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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


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 […]



University of Richmond Engagement Session

Kristi & Keith Enjoy Kristi & Keith’s beautiful University of Richmond engagement session! It was testing rain all morning, but it all held off and I’m so happy that it did! They came all the way from CALIFORNIA for their engagement session!! Kristi’s parents live in Richmond, so they decided to get married at The […]



Playful Engagement at Great Falls Park

Christi & Sally Have you ever been around a couple who is just SO in love that you can see it in their eyes when they look at each other? That is Christi and Sally!! To a tee!! It was so fun seeing them again yesterday morning for their engagement session at Great Falls Park […]



Engagement Session in Downtown Richmond

Anthony & Tori Yall. I LOVE Richmond. I attended VCU for my BFA in Photography and Film and it is honestly one of my favorite cities. If for some reason we had to move out of Southern Maryland, but still wanted to be semi-close to Washington, RVA is where we would go. The culture, the […]



A Charlottesville Engagement Session at UVA

Maggie & Jack WOW! What a way to kick off the new year! This weekend, Marie headed to Charlottesville for Maggie & Jack’s Charlottesville engagement session at UVA! It was absolutely perfect and you wouldn’t even know that it was COLD during this entire session. Maggie looks like a dang model and of course Jack […]



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!



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