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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go. This journal is a peek into my personal life, tips and tricks as well as highlights from weddings and sessions that we design and document.

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National Portrait Gallery Wedding

private estate wedding

Eastern Shore family Session


A Beautiful Wedding at the National Portrait Gallery

A Beautiful Wedding at the National Portrait Gallery Nora & Ian Venue | NPG Kogod Courtyard  Wedding Photographer | Costola Photography Wedding Coordinator | A. Dominick Events Florist | Amaryllis Makeup Artist | MAB Artistry Hair Stylist | MAB Artistry Videographer | Monachetti Band | Elan Artists / The Revels Band



A Timeless Newborn Session for Millie

Capturing the Continuum: From Maternity to Newborn Bliss The story of Haley and David takes a joyful turn with the arrival of their adorable baby girl, Millie. I had the privilege of capturing the beautiful moments of Haley’s maternity session. Eventually, I was thrilled to be part of the next exciting chapter in their lives. […]



Top 3 Investments Every Entrepreneur Should Make in Their Personal Brand

Top 3 Investments Every Entrepreneur Should Make in Their Personal Brand If you’re an entrepreneur who’s just starting out, chances are you sometimes feel overwhelmed with all of the costs that go into starting a business and promoting your personal brand. It can be really challenging to distinguish a smart investment that’ll lead to more […]



Ava’s Timeless Senior Portrait Session at Costola Studio

Senior Portrait Session: A Glimpse into Ava’s Understated Elegance Ava’s senior portrait session unfolded as a testament to the beauty of simplicity and timeless elegance. Senior portraits mark an exciting chapter, and Ava’s session serves as an inspiring example for those seeking classic, understated, and truly personal senior portraits. This is no ordinary senior session. […]



Why Charleston is the Perfect Place for Your Engagement Photos

Charleston’s Most Romantic Spots for Engagement Photos Embarking on a downtown for engagement photos in Charleston was more than just capturing moments; it was a celebration of love against the backdrop of this charming city. Charleston, with its colorful buildings and historic charm, serves as the perfect canvas for an engagement session, offering endless possibilities […]



How to Tell a Story with your Personal Brand Photos

How to Tell a Story with your Personal Brand Photos Great personal brand photos are so much more than good-looking headshots. They tell the entire story of you and your brand through images. They capture your personality and help bring your entire personal brand together. They help your clients and customers know who you are, […]



Why You Need a 6-Month Session Too!

The Rooney’s 6-Month Session at Costola Studio: A Glimpse into Shay’s Joyful World Capturing Shay’s Sunshine and Why You Need a 6-Month Session Too! Remember those first few months with your newborn? A blur of snuggles, feeding times, and maybe a few tears (from both you and them!). It’s a magical time, but let’s be […]



         tips for a stress free session

Portrait Sessions can be stressful, but if you arrive with a few tricks in your bag, you’ll come away with portraits that perfectly capture what family is all about.

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