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timeless romance, sentimental details, genuine connections & cultivating friendships

what sets me apart?

I bring multiple photographers to every wedding. This allows me to capture your day, in its entirety, from every angle. My team will not miss a detail or a moment. We pride ourselves in capturing moments that you don’t even realize are happening.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

when working with Magnolia West

• Wedding days go by fast! I carve out INTENTIONAL TIME during your day for multiple sets of bride and groom photos, so you can take time to relax, soak it all in and enjoy quiet moments together.

• I quickly get to know your family and friends, so I'm able to capture GENUINE MOMENTS of your favorite people.

• I will design and create HEIRLOOM ART that will decorate your home, last a lifetime and be passed down to your kids and grandkids.

• No super cheesy prom poses here! I will guide and direct your movements so that you have a day full of BEAUTIFULLY COMPOSED PHOTOGRAPHS. I'm also a master of capturing the CANDID IN-BETWEEN MOMENTS.

• I live and breathe weddings, and I'm well connected in the industry. I am here to be YOUR GUIDE! Need venue suggestions or vendor referrals? I've got you covered! I'll even send you a complimentary sample timeline and shot list for your wedding day during our consult!

elizabeth s.

Ariel is amazing! From our initial inquiry she was quick to respond, organized and gave us everything we needed to know. She helped explain the entire process and gave us recommendations along the way. Not to mention she is so sweet and makes you feel very comfortable behind the camera. 

Word on the Street

hERE'S HOW MY PROCESS WORKS:

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Whether you have questions or you're ready to book your date, fill out the contact form. Typical response time is less than 24 hours.

Get in Touch

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I can't wait to hear from you!

We'll set up a phone call, coffee or Zoom date to connect. We'll get to know eachother, go over your wedding plans so far, discuss your vision for your photography, and I'll share my current packages, pricing and availability with you.



After this consult, if we're a good fit and you decide to move forward with me as your photographer, I will send over a contract, invoice and questionnaire. A $1000 deposit is due at the time of booking  to secure your wedding date.

Meet & Greet

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An engagement shoot will help you understand what to expect on the wedding day. Check out my blog post


Engagement sessions are up to 1.5 hours long and include 2-3 outfits.

I can't wait to meet you and your babe!

Turn around time: 7-10 days

Engagement Photos

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I'm here to help! Planning a wedding is stressful enough without having to worry about creating a timeline. As part of the wedding photography experience with me, I offer my couples a complimentary, custom curated wedding day timeline. 5 days prior to your big day, we will schedule a quick phone call to finalize the timeline. I will then share it with the entire vendor team to ensure that your day runs smoothly.

I work with many amazing vendors. If you need vendor recommendations, let me know and I'm happy to refer you.

Timeline Creation & Review

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Wedding Planning

It's time to relax and enjoy your day! I will coordinate with your planner, if you have one, and all of your vendors to make sure your day runs smoothly.

I will quickly get to know your friends and family and capture your most precious, intimate moments together. I use a mix of both candid and styled photos to tell the complete story of your day.

Wedding Day

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All wedding packages include an online gallery with a download pin to share with friends and family, an online store to order heirloom quality prints and products, and a USB drive containing all of your images.

Turn around time: 4-6 weeks

Gallery Delivered

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If you have selected a package with a wedding album, a digital proof book will be sent for your approval at the same time your gallery is delivered.

Turn around time: 4-6 weeks after approval


Wedding Album

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testimonials

megan K.

Please get Ariel for your wedding if you are blessed with the opportunity! Not only is she amazing at her job, she is such a kind person and made every aspect of it so easy for me. I feel so awkward in front of the camera and she made it feel effortless for me and my husband. She provided me with tips for the engagement and wedding day shoots, a day-of timeline, texted me updates and exciting countdown pictures, and even went to the venue a few days before during the hours of our wedding to get an idea of picture locations and best lighting. We got perfect pictures within the next fews days as a sample and the rest a few weeks after. Ariel captured how much fun we had and the details of our bridal party and venue. She brought on additional assistants that were just as great, friendly, and they made a perfect team. If you don't believe me, she was also featured in California Wedding Day Magazine for Best of 2022!! It's so great to work with people that you would actually want to be friends with and I 100% agree!! Ariel, Thank you for everything!!

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Kelcey k.

Magnolia West! Ariel was a breath of fresh air to work with. From the moment we met, I knew she was the one we wanted to work with. She took the time to meet with us and go through ALL our questions (photography and non photography wedding questions). She went above and beyond with scouting out the best time (lighting) and location for our intimate pictures and bridal party pictures. Her vision was on point! Her execution/direction the day of was perfect! She made sure we got everything we wanted and more! She captured so many wonderful moments and I couldn't be more grateful. She was always super easy going and extremely helpful. I could not imagine using anyone else! Thank you Ariel for capturing everything and more on our wedding day!!!!

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sophia d.

Ariel is a pleasure to work with. She is both professional and personal with a side of southern charm. I was so impressed by the way she was able to get us to open up! We were smiling and laughing through the whole session, that ease came across in all of our photos too. I feel like Ariel was able to truly capture who we are in our photos. She easily bends her process so we have both photojournalist quality images and candid portraiture. Through Ariel's lense we captured memories that will last the test of time. I would 10/10 recommend Ariel!

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kathleen a.

What a privilege it was to have Ariel photograph my beautiful wedding. The pictures are stunning. She is extremely personable, friendly and well organized. The word professional doesn't describe how truly personable she really is.
If you want an amazing experience, Ariel's your girl!

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ELIZABETH S.

Ariel is amazing! From our initial inquiry she was quick to respond, organized and gave us everything we needed to know. She helped explain the entire process and gave us recommendations along the way. Not to mention she is so sweet and makes you feel very comfortable behind the camera. We will definitely be recommending her to anyone interested in engagement and wedding shoots!

Now accepting wildly in love couples, looking for a wedding photographer and getting married in 2023 or 2024. Send me a note to see if your date is available! Don't delay! I typically book a year in advance.

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contact

Please email me at magnoliawestphotography@gmail.com if 1) you have any issues submitting the contact form,
2) you have not received a response within 24 hours, or 3) you are looking to collab.

To maintain high quality standards, I am selective in the weddings I shoot and only take on a small number each year.

I look forward to connecting with you!
♡ Ariel

To maintain high quality standards, I am selective in the weddings I shoot and only take on a small number each year.


I look forward to connecting with you!
♡ Ariel

thank you

I'll be in touch soon!

ariel

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you book ME you will get ME! I will be there thru every step of your journey. I will photograph your engagement shoot thru the grand exit on your wedding day! However, if you book one of my associate photographers, I will not be present on your wedding day, but I will shoot your engagement photos.

WILL YOU BE OUR ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHER?

I almost always lean towards YES. Having a second photographer allows me to capture two different angles and two different perspectives at the same time. A second photographer also allows me flexibility in the timeline, so we are never rushed. I carefully select my second shooters. Their photography and artistic style is always similar and/or complimentary to mine.

do i need two photographers on my wedding day?
and who will the second photographer be?

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I will meet you just before golden hour at the location of your choice. We'll put on a Spotify playlist, and I'll photograph you and your babe in the most beautiful light. Don't forget to bring an extra outfit for multiple looks!
Engagement sessions last up to 1.5 hours.

What should we expect for our engagement session?

YES! But travel fees may apply. Inquire to find out if your destination is on my bucket list!

Travel fees do not apply for Los Angeles County, Ventura County or Savannah, GA.

Do you travel for weddings and engagements?

I understand that weddings are expensive. If you have a specific budget in mind, please share it with me up front to determine if we are a good fit. While I require a deposit up front to reserve your date, I am happy to negotiate a payment plan that works for you.

Do you give discounts?

No, but I hightly recommend it. My computer is calibrated with my professional print lab. They do an amazing job and create heirloom quality prints and products.

do we have to buy prints through you?

more questions?

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