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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 'Fashion'

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)

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!

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.

 

“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

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

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

 

Model – Romanthi Maria Colombage

Client – Buddhi Batik