Ala cortez

My name is Ala (rhymes with Kayla). I live in Southern California with my two babes, Landin & Cole. You can usually find me with a delicious cocktail in my hand, wearing something sparkly. I laugh loud, I love hard and I eat way too much sugar for my own good. But sometimes I go to the gym so it totally balances out.


I have a degree in graphic design but my heart truly belongs to photography. I love capturing the beauty in the in-between moments – your deep breaths, your nervous laughs, your messy hair and crooked smile. Warm embraces with your 93-year old grandmother or your first few days with your newborn. All those moments are so special to me and my hope is that I can tell your story through photographs that you’ll look back on for years to come.


I love tequila, online shopping and sushi. I believe naps fix everything and I quote Schitt’s Creek often. I’m addicted to pilates and prosecco. So, hello there. Let’s meet.

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Wedding Collections starting at $3,800 | Portraits starting at $650


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