Elevated portraits that tell
your story 

#1 Portrait Photography Studio in Houston, TX

Many people don't feel like their photographs speak to who they are.
I tell their story through portraits that elevate them.

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When was the last time you were ‘WowEd' by your image?

You’ll never hate your photos again if I’m your Photographer. 

Your Elevated Portrait Includes:
💖 Professional Editorial Makeover (Hair and Make-up!)
💖 4-Hour Session In our studio or on location
💖 Posing Direction for EVERY Body-Type
💖 3-4 Outfit Changes
💖 Access To Our Studio Closet & Props (including Paula’s personal collections of designer dresses such as Chloe Dao)
💖 Custom design photoshoot set
💖 A luxury and unforgettable portrait experience!

Let's do this!

Celebrate the women you have become!

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hello there.

I’m Paula Luu,
YOUR Portrait photographer

What is professional portrait?
Why do you need it?

This isn't just a photo shoot. It's an investment in you.

A beautiful portrait leaves you with something ineffable, a feeling that lasts in your heart, long after you’ve stopped looking. It’s my privilege to capture the true essence of you —your complexities, your interests, your affections—in a crystalline moment that reveals your beauty: true, timeless, and uniquely you.

Think about it – when was the last time you took a moment to celebrate yourself, to celebrate the journey you've been on and the person you have become? I can help shine a spotlight on yourself like nothing you've seen before. 

Perhaps you're celebrating a major milestone in your life – a graduation, a promotion, turning 40, 50 or a new chapter. Or maybe you just want to capture this moment in time, freeze it forever in a photograph that you can look back on with fondness and pride. Whatever your reason, I urge you to consider booking a session with us here at Paula N Luu Photography.  

I have a knack of helping my clients feel at ease and confident in front of the camera. I will guide you through the process, helping you choose the perfect outfit, hair, and makeup to create a look that reflects the person you are.

petite, Asian, wife, PIANIST,fashionista, photographer,  


It is not your job to be photogenic. It’s my job to know the angles, the lighting, the lenses, and the poses to best showcase you.

Often times I hear from clients, “I am not photogenic” or “…skinny enough” or “…creative enough.” It is not your job to be any of those things. My job is to make you look gorgeous and create an unforgettable experience for you. My goal is to turn you into the model that you have always dreamt of. So let me create a timeless and incredible experience for you.

Let's do this!

client testimony

“I felt so special doing the photo shoot. Instead of letting age bring me down, I am embracing my elder years for who I am!”

Not only was it a super fun experience, but so empowering! You might feel like you’re not beautiful as you age, but Paula has a gift for finding the inner beauty in all of us and putting on display!

- Robyn Wood


"Paula is extraordinary...she thinks of everything

and makes you feel so special. She is a talented photographer and creative in her backdrops and poses. She is warm and makes everything so comfortable. Highly recommend!!!

- Lisa T hielemann 



pampering session

A professional hair & makeup artist will be on site during your photo session


Because you are beautiful. You are seen. You are worth celebrating. 


Paula will create beautiful images for you and your loved ones to cherish.

let's be real.

no one is born flawless 

Each of your beautiful portraits will be given Paula’s signature retouching. This high end and gentle retouching is a luxury art form that adds the same polish to your portraits that you see on the pages of a fashion magazine like Vogue.

We will retouch your images gently to preserve a natural look while enhancing your beauty in remarkable ways. 

Let's do this!



Experience, discover, and celebrate the person you are right now.


Work with a team of artists that will help beautify you.


Capture memories that will not wait and express a new side of you


Pass down a legacy with an unforgettable experience.

this is for you.

Yes, Please!

Paula has a fantastic eye and will make you feel like you just stepped onto a Vogue photo shoot

and your photos will make you feel like you might have missed your calling on the big screen!"




The Consultation

 We’ll discuss ideas for your sets, wardrobe, and styling to make sure every aspect of your vision becomes a reality.


The Makeover

Professional makeup application will help prepare you for your time in front of the camera by highlighting your best features and bringing out your confidence. 


The Session

Not sure how to pose? Don’t stress! Paula is here to guide you through every step of the photoshoot process, from the subtle head tilts to the sensual toe points. Paula will capture your most flattering angles and will work to highlight every aspect of your unique beauty so you can feel comfortable and confident throughout your photoshoot experience.


Private Ordering

Your private viewing and ordering appointment will occur right after your photoshoot. Paula will reveal all of your gorgeous images one by one while discussing all of our product options so you can make choices at your own pace. PNL offers the best quality fine art albums and wall art in the industry. And no minimum purchase is required, so what you buy is entirely up to you!

Our portrait sessions are designed to pamper and wow you.


Everyone has a model within them. I have a knack for bringing out that side of you with a little bit of styling, a touch of makeup, and the right lighting.

Let's do this!


You need to celebrate the women that you have become.

“Because you are beautiful. You are seen. You are worth celebrating." Allow me to create something incredible with you. I promise, it will change the way you see yourself.

“I'm Not Photogenic”

“Photogenic” is just COMFORTABILITY in front of the camera which is completely MY responsibility. I will guide you and take the pressure off of you so that you can just focus on having fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

“I Need To Lose A Few Pounds”

So many of my clients feel this way. Not only do I guide you, but, I will pose you, artistically light you and capture you at the most flattering angles.  Those few pounds will not make a difference, TRUST me.

“I'm Too Old”

Whether you're having a portrait session with your loved ones or empowering yourself with a session for you, EVERYBODY deserves an experience like this at least once in their life. One day, your loved ones will look for photos of you, what will they find? 

Plus check out my Fabulously 40 over 40 project. I photographed 40 women over the age of 40. Yes, I they were women at 50, 61, 70 and even 87. Age is just a number.

“Do I Have To Have A Makeover?”

The makeover is a great start to calm the nerves and enjoy some PAMPERING. Whether your goal is to just enhance or to bring on the glam, you're in excellent care with my carefully selected stylists. However, I also love to photograph women naturally with no makeup as well. It's completely up to you.

“What Products Do You Offer?”

I offer framed, acrylic, metal wall art prints in various sizes, beautiful custom albums and two types of photography folio boxes that hold matted prints. During your consultation you will be able to see these LUXURIOUS products in person.

“I Only Need Digital Files”

I create LEGACY portraits to enjoy and treasure with beautiful portrait products that will outlive digital files for generations to come. I source from incredible photography labs, one of them in Italy, that handcrafts their products with archival prints that have an expected longevity of 100 years. Each of your print products includes a matching digital file. So why not get both the product and the digital files?

However, for our headshots and personal branding session clients digital files will be given in both formats: website/social media size and high resolution.

“Who Can I Bring With Me?”

You're welcome to bring anyone with you to get photographed. Whether you enjoy a portrait session for yourself or maximize the experience and have loved ones join for a portion of your portrait session, we CUSTOMIZE your experience for you. 

Her attention to detail and the direction she gives makes

The experience one to remember!!!

- Ashley P

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I can't wait to create stunning images for you. Send over your info and we'll connect on the best way to move forward. 


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