Liberty State Park Engagement Session with George Street Photography

CJ2_0037.jpgToday marks 3 months until Miguel and I tie the knot so I’m happy to announce that I can officially share more of our Engagement Photos here on the blog.I picked just a few of our favorites because there were so many.

CJ2_0020.jpgI just want to thank our photographer Carlo David from George Street Photography for shooting these amazing photos. He was so fun and easy to work with. He felt like a friend which made it so natural. We are so happy with them and will be creating our guest book with these beautiful memories.

Quick story about this day: April 4, 2016 about 4pm we headed to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. This day was the coldest day in April feeling more like December. My fiance and I could barely feel our face or hands during this session but we pulled together and it definitely paid off.

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I hope you all loved our photos as much as we do. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.

Until next time…

xoxo

We’re Engaged! 

Happy New Year blogger friends!
I hope that you all are making the most of 2016 so far. Remember that every day is a gift and so we must create a life that we can be proud of. The one thing I like to do on my blog every January is just reflect on the year before. 2015 was a very hard year for my family and I as we lost two beloved women but also had so many wonderful new memories. Rather than focus on what made me sad, today I will celebrate what gave me joy: 

On September 26, 2015, my love of 8 years asked me to marry him! I cannot tell you the amazing feeling I had that day. Not only were we celebrating his grandmother’s 70th birthday, but now we were celebrating our forever commitment to one another. 

The moment I said I do….

 I have been waiting so long to start blogging our wedding planning process. We decided since we’ve been together for quite a while, we didn’t want to have a long engagement. We have chosen August of 2016! 

Since September, we have booked our Venue, Photo/Video, DJ and Hotel Accommodations, with lots more to do. I will tell you that we had planned for a while to get engaged so saving money had been on our agenda since the spring of 2015 which is why we have been able to start planning right away. If you take away anything from this blog post is SAVE SAVE SAVE right away, if you are planning to get engaged! 

Our save the dates went out last week, so now I can officially share all of our Save the Date/ Engagement Photos with everyone. Our friend, Mikey Rivera from M.A.R. Photography (FB) was our Photographer. He is actually a mentor to my fiancé who also does photography and Mikey, we are just in love with our photos!  Check out our favorite ones below.            

  We took our photos in November at a local park and just had fun with it! I wanted something effortless that showed the type of couple we are. It’s never too soon to plan your engagement photos. Do it while you’re still on cloud 9. Your photos will come out amazing and will set the tone for your whole wedding. 

 I can’t wait to share each week with you everything that I’ve been going through emotionally plus all the planning. I’ve been making notes from everything I’ve done so far so stay tuned! 

Xoxo 

JCOSTAPHOTOGRAPHY!

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination- Albert Einstein

So this is the part where you all get to know me . And here is how I plan to begin, born & raised in Brazil; moved to the US in 1995. I have lived in New Jersey ever since i first embarked in the states. I was introduced to photography in 2011-2012 by one of the greatest people i was blessed to have ever met, my father in law “Edvardi Centeno”. To him, I dedicate this blog & my work. I began photography as a hobby, taking pictures of trees and birds. My first camera was a Nikon PX100. After a couple of years I decided to upgrade to a Canon Rebel xti and currently that is what i use to shoot. So who is Jamille Costa? … I am a daughter, a sister, an optimist & a realist (i battle between the 2 all the time). My favorite idol is Albert Einstein. I like to think we are similar in many ways . He loved chocolate, as do I and he enjoyed his privacy. He believed in himself, and he didn’t care what anyone thought of who he was …

How would I describe my photography style?

I think i am still discovering who I am as a photographer and where my passion lies. I love trying new things and have done several random shoots for different occasions. I can say that I dont like big events such as weddings and parties…I prefer portrait sessions where I am in control of the session. I would say my style is somewhat vintage with a modern twist. Hazy, and soft. In love natural lighting and sessions outdoors.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I would love to have my own studio in New Jersey. I see myself traveling the world, meeting and learning about new landmark locations and new species of animals. I see myself backpacking across Europe or the amazon in Brazil . I see my photography being displayed in National geographic .

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