Life is a Series of Lived Moments

If there’s one thing that can freeze a moment in time forever, it’s a photograph. A good image takes us to a specific place in time in order to help tell a compelling story. In the digital age we live in, this form of visual storytelling can communicate our message and identity better than just words.

My journey began in 2009 when I first discovered digital photography through a high school class. Ever since learning how to capture and edit meaningful images I’ve been on a quest to better my craft as not just a photographer, but a visual storyteller. After years of freelance work with nonprofits, families, businesses, and individuals who value the importance of impactful imagery, I’ve opened up a studio, Snapback Photos, in Mamaroneck, NY. 

As a child of immigrants who was born and raised in New York I like to think that I bring a different perspective when it comes to taking pictures and telling stories. I understand the dichotomy that exists as a person who grew up in this country but comes from a different culture. Let me help you capture your identity and tell your story in a way that resonates with others.


Michael D

We were so happy with Sami and his photos for our engagement. He was easy to work, professional, and did great work. We'd hire him again with confidence!

Alexandra M

Snapback Photos did a wonderful job helping me create some modeling headshot photos. I worked with Sami who was not only a wonderful and talented photographer, but he was a very down-to-earth person who created a warm, comforting environment for photo taking. After the photoshoot, I received my pictures very quickly (2 days) and they came out so so wonderfully!! If anyone needs a talented photographer, I highly recommend looking into Snapback Photos, I sure was impressed!!

Belena R

We hired Sami for our daughters quinceanera without hesitation, he was extremely professional, response time was very quick and everyone at the party complimented me on his style and professionalism! He handled very eager family members with grace and went as far as providing his personal charging battery for us when a set of our own twinkle lights died out!! He was able to capture our family perfectly and was even able to get a particular shot of my family that I was angling for. If I could give more stars