MAGNOLIA WEST PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN LOS ANGELES, CA

Alana + Sam

PRIVATE ESTATE | THOUSAND OAKS, CA

Alana and Sam celebrated their love last weekend with a micro wedding in Thousand Oaks. They have endured unexpected illness and death in their families over the last year putting life into perspective.

Alana and Sam initially got engaged and started planning a huge wedding on Catalina Island for June of 2022. Unfortunately, due to a debilitating illness, Sam’s dad will not be able to attend. Alana also recently lost her grandfather unexpectedly. The couple decided that, while they definitely still want the big party on Catalina Island this summer, it’s most important that all of their family members be present to witness their union. So… Alana and Sam got married on the deck of her childhood home on Sunday, January 16 in the presence of their immediate families and closest friends. The wedding was intimate and personal.

Alana wanted all of the traditional photos–getting ready, first look with her dad, first kiss, first dances, romantics, cake… This was A LOT to cram into just 3 short hours. We did it though! I captured all of the traditional shots. Plus, I scouted a location down the street from the house and gave her the golden hour romantics of her dreams. The light was beautiful and the photos turned out gorgeous!

Golden hour romantics are always a must in my book!

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The micro wedding in Thousand Oaks is not the end!

The big wedding is coming! Alana, Sam and all of their friends and family will be heading to Catalina Island in June of 2022. I can’t wait to document the rest of their story. Be sure to check the blog later this summer to follow their journey!


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Thousand Oaks Wedding

January 27, 2022

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