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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.

 

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/.

 

 

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!

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.

 

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.

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…

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