This session gives me all the feels.
This family is near and dear to me. I love capturing all of their special moments.
i absolutely adore this baby girl! i saw her mama bring her into this world & i can't wait to see her grow up over the next year!
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
sweetest baby boy that you ever did see <3
oh this sweet boy, i love him to pieces!!! i want to thank all of my beautiful friends for getting married, having babies & letting me take pictures of them! how could you not love your job when you have sweet babies such as kinaan to work with!
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! :)
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???
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much love!!! xo Layla
Hello beautiful people!!
Its been way too long since I've written a blog for you guys. Fair warning...its going to be a little long. :)
Now I know I've been a little MIA lately and just been teasing with photos here & there but I promise that's all about to change! Im going back to blogging and sharing all of the goodness that is Le Zu Photography! So expect to see a lot more blog posts from me in the near future!
I am also adding a few things to my company! Im super excited about the new additions!
Biggest news is..... I am adding CUSTOM PHOTO BOOTHS!!! That's right! You can now book me for any upcoming event you may be having, put yourself in front of my camera & act a complete fool with feather boas, extra large sunglass and tiny hats and not be made fun of because everyone is going to be doing it! Go spread the word, gather some friends, throw a party & book a photo booth with me! I promise you wont regret it! :)
Secondly, I am going to be doing a lot more fashion/editorial shoots! I am really excited about this one! If you don't already know I have an extreme amount of passion for fashion photography. I live and breathe it more than most people know, I have an addiction for fashion magazines...its pretty bad. It has always been a dream of mine to have my photos featured in a magazine, you'll see one day I'll be posting about it. I love doing different collaborations and expanding my portfolio, if only there were enough hours in the day to photograph gorgeous faces. If anyone wants to get behind my camera & be a model for me let me know, I am pouring with ideas right now!
Now that the holidays are coming up its time to start booking holiday portraits! I am going to start opening up more days to do sessions. Right now, due to my full-time job, I only shoot on the weekends. That's all changing, I am now opening up a few days a week for sessions along with shooting on the weekends. :) This time of the year is one of my favorites to do shoots because it has the most amazing light and the weather is often pretty nice outside so no one gets all sweaty and sticky from the wonderful Houston heat. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT WHILE IT LASTS!!
There are going to be a few more additions and subtractions along the way, but everything is for the better. Owning a business is pretty tough, its a constant learning process and I have to say I have learned so much in the last two years with running my company. I'm still learning what works & what doesn't and how things could be improved. It has been such a dream to capture the moments I have and I can't wait to capture so many more. I have a lot of goals for my company and I am hoping to share them with you all soon! I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch!
I do have to thank all of the secret lovers of my work out there. I am constantly receiving praises of my work when I see people face-to-face and I absolutely love it!!! Now if only the secret lovers would share my work, I'd be even more grateful!! Hint, hint..when you "Like" something on Facebook it shows up in the news feed & ticker, so when people go to stalk you they'll see you stalking my work and then they'll go stalk my work...its a never ending vicious cycle that rocks!! So don't be shy share & hit the "Like" button, I promise the people in the picture will love it as well! ;)
I think that's enough ranting for one blog....more to come soon I promise! And, just to give you a sneak peek a what's coming here's a few images from the past few months that will be hitting the blog very soon!
For now- bear hugs, smiles & best wishes!! Until next time! :)