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COSTOLA JOURNAL

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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Fall Tidal Basin Elopement

Daniel & Danielle Hi guys, Lizzy here! I am the fall intern for Costola. This past weekend I had the opportunity to shoot Daniel and Danielle’s sunrise elopement in Washington, DC. When I arrived, Daniel and Danielle decided to share a first look, and I could not have been more excited. (First looks are truly […]

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Anniversaries

Tidal Basin Anniversary Session

Christa & Edward I’m so excited to be sharing this Tidal Basin anniversary session with you because the couple is none other than Christa from Christa Rene Photography and her husband, Edward!! Edward surprised Christa with a trip to Washington D.C. for their FIRST anniversary – how sweet is that!? They were in for a […]

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Engagements

Summer Engagement at The Wharf

Jason & Laura It’s been a HOT minute since we’ve had an engagement session! And when I mean hot, I mean since the end of June… because summer is usually too HOT to do anything… like too hot to breathe. But this morning was GLORIOUS. Jesus decided he was going to give us 75 and […]

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Weddings

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 […]

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Engagements

Engagement Session at The Cherry Blossoms

Victoria & Ryan It was completely EMPTY this morning for Victoria and Ryan’s engagement session at the cherry blossoms! I was actually in shock. The past few times we have been to the tidal basin this month, it has been PACKED. This morning? Not a soul in sight. I was almost afraid haha. But it […]

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Engagements

Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Engagement

Titus & Kristen We weren’t going to blog this session til tomorrow because we JUST met Kristen & Titus at the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. THIS MORNING for their cherry blossom engagement session, but you’ll see why I couldn’t WAIT to blog it right away! THEY ARE MODELS. MODELS. Can I repeat? MODELS. Kristen […]

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