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

We drove to Palm Springs for Kristin & Alex’s engagement session on a beautiful Friday. Problem was, everyone else in California was on the road that day too. By the time we arrived, the sun was quickly setting. Luckily, it didn’t matter. Can you believe they rocked this session in like, 35 minutes? Kristin & Alex flow that well together. This is only part I. I can’t wait to shoot part II in April and their wedding shortly after. Definitely such a fun couple to be around!


  • Heidi R. - Um…..LOVE. 35 minutes!? You’re magic.

  • Jordana - 35 minutes is rockstar material! So beautiful!

  • Natasha - Totally gorgeous as usual!! Loving the new blog look as well. You nail it everytime! x

  • Megan Welker - hot damn! Gorgeous couple, images and that dreamy sunset light. You + them…35 minutes was obvi all you needed.