The Promise

The art of photography is not to just capture the direct image, but to capture the entire moment.   In that moment allowing the viewer to feel the emotions, freezing it in time forever using their imagination to set the tone of the image.

As the photographer, I am able to view every second of that moment in time through my camera lens allowing my eyes and hands to create a timeless canvas that will tell a detailed story about an individual's presence. 

When you make the decision to allow Mfinanga Photography + Motion to host your portrait session, you have chosen to create and share your story through a unique set of lenses that will capture your most personal characteristics and emotions. Our hopes are to create a virtual stage that will make you feel relaxed and confident, challenge yourself and make a statement as well as your own portrait session.

Quality is very important to us. We are fully invested in making it a priority to ensure that every session is asauthentic as the individual. Your images will display creativity and expression with a professional touch. Long gone are the days of being a simple thumbnail in a random photo gallery.


Samuel Mfinanga


Born and raised in Tanzania, East Africa, where at every turn is a brilliant canvas. I came to the United States to continue my education and pursue a career in Engineering. After working in the IT field for several years and creating my own business, my family was growing and I soon found myself in the middle of activities that my kids were involved in taking pictures to hold onto the memories. I invested in my first camera, a Canon Rebel T3i.



With the love and support of family and friends, I am Samuel Mfinanga with Mfinanga Photography + Motion. What sets us apart from others is that we don't just want to capture your images at your session, we want to tell your story. We will capture you in some of your most natural moments along with creatively posed images that will authentically create the story; from graduation or the first chapter in your new life together to a growing family or helping you attain the best headshot for your business portfolio.  

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
— Author Unknown
What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
— Aaron Siskind
... It’s those moments we find the most joy to capture and we would love to capture them for you!