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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.

Archive for 'Engagements'

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!

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

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.