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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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Modern DC Engagement

National Portrait Gallery Wedding

private estate wedding

Eastern Shore family Session


Second Annual Galentine's Day Party!

The Ingagliato’s It’s that time of year! Tony and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I LOVE a Galentine’s Day celebration. What better gals to celebrate Galentine’s with than all of my boss ladies who I work closely with?! Although we missed a few key ladies (boss babes are busy, we get it!), we […]



Southern Maryland Family Session

The Thomas Family YEARS can go by and all of the sudden, you wake and realize that you haven’t had your family portraits taken since your first baby was born. Now, you have three kids and it’s time to update that gallery wall in your living room! It happens to all of us. This is […]



The Ultimate Galentine’s Day Party

Friendors Okay, Galentine’s Day has now become an annual thing here at the #CostolaCottage because I don’t remember the last time I had SO MUCH FUN with all of these gals! Although we missed a few key ladies (boss babes are busy, we get it!), we all literally had a blast at this all ladies […]



5 Gift Ideas for Photographers in Your Life!

It’s finally December and y’all know what that means…the holiday countdown has begun! For some of us, the planning and preparation for the holiday season began the minute Halloween was over. For others, it all starts today! To make your life a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of practical gifts for photographers in your […]



Hitched By Heather & Simply Hitched

Wedding Planners and Coordinators We know that the blog has been SUPER quiet lately, but don’t you think for a second that we’ve gone to sleep on ya! We have been working our little tails off behind the scenes here at the studio, and BOY do we have some good things coming your way!! Not […]




Wedding Coordination & Events It’s launch day for these two beauts at AMAVI! Brooke always had dreamt of going into business for herself in the wedding industry but just didn’t know how. After many years spent in the government she was just left unfulfilled and decided to pursue her passion. WHY NOT? Brooke took courses and […]



         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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