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.


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Fall is almost here so it’s time for fall mini sessions! I often get asked if I ever give discounts so here is your chance to document your family! For holiday cards or your yearly family photo or to get a quick photo session for your kids with short attention spans! You can be a family, a couple, pregnant or just a pup parent, all are welcome! These sessions are special to me because I get squeeze some of my favorite kiddos and watch families grow, year after year!

Here are the details:
+ 20 minutes
+ 20 images delivered via digital download
+ $275 due upon booking
+ perfect for families, couples, kids, maternity, etc!

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Thousand Oaks, Ca

Saturday, November 10, 2018 // afternoon
Palos Verdes, Ca

Please email me if you have any other questions – hello@loveala.com
* If there’s enough interest, I can add early morning sessions as well!
** Let’s all pray for cool weather. No one wants to wear sweaters in 90 degrees!

  • donna - I noticed you had a PV photo – will you come down to the southbay? If so, I’d like to book 🙂

  • donna - disregard – I now see the link and signed up. I would definitely prefer early morning for Daniel. He’s soooo much better in the morning and we get up at 6am so by 4pm he can be a bit of a handful.

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!