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lead photographer, color lover, Coffee drinker

I'm mary

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If you’re like me you probably have an optimistic enthusiasm, a desire to bottle life’s happiest memories, and a spirited sense of humor that you apply to every moment, big or small. In fact, it’s this fun-loving disposition and romantic sense for nostalgia that first interested me in photography decades ago - but it’s my unique and creative clients who continue to inspire me after over ten years of photographing weddings! 

My photos are especially driven by color, natural light, and thoughtful compositions. I have a passion for design, fashion, and traveling - and wedding photography perfectly blends all three of these interests! 

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My goals on your big day are simple: I want you to have fun and to make you feel incredible! That natural joy translates to you looking amazing! In my experience, the best way to capture authentic, gorgeous photos is for you to soak up every beautiful moment without having to worry about the details. I’ll help keep track of the less glamorous logistics so you and your partner can focus on each other and your favorite people - aka what really matters!

"I'm always down for an adventure"

So... what will it be? A hike to a gorgeous mountain overlook? A pre-sunrise rendezvous in the city for an urban playground all to yourselves? I'm always down for an adventure! Let’s make your dreams a reality and create something amazing together.

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Get to know

Mary
Costa

My husband, Mike, is my favorite person on the planet. The two of us love to laugh and go on adventures together! He's a constant source of positivity and good humor. I’m incredibly lucky to be in a marriage with this kind, fun-loving man! 

Although I’m originally from New Hampshire, my home in California provides me with endless inspiration. Los Angeles is colorful, sunny, and filled with open-minded, creative people. I’ve been living here for over a decade!

I first started shooting weddings back in 2008, shortly after finishing college in Boston. I was hooked immediately! Fast forward fourteen plus years and I’ve now documented hundreds of happy couples (and happy bouquets)! It’s an honor! 

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My Fave Person

So-Cal Transplant

Hundreds of Weddings

I’m a huge fan of whimsical fashion and can never own enough floral dresses or shades of red lipstick. A fun hat is an added bonus! Wedding fashion is one of my favorite details of the day!

There are few things that make me happier than trying new restaurants or baking a fresh batch of cookies. I have an endless sweet tooth and can’t turn down a fancy cocktail...or a glass of red wine!

My dad owned a gorgeous 1966 Ford Mustang for most of my life, and I’ve been hooked on classic cars ever since. The design and the nostalgia factor can’t be beat, and they add something truly unique to the day!

Floral Fashion

Sweets & Sips

Classic Cars

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My motto:

No one looks stupid when they're having fun.

- Amy Poehler

A few of my

FAVORITE things

morning ritual:

Coffee, coffee, coffee

Favorite Wedding Detail:

The flowers!

Endlessly Inspired By:

Colorful murals, blooming

bougainvillea, vintage cars, sweeping landscapes

My Happy Place:

Yosemite National Park

Ideal Date Night:

Sushi, wine, and a movie

Rom-Com of Choice:

10 Things I Hate About You, The

Wedding Singer being a close second

Currently Jamming:

Phoebe Bridgers, Lord Huron,

The Milk Carton Kids, & My Morning Jacket

All-Time Fave TV Shows:

The Wonder Years, New Girl,

Felicity, The Office, The Great British Baking Show

Dream Destination:

Paris, always

Signature Cocktail:

Anything with bubbles

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