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Category Archives: Engaged

Rashana & Matt : Engaged : Laguna Beach, Ca

Rashana & Matt are my kind of people. They are inspired by interior design, architecture and fashion. Rashana loves blush as much as I do and gushes over floppy hats and amalfi tables as any girl should. Matt keeps the wine glasses full and keeps things light with jokes and silly expressions. I fell in...

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  • ShaylaJune 1, 2012 - 9:35 am

    Such a beautiful session!

  • PattyJune 1, 2012 - 9:45 am

    GORGEOUS! LOVE her dresss.

  • EmilyJune 1, 2012 - 9:46 am

    Those beach shots are YUMMY. <3 the whole set!

  • Christina DelyJune 1, 2012 - 9:49 am

    Oh Ala! This is truly gorgeous!!! Like something out of a magazine…

  • Mary SullivanJune 1, 2012 - 10:44 am

    This is one of my favorite sessions you’ve photographed to date. Love!!!

  • TiaJune 1, 2012 - 11:50 am

    Ok, I seriously adore this couple! Great photos!

  • NeaJune 1, 2012 - 11:51 am

    I think this my favorite session! It’s gorgeous.

  • StephanieJune 1, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    Incredible… the light, the styling and your words that accompany the photos. so, so lovely.

  • LauraJune 1, 2012 - 1:53 pm

    LOVE the ones on the beach! So romantic and sweet 🙂

  • Joe+KathrinaJune 1, 2012 - 2:38 pm

    UGH the sweetest ever!!!! Made me fall in love with them!

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  • GladysJune 5, 2012 - 8:09 am

    This session is SOOOO YOU, Ala! It’s perfect! Rashana is totally your bride. She reminds me of you with all that style 🙂 You’re amazing!!!

  • Adrienne GundeJune 6, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    You’re kidding me with that gorgeous light (and mindblowingly awesome dress) on the beach!! And the ones at home are so cozy, intimate, real. Beautiful all around!

  • […] all they are gorgeous, secondly her dress is wow, and then the photos were shot by one of my faves love ala. does it get any better than this?!!! why yes it does, look at that hat…talk about […]

  • […] – places I’d love to shoot my couples. Nothing fancy, just ordinary places, just being. Couch hanging, ferris wheel-ing, flying, thrifting. Lounging in a hammock has long been on this list. […]

  • Melissa MyersJuly 26, 2012 - 11:28 am

    Oh my gosh I’m so in love with these photos!! It totally captures the love Matt and Rashana share for each other. So excited about the wedding!!!

  • […] wedding was definitely a favorite. After their absolutely stunning engagement session, I was counting down to Rashana & Matt’s big day. It did not disappoint. It was a lovely […]

Viviana & Al : Engaged : Laguna Beach, Ca

They met on a blind date. But it wasn’t a typical set up. Viviana was going to school for her masters while juggling a full-time job. Week in and week out, she attended class and although at times, things were extra busy, Viviana always had a smile on her face. She’s this dynamic, friendly, happy...

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  • Megan WelkerMay 22, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    I love how real these images are! Not to mention, that light is delectable!

  • Gabby / En Route PhotographyMay 22, 2012 - 3:01 pm

    That Cali light is unbeatable… I wish we had some of that in Barcelona! 😉

  • EvieMay 29, 2012 - 8:56 am

    The way you captured that light and their love is ridiculously amazing!

  • MikaelaMay 29, 2012 - 10:43 am

    your work is always insanely beautiful!

  • […] Viviana & Al’s Calamigos Equestrain Wedding […]

Ashley & Daniel : Engaged : Venice, Ca

Engagement sessions are my favorite. Engagement sessions of an awesome photographer and his equally awesome fiance are even better. No timelines to follow, no dress to keep clean, no reservations. Just a day out exploring and laughing, with my camera along for the ride. Ashley and Daniel have made their home in Arizona but will be getting...

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  • LilyRoMay 2, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    Ala!! I love this!! So sweet and fun in every way 😉

  • stephanieMay 2, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    I so love these! Beautiful job.

  • mikeMay 2, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    Love love love the sense of calm and tranquility in these.

  • Gabby / En Route PhotographyMay 2, 2012 - 9:43 pm


  • Christina DelyMay 3, 2012 - 10:46 am

    In love with the first image! What a beautiful overcast day!

  • natashaMay 3, 2012 - 1:46 pm

    Cool and classy. Love it!x

  • CiaraMay 4, 2012 - 7:24 am

    ala, these are stunning. every single one of them i swooned over.

  • […] pass in a blur. It’s an honor to photograph a wedding day but it meant so much to me when Daniel and Ashley asked me to document their wedding because Daniel is a photographer himself. The entire day was so […]

  • DorothyAugust 11, 2014 - 8:43 am

    I’m impressed by your writing. Are you a professional or just very knlgoedweable?