Z and M's Wedding Details

Hi Hi Hi! Welcome to another post on my blog! Can you believe we are already in April! I know I know, by the looks of it outside today and this ehheem "Ice Storm" we might as well be in February. Anyway weather talk aside, I am so excited to share this blog post featuring details from my first wedding of this year! The bride came all the way from Edmonton to have her beautiful wedding in our city! One thing I absolutely loved about this wedding was the amount of time the bride gave me to take her getting ready shots and portraits. I started off the wedding day by taking getting ready and detail shots at the double tree hotel and because we started the day early I was able to utilize beautiful natural light, streaming in from the large windows for the getting ready portion of the day resulting in gorgeous photos! Future clients take note! These are two integral things for me as a wedding photographer when it comes to wedding day photos; Time and utilizing natural light. I have said it many times before! Making sure to give your photographer time to do their job is integral especially when it comes to portraits. We photographers really cannot do much in 10 minutes. If you prioritize your wedding day photos then please do make sure to give us the time to do our job by scheduling it in your wedding day timeline and also prioritizing that time! I am currently offering free timeline assistance for Summer 2018 weddings so if you are still looking for a photographer then get in touch!

The love of family and friends was so evident at this stunning wedding. The bride had eight bridesmaids and they all looked stunning in their beige diraacs! I appreciated that one of them (out of love for her friend) was making sure that I did my job correctly lol, she also was very kind to assist me with the details and organizing family members during the family portraits! In my opinion that is what a good bridesmaid should do!

Another element of this wedding that I truly loved was the beautiful decor that was done by The Wedding Boutique! Guys the details were so on point and to die for! They are truly professionals at their work and the owner is so friendly!

 

Due to client privacy I can only share non-identifying photos from this beautiful wedding! Until next time enjoy these beautiful detail photos!

Vendors:

Wedding Venue: Verdi Banquet Hall

Wedding Decor: The Wedding Boutique

Wedding Videography: Five Ft Above

Bride's Shoes: Ted Baker

Henna: Henna By Zey

Bride's Makeup: Neo's Beauty

If you would like to book me for your 2018 wedding then get in touch HERE!

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Well  I hope you enjoyed looking through these detail photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them! 

Until next time have a lovely one!

-Karimah

All the beautiful details from S and A's wedding!

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Today is an exciting day as I get to post details from this beautiful wedding on my blog and if you follow my posts you probably already know just how much I love showcasing details from the weddings I have covered! This lovely wedding took place at the Versailles Banquet Hall in Mississauga and it was filled with love from family and friends of the Bride and the Groom. One of my favourite parts of the wedding was when the Bride's cousins welcomed and sang for her in their mother tongue of Somali while she made her grand entrance! It really was a beautiful sight!

Due to client privacy requests I can only share details from this beautiful blush hued wedding!

VENDORS

Venue: Versailles Convention Centre

Day of Coordination Planning: M and Z events

Decor: Xclusive Designs

If you would like to book me for your 2018 wedding then get in touch HERE!

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Hope you enjoyed this blog post and were inspired! Until next time have a great one!

-Karimah

Rania and Ekow's Engagement Shoot at Mint Room Studios!

Salut Everyone! It has been a while but this week I am happy to share images from this most stunning e-shoot that I got to do at a really lovely location back in January!

The week that I did this engagement shoot turned out to be one of the coldest weeks in Toronto's history, so even though we initally had plans to do this shoot outdoors, we were not about to freeze out in the frigid weather. My clients Rania and Ekow requested I suggest an indoor location and so I suggested the beautiful Mint Room Studios! I had heard about Mint Room Studios on a photography group on facebook and thought it might be cool to try out. I have to say I am already totally in love with this studio and you will know why once you see the photos!

We had the "Ballroom Studio" booked for this shoot (one of their 4 studios) and I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was so much natural light coming into the room though the large windows. I can now say that it has easily become one of my favourite studios ever!

It was a pleasure to work with these two for their e-shoot and I absolutely love how they coordinated amongst themselves with the African Print dress and accessories. Also the engagement ring Rania was rocking is my oh my just "out of the ordinary" stunning!  

Location: Mint Room Studios

Rania's Dress: Beni Boo Styles

Rania's headtie, Ekow's Bowtie and pocketsquare: All made by talented Rania herself!

If you would like to book me for your 2018 engagement photos then get in touch HERE!

Okay so that bring me to the end of this blog post! If you are getting married soon and are looking for an engagement photographer then do get in touch!

Until next time, A bientot!

-Karimah

If you would like to book me for your 2018 enagagement photos then get in touch HERE!

Details From Hodan and Abdi's Wedding!

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog post of 2018! Today I get to share the gorgeous detail images from one of the beautiful summer 2017 weddings that I covered! A little backstory here is that the bride and groom don't actually live in Canada but instead are currently based in Abu Dhabi however as the bride grew up in Scarborough, she returned home to have her wedding. The bride is a good friend of a past client of mine and that is how she had come to find out about my work.

The wedding took place in what is one of my favourite banquet halls in the G.T.A; The Scarborough Convention Centre! One of the things I really adored at this wedding was the beautiful colour scheme of maroon and blush! (2018 Brides take note this was actually a most stunning combo!). Weddings by Sultana did an amazing job on the reception decor and I distinctly remember a couple of guests coming up to me to ask who did the decor since they were in love with it.

I have to say that it was a sincere pleasure to work with Hodan and Abdi for their wedding and engagement photos and I wish them a most blessed life together always. Ameen.

Vendors:

Wedding Venue: Scarborough Convention Centre

Wedding Decor: Sultana's Wedding decor

Bride's Bouquet: Sultana's Wedding Decor

Cupcake Tower: Frecious Catering 

Bride's Shoes: Nina Shoes

Videographer: Noor Aqil

If you would like to book me for your 2018 wedding then get in touch HERE!

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That brings me to the end of this blog post! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Our "African Inspired Modern Wedding" Styled Shoot Got Published!

Hey y'all! This is just a quick blog post to shout out the fact that I am finally a published photographer! Woohoo!  The "African Inspired Modern Wedding" Styled Wedding Shoot that I shot earlier this year was picked up by Munaluchi Bride Magazine for their Winter 2017 issue that was just released on December 24th! Here is my feature below! Stay tuned for a blog post on my website with the full set of images/ backstory from this shoot featuring an amazing group of vendors (all the vendors are listed at the bottom of this post with their links to their website or instagram page! To view the digital magazine of Munaluchi Bride then please click on this LINK!

If you would like to book me for your 2018 wedding then get in touch HERE!

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Vendors:

Event Planners: M and Z Event Planners

Florist: Zuhoor Designs

Groom's Suit: CE Clothier

Bridal Dresses: Gesare Regalia

Decor: Decor Inspirations

Makeup Artist: Faces by Zainab

Cake: The Bowtie Bakery

Accessories: Love Lakeri

Accessories (Earrings): Designs by Yaa

Cinematography: Aperture Lane

Models: Rasheed Donalds and Yasmin Nooh

Invitation Suite and Menus: Karimah Gheddai for Studio Gheddai

BiaSHEara: Vendor Spotlight: M & Z Event Management!

 

Hello everyone! Today's blog post is exciting as I get to feature two amazing Event Planners! Maryam and Zuhur of M & Z Event Management. I am featuring them as part of the BiaSHEara series which focuses on highlighting the work of women who are of East African heritage and who are entrepreneurs serving the Greater Toronto Area. However please note that the BiaSHEara blog series also features "womenpreneurs" from all different backgrounds as well (as you will have noticed if you have read past blog posts).

I first heard of the M & Z Event Management team when they contacted me about shooting a wedding for one of their clients at the beginning of this year (See that wedding HERE!). They showed up to my client meeting along with the bride and asked all the right questions about the way I shoot weddings. This was key as it ensured that we were all on the same page. On the wedding day they were very professional and took their jobs seriously. Amongst the many services they provided, I was most impressed with the fact that they made sure to take the time to communicate the agenda to the photographer during the course of events (I know it sounds like that should be a given, but I have seen my fair share of "planners" and "coordinators" who just don't think this is important for some reason) this included making sure the bride's entrance was smooth which allowed me to do the videography and photography at the same time all by myself (something I rarely ever do due to the logistics of it all).

M and Z Event Management also assisted me in planning and successfully executing a "Styled Wedding Shoot" earlier this year. With their help we were able to put together a great styled shoot with one of the most dedicated teams. Stay tuned for some exciting news on that styled shoot!

If you are looking for planners for your event, bridal shower or wedding then get in touch with them at the following e-mail: mandzeventmanagement@gmail.com or you can also visit their instagram page HERE.

Above: Zuhur of M & Z Event Management.

Above: Maryam of M & Z Event Management

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