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Fall Mini Sessions!

Fall is almost here so it’s time for fall mini sessions! I often get asked if I ever give discounts so here is your chance to document your family! For holiday cards or your yearly family photo or to get a quick photo session for your kids with short attention spans! You can be a...

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  • donnaSeptember 10, 2018 - 9:26 am

    I noticed you had a PV photo – will you come down to the southbay? If so, I’d like to book 🙂

  • donnaSeptember 10, 2018 - 9:31 am

    disregard – I now see the link and signed up. I would definitely prefer early morning for Daniel. He’s soooo much better in the morning and we get up at 6am so by 4pm he can be a bit of a handful.

Traveling Hearts

It’s that time again. Twice a year, a group of some of the most amazing women I know get together for girly-vacation-coworker time. We rent a house, lounge, laugh a lot, talk about life, love and creativity. Being self-employed and working alone most of the time, this is the closest we can get to having...

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    Memories of Greece & Italy to share.

    A month ago today I was on a plane returning from what feels like a dream. Two weeks of pure European wonder spent in Greece and Italy with my guy. Swoon! After so many years spent together, the opportunity to get out and experience the world and make US a priority presented itself and we...

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    • JordanaOctober 24, 2012 - 2:24 pm

      Absolutely gorgeous darling! The blessing of the cross story brought tears to my eyes… such a wonderful reminder of how powerful travel can be.

    • LilyOctober 24, 2012 - 2:26 pm

      Ala this is beautiful. You made me relive my trip all over again. I adored your words and pictures. You and Steven are perfect 😉 BTW, you made me want to go back BAD!

    • Jody AtkinsonOctober 24, 2012 - 2:56 pm

      So beautiful! I literally just teared up. I went to Greece for my honeymoon in May and my heart aches for it now. It is such a magical place.

    • emOctober 24, 2012 - 3:04 pm

      these are perfect. i love the story of your mama’s cross – so beautiful.

      and did you do the chair lift in capri?? wasn’t it the best experience ever?!

    • Laura KleinOctober 24, 2012 - 3:06 pm

      Ala… What amazing words, memories, photos and heart went into that post. Thank you for sharing <3

    • ariOctober 24, 2012 - 3:23 pm

      gosh, those images are just so stunning. makes me want to go back asap!

    • gladysOctober 24, 2012 - 3:30 pm

      this gave me goosies. your writing, accompanied with the photographs. so wonderful to see the world through your eyes, ala.


    • Adrienne GundeOctober 24, 2012 - 4:13 pm

      I feel like I was teary-eyed the entire post… the writing and the photos are all so so beautiful! Literally makes me want to pack a bag and fly off to Europe right. this. instant.

    • CherreeOctober 24, 2012 - 6:16 pm

      WOW! I can’t believe how gorgeous everything is… this makes me want to go so much more! I love the short memories you shared with us, and your photos are a gorgeous compliment 🙂

    • NinaOctober 24, 2012 - 8:22 pm

      such simply amazing journey! i cried and got goosebumps while reading the blessing of the cross story <3. thank you for sharing.

    • JessicaOctober 25, 2012 - 6:32 am

      Gorgeous pictures and words. It made me want travel to Europe again and make Italy a priority stop. The biggest thing I gained from my travel there was to “work to live not live to work.” The travel stays with you long after leaving the destination.

    • kellyOctober 25, 2012 - 11:17 am

      absolutely perfect! love, love, love.

    • Megan WelkerOctober 25, 2012 - 2:36 pm

      I cried reading your story. In Portfolio, sitting by myself. You made me cry 😉 Ala, these are amazing. I love so many of them for so many reasons. Print that photo of you and Steve on the boat. Print it big and frame it because that’s so so special. <3

    • JordanOctober 25, 2012 - 2:44 pm

      What an amazing story you’ve shared. LOVE!

    • PaolaOctober 26, 2012 - 8:21 am

      These are beyond beautiful, and your cross blessing story made me cry.

    • NeaOctober 26, 2012 - 11:57 pm

      Wow! Love all of your photos. I feel like I was there too, kinda 🙂

    • Gabby / En Route PhotographyOctober 29, 2012 - 12:22 am

      What a beautiful beautiful trip! Santorini is defo one of my favorite places on Earth too! 😉 Next time u gotta come to spain! 😉

    • […] Greece and Italy, and enjoyed all of the charm of Santorini, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome. You can see all their photos and read the full post on her blog, but I’ve included a beautifully written excerpt from Ala that highlights how the smallest […]

    • Kacee GeoffroyNovember 5, 2012 - 12:24 pm

      What an amazing trip!!!!!!! So cool to have those gorgeous memories!!!

    • samiaNovember 8, 2012 - 8:27 am

      Beautiful pictures, what hotel did you stay in at Santorini, would love to visit one day

    • Leeka B.November 8, 2012 - 1:38 pm

      So beautiful!!! Amazing pictures, as always!

    • VanessaFebruary 27, 2013 - 9:53 am

      Hi- My finance and I are planning a Honeymoon this year with Katie Frederick from Everafterhoneymoons where I found your blog. I am so amazed at all you accomplished on your honeymoon. I would love to ask you a few questions since you honeymoon is almost right on par with what we want to experience. We were only planning on going to Mykonos and Santorini, but I feel like we need to accomplish and see a little more together as newlyweds. I almost feel like i will take whatever time needed to have the absolute best honeymoon!
      We were planning on only going to Greece specifically, Mykonos and Satorini but I loveeeeeeeee Italy and Tuscany and after I saw your blog I am SOLD!!
      1) Did you go through Katier Frederick?
      2) How many days was your honeymoon?
      3) what were you favorite places? i have been to florence, so i wouldnt do that again. I have also stayed in positano and loved every minute of it. where did you stay in the amalfi?
      4) what was your budget if you dont mind me asking?

      Thank you soo sooso sooo much!!!I look forward to hearing from you