The Ingagliatos

Our 2019 Vision

January 1, 2019

Living Intentionally

Happy New Year!! It’s that time of the year – you know, the goal setting time. Actually, scratch that. Let’s use another word other than “goal”. Goals tend to be forgotten about 3 months into the year. They become more so “dreams” and less tangible. Let’s create some VISIONS for 2019! What do you visualize when you think of your optimal self? For us, it’s better to create a visualization for where we want to be in 12 months rather than just a list of bucket list items (although these are also fun to cross off when you can, so we do include a few). It’s about seeing a direct path and planning accordingly so that you purposefully get where you want to be, not because you just happened to stumble there after putting in some effort every couple of months. But before we get to our 2019 visions, let’s go over our 2018 goals and see what we made possible, what did not make possible, what changed in our priorities and what we need to really focus on if we want it to happen in 2019.

Our 2018 Goals in Review

  1. Create Online resources for Costola
  2. Launch a Workshop?
  3. Grow in our faith by having a closer relationship with Jesus Christ by reading the entire Bible in 2018! – NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN 2019!
  4. Be the healthiest we have ever been! – NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN 2019!
  5. Have a substantial savings, checking, and business account – NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN 2019! Goal #7 made this a little hard for us this year.
  6. Make our marriage strong, happy, joyful, inspiring, and loving
  7. Making our house a HOME!
  8. Show our friends and family that we love them with better communication
  9. Grow our Youtube Channel content – NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN 2019!
  10. Book 20 weddings for 2019

Although we did not complete all of our goals for 2018, we did accomplish A LOT. Somethings that we did in 2018 that were not on the list (and some are not business related whatsoever) but that we are SUPER dang proud of…

  1. We upgraded all of our camera equipment
  2. Marie joined our team as an associate wedding photographer
  3. We had two interns join our family
  4. We launched our beautiful new website
  5. We started to shift our focus to serving our clients with a COMPLETE experience so that they do not leave empty handed and needing more (our clients should not be leaving us to have to print their photos themselves!!)
  6. Andie bought a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  7. Started the mentorship program for beginner professional photographers
  8. Attended a bridal show for the first time ever as a vendor
  9. Hosted our first Annual Costola Couples Night Out
  10. Hired a business coach
  11. Completed 4 educational classes to better our business
  12. Sold out our Wine & Workshop class in under 30 days!
  13. Andie ran a half marathon
  14. Added the following locations to places we have been (as well as some repeats from years past)…
    1. New York City (in a blizzard!)
    2. Charleston, SC
    3. Savannah, GA
    4. Key West, FL
    5. OBX, NC
    6. Sarasota, FL
    7. Niagara Falls, NY 
    8. Canada!
    9. Myrtle Beach, SC
    10. Miami, FL
    11. Cape Cod
    12. Las Vegas, NV
    13. Denver, CO
    14. Vail, CO
    15. Nashville, TN

SO, my point here is, even if you don’t complete the “goals” that you first planned for yourself, it doesn’t mean you didn’t accomplish other super awesome stuff that may have been even bigger and better than your actual goals! Now, on to next year…

Our 2019 Visions

  1. Volunteer for a small church position
  2. Become involved in a small group at church
  3. Read the bible!!
  4. Continue deeper communication with our friends and family
  5. Host 1 giveaway a month on IG to give back to our family who loves and supports us!
  6. Publish a youtube video once a week – either beauty, photography, or personal
  7. Have our work published on the cover of a magazine (this is not super important, but would be neat!)
  8. Host TWO workshops
  9. Switch our meals to be more plant based
  10. Prepare my body to be the best home for future Baby Ingagliato! 😀
  11. Connect more with other wedding vendors in our area including Washington D.C.
  12. Have a substantial savings, checking, and business account
  13. Continue to make our marriage strong, happy, joyful, inspiring, and loving
  14. Document our lives in PRINT – create albums for our travels and accomplishments
  15. Add two more interns to our family
  16. Attend two Mastermind Retreats
  17. Book a wedding for 2019 or 2020 in Europe!
  18. Add 16 #CostolaCouples to our family for 2020

Phew! That’s almost DOUBLE what we wanted to accomplish last year but hey, we’re dreamers and doers and 2019 is going to be the best year yet! Can’t wait to be back at this same seat 365 days from now, crossing off all 18!

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At home near the sea. Ever-focused on beauty and the thrilling art of creation; found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

After 15 years of capturing couples and families during the most precious times of their lives, she can truly say that this is exactly where she is meant to be. When she isn't photographing weddings, Andie enjoys the outdoors alongside her husband, Tony and daughters, Ava & Audrey.




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