Posts in Maternity
// welcoming b a b y zoe ~ le zu photography

giving birth is one of those miracles that will never cease to amaze me. it is one of the most beautiful things that i have ever witnessed and i am so privileged to have been able to witness the birth of this beautiful baby girl.

i was laying down in bed one sunday morning when my phone went off, i answered it and corey told me tiffany had been admitted to the hospital and they were getting ready for baby zoe's arrival. i jumped out of bed, got dressed, grabbed a cup of joe and went to the hospital. i knew it was going to be a fast-paced sort of thing so i was mentally preparing myself. originally corey told me it was probably going to be a while but then i got a call about 30 minutes later saying its going to be sooner rather than later. as soon as i got the hospital, tiffany was ready to go and i got my stuff ready and started shooting. it was so surreal to be photographing a birth, granted i've been in the room when babies have been born but not ever photographing. tiffany is a trooper, this is her second baby about 12 years apart and she went into labor no drugs, no epidural, nothing. all i have to say is she rocks! it was such an emotional couple of hours but it was beautiful. once zoe was born it was bliss from then. everyone was in tears. corey couldn't stop admiring his baby girl, tiffany was smiling from ear to ear, jasmine was taking it all in and grandparents were full of joy.

tiffany & corey, i am so happy you chose me to capture the birth of your sweet baby girl. i can't wait to watch her grow up and see how beautiful she becomes. love you guys! her newborns will appear in the next couple weeks on the blog so be sure to be on the lookout.

please welcome baby zoe!!!! xxx

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My home away from home ~ Studio, Le Zu Photography

For quite some time now all I've been wanting to do is open a studio; a place where I can meet clients, a place to for me to be able to do certain type of shoots and a place to call my own. Reality finally set in a couple of months ago when I found the perfect little spot. You may or may not know, I grew up in the Martial Arts industry and until I started doing photography that was all I knew. My parents opened up their first Martial Arts facility in the Clear Lake area 19 years ago this June and it was mine & my brother's home away from home. As the years went on we opened up two more facilities and our main location in Clear Lake grew, we added more buildings and are still expanding. With our expansion, a few years ago, my parents built a nice size office in the back of our main facility and it wasn't really used much. I finally got the courage to ask if I could move in and without hesitation they both said yes. It was definitely something that I had been waiting a long time to do so I was beyond excited that my dream was actually coming true. I started planning it out in my head back in December and all I had to do was wait for the current tenant to move out completely and I could move in. Once April hit I was ready. I moved in and it became my new home away from home. The best part about it is that I grew up on the grounds where my studio is located so I couldn't be happier about my location. Its definitely my little slice of heaven.

I am beyond blessed that I was able to open up my studio and now have a place to do the things I have envisioned for this next step for my company. I hope you enjoy the tour, in photos, of my studio. You'll definitely need to come visit in person though!


Studio hours are by appointment only, if you'd like to come have a private tour don't hesitate to ask! :)

Mariko & Jamal, Couple's Session ~ Le Zu Photography

I adore this next lady, we worked together on a shoot one time and we instantly clicked! She's super sweet & her fella isn't half bad either! ;)She contacted me with some super exciting news and asked if we could do a couple of shoots together. I was super excited because of course I love nothing more than being behind the camera! This first shoot is to help announce her exciting news but you have to scroll through the photos to find out what it is.

I won't hold you much longer to find out what her news is!

I asked Jamal to show me his best "swag" and this is what happened! We definitely had a good laugh! ;)

So when Mariko contacted me, she asked me if we could do something a little special. She requested 3 different shoots; one now, one later on & one when her little bundle of joy is born!! Yes, this lovely lady is expecting!!! When she told me I was first off so excited for her & second extremely excited for the different shoots! We brainstormed a few ideas and I have to say I can't wait to 'til the other shoots! We decided to do something simple for this shoot and just make it a couple's session to help announce her pregnancy. We had a great time and I couldn't be happier for her & her man!

Mariko & Jamal, I'm so happy for you guys!! I had a fabulous time with you two & Rocko, he's going to make a great big brother!! Can't wait 'til the other shoots too!!! Much love!! xo layla

Here's the little announcement, their baby is the size of a lime!! Pretty cute baby huh???

3 years! ~ Le Zu Photography

Hello beautiful people!!!

So with last weeks exciting news, I have some more amazing news to share!!!

Le Zu Photography is celebrating 3 years in business!! Wow!! I can't believe how fast the time has gone and how blessed I have been! I have had some amazing clients over the past 3 years and I couldn't be more grateful for all of the opportunities that have come my way! I want to thank everyone who has helped to make my dreams come true and to everyone whose life I been so fortunate to be apart of to capture memories for many years to come! I absolutely, positively LOVE EACH & EVERY ONE OF MY CLIENTS!! You guys are utterly amazing and I wouldn't be where I am today without you!

In addition to Le Zu turning 3 years old I have decided to do a 2 month special for all of you!! Now just because it's running for 2 months, doesn't mean you need to wait until the last day to book your session. Trust me, my schedule books up extremely fast and I wouldn't want you to miss any opportunity!

For all of you lovely people, I am offering an amazing deal! $300 off any wedding package that I offer AS WELL AS 30% off any event or session package!! HURRY!! DON'T WAIT!! BOOK YOUR SESSION BEFORE TIME & SPACES RUN OUT!!! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Much love!!! xo Layla

Maisha & Jyric Maternity Session ~ Houston Lifestyle Photographer, Le Zu Photographer

I absolutely LOVE everything about this next session! Everything turned out perfectly! We had a gorgeous day, the colors they wore were perfect and of course her little bump was precious!! Maternity sessions are one of my favorite sessions because the mama is always glowing and of course her hubby will love on her as much as possible! I think these images prove just that.

Maisha & Jyric,

You guys are super adorable and I had such a blast capturing your joy! I can't wait to meet little Sabriya, I know she's going to be perfect!! :)

Year in review ~ Le Zu Photography

WOW, what a year!!! I don't even know where to start!! I want to first say that I have been truly blessed this year, my business has grown so much and is still growing! I have been so very grateful for all of the amazing clients I have had over the past year and no session was ever the same. I was exposed to so many different clients and I have been so happy for each and every opportunity that came my way. This year was a very trying year for me and I am happy to say that I pulled through and came out even stronger than before. It has been a lot of trial and error and finding out what works and what doesn't definitely takes time and I think Im happy to say that even though Im still very much learning a lot I think I have finally found what works for me and my company.

I hope to continue to grow my company more and more each day and be blessed and honored to photograph more beautiful faces along the way! I can't wait to see what 2013 brings and hoping that it brings everyone health, happiness and prosperity!! It has truly been an honor to work with all of the amazing people I worked with over the past year. I started off last year with a 50th wedding anniversary for one of the sweetest couples I have ever met and I will be ending it today with a family session! Below are just some of the sessions I shot over the year, if I put all of them up you guys would be here too long. ;) I definitely grew a lot as an artist and can't wait to grow even more!

I will be starting off 2013 with some personal projects and a wedding!!! Im super excited and can't wait! Im ready to share with you all the next chapter in my life as well as in the people that I meet along the way.

I hope you all have an amazing New Year and live each and everyday as it was meant to be lived, to the fullest!

I want to leave you all with this: Smile every where you go, laugh when unnecessary, cry when needed, hug a little harder even if its too tight, kiss those whom you love longer and just be YOU! The world needs more people like the one you are. Happy New Year Everyone!! xo~Layla

Smith Family Photos ~ Le Zu Photography

Hello my darlings!!!

I have a very special family for you on the blog today! Ms. Melissa was my chemistry partner way back when and now her, her hubby and their beautiful baby girl Aubrey are expecting their second baby!!! Congratulations beautiful Smith family!! I can't wait to meet your new bundle of joy!

Much love!!

~Layla xoxo

Ladies & Gents without further ado please meet the Smith family!!!