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One of my favorite things about photographing weddings, beyond documenting so much love and joy of an incredible day, is getting to know the couples I work with and creating relationships with them as we talk about everything leading up to the big day.

I value every opportunity we have to talk and get to know each other before your wedding so that when your day comes, transitioning between locations and any time constraints becomes much easier, and you can look forward to many cherished photos from getting ready to the ceremony & family photos, reception details to the dance floor, and my favorite moment of the day - photographing the two of you together in all your newlywed bliss!

Most weddings I photograph are in the Maryland, DC, PA and DE areas but I love to travel!

I love photographing weddings that are unique to the couple - whether it's iconic Baltimore details, a personalized ceremony, or a favorite spot that speaks to your hometown - weddings today are about making your own traditions and speaking to you as a couple, and I love documenting every part it!

Thank you for considering me & please see marlaynaphotography.com for more photos and info!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files
Prints

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,900

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files
Prints

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Megan F. Married on 11/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Marlayna is incredible!

We used Marlayna for our engagement and wedding photos. She is an absolute delight to work with and produced amazing photos. She asked so many helpful questions about our preferences and listened to our feedback and provided great recommendations. Throughout the year she checked in with us often and made sure to prepare us for each step along the way. The final delivery of our photos came in very quickly and were absolutely beautiful. We received so many comments from friends and family about how great she was during the wedding. We highly recommend Marlayna and look forward to working with her again in the future!
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Stevie S. Married on 06/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

simply the best

Marlayna was absolutely incredible. She photographed our small wedding (20 guests) and was thorough, efficient, prepared, kind, generous, funny, and generally delightful. She was so personable and communicative, and made us feel really natural and like ourselves. We wanted photos that were spontaneous and captured the joy of the day, and boy did she deliver! Marlayna perfectly highlighted our dynamic in a way that was fresh, easy, and classic. She is also a genuinely lovely human and made us feel SO comfortable. One of our guests asked if we were old friends, because she immediately felt like part of the gang in an unobtrusive way. My husband is usually pretty camera-shy but admits that Marlayna took the best photos he's ever seen of himself. I also appreciate Marlayna's willingness to adhere to our covid protocols, as several of our guests were immunocompromised. Hiring her was our best wedding decision (other than each other)!!! One million out of ten, would recommend.
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Stephanie B. Married on 08/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our photographer for life!!!

Why does this rating form not offer more than five stars?! Without hesitation, Marlayna deserves an 11/10, three thumbs-up, A++ ... need I go on?

We initiated contact with Marlayna in December 2019, about a month after we got engaged. From that very first email, I knew that Marlayna was the perfect fit for us. Her energy, positivity, creativity, skill, and attention to detail are absolutely unparalleled.

For our engagement shoot in DC in January 2020, we discussed potential locations via email, but then Marlayna scouted out photo ops in advance to ensure the best spots and angles. She even found an amazing chandelier inside the Intercontinental Hotel at the Wharf, where we never would have thought to look. Then, she met us in our neighborhood and chauffeured us to each location, all while battling wintry weather. To top it off, she delivered our whole gallery in a matter of days!

Our amazing experiences continued with Marlayna throughout 2020, especially once we chose to postpone our big celebration and pivot toward a mini-wedding due to COVID-19. Marlayna was incredibly responsive to my many emails and routinely sent me positive vibes through Instagram DM conversations! She also made the postponement and re-contracting process totally seamless, offering a special COVID elopement rate for our mini-wedding and not requiring any additional deposit to move the date of our big celebration.

However, where Marlayna took the cake was on our actual mini-wedding day. Not only did she take over 700 gorgeous photographs of us, our families, and the stunning architectural details of our venue (The Winslow in Baltimore - check it out!), but also she basically served as impromptu coordinator/planner in moments of need. (It's unreal how many details there are to consider, even for an event that only involved 18 guests!) I felt completely calm, carefree, and special on our wedding day and it's largely because of Marlayna's efforts. Our families could not stop raving about how much of a boss she was -- helping with things outside her job description, directing everyone through COVID-safe family portraits, capturing all the emotions and best angles, and even staying past the end of her contracted time. Four months later, I still scroll through our photo gallery at least weekly and I remain obsessed!

All in all, we have literally zero regrets in hiring Marlayna. We cannot wait to have her continue on this crazy COVID wedding journey with us and I hope she doesn't get sick of us because I have a feeling we will be calling on her to document every event in our lives for years to come! XO!
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Marlayna Photography frequently asked questions

Marlayna Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
Marlayna Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
Marlayna Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Photojournalism
Marlayna Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
Marlayna Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Prints
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
Marlayna Photography 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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