Welcome to the Alefiya's blog!

Alefiya Akbarally is an award-winning Sri Lankan born photographer living in Houston, Texas.

With a passion for Fashion and Editorial photography, she has now combined both areas to influence her Wedding photography portfolio.

She would love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her at info@alefiya.com.

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It’s been a long time since my last post, but there’s a good reason for that.  I gave birth to a precious baby girl Iman 3 months back.  We feel truly blessed.

After about a 6 month break from work, it was really lovely to photograph Nishy & David’s wedding last weekend.   This is a sneak peak of their Sangeet and their wedding pictures will soon follow.  Nishy and David are one of the sweetest couples I have had the pleasure of working with.  I got to know Nishy and her parents well throughout the last year, and they truly made me feel like a part of the family and not their wedding photographer.  This is priceless.  Her father would check up on whether I had a chance to eat at every event, which was just so sweet!
I was excited when I found out that David had a Lankan connection,  in fact his mother was born down the road from my home in Colombo.  His cousin and I went to the same school in Sri Lanka.  Wow, small world heh?
David is a perfect gentleman, kind and laid back.  Nishy, well where do I begin.  Effortlessly beautiful, is one way to describe her.  She lights any room, with her perfect smile and pure happy energy.  I told my husband, that you just cant help but feel happy when you are around her.  What a gift!  Needless to say, David and Nishy are in for a fabulous life together, filled with lots of love, happiness and adventure.  Thank you for including me on your special day and I wish you both a terrific life ahead.

Firstly, my warmest congratulations to Colin and Olenka who wed this past weekend at St. Anne’s Church, followed by a fabulous reception at the Petroleum Club in Houston organized by Occasio Productions.

Before I get to sharing their fab wedding pictures, I’ve been dying to share some images from her Bridal Session photographed at the one & only Chateau Cocomar.  Olenka looked fabulous, straight out of a bridal fashion spread in her Lazaro gown.  The soft pink chiffon Ball Gown with ruffles and beadwork belt looked perfect with Chateau Cocomar as the setting.  A combination worthy of a Princess!  A shout out to Sherry and Lorena at the Chateau for looking after us!

 

I had the great pleasure of photographing Rusty Arena of Arena Design this year as he celebrates 25 years in textile design.  A true artist and a wonderful soul.  Always love working with him and his team.  Not forgetting his four-legged companions Coyote and Rufus who keep me company!

Rusty has been featured this year in PaperCity, Houston Magazine and Texas Interiors.  To learn more about Rusty and see more images click on the links below –

PaperCity (March 2013)

Houston Magazine (October 2013) Page 57

Texas Interiors (October 2013)

8Z5A4364finalUntitledPhotographed for Houston Magazine in March 2013, Loya and Taghdisi at Loya’s Stablewood manse.

 

My gorgeous couple were featured in the Houston Wedding Blog by Weddings in Houston Magazine.  Read more about the wedding and the fabulous vendors at http://houstonweddingblog.com/2013/10/modern-silver-and-fuchsia-persian-lebanese-american-wedding-from-weddings-by-alefiya/.

 

 

Check out the full article on Miro’s blog –  http://miranthidole.blogspot.com/2013/02/exotic-bloom.html

Exclusively shot for Hi Magazine, many thanks to Editor Shyamalee Tudawe and Miranthi Dole.

Photography – Alefiya Akbarally www.alefiya.com  |  Text – Miranthi Dole  |  Statement Jewelry – Ezza Exclusive www.ezzaexclusive.com  |  Hair and Make up – Hues by Heather  |   Nails – Vicki Adams  |  Models – Nida Khurshid and Victoria Herrera  |  Assistant Stylist – Ali Levine  |  Swimwear – Moonshadow, one piece by Elease Donovan Swimwear  |  Location – Flamingo Gardens, Houston, Texas.

So excited to share one of several images which are featured in this month’s Hi Magazine Fashion Spread. Grab your copy now!

Exclusively shot for Hi Magazine, many thanks to Editor Shyamalee Tudawe and Miranthi Dole.

Photography – Alefiya Akbarally www.alefiya.com  |  Text – Miranthi Dole  |  Statement Jewelry – Ezza Exclusive www.ezzaexclusive.com  |  Hair and Make up – Hues by Heather  |   Nails – Vicki Adams  |  Models – Nida Khurshid and Victoria Herrera  |  Assistant Stylist – Ali Levine  |  Swimwear – Moonshadow, one piece by Elease Donovan Swimwear  |  Location – Flamingo Gardens, Houston, Texas.

Also a very special thank you to Iyendra Ratnanather for the fabulous NEW Alefiya Studios LLC LOGO design.  If you need to rebrand and redesign your company brand he is definitely the man for you!



This post is long over due.   I had the incredible pleasure of meeting Sheena’s mum first, Vijay.  She knew that we would be a good fit for her daughter and son-in-law Jon.  Shortly, after I met with Sheena, as she lives out of state.  We got along instantly.  We both share a love for old Bollywood hits.  Sheena especially loves Helen.  Over the course of two fun-filled weekends in November we captured some amazing memories celebrating Sheena and Jon’s new life together as Mr. & Mrs. Fitzsimmons.

Yesterday I was thoroughly touched when Sheena wrote this on my FaceBook wall “I just want to thank you Alefiya Akbarally for taking such magnificient shots and being so professional and friendly.  It really made my wedding celebration easier knowing you were behind the camera!” It’s times like this when you really do know that you have made the right choice in career.  

I also had the honor of working with some of Houston’s best wedding professionals, including the dynamic Therese Cole-Hubbs of Electric Karma.

Assisted by the beautiful Leslie Cervantez.

Planning & Wedding Coordinator – Electric Karma International/ Therese Cole -Hubbs |  Venue – Omni Westside | Decor – Decor One  | DJ – Indo Raja | Make up – Shilpa Koshy |  Videography – Tall Productions  | Catering – Bombay Brasserie |  Cake – Make Yummy

 

 

Been dying to share my recent shoot for Best of Houston 2012 with designer Jonathan Blake.  We photographed his jaw dropping red gown with 700 handmade roses at Chateau Cocomar for the January Issue of Houston Magazine.  For more on Jonathan Blake and the Best of Houston 2012, pick up the January issue of Houston Magazine.

A fun and very different engagement session for Uju and Nnamdi in Galveston.  Fighting the hot summer sun, we waited till early evening to start shooting.  Discovered some beautiful locations thanks to the lovely and talented Kara Mullins from Artsea Productions.  Discovered the newly developed Beachtown which just begs for a romantic escape.  Congrats to the gorgeous and super fun couple!

A sneak peak at my gorgeous bride Sheena from yesterdays wedding ceremony.  Looking forward to the Reception tonight!

 

“MFAH Mixed Media Designed by IKEA transforms the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, into a multi-sensory experience.”

I was invited to capture the behind the scenes of “Wig Art” where local salons styled over-the-top wigs to be revealed in a unique presentation by Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Klosz Bonar with models from Neal Hamil Agency. Wardrobe courtesy of Dillards.

The Salons included Houston’s best –

Azur + Azur West
Bella Rinova Spa & Salon
Ceron Salon
Cut Loose
HUES by Heather
K Renee Salon
Kharisma Hair Salon & Studio
The Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue
SHȲN Salon
Tre Spa

Images courtesy of PIX; New Delhi.

Extremely excited to be a part of Metamorphoses organized by PIX, New Delhi.  A special shout out to Tanvi Mishra and the entire team at PIX for putting so much work into the exhibition and publication.

The PIX Team in collaboration with The Goethe Institut will be having an exhibition of the featured works at the Harold Pieris Gallery, Lionel Wendt Art Centre, Colombo 07.

The exhibition opening will be on Friday, 12th October 2012 at 6.00 PM.

Exhibition will be on display
13th to 19th October 2012
Daily 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

Come see us on Sunday 1-5 pm!  Very excited to be a part of this years Weddings in Houston “I Do Soiree” at the Hotel Zaza.  Love, love shooting at this venue.  Please get in touch with Weddings in Houston  if you would like to attend.

 

As Pakistan goes head to head with Sri Lanka in today’s T20 semi-final, I look back at some images I took for The National Newspaper of U.A.E.  I teamed up with Pakistani Journalist Abid Shah for this piece on “Diversity before wicket“.  This was not long after the National team had visited Lahore in 2009.  What I remember most about shooting for this piece was the utter joy and sense of being Cricket brought to everyone.  It was as though it was the blood which seeped through the veins of our Nation.  I really miss watching cricket.  I’ll be tuned to my Ipad.  God bless our Nation.

Original Post – http://alefiyaakbarally.blogspot.com/2009/07/we-dont-like-cricket-we-love-it-beach.html 

Article – “Diversity before wicket” by Abid Shah

Something for Cora.  Auntie Alefiya.

  • ZAKIR says:

    FANTASTIC!!! BRAVOO!…really tremendous!!!

    (August 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm)

Had a bit of an Elliot Erwitt moment with their cutie Phillis.

  • ZAKIR says:

    Wow! Amazing, Colors, backdrop, Lighting and the composition – PERFECT! Bravo!!!

    (July 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm)

I was introduced to Jennifer and Rishi, through Pam Sparks at En vogue Events.  We literally “clicked” from the first meeting. Jennifer a classic southern beauty (my Nephew Imran insisted she looked liked Taylor Swift) and Rishi a charming Scotch connoisseur with his off beat humor.  I mentioned to Jennifer that its ALWAYS helps to have a great location for a photo shoot.  I believe it takes the images to another level – artistically and emotionally.  Needless to say, Jennifer and Rishi aced the requested with the help of Pam, who had recently toured the newly refurbished Julia Ideson Library in Downtown, Houston.  It was a photographers dream.  Beautiful wooden details, breathtaking colors, wide open spaces,  gorgeous defused natural light and of course a stunning couple.  This is the first part of a three perhaps four 🙂 part Engagement Session.

  • Rama Sharna says:

    Hello Rishi and Jannifer
    Congratulations on your engagement. I really liked the pictures. Thanks for the Save The Date. I am really looking forward to attend the wedding. If you guys need any help please let me know. Rishi can you e-mail me you phone no. so that I can contact you. By the way Jannifer I am Rishi’s aunt from Canada.
    Rama Sharma

    (August 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm)


Xiomarra and Mike got married at The Gardens Houston on the 16th of June 2012.  Loved the thought they had put into all the detail.   Really enjoyed photographing the children, who just loved to be in front of the camera.  The music by DJ’s Unlimited was phenomenal, it reminded me of my time in Colombo. Thank you to Laurel Hanz for joining me on the day.

  • goldie says:

    Loved this set of pictures! You really are so creative with your pictures.

    (July 12, 2012 at 1:24 am)
  • Masu Haque says:

    Gorgeous! I would definitely love to have you photograph our girls sometime — please let me know how far in advance to book for a holiday card!!! Masu

    (June 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm)

When I met Xiomarra for the first time, I knew she would be a gem to photograph.  Gorgeous flowing hair, striking eyes, and a soft and luring smile.  She told me that she would love to do a Boudoir type engagement session coupled with a few nice outdoorsy shots.  So on a relaxed Sunday afternoon, soaking in Houston’s  hot summer, we enjoyed a few hours of photographing in her home town in Manvel and then headed to the Historic old town of League City.  Looking forward to shooting her wedding next week. Congratulations Xiomarra & Mike!

  • inayet says:

    beautiful photos

    (June 6, 2012 at 12:21 am)

When you combine stunning interior design, great music, a talented mixologist and a scrumptious gourmet snack menu, you have a sweet cocktail for success.  Most of you who know me, know that I seldom step into a bar.  But this was so so different.  The Eighteenth Bar located at 2511 Bissonnet, is just an experience for the senses.  I was working, sure, but I had such a great time.  Amir Ansari one of the owners’ was supremely hospitable, chatted to Omar for the whole duration of the shoot.  The place had hints of the Hotel Zaza‘s Conspiracy Room and a Restoration Hardware winter catalog.  Needless to say I loved it.  I wish Amir and Erick every success. For more see this month’s Houston Magazine.

  • Leslie says:

    Oooo, this looks nice. I love the ambiance! Great shot.

    (June 4, 2012 at 7:25 am)

Emmie won the Engagement & Bridal package at the Houston Brides “Evening of Modern Luxury Show”.  She is getting married this weekend in Napa Valley and wanted to take some pictures of her and Elliot before they officially tie-the-knot.  She wanted a mix of Bridal & Engagement pictures done.  So we roamed the streets of Riveroaks, dropped in at the fabulous Epicure Cafe and finished up for the iconic Houston views from Sabine Street.  I wish them the very best for this weekend.

I had the great pleasure of photographing baby Vivian at 10 days old.  I had photographed Mum & Dad for their Engagement and Bridal Portraits sessions.  It is so beautiful seeing a family grow.  Baby Vivian welcome to the world!

  • inayet says:

    best weding and baby shots i have seen in a long time inayet

    (September 27, 2012 at 12:42 am)

Come visit Weddings by Alefiya | Photography at the Omni Hotel on Thursday, the 22nd of March at 6:30pm.

I am quite new to Infant and Baby Portraits, but I could not resist after speaking with Mercedes Perez, the grandma of these gorgeous twins!  Looking forward to seeing them in their next trip to Houston, I am sure they will be all grown up.  Assisted by the one and only Nyah McConnell of Photobutterfly.

  • Goldie says:

    so cute Leafs! I love the baby pics xx

    (February 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm)
  • Kristen says:

    Great job! Especially love the one in the basket 🙂

    (February 9, 2012 at 9:21 am)

For the “Best of the City” 2012 feature, I had the privilege of shooting U of H star quarterback Case Keenum, 23.    Despite missing the Heisman Trophy there was no doubt that his performance lead to one of the most celebrated years in the history of the Cougars.  We wish him all the best, no doubt the NFL has lots in store for him.

Read the full article here.

  • Teresa says:

    In Case Keenum’s 3 games (all wins) against Big 12 and SEC cmitepotion this year, Keenum has averaged 412 passing yards/game, 2.66 TDs, 0.66 INTs, 0.66 rushing TDs. Facing the same teams as Colt McCoy (Okie State, Texas Tech, UTEP) Keenum has roughly double the passing yardage, touchdowns, and less than half of the interceptions of Colt McCoy. Wake up and smell the coffee – Keenum is MUCH MUCH better.The argument that his numbers are because of a lower cmitepotion level is just wrong. If you are arguing that Keenum’s numbers are just because of a “system”, you’d also be just as wrong. Houston rushes the ball for about 140 yards per game, and if Keenum were not the QB, Houston’s offense would go to hell in a hurry. He has single-handedly brought Houston back to win games in ths final seconds against numerous opponents over the last two years, notably against Texas Tech and Southern Miss this year. Did Bradford get punished for running the SAME OFFENSE THAT KEENUM IS NOW RUNNING AT HOUSTON? (Sumlin was the o-coordinator at Oklahoma before becoming head coach at Houston). To reply to one other ill-informed opinion, Keenum has a cannon for an arm (I’m not sure why one of the previous opinions would even question his arm strength). This was the knock against him two years ago (as a freshman), but he now has incredible arm strength, and can accurately throw the ball 60+ yards downfield.Just watch one Houston game, and you’ll see the brilliance of Keenum. How he buys time in the pocket, makes amazing reads, checks into the rights plays time after time (without consulting the sideline, as many “no huddle” teams do now), and just plain wins games without making mistakes. He makes passing for 500 yards and 5 touchdowns look easy. Has anyone else even had a single game with numbers like that this year? Keenum has had several. Heck, just last week he threw for 560 yards and 5 touchdowns against a fairly stout Southern Miss defense. Keenum is quite simply, the best player in college football. And no amount of ill-informed message board responses can change that fact.

    (May 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm)
  • Mustapha says:

    Hi Case Keenum, yr damn lucky our baby from Sri Lanka photographed you. Good luck to you.

    (January 31, 2012 at 11:59 am)

I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing Kent Dorn at his studio in Houston.  He was preparing for his exhibition sampling his most recent work “Dweller” at the Bryan Miller Gallery.  He had an uncanny resemblance to Leonardo Dicaprio.  Although a little camera shy, he was so incredibly accommodating until we got THE shot we needed.

If you like to soak in some art please visit his wonderful exhibition at the Bryan Miller Gallery on view till February 18, 2012.

Read the full article here.

A stunning wedding with an awesome family who welcomed me as one of their own.  Thanks to Shawn Rushing of En Vogue Events, Memorable Events, Hotel Zaza and of course the beautiful couple Shuchi & Ari for making our evening so much work!

  • Goldie says:

    Wow wow wow! The colours blow me away!

    (February 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm)
  • Haley says:

    Amazing photography! You and your team were such a pleasure!

    (January 4, 2012 at 11:49 am)

A fab engagement session ending at the Magnificent BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Stafford, Houston.

I have been wanting to post these images for a while now, and finally got to it on the weekend of Shuchi and Ari’s wedding.  The festivities begin today.  Very excited to be honored with the task of photographing their BIG day!

The Loggia dei Lanzi – Restoration on  Giambologna‘s The Rape of the Sabine Women

The serenade. It is common for the man to serenade the woman before he proposes marriage to her.  He either performs the serenade himself or enlists the help of his musically-inclined friends.  Often he will ask her father for his daughter’s hand in marriage before proposing to her.

Paolo & Paola, our friends from Roma, took us to their friend’s Serenade.  It was in a small town, about an hour from Rome.  While the Groom serenades his Wife-to-be, with classic Italian tunes, a friend takes up a single red rose to her.  When she throws the rose off the balcony to her love below, she has accepted his proposal.  Ahhh Love…

Colder Weather – Zac Brown Band

If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s time you did.  Never usually put music up, but couldn’t resist this one.

Denise & Kenneth, Hotel Zaza, Houston, Texas.

Just joined Getmarried.com have a look and please pass it on!

http://www.getmarried.com/local-wedding-vendors/Houston_East_Texas/Photographers/weddings-by-alefiya/

It was my second shoot with Crystal & Carlos before there wedding. Had a fun filled day first at the Cockrell Butterfly Center and then at one of the few remaining drive-in Cinema’s in Texas.

http://www.thespiderawards.com/gala/index.php


Photography – Alefiya Akbarally
Location – Helga’s Folly; Kandy
Designer – KT Brown

Make-up – Jacquie Mei (The Make Up Box)
Hair – Nimal Abeysiriwardana
Models – Harini Jayaweera & Shelomi Obeyesekere

  • Tavish says:

    Fantastic subtlety with the lighting.. just perfect! your blog is such a treat!

    (November 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm)
April 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

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So its rarely I walk past the magazine racks at Target and gets stopped in my tracks. But this red headed bombshell just got me going. Was it the picture or the subject? I think it was the perfect marriage of both.

Annie Leibovitz photographed Rihanna for this months issue of Vogue. Her images were so manufactured yet raw. Much like Rihanna. I love how Annie, who emerged with The Rolling Stones in the 70’s can become so intimate with someone who is defining the pop-culture of today. A career spanning 40 years, so consistent and brilliant.

Of course its an ode to the photographer and the photographed. The camera almost seems non- existent.

I need to find my rolling stone…

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For more visit – http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=31496&id=118214744895126&saved & http://weddingsbyalefiya.com

For more on this shoot and others please visit www.weddingsbyalefiya.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alefiya-Akbarally-Photography/118214744895126.

For the whole set visit me on facebook -http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=23562&id=118214744895126

  • Ruki says:

    Stunning photo shoot Alefiya…

    (March 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm)


A historical Sixth Ward home hosts “Women’s Voices: Honoring Alice Valdez and Sheema Kermani”.
For more see – http://www.vbbarts.org/calendar.shtml


The Mitchell Center, in partnership with artist-in-residence Marc Bamuthi Joseph, the Living Word Project and Youth Speaks, Inc., hosted Life Is Living Houston, a hip-hop-based environmental justice festival. Focused primarily on Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood, the festival further connects University of Houston with its surrounding community and celebrates the extraordinary people who sustain the cultural life in and around the Third Ward.

t-b (1) Emancipation Park; Houston. (2) Aquaponics display by Keba Armand Konte (3) Live graffiti display on 20 car-hoods

Dig deeper – http://www.lifeisliving.org/

t-b – Logan, (centre) Jason. Inflatable pumpkin/ghost chocolate dispenser.

October 27, 2010 in Travel

t-b – Dolphin’s Cay, Atlantis – The Lost World of Atlantis; Paradise Island, Bahama Mama Memorabilia; Paradise Island, Art for a Cause; Habour Island, Bahamas.


A photo of a portrait at Graceland.


Watch Oprah’s interview with Lisa Marie –
1/3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LngoYj4ML4&feature=related
2/3 -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diA9ochtq6I&feature=related
3/3 -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2C5nPLc6_I&feature=related

Elvis Presley’s 14 acre mansion.
top-bottom – Living Room, Billiards Room and Media Room with white monkey.

Please Visit – www.WeddingsbyAlefiya.com

September 15, 2010 in Portraits, Travel, Uncategorized

September 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

 

Model – Romanthi Maria Colombage

Client – Buddhi Batik

  • Hash M says:

    Great shot/s! for some reason looks a bit air brushed no?

    (September 30, 2010 at 5:45 pm)
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  • ip says:

    Is this the deanne that I know??!!

    (October 24, 2010 at 8:14 am)
  • Harini says:

    gorgeous, love her!

    (April 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm)

  • dyanna says:

    Your blog is very interesting.I'm waiting for your new post.Have a nice day.

    (January 14, 2010 at 11:58 am)
  • Dee says:

    wow 🙂

    (January 5, 2010 at 10:16 am)

  • Dee says:

    oh la la indeed 😀 lovely!

    (December 31, 2009 at 3:27 pm)
November 29, 2009 in Travel


Nothing can steal happiness, peace away from you: if anyone does make you angry, you are the loser; if someone can allow you to lose peace, you are the loser

Bikram Choudhury

 

POKE! explores the inter-personal intentions of social media technology and the nature of modern internet-mediated relationships with work that references and uses source material from popular online social media websites such as Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Craigslist, and YouTube.

Penelope Umbrico, Suns from Flickr, 2006-2007

Christopher Baker (Minneapolis, MN) compiles a wall full of personal, diarist messages by teenage users of YouTube and Facebook. The wall-sized video installation is a cacophonous monument to the individual’s voice and the confessional nature of self-made video.

Penelope Umbrico (New York, NY) obsessively appropriates images from Craigslist, where merchants selling second-hand televisions make unwitting self portraits of themselves. These images of TVs, branded with their owners faces, are reproduced life-sized and sold for the same price as their real-life counterparts, questioning the worth of the consumable (the TV) and the original (the photograph).

  • Anonymous says:

    It was extremely interesting for me to read this blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more on that blog soon.

    (November 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm)

If you haven’t heard of them, well its time you did. Powercut circus is one of the most original bands I have come across. I just wish they would come out with an album… Their lyrics are quirky yet profound. Visit them at – http://www.myspace.com/powercutcircus listen to their music! If you can get a hold of this months Serendib Mag, there is an feature about them “Circus at the Folly”. Thanks to Helga Folly’s again for the generous hospitality. Thanks guys for letting me SHOOT you! & Feroze and Sonali for the attire!


  • Anonymous says:

    Keep on posting such stories. I love to read blogs like this. By the way add more pics 🙂

    (January 23, 2010 at 9:29 am)
  • well, you gave them space on your esteemed blog that is really great.

    (September 12, 2009 at 6:47 am)

wearing KT Brown

  • Aamina says:

    Interesting woman..great shots

    (August 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm)






For the complete scoop pick up the latest issue of Hi Magazine!
Adam Flamercaldera and Chulpamedra model for Buddhi Batik.
  • Dee says:

    breathtaking!

    (November 4, 2009 at 6:02 am)
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    (August 2, 2009 at 4:05 am)








It was time to do something for the family. Here’s my contribution. There are 45 such images! Nothing quite like a cup of tea.
  • Beautiful stuff! One word of maybe caution — the crossed chopsticks are a sign of bad luck.

    (July 18, 2009 at 8:14 am)
  • Anonymous says:

    Lovely shots, nice soft lighting.

    (July 13, 2009 at 4:45 am)

Another year or so has gone by and it was time to update www.alefiya.com with some of my new work.   I hope you enjoy viewing the images.  Thank you all for your support, comments, feedback and constructive criticism during my blogging years!   I am now more or less based both in Houston, Texas and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Happy Clicking!

Amongst a packed audience, a lone dog enjoys the precision sounds of The Chamber Music Society of Colombo as they give a special concert at dusk at the newly restored Dutch Reformed Church in Galle.
  • Great observation, captures the moof of the place…

    (July 13, 2009 at 8:12 am)
  • Preveen says:

    That first shot is just …. wow.

    (May 27, 2009 at 8:04 am)


My first Astros and Brewers game… not gonna be my last!

Stanley next to his mural “The Wedding at Cana” at the Cathedral of the Living Saviour, Colombo; 2007. (Trinity)
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  • Tavish says:

    Alefiya everytime i come back to your blog i’m breath taken! lovely shot here this is fantastic! love how you approached this portrait! More More More!!!

    (January 19, 2009 at 3:21 pm)



  • Anonymous says:

    It truly was a magical evening, and you’ve