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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.


Hi there! I'm Ariel, a Los Angeles wedding photographer. Welcome to my blog where you'll find bite sized nuggets of wedding advice on how to make your dream wedding a reality. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. I'm here to here to be your guide through the wedding planning process.

A little about me: I was born and raised in Savannah, GA but now live in the greater LA area with my husband two boys. I'm inspired by all things French fashion and old world everything—books, architecture, music... The sounds of Johnny Mercer, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald fill my home. Oh, and I love a good romance.

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Hi there! I'm Ariel, a Los Angeles wedding photographer. Welcome to my blog where you'll find bite sized nuggets of wedding advice on how to make your dream wedding a reality.

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bride and groom editorial pose at the santa barbara courthouse


J+M’s Santa Barbara Courthouse Elopement

Santa Barbara Courthouse elopements are some of my favorite weddings to capture. I recommend starting early in the morning as close to sunrise as possible for beautiful, glowy, romantic photos.

spanish style bungalow covered in bougainvillea and palm trees overlooking the ocean at la venta inn wedding venue


La Venta Inn Photos

Take a virtual tour of La Venta Inn, a luxury wedding venue tucked in the hills of Palos Verdes.

female luxury wedding photographer wearing an ivory camisole and a black balzer

For Photographers

What Photographers Wear to Weddings

I’m here to be your guide. In this post, I’ll tell you exactly what wedding photographers should wear and where to purchase.



Griffith Observatory Engagement Photos

Looking for a beautiful, romanitic, iconic Los Angeles location for your engagement photos? I have the perfect spot for you!



The Colony Estate

Los Angeles Wedding Venue Are you looking for the best Los Angeles wedding venue or beautiful outdoor Los Angeles wedding venues? Look no further! The Colony Estate is a brand new Los Angeles wedding venue nestled in the hills of Camarillo, CA. To offer a streamlined planning process, the venue has a preferred vendor list […]

bride and groom formal bridal portrait at the Walnut Grove in Moorpark, CA


Walnut Grove Wedding

Walnut Grove Wedding | Megan + Patrick’s outdoor wedding and reception at the Walnut Grove was romantic and beautiful.

groom picks up his bride for a romantic kiss on top of a mountain overlooking the entire city of Camarillo, CA at Spanish Hill Country Club


Spanish Hills Country Club Wedding

Shannon and Logan’s boho wedding at Spanish Hills Country Club was ethereal perfection. Blush pink, terracotta and ivory flowers mixed with pampas grass and mercury glass made the perfect combination.

View of the Villa from the Grand Prix at Hummingbird Nest Ranch


Hummingbird Nest Ranch Photos

Hummingbird Nest Ranch is a stunning luxury wedding venue tucked in the hills of Simi Valley, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles). Be sure to check out all of the photos of Hummingbird Nest Ranch, leave a comment, and let us know which area is your favorite.

bride and groom who just eloped holding hands running acroos the street in Los Angeles in a crosswalk


Los Angeles Photo Shoot Locations

Looking for Los Angeles photo shoot locations? “The City of Angels,” Los Angeles is a photographers playground filled with many iconic sites, beautiful scenery, and amazing sunsets.



Santa Ynez Wedding

Elizabeth and Gavin said, “I do!” at a private estate in Santa Ynez Wine Country which is located in Santa Barbara County, CA.


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