Here's how my process works

Send me a note when you're ready to reserve your date.

We'll set up a call, coffee, FaceTime or Zoom date to connect.

Meet & Greet

Up to 1.5 hours at your location of choice with 3 outfits.

Engagement Session

We'll make sure we are organized for your big day.

Timeline Review

Full day coverage of your wedding based on collection.

Wedding Day

Your images and online store will be delivered along with any included products.

Gallery Delivered







Psst... can I tell you a secret? 

I love weddings, and I'll probably cry at yours.

I do. They never get old. The excitement, the giddy expectation, the dress, the colors, the flowers. I love every little bit of them and it’s fascinating to see the little personal spins that each couple puts on the tradition. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone goes ahead and wows you all over again. 

Head over to my "Experience" page for in depth descriptions of each stage of the process.


"I literally cried at their beauty! Ariel has an amazing eye, is incredibly skilled and gifted."


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around here we're all about...

timeless romance, sentimental details, genuine connections and cultivating friendships

hear me when i say, i've. got. you.



why I do what I do

Weddings breathe life into my soul. A romantic first look, the private exchange of the vows, that last deep breath the bride takes before her daddy walks her down the aisle, golden hour romantics, beautiful flowers, a killer party... I love it all, and the best part--it never gets old.

Afraid of feeling awkward in front of the camera? Not sure what to do with your hands? You're not alone, but don't worry! I've got you! I'll give you direction every step of the way. We'll put on a Spotify playlist and capture real moments between you and your babe. I keep it casual and fun.

my philosophy is simple...

When the party is over, all you'll have to remember your day is your photos. I capture how it felt, so you can remember forever.

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The Magnolia West Bride

has a love for all things beautiful, timeless & romantic

The Magnolia West Bride

is modern yet sentimental

The Magnolia West Bride

loves beautiful outdoor wedding venues

The Magnolia West Bride

values close friendships

The Magnolia West Bride

desires photos that capture how it felt

Does "The Magnolia West Bride" describe you?

If you think we might be a good fit, I'd love to hear from you!

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If you're looking for dreamy, romantic fine art wedding photography in Los Angeles, and a well-organized and executed process, you're in luck! Let's schedule a consultation and see if we are the right fit. We recommend saving your date 12-18 months in advance.

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What to expect. Getting excited!

Engagment Sessions

complimentary with select wedding packages

An engagement shoot will help you understand what to expect on the wedding day. You will learn a little about posing and the shooting pace. It’s a great time to get photos done for your save-the-date cards, a wedding slideshow, signature frame or guest book album. It’s also nice to have professional photos of the two of you not in wedding attire.
Engagement sessions are up to 1.5 hours long and include 2-3 outfits.
I can't wait to meet you and your babe!

Frequently Asked Questions

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YES! I will be there thru every step of your journey. I will photograph your engagement shoot thru the grand exit on your wedding day! While I do have a team of second shooters, I will be your lead photographer. Always. I do not use associate photgraphers in my place.


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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