Weddings

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

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!

Details from Z and M's Wedding!

Hey y'all! Hope you are having a lovely fall season so far! I personally am loving fall this year which is odd as I used to dread this time of the year! However what can I say, the opportunity to wear layers and drink Hot chocolate while cozying up with a blanket (not that it's that cold yet) to read a book has just won me over! I am currently in editing season, trying to wrap up all the weddings I had the opportunity to cover this past summer and so here is a blog post of one of those beautiful weddings! Due to client privacy requests however I can only share details from this wedding. Enjoy the blog post!

Vendors:

Event Planner: Alyssa and Co. Events

Venue: The Venetian Banquet Hall

Decor: Alyssa and Co. Events

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

Until the next blog post (which will be coming up pretty soon!) have a great one! I hope to have you back on my page soon!

-Karimah

Safia and Abdurahman's "Golden Elegance" Wedding

Hi Hi Hi! It's been a while but welcome to my latest blog post! This wedding took place at the Verdi Convention Centre in the West end of Toronto. I can only share details from this wedding due to client request but as usual the details were beautiful! The colour scheme for this wedding was filled with touches of gold, and it all looked so elegant. The bride had two entrances and opted for a most lovely Sari for her first entrance while her bridesmaids wore a simple but chic Diraq (traditional Somali outfit)! For the second entrance, the bride wore a lovely white dress with a a gorgeous low cut back.  Some interesting things about this wedding were that it featured the traditional Buranbur (A Somali traditional dance circle) and some live Somali Singers. One really cool thing though was the custom ice sculpture that was done by Nandasins, a man who took second place (if I remember correctly) at last year's Bloor-Yorkville Ice Sculpture competition (see last photo in blog post for image of ice-sculpture)! Nandasins and his wife also cater desserts and were at the event at the time, setting up their dessert stand. I had a quick chat with him and that's how I found out about him being a past winner of the Ice sculpture competition. All in all the details from this wedding were beautiful and I think it serves as a beautiful inspiration for those thinking of going with Gold as part of their Wedding colour scheme!

I still have dates open for summer weddings up until the date of September 1st. Get in touch if you are still looking for a photographer.

If you would like to book me for your 2017 wedding or special event then get in touch HERE!

Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Verdi Convention Centre

Wedding Decor: Elegant Wedding and Event Decor

Bride's Henna: Henna by Arany

Wedding Cake: Yummy Stuff

Ice Sculpture: Nandasins at https://www.iceartsandcrafts.online/

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Okay I hope you enjoyed looking over the images in this blog post! Until next time stay blessed!

-Karimah

A Cinematography Post! Vintage Themed Styled Shoot

Hi Hi Hi! Today's post is exciting for me as after a very long time I am finally releasing the video I shot and edited from a styled shoot that I planned and organized along with my friend Husaina from HBaraya Photography.  We had a very talented team of vendors and team members come together to bring the shoot to life and I have to give them all a shoutout on here so here goes:

VENDORS AND TEAM:

Photography at this shoot was done by Husaina Baraya of HBaraya PhotographyHusaina was such a lovely partner to team with and it was a pleasure to work with her. You can soon see her new website at www.hbarayaphotography.com.

The absolutely stunning dresses that the models wore were generously provided by the designer Mishal of Behsah

The beautiful beautiful floral Headpieces, bouquets and centrepieces were done by none other than Bilquees of Zuhoor Designs, and it was stunning. If you have read my blog posts before, you will have noticed that she has done the flowers for majority of the weddings I have covered and that is because she is simply the best out there. None other like her.

Brittany Lynn of Events By B.lynn researched her way into setting the scene for us with the vintage victorian theme. Along with her right hand woman Brenda, they were able to take us back in time. 

Castlefied Designs provided us with two beautiful invitations for the two looks and I loved the colours! Sophie the designer and founder, is amazing at what she does but I really don't need to tell you that, as her work speaks for itself.

Nada of Vanilla Bean Cakery  went way out of her way to design the two beautiful cakes for the shoot and WOW WOW WOW you have to see the beautiful purple cake she created. To say it was stunning would be very much an understatement. I am not just saying this but I truly believe she is one of the most talented cake designers that I have come across in my time as a wedding photographer.

Noura of Nur Artistry did a fabulous job on the Make-Up and we appreciated that she came all the way from Kitchener to be a part of the shoot. I think she did a most lovely job showcasing the two looks.

I can't thank Yasmin Mathurin enough for assisting us with the shoot that day and offering all the advice she had when it comes to film-making, like letting us know where exactly the reflectors should be placed lol. She is a great journalist and film-maker, with a passion that is inspiring. 

Our Models Kate and Lisa were incredibly fabulous! We are grateful for their patience.

Finally I would like to thank Natasha of Natasha Events and Travel for finding some time out of her day to come assist us with the shoot. We truly appreciated it

So... do check out the video above (hit the HD button) and enjoy all the details featured in this shoot. It was a lovely one!

Also see below for some of the lovely photos taken by Husaina and go follow her photography page on Instagram!!!

DISCLAIMER: THE IMAGES BELOW WERE ALL TAKEN BY HUSAINA BARAYA OF HBARAYA PHOTOGRAPHY

Wedding Details from H and A's wedding

Salaam Everyone! So today's blog post features details from the wedding of a pair of doctors who came all the way from England to have their beautiful wedding in Toronto (where the bride is from)! Purple was the main colour here and everything was fab! From the gorgeous backdrop and canopy created by Dream Wedding Decor to the lovely floral centrepieces crafted by Zuhoor Designs (she also did the bride's bouquet). Guys trust me if you ever need a florist Zuhoor Designs is the way to go! Her creativity knows no boundaries when it comes to floral arrangements and If you haven't already checked out the blog post before this one to see the wonderful floral crown she created for a portrait shoot I did then please do so!

I cannot share the actual outdoor portraits of the bride and groom that we took due to client privacy but let me tell you it was a super cold and windy fall day so I have to give kudos to the bride and groom for sticking it out as long as possible during our outdoor wedding portrait session. Enjoy the blog post!

VENDORS

Florist: Zuhoor Designs

Decor: Dream Wedding Decor 

Wedding Venue: Scarborough Convention Centre

If you would like to book me for your 2017 wedding then get in touch HERE!

Details from I & F's wedding

Hey Everyone! Glad to have you here! I am uber excited about today's blog post! I can only share details due to client privacy but I just absolutely love how much thought was put into the little details at this wedding. Everything from the bride's dress to the sweet table at the reception was amazing! I also think I am now in love with "Blush Pink" as a wedding colour. A little backstory; the bride was one of the first people to give me a chance when I was first starting out with wedding photography by booking me for her friend's wedding a few years back. It was nice to come full circle and capture her wedding this time around MashAllah. Enjoy the blog post!

On a side note I am currently booking 2017 weddings at 2016 rates up until January 1st 2017! Fill out the contact form on the contact page to get access to the client lounge where you will find my pricing and FAQs as well as vendor info.

Location: Queen Victoria Hall - Paradise Banquet Hall

Decor: Decor Inspirations (Follow their instagram page HERE)

If you would like to book me for your 2017 wedding then get in touch HERE!

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