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
and find out how we'll make your dream wedding a reality.

 take me to THE magnolia west
luxury wedding photography EXPERIENCE

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


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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!

like what you see?


If you're looking for dreamy, romantic fine art imagery 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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If you book ME (Ariel) 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 be your point of contact throughout the entire wedding planning process and I will shoot your engagement photos.


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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