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

Christine & Andrew live in New York but were married in California. We actually never met in person until the day of their engagement session when I had the absolute pleasure of photographing them and seriously, it couldn’t have gone better. They are the ideal clients and such a joy to be around. I can’t wait to share their wedding next. It was definitely a favorite of 2014!!

I have the pleasure of photographing people on the beach a whole lot and let me tell you, it doesn’t get old. The soft waves, the wind through her hair, him cuddling her to keep her warm, the sand in their feet. It’s just a romantic place and the light always shows up. I’m so thrilled with Nicolette and Bobby’s engagement session we shot at El Matador State Beach a few months ago. I can’t wait to share their wedding soon, too!!

Kerri & Lee had such a fun Palm Springs wedding! Lots of color, texture, laughs and crazy dancing! The O’Donnell House was the perfect setting for their fun affair and I was so excited to be a part of it. Here are some favorites from their day!

  • Megan Welker - Love this wedding so much! The colors are so pretty and happy and I’m still swooning over that chuppah!