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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


Alexandria Waterfront Engagement Session

Scott & Alex Engagement session is in FULL swing over here at Costola! Last night, I met up with Scott and Alex for their Alexandria waterfront engagement session. And what a small world – let me tell you. Scott and I grew up about 25 minutes from each other in New Jersey! What are the […]



Wedding at Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria

Ciara & Timothee This wedding day!! We hadn’t seen these two since their engagement session down on the water front in Old Town Alexandria (where Tim proposed!), so it was SO GOOD to finally see them again! And for obvious reasons – they were getting MARRIED! So many people came from ALL OVER to see […]



An Alexandria Senior Session

Kira This is the FIRST senior session for 2018!! It’s that time of year! Our seniors are starting to come out to play and Kira started it off with a bang in Alexandria for her senior session!  When I met with Kira in La Plata to choose outfits at Centerpiece Boutique, I was greeted with […]



Waterfront Engagement Session in Alexandria

We can’t even express properly how excited we are that there is SUNSHINE! The sun! Is out! We can’t believe it. It feels like it’s been raining for 40 days and 40 nights. But thank Jesus, it has stopped, and it is gorgeous outside! The sun was giving me all sorts of happy feels during Tim & Cheryl’s waterfront engagement session in Alexandria, Virginia yesterday morning!



An Olde Town Engagement At Christmas

Shawn & Amber Last night was amazing! Amber and Shawn chose the perfect location and time for an Olde Town Engagement at Christmas time! There is just something about the city at Christmas time – the wreaths, the bows, the Christmas trees and lights… what’s not to love?! Shawn and Amber’s first date was in […]



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