Details from I and M's Wedding

Hello, Everyone!

Welcome to my latest blog post featuring details from I and M's wedding! This stunning wedding took place at the Apollo Convention Centre which is one of the nicest banquet halls in the G.T.A. The bride had two entrances (one in a Sari and another in a white dress) and opted to do a first look session with her husband inside the beautifully decorated reception hall right before the doors opened to guests. The "First look" and "Couples portraits" photos turned out really beautiful (unfortunately I cannot share the identifying photos due to client privacy). As a wedding day tip, I would highly suggest that couples do a first look on their wedding day! I mean... it is always exciting for the bride and the groom, and of course for me, the photos turn out so beautiful! The wedding was a lively one with many guests enjoying the various festivities of the evening including the buraanbur (traditional Somali wedding event), great food, lively dancing and a belly dancer who dazzled the crowd with a sword in her hand. In terms of decor, Sultana of Sultana's Wedding Decor certainly created a unique masterpiece for this wedding, one that made for such a lovely backdrop for the photos! 

Vendors

Wedding Venue: Apollo Convention Centre

Wedding Decor by Sultana Wedding Decor

Cake by Floral and Frosted

Videography: Naoma Khan

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

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!