Bia-SHE-ara: Brittany Lynn (Event Designer) @ ByBlynn

Hey Everyone! Today's blog post is on a wonderful styled shoot designed by Event Designer Brittany Lynn who has started up her own Event Design business called ByBlynn Events (See her website HERE). The theme of the shoot was surrounding Women in Entrepreneurship hence I decided to blog this shoot under "biaSHEara" which is my feature on women entrepreneurs in the G.T.A. The colours of the styled shoot were a delightful kaleidoscope!!!. I hope you all get inspired by the decor and the inspirational entrepreneurs!

I should also mention that Brittany also designed the tablescape for a Victorian inspired styled shoot that I did the videography for (stay tuned for that which I will publish at a later date). One thing I have to say from working with Brittany is that this womanpreneur really does her research in order to execute her designs and I truly mean it. So if you are looking to work with a designer who has a superb creative vision then get in touch with her!  


Below are the wonderful womenpreneurs who took part in this shoot. Please visit their websites and support their work!

Brittany Lynn Martin: Owner and Event Designer Extroirdinairre at ByBlynn Events

Cleo Ellis: Founder @Cleo Ellis Communications

Julian Cohen: Web Developer (she created the website of Events ByBlynn) and founder @

Missy Mandani: Founder and Desert Connoisseur @

Adjoa Athuahene: Founder of the Brand Development Agency @ Twelve and Co.

Lina Ibrahim: Founder @ Wisdom Sharing (a company dedicated to improving the lives of seniors)

Pass the Cookie: Cake Design and Bakery

Entrepreneuers from left to right: Adjoa Athuahene, Missy Mandani, Cleo Ellis, Lina Ibrahim, Julian Cohen and Brittany Lynn

Karimah Gheddai Photography Events by Brittany Lynn Party Decor Toronto Cake Scarborough Brampton Ontario

Well I hope you enjoyed this blog post! Please do visit the website's of all the entrepreneurs and show them your support!

BiaSHEara is a group founded by Christina Muia and Karimah Gheddai that works on promoting women in Business.

Najma and Abdulghani's Great Gatsby Themed Wedding

Hi Everyone. Hope you all had a most glorious week! Can't believe it is July and weddings will soon be back on the swing again after the Ramadan Break. I have been catching up on my edits but thought I should blog one of the weddings I did from last year as I really loved capturing it and noticed I never actually blogged about it (although you will notice a few of the photos are in the portfolio section of my site)!

So a little about this wedding; It was a Great Gatsby themed wedding and the bride Najma and her husband are both of Somali Heritage who live in the United States. If you can believe it Najma literally organized everything here in Toronto which I have to personally say is quite impressive MashAllah. Enjoy the post!


Wedding Venue: Panemonte Banquet Hall

Wedding Cake: Sweet Boutique by Reema

Decor: Rangeen Weddings

Videographer: Dini Productions

Bride and bridesmaids make-up by: Neo's Beauty

Bride's Bouquet: Zuhoor Designs

Somali Wedding Toronto Karimah Gheddai Photography
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Bia-SHE-ara: Shanna Kay (life coach)

Hi Everyone! It's been a while but its also been busy busy busy. I am back with another installment of my photography profile series on rising entrepreneurs in the City of Toronto! Formerly known as "The Ascending" I am now changing the name of this series to "bia-SHE-ara". The word "biashara" in the Swahili language means business and so the spin here is the switching to bia-SHE-ara to emphasize women in business. This is also the name of the documentary I am currently working on that is following the stories of East African Women in the G.T.A that are business owners. The bia-SHE-ara series on my blog however will focus on women entrepreneurs in the G.T.A of various backgrounds. I have to give full credit of this name to my friend and co-documentary producer Christina Muia who came up with this brilliant title during a documentary brainstorming session.

So here goes the profile:

Portrait Location: High Park, Toronto Canada

Shanna is an aspiring life coach who is based in the G.T.A. I met Shanna during a networking event last year. Speaking with Shanna during our portrait session it was evident that she was passionate about bringing out the best in others and encouraging them to be their best selves. I am sure she is going to be a great life coach!

If you would like to have me take your portraits Get in touch HERE!

DEAL ALERT!!!: For the month of June I am currently offering mini portrait sessions for only $130 (that is quite a steal!) *Please note this offer is only for the month of June and terms and conditions apply*

What you Get: 45 minute portrait session at a location in Toronto, 20 fully edited images delivered to you digitally via dropbox (additional images (or USB) will incur an additional fee based on number of images desired by client), Up to two outfit changes permitted. 

BiaSHEara is a group founded by Christina Muia and Karimah Gheddai that works on promoting women in Business.