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Hi. I'm Michael Costa, a photographer who loves connecting with people to create amazing photography.

I truly adore my clients because I tend to attract like-minded individuals who I bond with throughout the creative process. This makes makes the time we spend together fun and easy.

My photographic vision is to keep it dreamy, daring, and real. Which means, I want to capture you in the most beautiful way with a level of artfulness and ease that will make the images we create together truly meaningful.

I'm attracted to art, design and have an appreciation for the finite details that often go unnoticed by others. I care about the technical aspects of my job and am a total closet geek when it comes to any photography-related technology… well, technology in general. My side passions include listening to TED talks, finding new artists and music, and I have a real appreciation for great graphic design. In my library you'll find publications like High Fructose, Lenswork and Communication Arts.

i have a passion for Rock climbing which keeps me in shape and My wonderful family keeps me balanced and focused on the things that are most important in life.

Well, enough about me. let’s talk about you! Shoot me an email or give me a call. I look forward to hearing about you and what you love!


Here Are Some Publications My Work Has Been Featured In

Martha Stewart Weddings

Harper’s Bazaar

The Huffington Post

Professional Photographer

Style Me Pretty

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style


Destination iDo


Grey Likes Weddings

Edible Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Magazine

C Magazine

WPPI Wedding Photographers Association {Multiple Awards}

The Knot Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for Best Wedding of the Year


Las Vegas Bride

Pacific Weddings

Southern Weddings

Borrowed & Blue

The Wedding Photojournalist Association {Award}

Artistic Guild [AG]WPJA {Multiple Awards}




Books My Work Has Been Published In

Grace Ormonde: Being in Love Never Goes Out of Style

Visual Poetry by Chris Orwig

The Best of Photographic Lighting volume II

Master Lighting Guide for Wedding Photographers

100 Techniques For Professional Wedding Photographers

Adobe Photoshop's best selling “Lynda” series

Eating Well: In Season

L is for Love by Nico Cervantes

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