Lavinia and Carl's Splendid Wedding

Hello Hello Hello! In this latest blog post I am so happy to be featuring some photos from the beautiful wedding of the gorgeous couple that is Lavinia and Carl. Today is their one year anniversary and this was just a most stunning wedding! I can’t believe I did not blog it yet! This day was full of happy vibes and emotional moments everywhere! From Lavinia gifting her bridesmaids with beautiful handwritten and personalized letters to the beautiful church ceremony and the amazing reception that was filled with amazing people, good food, music and laughter.

Looking back on this day I remember that It was a super hot day (there were heat warnings on the news) and I have to commend the bride and groom and the entire bridal party on being serious troopers! Kudos to the lovely wedding planner Marielle Gourlay for ensuring that the day went smoothly.

At the bottom of this blog post you can check out the tear jerker of a video that was made for their e-shoot (by my company) and played at their wedding! The guests absolutely loved it! Happy Anniversary Lavinia and Carl! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Venue: Paradise Banquet Hall

Wedding Planner: Marielle Gourlay Events

Videographers: Shot Life Studios

Florals: Floral Design by Allison

Bride’s and Bridesmaids MUA: Emminent Allure

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress from Jealous Bridesmaids

Second Shooter: Haris of Photography by Haris

If you would like to book me for your 2020 Wedding or Event then get in touch HERE!


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I love this shot below taken by my second shooter!

I love this video below. I literally have tears in my eyes every time I watch it.

So this brings me to the end of this blog post! I hope you enjoyed going through the photos as much as my team and I loved capturing the photos! I would like to wish Lavinia and Carl a continued blessed marriage!

Okay folks until next time, have a great one!

-Karimah

Salma and Vivek's Nikkah at The Sayeda Khadija Centre

Hi Hi Hi! Karimah here, back and active on this blogging thing again! It is currently the middle of wedding season but if you can believe it I am so happy to share a number of blog posts in the upcoming month. This week am sharing a few images from Salma and Vivek’s Nikkah that happened back in late April. It took place at a mosque that has one of the most stunning interiors I have seen in the G.T.A.

The Sayeda Khadija Centre is located in Mississauga and really is one of those places where you feel like you just can’t take a bad photo. The blue hued tiles that don the walls are just so beautiful.

The Nikkah was a beautiful sight to witness and I really enjoyed the speech by the Imam.

After the Nikkah ceremony we got some family photos (okay a lot of family photos lol) and then headed to beautiful Kariya Park to take some portraits of the couple. Salma had mentioned prior to the event that she wanted to take some images with a smoke bomb and even though I had only ever shot with one once prior we went for it and I loved the end results.

I loved this couple as they were easy going and you could tell that they were just super in love as well. MashAllah may Allah (S.W.T) protect them always. Congratulations Salma and Vivek!

Mosque: Sayeda Khadija Centre

Portraits: Kariya Park

Bride’s Bouquet: Bride’s Sister

If you would like to book me for your 2020 Wedding or Event then get in touch HERE!


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Okay so this brings me to the end of my blog post! I am so glad to be finally blogging again and I look forward to sharing more photos from the weddings and events I have covered in the upcoming months.

Salaam for now!

-Karimah

If you would like to book me for your 2020 Wedding or Event then get in touch HERE!

The Prettiest of all Floral Crowns: A Stunning Vision of Colour

Guys this was a long time coming but OH EM GEE!!! Am I ever excited to showcase these beautiful photos today. This shoot is really a testament to the amazing work that florist and friendor Bilqees Quick of Zuhoor Designs is able to do!

Bilqees created a stunning floral crown and necklace that just made my creative soul squeal with joy (okay I tend to be dramatic lol but that is best how I can describe it hehe).

The colours of the flowers used in the floral crown were simply amazing. The brilliant shades of purple were absolutely mesmerizing. Purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition and I feel this shoot exudes that. Just seeing this colour is sure to put you in a happier mood and gets you thinking about spring again! Guys remember spring??? lollll The joke is on all of us Canadians right about now I guess hehe (It literally is a snow day right now in Toronto as half the city is pretty much shut down due to the snow storm).

Our lovely model Mariam modeled the floral crown to perfection. Go follow her instagram at @hijabinextdoor. Mariam also did her fabulous Make-up by herself.

If you are still looking for a florist for your wedding or simply for a celebratory photoshoot then get in touch with her at www.zuhoordesigns.com or on her instagram page @zuhoordesigns

I for one recommend everyone who is able to, get a floral crown made and get a photoshoot done wearing that crown does so at least once in their life! Go ahead you deserve it! :P

If you would like to book me for your 2019 portraits or wedding then get in touch HERE!

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Here is Bilqees herself with our lovely model!

Okay folks thank you kindly for spending time on my blog. I truly appreciate it!

Until next time have a lovely one!

-Karimah

A "Love Letters" Themed Inspirational Shoot at Mint Room Studios and High Park

Hi Hi Hi!!!! Happy 2019!

Oh my gosh am I ever excited to present today’s blog post to you all! I did a styled shoot with a lovely team of vendors and the photos turned out so beautiful.

Our theme for this shoot was "love letters". I was inspired by film photography to create photos that look like they have been shot with film. Though the photos were all shot digitally they were edited to look like they might have been taken with a film camera (of course we were also lucky with the lighting conditions as that is crucial to having bright and airy film photography type photos).

A dusty blue colour palette was chosen for this shoot and our stylist from Pink and White Events, along with our decor provider Vintage Belle Rentals utilized a number of vintage inspired items such as the beautiful golden edged frames and trays to create a stunning backdrop for the photos. Our Calligrapher (Jovie of Pinya Letters) created special "love note" calligraphy pieces that were featured on mirrors, frames and traditional paper "letters" of course.

Our florist Lovely Blooms designed a chic bouquet featuring beautiful white florals and eucalyptus leaves, along with other types of green foliage. The cake was a pretty dusty blue and gold accented beauty, with florals adding the finish touch, The cake designer Nazia of La Patissiere really made sure that every thing looked perfect before I could take a shot with the cake!

Our dress designer Kate of Hollie X Kate conceived a classically "simple but stylish" flowy dress with a cute lace top piece. The Makeup artist for this shoot Prerna of Prerna and Co. kept the model's look very natural and timelessly beautiful with a subtle pop of colour in the lips. The video for this shoot which was creatively shot and edited by Anum of Anum Fotos can be found in the link at the end of the blog post. Our locations for the shoot were at Mint Room Studios (The Lounge Room) and High Park (which we chose due to it being 1. So Beautiful! and 2. A seven minute drive away from Mint Room)

2019 Brides to be! I hope you can find some inspiration from this shoot! It’s simple but oh so elegantly beautiful. One does not have to spend a ton to have a beautiful intimate wedding.

Vendors:

Cake Artist: La Patissiere
Calligrapher: Pinya Letters
Decor: Vintage Belle Rentals
Dress Designer: HolliexKate
Florist: Lovely Blooms
Makeup Artist: Prerna and Co.
Model: Julia Huynh
Stylist/ Planner: Pink and White Events
Videography: FotosbyAnum

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

This shoot was featured in an international blog based out of the UK called Ultimate Weddings. Click the Logo to the side to see the feature there!

Video from the Shoot:

Check out the amazing video taken at the shoot by Videographer Anum of Fotos by Anum

Thank you so much for going through my latest blog post! It truly was a special shoot with a team of amazing womanpreneurs!

Until next time.. Ciao!

-Karimah

Details from Mufleha and Aizaz's Wedding

Hi Hi Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying this fabulous Saturday we are having! Today I get to blog about one of my summer weddings! I am unable to share actual photos of the people in this shoot due to client privacy but am sharing the beautiful decor and details of the shoot! My favourite part about this wedding was the grand decor and backdrop. Desi weddings are always so colorful and I have been very fortunate to cover a lot of them (I love my desi clients!). I will tell you one thing from a photographer’s standpoint you can never get bored at a Desi wedding from the decor to the bridal looks (all that sparkle makes for gorgeous bokeh filled photos) to the food. There is so much vibrance to capture and the resulting galleries end up being so beautiful!

Vendors for this Wedding

Venue: Chandni Grand Banquet Hall (Brampton)

Videographer: Naoma Khan

Thank you for joining my latest blog post! There are tons more blog posts lined up for the near future and I look forward to sharing more of the beautiful photos I have been able to capture this past summer!

Portraits from Angela and Andrew's Wedding

Hi Everyone! Today am sharing a few portrait images from Angela and Andrew’s Toronto wedding which took place at Tyndale University College! I loved the landscape at this venue with its beautiful greenery and dreamy rolling hills I could not believe we were in Toronto!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Catch you at the next one!