a flash. Thank you, Samos Photography!
Allison V. on 07 Dec 2019
Rick and Liz were an absolute pleasure to work with. They traveled to Cincinnati for our wedding and despite never visiting the area they beautifully captured the essence of the city in our photos and videos. The moment we got to the photo location, Rick immediately knew where and how to place us and the wedding party for amazing shots. We were nervous about our timeline because we had to drive to our reveal location and didn't think we would have time for photos at the ceremony location before guests arrived but Rick and Liz were so prompt and moved with perfect precision that we actually finished our reveal and wedding party photos quick enough to get the photos at our ceremony location along with an additional outdoor courtyard location that we never anticipated having enough time for! Our wedding party commented multiple times how impressed they were with the energy that Rick and Liz brought to the group.
It's a terrifying experience to pay many strangers for wedding services with the hope that they show up and help to stay on your schedule. That was probably my largest wedding stress/fear but I was never nervous with Rick because he stayed in touch with us often and was extremely quick to reply any time we had questions and overall left us feeling comfortable and confident from the first moment we spoke with him. We could not be more happy with the elegant highlight videos and the hundreds of artistic, beautifully edited photos along with thousands of raw photos that have some fantastic and hilarious candid shots of everyone having a great time! We were shocked with how quickly we got our photos back. Rick and Liz left for vacation the morning after our wedding and STILL had our photos to us before we even got home from the honeymoon! Incredible! And the wedding video followed by just a couple of weeks. I've never heard of anyone getting their wedding photos and/or videos back so quickly. If you're unsure of a photographer and videographer to go with, contact Rick and Liz; you'll be glad you did.
Kaylie H. on 22 May 2021
Rick and Liz were amazing to work with. They captured our day perfectly. We loved working with them. They guide you in how to pose and what to do, they give you ideas, but also go with your own ideas as well. They arrived early, sent our edited wedding photos back very fast (2 days), they have reasonable pricing, and they work well as a team. I honestly do not know why anyone would use two different companies for photography and videography when you can get it all in one place. Alone, photography is amazing and alone, videography is amazing. We were fortunate to be able to book both with them and both end results were astonishing. We couldn’t ask for a better duo to work with for 11 straight hours on our wedding day. They are so fun, passoniate at what they do, and excited! The positive vibes are important during a photo shoot and Rick brings it. You can always hear his excitement in his voice. I highly highly recommend using Samos Photography. We wouldn’t want to use anyone else and we looked around for photographers; we didn’t just pick the first ones we found. Samos Photography has amazing pricing for all the best quality photos you get, and his photography style and lighting is exactly what we wanted. We were incredibly happy with our 900 edited photos, access to all the raw photos, and the amazing video. The video is 100% worth it as you can re-live your wedding day over and over. Booking Samos Photography was the best choice for our wedding day.
Katie M. on 05 Mar 2022
Wow! We could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our special day. Rick was very communicative weeks leading up to the wedding and was ver accommodating. He was professional, outgoing and made our experience so fun. The pictures are MAGICAL and exceeded our expectations.
We could not be happier and we recommend Samos Photography to all.
Sarah on 08 Jan 2022
Rick Samos was shot our wedding photos, and we could not be more impressed with the quality of the photos and his professionalism. Rick was open to all our suggestions and made sure the photos we wanted got shot, despite the unfavorable me weather conditions. He’s able to make each photo look beautiful and natural under any circumstance and at any place. Rick gives you plenty of suggestions for photo poses that end up looking stunning! Both of our families and all our friends loved the photos. Rick sends the edited photos in a very timely manner, and gives you the option to edit any of the raw footage. Rick is incredibly flexible and we’ll have beautiful memories of our special day forever.
Lisa D. on 05 Feb 2022
Do not hesitate to hire Samos Photography! They do everything they can to capture every moment of your big day. They make sure they get the shots you want, but also have a creative vision of their own and will get shots you never thought of. The best part was that the photos were in our hands by the day after the wedding! You get so man priceless pictures that will last a lifetime. Do it!
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for Samos wedding photography services?


What avaliable photography services that can be provided by Samos?

Samos offers the following photography services: Additional Hours, Post-wedding Photoshoot, Boudoir Shoot, Destination / Travel, Engagement Parties, High-Res Images, Second Shooter, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Albums, Proposals, Engagement Session, Elopement, Film Photography, Bride-only Session, Drone Photography, Online Proofing, Fast Editing

What primary photography style does Samos identify with?

Samos works in the following photography styles: Fine Art, Natural, Editorial, Film, Photojournalistic, Traditional / Classic, Fashion, Vintage, Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Black and White, Night, Dark & Moody, Illustrative, Underwater

Which wedding events does Samos service?

Samos provides photography services for the following events: Wedding

What percentage of users recommend Samos and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Samos 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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