Wedding

Mercan & Ali's Kurdish Wedding- Chateau Le Jardin, Woodbridge

Hello Friends,

With the wedding season in full swing, I have found a small window of time to share this wedding which is close to my heart. Mercan & Ali started looking for a photographer when there was an issue with the original photographer they had booked for their event. But like they say, sometimes things happen for a reason and they found their way to me and I am so happy they did. This wedding holds the record for the longest coverage we have provided to a couple with 16 hours in total. It was important to Mercan that we captured every moment of her special day and I think we have succeeded. So many amazing moments with these two who trooped it through a very cold April day so we can get all the photos I had hoped to capture for them. Well worth it! This is also the largest wedding we have shot with over 800 guests. Their wedding was at the beautiful Chateau Le Jardin in Woodbridge. We took their couple's photos at Richmond Green Park in Richmond Hill. Every moment for me is special and I am so honored to have been given the opportunity to capture their incredible event. Thanks also to Andrew Grant who was the second shooter for the wedding.

Eneda & Mark's - Liberty Grand, Toronto Wedding

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Here is a rewind back to the last summer, where I had a chance to photograph Eneda & Mark's wedding at Liberty Grand in Toronto. We started the day out at Old Mill Inn in Etobicoke. It was a day filled with lots of emotional moments filled with tears an laughter, and lots of Albanian dancing.

I am happy to be given the opportunity to capture this couple's special day and I wish them all the best in their future.

Love,

Canan

Safak & Cihan's Pre-Wedding Portrait Session- Guildwood Park, Scarborough

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Blogging is underway in full force! I have been dying to share this pre-wedding portrait session of Safak and Cihan with you!

I had shot a similar session for one of Safak's friends (Gamze & Erhan) and we had been chatting and planning this event for months. Finally on an amazing November day I had one of my most amazing sessions at Guildwood park in Scarborough. One of the biggest advantages of shooting on a day other than your wedding day is it allows you to have a stress-free session without worrying about your itinerary and as a result it provides you with more options of locations because you are not limited to locations near your venue. All of our full day packages can have the option of having 2 hour of your time allotted to a separate day of your choice solely for your portraits.

I am so happy with how these photos turned out, there are so many favorites! I hope you enjoy them as well.

Esther & Danny - Madsen's Greenhouse Chapel Wedding, Newmarket

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Esther & Danny is one of the sweetest, kindest couple's I know. They had a September wedding at Madsen's Grennhouse Chapel in Newmarket in an intimate ceremony and reception. The most unique details for such a one of a kind bride. Esther made customized gifts for all her bride's maids, and beaded the sparking touches to her dress along with her sister. I loved every minute of capturing this day, thank you to them both for having me capture their special day.

Enjoy!

Ariel & Brad - Jewish Wedding Kortright Centre for Conservation, Toronto

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Happy New Year! 2016 was sure filled with surprises, but If we look in the right places, the places that really matter, there is still plenty of love to see and waiting to be found. No matter what was happening in my life, I have the honor of being a part of so many happy and love filled moments. I am truly blessed to have a job that lets me capture intimacy, laughter, and pure joy. It brightens my spirits no matter what challenges I face in my personal life and gives me purpose. It also reminds me to always look at the glass half full even if there is a few drops. On that note, I wish everyone a healthy, happy, and love filled 2017!

To kick this year off, I wanted to share one of my favorite weddings of 2016! The beautiful Ariel and her prince charming Brad's wedding at Kortright Center for Conservation. An elegant and romantic wedding among family and friends and such a beautiful day. Mazel Tov to the wonderful couple!

Enjoy!

Heather & Matt- Wedding Day - The Trillium Resort & Spa, Muskoka

Heather and Matt are one of the sweetest couple's I have had the pleasure to meeting. I was so honored to be given the opportunity to capture their wedding day which was this past September in the beautiful Muskoka. The Trillium Resort and Spa is a beautiful setting for a wedding and it was wonderful to capture their wedding along with their friends and family. Wishing them both all the best!

Sara & Nima Pre-Wedding Photo Session- Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto

This is part two in Sara and Nima's wedding adventure! In my previous post I shared their engagement session at The Distillery District. This is their pre-wedding session. Some of it was taken in an open field in North York. The rest was taken at the Scarborough Bluffs, which is one of my favorite locations. We also shot a highlight video during the session to share with their family and friend on their actual wedding day. The final part of their story will be next: The wedding day in Tehran. Be sure to check out their highlight video below!

Oluyomi & Deniyi - Kariya Park + &Company Resto Bar Wedding Day

A beautiful couple inside and out. I loved every second of Oluyomi & Deniyi's wedding celebration at &Company Resto Bar in Mississauga. It started with their intimate portrait session at Kariya Park and followed by their ceremony among their closest family and friends. It was dancing all through the night as the reception took off in the evening. Thank you to you both for having me capture your special day!

Heather & Matt Engagement Session- Distillery District, Toronto

From the first moment I met Heather & Matt I felt like we were the perfect match! I always tell my clients that the number one factor in your decision to choose a photographer is how you connect with them. You are going to spend one of the most important days of your life with an almost complete stranger, its important that you will get along. Engagement sessions are a great opportunity to find out. I get to learn about my client's preferences and they learn about my working style. It's important to me that my clients are comfortable with me. That's when couple's can be themselves and forget that I'm there and just enjoy each others company. I felt Heather and Matt really have fun during their engagement session which is a good sign they will have a good time on their wedding. I don't want photos to feel like a hassle or something you worry about on your wedding day. So if you can be yourself with each other, with me there documenting that connection then we're a match!

Misbah & Mutair's Nikah Day Mill Pond + Chandni Banquet Hall

Irina & Dustin Scarborough Bluffs Engagement Session

LOVE, that's all I can think about when I think about these two. It's couple's like Irina & Dustin that makes me feel so lucky to do what I do. I get to capture two people so completely and deeply in love. It's sessions like these where I barely have to say a word and they take over just being themselves, enjoying each others company, and letting me capture the love they share. I feel so honored to have been given the opportunity to capture their wedding this July and can't wait to capture their happily ever after.

Ayisha & Daniel Intimate Mississauga Wedding

I'm back with another wedding from this past summer. I introduce Ayisha and Daniel and the photos that document the day that celebrates their union. It was such a beautiful day for this intimate and chic wedding at Port Credit Memorial Gazebo in Mississauga. It was a gathering of close family members and the Imam to join these to in their journey of a lifetime together. It goes to show we don't always need a lot of the bells and whistles to make for the perfect setting to celebrate love and capture timeless photos.

Elizabeth & Nat's Milton Country Wedding

It was instant chemistry when I first had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth & Nat at our coffee shop randevu. They were warm and friendly, and I could tell It would be easy for me to capture the love they felt for each other. On their wedding day it was sunshine, a serene country location and a beautiful bride that all comes together to make a photographers dream come true. Now with a bundle of joy on the way, I wish these two a lifetime of happiness!

Dora & Adam's Wedding Day- Ancaster Town Hall, Hamilton

One of the many wonderful couple's I have had the pleasure of capturing their wedding during this past summer wedding season. Their wedding ceremony and reception took place at Ancaster Town Hall in Hamilton. They had a very relaxed and hip wedding where they celebrated with their closest family and friends. I wish them a lifetime of love, health and happiness.

Deborah & Andrew - Deer Path, Meaford

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Here is the beautiful Deborah and the charismatic Andrew. Right away I could tell they were laid back, genuine people who wanted their wedding day to be about celebrating their love among their family and friends.

Wish them all the best!

 

Libby & Kevin's Wedding - Ancaster Mill, Hamilton

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We are back in full swing of posting weddings from this past summer!

Here is the beautiful Libby and Kevin's wedding in Ancaster Old Mill in Hamilton.

Love,

Canan

Ariana & Alex's Wedding- Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington

Hello Friends,

It was an incredible 3 months in Toronto this summer! I had the honor of being able to capture the weddings of 15 amazing couples! The first of which was this amazing couple, Ariana & Alex. The beautiful bride and her bridesmaids got all dolled up at Salon Disalvo in Hamilton. After which the ceremony, portrait session and reception were at the Royal Botanical Gardens. 

One of the most special parts of this wedding was the 1000 origami cranes Alex made for Ariana as a surprise, which was also used as their backdrop decor. It is Japanese legend that anyone who makes a 1000 cranes will have their wish come true. Alex had his wish come true by marring the girl of his dreams. I wish these two a lifetime of wishes coming true!

I can't wait to share more weddings from this summer!

Love,
Canan

Jessica + Kamyar's Wedding - Tehran, Iran

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I am excited to be able to share this gorgeous Australian bride and her Persian prince on my blog! Unfortunately due to religious restrictions many of the weddings I shoot in Iran can not be shared in a public forum.  I am also unable to share photos of their reception to respect those that might not want their photo shared.

This session has some of my favorite bridal portraits. It was an absolute pleasure being able to capture the love these two share.