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I'm mary

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I’m an LA-based photographer who specializes in bright, vibrant imagery! My photos are especially inspired by color, natural light, and thoughtful compositions. I'm an extrovert and an unapologetic romantic - so I find constant delight in meeting new people and capturing their diverse love stories! 

I adore shooting weddings because they're filled with immense joy, unexpected moments, and beautiful personal details. Basically, it's a really fun job that always ends with a party! Yes, please. I love that every couple is different, and each day is unique. Witnessing these milestones provides me with boundless creativity - and a whole lot of emotions! 

lead photographer, color lover, Coffee drinker

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Want to go on a hike to reach the perfect photo destination? Maybe wake up before sunrise to have an empty city as your playground? I’m game!

I love meeting new people and would be thrilled to talk about creating something amazing together! Please contact me here!

It’s my belief that life should be tackled with an abundance of enthusiasm and humor - and FUN! Being a photographer is legit my dream come true, and I'm forever grateful to be doing this full-time. It’s also the perfect job for my insatiable wanderlust - I’m always down for an adventure and delight in traveling to new places.

"I'm always down for an adventure"

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 a New Englander, my home in Southern California provides me with boundless inspiration. Los Angeles is colorful, sunny, and filled with open-minded, creative people. I’ve been living here for nearly a decade!

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

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I’m a huge fan of whimsical, feminine fashion and can never own enough floral dresses or shades of red lipstick. A fun hat is an added bonus! 

There are few things that make me happier than trying new restaurants and bars. 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!

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Mary
Costa

No one looks stupid when they're having fun.

- Amy Poehler

My motto:

Coffee, coffee, coffee

morning ritual:

The flowers!

Favorite Wedding Detail:

Colorful murals, blooming

Endlessly Inspired By:

bougainvillea, vintage cars, sweeping landscapes

Yosemite National Park

My Happy Place:

Sushi and a movie at Arclight Cinemas

Ideal Date Night:

10 Things I Hate About You, The

Rom-Com of Choice:

Wedding Singer being a close second

Boygenius, Death Cab For Cutie,

Currently Jamming:

Simon & Garfunkel, and Lord Huron

The Wonder Years, New Girl,

All-Time Fave TV Shows:

Felicity, The Office, Gilmore Girls, Jane the Virgin

Paris, always

Dream Destination:

Anything with bubbles

Signature Cocktail:

FAVORITE things

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@marycostaphoto

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