love stories
I'm all about keeping it real and capturing those raw, beautiful moments on your big day. As your candid wedding photographer, I'm not into the staged stuff – I want to document the genuine emotions, laughter, and all those heartwarming glances. I love being in the moment with you, freezing those authentic bits that make your love story uniquely yours. So, if you're into photos that tell a real, unfiltered story of your special day, I've got you covered
Preserving the real, raw, and beautiful moments
about me

Hey there! I'm a Southern California wedding, family and elopement photographer. I'm not just a wedding photographer; I'm a mom, a lover of love, and a storyteller dedicated to freezing your most cherished moments. Juggling the beautiful chaos of motherhood has instilled in me a deep appreciation for the genuine, the authentic, and the downright magical moments that life unfolds. My lens becomes a conduit for capturing the raw, unscripted beauty of your connection. I understand that love comes in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes a bit of awkwardness, and that's what makes it uniquely yours. As a mom, I bring a nurturing touch to guide you through those moments, ensuring I capture the essence of you being completely, wonderfully yourselves.

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"Magaly truly captured the spirit of our marriage day with the most beautiful of lens. When we decided to document our legal marriage, we were looking for someone who was thoughtful and made us feel comfortable. From the very first response to our inquiry to the swift delivery our entire gallery, Magaly was a dream to work with start to finish. The weather was unexpectedly intense the day of our marriage, including snow, rain and lots of clouds and it took us a while longer than expected to arrive at the hall of records. Magaly was understanding, kind and truly had a magical eye for romantic and authentic photos. Her calming presence made up warm up in front of the camera and our photos truly capture our love in beautiful and real to life colors. We will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives!" Chelsi & Kristi

"Finding a photographer we felt comfortable around was as equally important to us as the quality of the photographs. We knew we could only get the beautiful candid and professional photos we desired from our engagement session and wedding if we were comfortable being ourselves in front of the person behind the camera. Magaly made us feel like we knew each other the moment we first Facetimed; after that it was a no-brainer we would go with her! Having never before taken photos with a professional photographer, we both appreciated all of the direction and tips given to us at our sessions. We now get to walk away with hundreds of photos that capture us as a couple and also with photos that capture us sharing raw and intimate moments with our closest loved ones like our parents who won't always be here with us. Not only we, but also our friends and family, will cherish these photos forever"  Vicky & FIdel

"Magaly was the best photographer I could have had for my wedding! I truly have not a single negative thing to say and would love to just enthusiastically encourage anyone to book her.

Her communication was thorough, she regularly set up appointments to meet, discuss expectations, and check-in. She also sent regular information emails with advice and recommendations. On the day she was early, thorough, checked in with me regularly, easy to work with, and just a calming presence to have for the day. She really moved with the flow and was all over the place capturing everything she could.

"I asked for several specific pictures or things that I was looking for, and she got everything. My pictures are beautiful, I keep looking at them and getting emotional. I received sneak peeks within 72 hours and was surprised how many she already had ready! Everything I could have asked for and more, Magaly did. She took extra steps to ensure that our day was wonderful and I just appreciate her so much." Lindsey & Jacob
"I couldn't be happier that we had Magaly there to capture our day. I feel like she got the real "us" - our wedding was super fun and nontraditional and the photos reflect that! She caught every moment I could have hoped for plus so much more. I'll treasure these photos forever." Natalie & Daniel

"the way she captured our love was organic and candid."