Ala Cortez is a boutique photographer with a passion for story telling. Real connections with real people. Based in Los Angeles and available for travel wherever your event takes me. This is my space to share my favorite photographs, words, styles and stories that inspire me. A lookbook of all my favorite things, if you will. Welcome.


    • Weddings
    • Engagements
    • Lifestyle
    • Boudoir

It’s been quite a while. I’m just over here working on weddings and portrait shoots and living life. My poor blog. I’ll get back to it soon, promise! In the meantime, if you want to keep up with what I’m doing, please follow me over on the good ol’ instagram machine – @moderntype. Just wanted to say hello real quick. See you so soon!


In 2010, I was invited on a trip to Palm Springs with a group of female photographers. I went with an open mind but if I’m being honest, I wasn’t expecting too much. I already had the best of friends from college. What happened though, was something that I will be forever grateful for. I didn’t just gain industry friends, I gained a group of sisters. Women who encourage each other. Women who laugh together. Women who celebrate your achievements and are there to mourn your losses.

Jordana is one of those special women and together with her husband Chris, has become the dearest of friends. They have been there for both Steve and I, always with a cocktail, a warm hug, understanding eyes and the most endearing of Boston accents. They recently welcomed their sweet baby girl and I got to photograph their anticipation before her arrival. What a gift to watch my friend become a mama. Looking at these photos, pregnancy most definitely agrees with her!!


  • megan - Love these so so much!! That light in the Hazel house is on fleek ;) But really, these are so gorgeous!