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Ashley & Jake, Engaged under the Christmas Trees

I cannot say enough about these two! I've known Ashley since the 8th grade and when she asked me to document their Christmas photos, I couldn't say no! I was super excited to meet Jake and secretly hoped that he was going to propose. I was sitting down working one day when I get a phone call from Jake, before he even finished his sentence I knew he was going to tell me that he was going to propose. I did a small squeal of excitement and told him the part during the session where I thought it would be best to do the proposal. I had to do my best the entire week to keep my mouth closed every time I talked to Ashley. I put my best poker face on and prayed every moment was more than perfect for them. The session started off amazing and I backed up to give them their space, Jake got down on one knee and asked Ashley to be his forever. It was the perfect moment and I was crying as much as they were. It was so beautiful & I am so grateful to be the one to document their love and this amazing moment in their life together.

Ashley & Jake, I can't thank you enough for choosing me to be the one to document your love and exciting your new journey! xo

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Their session was also featured on How He Asked & its so perfect!

Mohanad & Wafa - Henna

Okay so funny story this one. This is my soon-to-be brother-in-law & his beautiful (now) wife!!! Its been a while since I've blogged so that why you see the Christmas decorations. Any who, my now fiancé (then friend) called me up saying they needed a photographer for one of his brother's pre-wedding parties. I never say no to a good party!

Arabic weddings are one big party, with a bunch of parties leading up to the big day. This party was the henna party & my new family definitely knows how to throw a party because I had a blast!! :)

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This is my then friend, now fiancé ;) & I at the end of the night. I'll be posting our story in a couple of days so be on the lookout. :)

 

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// pablo & edith ~ le zu photography ~ houston engagement photographer

over the summer, i received a call from pablo asking if i could do photos of him and at the time girlfriend edith. of course i said yes. when i called to confirm all of the details and asked if there was anything specific that i needed to be aware of during the shoot, he said, "yes, im proposing at the end of the night." i literally jumped for joy! who wouldn't want to photograph a surprise engagement! when we met up for their session, i had to keep my cool and act as if nothing was going to happen. its a good thing im a good secret keeper! ;)

as the sun started to set, we made our way to the restaurant that pablo wanted to propose at but the lighting was horrible and the bartender was not wanting to help us out. i stepped outside of the restaurant and looked at the various restaurants we had available and decided to try batanga. just from a first glance, i knew this was the restaurant. i asked them to wait outside while i talked to the owner. i explained to the owner the situation and they said of course! whatever you need! extremely pleased, i said outside would be best, under the umbrellas and a bottle of wine please. without hesitation they seated the couple and i started doing what i do best. i gave pablo the signal that whenever he was ready to go ahead, he got down on one knee, shocked edith and she screamed yes!

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Three Nails Workshop ~ Alice in Wonderland

Two weeks ago today, I was wrapping up the last day of the Three Nails Photography workshop. I can't put into words how amazing the experience was and how invigorating it was to learn from so many talented people, especially Hunter. Hunter is one of my biggest inspirations and I LOVE his work, being able to learn from him was truly amazing. I met so many talented photographers at this workshop and we all instantly clicked which was wonderful! I hope I get to work with them all again during my journey as a photographer, until then Im going to work my butt off fulfilling my dream and ever lasting desire to be a world class photographer.

Here are some sneak peeks at the various shoots that we did.

Engagement session:

Bridal Session:

Best Man & Maid of honor from the wedding portion:

This workshop would not have happened without: Hunter Leone of Three Nails Photography with his creative vision & direction. Makeup artist, Meka with Meka with Motives without her talented hands everyone would look plain & blah. Kirstie Kelly Collections for the amazing wedding dresses. Untamed Petals for their gorgeous headpieces. Pursing Eden for the set design and props that adorned our table. Rampage Farms in Hooks, TX, for hosting & allowing us to use their stunning property.

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!

Enjoy!!

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

Porsche & Kelvin Engagement Session ~ Houston Engagement Photographer ~ Le Zu Photography

THESE TWO ARE SOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!

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So I have to tell you all, after you've looked at their gorgeous photos, how Mr. Kelvin proposed. It wasn't your typical proposal. Kelvin decided that instead of asking Porsche first, he needed to get the permission from her family. So Kelvin, hoped in the car with his soon to be mother-in-law and drove around Texas talking to Porsche's family and asking for their permission to marry her. I have to say, Porsche is one lucky girl! I would feel so honored if my future husband traveled every where I had family to ask to marry me. Once Kelvin got everyone's blessing he then proposed to Porsche, she was of course eating a bowl of cereal in the process and he surprised her like no other. They are beyond cute together and I know they are going to have many blessed years together!

Porsche & Kelvin,

I wish you two all of the happiness in the world!! I know you guys are going to have many wonderful years to come!!

xo! layla

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 lezuphotography@yahoo.com.

Much love!!! xo Layla

Bryan & Cristina, Engagement Session ~ Houston Lifestyle Photographer, Le Zu Photography

I absolutely adore this next couple!! They were so amazing the day of their session, not only did we have a gorgeous day they even let me use test out some new poses & spots for their shoot! We started off on a ledge & ended their session on a rooftop! It was definitely a great session!

Bryan & Cristina,

You guys are SO amazing!!! Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your engagement session!!! I had such a great time with you guys! :)

Much love!! xo Layla