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Rachel & Mark's Fairytale Wedding

These two are a complete fairytale! Their wedding was absolutely stunning from every little detail to the ties to each's heritage and culture. These two pulled out all the stops. The groom is from Scotland and the bride is of Mexican decent and they wanted to ensure that they fused everything so perfectly. A piper to start the day and I hear the groom's family say, "it sounds just like home." How lovely. A short and sweet ceremony, filled with nothing but HUGE smiles from the bride & groom to the sounds of mariachis entertaining the guests between courses of dinner to a reception filled with dancing. Their fairytale was complete magic. lezuphotography.2017_0604

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Gilded & Glamour

The moment you've all been waiting for! The shoot I did in partner with Modern Luxury Weddings, EnVogue Events & Hayley Paige. Gilded & Glamour Wedding Show, November 30th.

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More contributing partners:

Venue: The Astorian Boutique: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique Hair & Makeup: Studio A Salon Video: Ama by Aisha Khan Models: Neil Hamil Agency

Jade & George's Bahamian Elopement

In honor of their 6 month anniversary this week, I thought I'd give us a little #throwbackthursday on the blog today. These two are just so incredible together! I loved every minute that I got to spend with them and capture their story. If you follow me pretty well, you probably noticed that I went to the Bahamas last year-yes the BAHAMAS!! Such a peaceful place. I was asked to capture the sweet elopement of Jade & George on a beach with pink sand and crystal clear blue water. It was such a beautiful site to witness. Jade & George, I hope you two are enjoying every bit of your marriage!! I miss you two and hope to see you guys soon!! Hope Austin is treating you guys well! Please enjoy this flashback from your special day! xo, Layla

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wedding, BlogLayla Hillail
Ericka & Christopher :: Wed

This is one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever had the pleasure of shooting. My dear friend Christopher, married his beautiful lady in October and I have to say there wasn't a dry eye the entire day. They pulled out all the stops and it was absolutely beautiful. They had so many surprises for their family throughout the wedding and it was so great to see everyone reactions. I was teary-eyed the entire time. Ill let the photos speak for themselves. Love you Ericka & Christopher! xo

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Lauren & Steve :: Wed in NOLA

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Blog, events, weddingLayla Hillail
Mariah & Neil's Wedding

On a beautiful summer day in June, Mariah & Neil dedicated their lives to one another. The weather was perfect for a back yard wedding and the sunset was ever so beautiful. The laughed & loved with their family present and danced the night away under the stars. Everything about the wedding was magical, I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful wedding to photograph. They are two peas in a pod and I can't wait to see where their love takes them. Presenting, Mr. & Mrs. Almack,

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Blog, weddingLayla Hillail
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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Jihan & Rafe's Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Photographer ~ Le Zu Photography

This beautiful couple tied the knot a little over a month ago and I have to say I was very honored to have photograph their wedding. It was so sweet and special! Jihan & I became great friends throughout the time of talking about her wedding and awaiting her big day! I even photographed her Mehndi (Henna Party). Even though this post is short & sweet, it was definitely one of the most special weddings I have have the privilege of photographing.

We started out the day by having their traditional Islamic Ceremony followed by the wedding in the evening. For those of you that don't know much about Islamic Ceremonies, I'll explain as we go. :)

In the SouthEast Asian Culture, women adorned their hands and feet with henna which substituted as gold. It is said the darker the henna, the more blessed your marriage is. If you've ever had henna done you know how messy it gets, so you can only imagine how long you'd have to leave it on for it to be super dark. 

During the ceremony, the men & women are separated. The head Sheikh (Imann) does all of the talking, with a sermon followed by a couple of questions for the groom and the bride's father. The groom has to ask permission right then and there in-front of everyone for the bride's hand in marriage and with the father's blessing they two are wed. 

And now onto the wedding portion...

In order for the groom to enter the hall, he has to "pay a toll". He has a "financial advisor" negotiating his way into the hall. He has to agree to pay a certain amount of money for the bride and once the bride's family agrees, he's in! This was so fun to watch! 

 

Jihan & Rafe,

Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your special day! I wish you two a blessed marriage filled with love, prosperity and an abundance of happiness!!

Photographer: Layla Hillail, Le Zu Photography

Venue: Hilton SouthWest

Hijab: Hijab Couture

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! :)

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