MEET DARLING. THE LOVE BEHIND THE PHOTO SHOOT.
… it’s the reason I do this! Hi, I’m Darling, your dedicated photographer, storyteller, support and friend on this incredible journey of your marriage. I don’t just show up and shoot. I recognize the true importance of my role in your special day. I take the time to get to know you before, so that I can become part of your family and capture every single one of those magic moments throughout the day. I curate the most important storybook of your life so far, for many future generations of your family to enjoy.
I’ve shot over 800 weddings in these past 13 years! I cherish every single one of these emotional journeys I’m so lucky to be a part of. The stories my photographs tell are of the most beautiful, modern love, between couples, between families and the dearest of friends. I’ll go the extra mile to get that shot because I know how special these fleeting moments are, and how much it means to you to be able to relive them again and again, for the rest of your life.
I’m truly lucky to have worked with the most amazing mentors in the industry and to have learned so much from them. My reputation for creating quality photography in a crisp, romantic, modern style, has brought me so many wonderful clients, who I’ve had a lot of fun with over the years. I love being a part of the weddings in my hometown of Washington DC, and am delighted by the many invitations I receive to shoot weddings in Northern Virginia, Maryland, all over the US and abroad - from Europe to the Caribbean!
It’s with a never-ending energy for the work I do that allows me create these important and superior quality memories, the way they deserve to be made. For me, it’s a labor of hard work, love and dedication… for you, it’s a lifetime of happy memories! Nothing brings me more happiness and satisfaction than that.
Let’s get to know each other! I always make the effort to learn as much as possible about my clients before each shoot so that I can capture the real you on your wedding day. Here are some fun facts about me!
I’m one of 12 siblings (which is why I’m such a sociable soul!)
I've won the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award 6 years in a row.
Me and my (huge!) family originally come from El Salvador, though we all live in Washington D.C. now.
I cry at every single wedding I shoot – true story! I really can’t help it.