Oysters & Rosé Party // 100 Layer Cake for Crate & Barrel

Recently I had the opportunity of shooting this fun Oysters & Rosé party with the lovely ladies of 100 Layer Cake for Crate & Barrel! I always adore working with 100 Layer Cake, and this shoot was no exception. It had so many things I love - beautiful florals, a perfectly styled tablescape, delicious food, and an abundance of wine and laughter! You can see the full feature here on 100 Layer Cake, but here are some of my favorite images! www.marycostaphotography.com | 100 Layer Cake Crate & Barrel | 001 www.marycostaphotography.com | 100 Layer Cake Crate & Barrel | 002 www.marycostaphotography.com | 100 Layer Cake Crate & Barrel | 003

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Engaged // Jaclyn & Jeremy // Texas Bluebonnets

Several months ago Jaclyn contacted me to see if I might be willing to travel to Hawaii for their wedding in 2017, and if I was available to go to Texas during bluebonnet season for their engagement session. First off all - YES - and secondly, what's a bluebonnet?? Being the New Englander-turned Californian that I am, I'd never heard of these magnificent flowers! These blooms are cherished and celebrated in Texas, and a quick Google image search told me we had to make this happen.

Jaclyn and Jeremy are true adventurous spirits. Even though we missed peak bluebonnet season by a couple of weeks and heard reports of rainstorms washing out nearly all that was left of the flowers, they were still totally game to make the trek from LA to Texas. Thanks to Jeremy and his awesome mom, we happened upon perhaps the one blooming field left near Dallas. It was on private property, and luckily for us the owners gave us access for part of our session! It felt like something truly out of a fairy tale - we had to walk through dark woods and forge a poisonous snake-ridden swamp (my greatest fear ever) to get to this beautiful hillside covered with bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush flowers - but man, was it worth it! We finished our shoot at a gorgeous open field and ended the night with some classic Texas BBQ and Frito Pie. What an amazing trip! www.marycostaphotography.com | Texas Bluebonnet Engagement | 001 www.marycostaphotography.com | Texas Bluebonnet Engagement | 002 www.marycostaphotography.com | Texas Bluebonnet Engagement | 003

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ModCloth’s Bridal Collection with 100 Layer Cake

This shoot, my friends, was a dream-come-true! ModCloth now has an amazing line of wedding dresses and I was lucky enough to photograph some of the newest pieces with the lovely ladies over at 100 Layer Cake! Combine an adorable model (Angela is a 100 Layer Cake writer!), gorgeous bouquets from Running Wild Florals and hair and makeup by Fiore Beauty, and we've got a winning combination! Here are some favorites from our bougainvillea-filled shoot for ModCloth!www.marycostaphotography.com | Modcloth for 100 Layer Cake | 001 www.marycostaphotography.com | Modcloth for 100 Layer Cake | 002 www.marycostaphotography.com | Modcloth for 100 Layer Cake | 003

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