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 thrilled.

We had tons of color and style and ideas for this project, all in a beautifully lit downtown loft. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty special. You can view my favorites from the look book below and more of her colorful collection here. I’m definitely eyeing the Lola Soho Pendant.

Ala! Beautiful! Great job!

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

These are so good!

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

[...] Check out the Barn Light Electric Co. website for more styles. And be sure and take a peek at Veronica’s gorgeous blog (unless you actually need to be productive today, in which case, PUT DOWN THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY SLOWLY). And if you’re digging the images above, check out the photography blog of Ala Cortez here. [...]

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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 of my favorites from our recent session.

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

I’m starting to like this family. :-D

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

Malibu Beach Engagement : Debbie & Lior

A beach, a flowy dress, bouncy curls and a sweet couple who are very into each other. Recipe for a fantastic engagement session, I’d say. I loved getting to meet and photograph Debbie and Lior during this most amazing time of their lives, engagement time! It really is such a fun stage in your relationship and I am happy to be a part of it! Here are some of my favorites.

Love these. Really beautiful light in those last few images and a wardrobe change too! Top work!

oh that light is so so dreamy! what a gorgeous session from start to finish!