Dayana + Joshua :: Downtown Annapolis, MD Wedding

Dayana + Joshua :: Downtown Annapolis, MD Wedding

Hello friends,

I am very excited about today’s wedding post.  The following wedding is very dear to my heart; I found out the day of the wedding that Joshua (the groom) was leaving on his second Iraq/Afganistan tour just days after these images were taken.  Can you imagine my reaction when I heard the news? I was in shock and developed sweaty palms syndrome right then and there.  So many thoughts went through my head – what if my camera breaks? being one of those questions – but then I remember I have 5 camera bodies so that calmed me down.  Talk about pressure on a wedding day!

I had tears in my eyes when shooting Joshua’s getting readies.  He was so careful with his military uniform looking after every detail.  Our military men and women have admirable respect for what they do and don’t take their jobs lightly – I admired that quality in Joshua and felt honor to be the person capturing his and Dayana’s wedding.

Dayana & Joshua got married Thanksgiving weekend.  All of Dayana and Joshua’s family from near and far came to celebrate with them.  There was so much happiness surrounding them all day.  Everyone that attended their wedding continuously made sure Dayana and Joshua were doing great.  There were lots and lots of hugs, tears, happiness, and so many more emotions.  I believe I came home with 3 backup copies of every image I got to make sure I got everything.

One of my favorite details of their wedding were their favors.  Dayana and her family made the favors with beautiful and colorful beads from Peru.

Another highlight for me was the church.  The beautiful Saint Mary’s Catholic Church was breathtaking and so much fun to photograph.

Dayana and Joshua – Thank you for trusting us with capturing your wedding day images.  You are very special to us.  Joshua we have you in our daily prayers.  We pray that you have a safe return home to your bride, family, and friends.

Special thanks to our dear friend and third shooter Evelyn Alas from Evelyn Alas Photography for helping us out.

With Love,


Photography:  Darling Photographers

Ceremony: Saint Mary’s Catholic Church

Reception 1: Galway Bay Irish Restaurant

Reception 2: Loews Hotel



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