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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

Beautiful Halima Jama!

Hey Beautiful people! Happy Friday! Welcome to another entry on my blog!  Today I am sharing images from a portrait session I did with a fellow photographer! I really could not wait to post this one!

Halima Jama is a well known wedding photographer in Toronto, Canada who has also worked nationally and Internationally! I was so delighted when she contacted me to take some images of her to celebrate her reaching the milestone of having over 25,000 followers on Instagram! How amazing is that! It is nice to see another Black, Muslimah and East African Canadian Photographer excel in her craft and she truly is an inspiration MashAllah.

It was freezing on this day and I can't for the life of me remember why I suggested Scarborough Bluffs as a location for the shoot fully knowing we would be by the lake and it would probably be windy and crazy cold! Which it most definitely was! Oh wait....... I remember now! It is because it is my absolute favourite place in the Greater Toronto Area! 

Bilqees of Zuhoor Designs who created the beautiful floral crown that Halima wore joined us for the shoot and I can't say enough great things about her! She made sure the crown stayed in place during the shoot and accompanied us on our crazy trek through the woods, trying to get to the other side of the bluffs including stepping over rocks to pass through a stream. Actually she almost ended up in the stream herself when she stepped on a patch of snow that was just hiding a hole close to the stream. Pretty dangerous stuff. 

I have to say however that even in the winter this location did not disappoint! I wish you could have seen the hues of the sky when we were by the water. It's too bad it was just too cold to stay by the water long enough to get some decent photos that would do it justice but alas check out the image of Halima jumping by the water in one of the shots below. Absolutely fantastic!

All in all even though it was crazy cold and I definitely started to feel like I was catching something when I got home (shoutout to Ginger tea though for rarely letting me down when it comes to zapping that just getting sick feeling hehe) I really enjoyed this portrait session and I am going to suggest that everyone wear a floral crown at least once in their lives! Then call me to take a photo of you wearing it! Go Ahead! You deserve it! :P

Enjoy the blog post!

Floral Crown designed and created by Zuhoor Designs www.zuhoordesigns.com

Halima's Hijab (Head Covering/ Scarf) is by www.amalscloset.co

If you would like to book me for a portrait session then get in touch HERE!

And now for some Behind The Scenes Images.......

Here is Bilqees of Zuhoor Designs Fixing Halima's Floral Crown

I just love these two very talented ladies MashAllah!