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Category Archives: Lifestyle

Los Angeles Lifestyle Session : Jordana & Chris

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...

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  • meganJune 28, 2015 - 6:40 am

    Love these so so much!! That light in the Hazel house is on fleek 😉 But really, these are so gorgeous!

Los Angeles Lifestyle : Veronica Valencia Collection

In 2013, I had the opportunity to shoot more lifestyle and editorial projects. It’s so refreshing to collaborate with stylists and art directors to bounce ideas off one another to bring a vision to life. When the amazingly talented Veronica Valencia asked me to shoot her new lighting collaboration with Barn Light Electric, I was...

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  • LilyJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Ala! Beautiful! Great job!

  • MeganJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    SO good! I love these! That shot of her on the couch is my fave!

  • Heidi R.January 15, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    These are so good!

  • EvieJanuary 23, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    This is too fab! Love them!!! Excellent as always Ala:)

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Los Angeles Lifestyle Session : Vitar Family

I photographed this family for the first time 5 years ago. Since then, they have grown by two kids and have become some of my dearest friends. Every time we get together, it’s feels like home. I love them all and I am excited that after so long, they’re stuck with me. Here are some...

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  • Megan WelkerJanuary 7, 2014 - 7:26 pm

    LOVE these so much! Some of my favorite family shots of yours! What a precious group they are!

  • nichelle feneJuly 8, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    I’m starting to like this family. 😀

  • nichelle feneJuly 8, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    I like the baby. I wonder what her name is…