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

Megan is one of my closest friends so it’s always so much fun shooting her and her love, Adam. I mean, they are pretty easy on the eyes if I do say so. It’s even more amazing when we have slumber parties in an adorable Airbnb, eat vegan carrot cake in our pj’s and wake up at the crack of dawn to beat the heat for some beautiful photographs. Here are some of my favorites. And if you want more on this adorable couple, visit their lifestyle blog, Bravwel.


These photos are so special. They were taken just before Lisa started breast cancer treatment. Melissa wanted her to feel beautiful. She wanted to capture this moment in time for them, before Lisa’s world changed. These girls are so dang beautiful. And inspirational. Especially Lisa. Handling this whole disease like a champ with a huge laugh and tons of grace. Her energy is infectious and she’s definitely making the most of every day. I love their love and I can’t wait to watch Lisa come out the other side of this!


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!