Monika & Mustafa's Afghan Wedding - The Brighton Convention & Events Centre

And so it’s been awhile since I have posted on my blog but 2019 I made new resolutions and its time to kick things off with the beautiful Afghan wedding of Monika & Mustafa. I love the special connection they have between each other like he knows exactly what she needs the way she needs it and in those magical moments I was able to capture a glimmer of the love these two share. Here is to kicking of the 2019 blogging season.


Dress: Pronovias

Suit: Harry Rosen

Flowers: Bellamy Flowers

Decor: Xclusive Designs

Makeup: Leena Heravi

Hair: Naram Hanna

Video: Haress Safar

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

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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.

Daddy-Daughter Photo Session- Kariya Park, Mississauga

Happy long weekend friends! Long weekends are the perfect time to spend time with family, and in that spirit I wanted to share Ziana's daddy-daughter session at Kariya Park in Mississauga, which mom Preeya arranged as a father's day gift. Can't get enough of her smile!

Sri Rupa's Maternity Session, Kariya Park Mississauga

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It's an honor for me to be given the opportunity to capture the most special moments in my client's lives. Maternity sessions capture the glow of a mother to be and the excitement a couple feels anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy. The joy was most definetly felt in Sri Rupa's maternity session at Kariya Park in Mississauga.

Maria & Peter - Engagement Session High Park, Toronto

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I am happy to share Maria & Peter's engagement session with their adorable dog Chaska at High park in Toronto. High park was a popular location choice for many couples in 2016, however no 2 session is ever alike because each couple adds their own flare to their session.

I am excited and looking forward to their wedding in June!



Izabela & Family Fall Photo Session- High Park, Toronto

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With our upcoming Spring mini session approaching, I thought it would be perfect to share one of our sessions from our Fall mini sessions in October. This is Izabela and her beautiful family who found us through Facebook, and I am so glad she did. Visit our Spring Mini Sessions blog post to see full details.



Galina & Rick - Couple's Session High Park, Toronto

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Who say's you can have a couple's photo shoot during an engagement session or at your wedding? Galina & Rick are a perfect example of how you can capture the love you share at any time in your relationship! They have been married over 1 year, and I am so happy they decided to let me capture these beautiful images for them!



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.



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.

Baby Sophia New Born Lifestlye Session, Toronto

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I am happy to share my first new born session on the blog. This is of course not my first new born session, but I have changed my style and site so I only post my most recent work with my updated style. I had the pleasure of shooting Barbara's maternity session also, and was so happy to meet baby Sophia during the new born session. I am grateful to this family for having me capture such important milestones in their life!


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.


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!


Book Your 2017 or 2018 Wedding Photography with Canan Studio!

With each passing moment, we are getting closer to New Year’s Eve. It is the ideal and dream time for couples to get married or engaged to include all the world in the celebrations of the biggest day of their lives. Since many of you would be getting engaged, congratulations on your engagement in advance. If you want to keep your memories with you forever, let us capture your love story for you and preserve it for years to come.

Beginning months of the years are the best time to get married. If you are planning your wedding in the coming year(s), book your 2017 or 2018 wedding and get 20% off any one of our four packages, plus a 1 hour free engagement session and allow us to be a part of your celebrations. We are the experts in the field and know the importance how these moments matter for you and how do you want to capture them. Our editorial style wedding photography will capture timeless memories of your biggest day.

We at Canan Studio, love to see people tying the knot with the love of their lives. No sight is better than watching two lovers unifying in a single relation. That is why we try to capture those moments which are rare and natural. The love needs to be depicted in the pictures and we are experts in seizing that moment for you with our cameras.

We understand the emotional connection of our clients with the pictures and the rare moments and that is why we are always dedicated in providing our clients with the pictures they want. Mother, Father, In Laws, Brother and Sister all need to be in your celebrations and as well as in the pictures. We make sure that all your loved ones are in the stills so that whenever you look at the pictures, you get to meet all your friends and family at the same time to cherish the beautiful memories.

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Nicole & Josh Engagement Session- High Park, Toronto

Hello Again,

This was a fun and playful engagement session with Nicole & Josh at High Park this past summer. We had to squeeze in the session just before Nicol's knee surgery, which thankfully went well and she is recovering well. I am excited to shoot their wedding in 2017!

Siam & Haroon -Nikah Day Portrait Session- Guildwood Park, Scarborough

It has been awhile since I last blogged. Summers are filled with shooting weddings and engagement sessions, but most of the time is spent editing the thousands of photos from those sessions. As the summer is nearing to an end I find some time to post this session of my beautiful and long time friend Siam and her beau Haroon. Shot only a few days after coming back to Toronto at one of my favorite locations: Guildwoord Park in Scarborough. It was an honor for me to capture these portraits of them before their traditional Nikah ceremony. Can't wait to start sharing more great session from this past summer soon!

Nadia & Kevin - Maternity Session Kariya Park, Mississauga

One of my favorite maternity sessions! It was such a pleasure shooting Nadia and Kevin at this exciting time in their lives. Although some poses could cause a challenge at this stage in the pregnancy, Nadia was a trooper and we got some amazing shots!

For couple's interested in booking a Maternity session, here are some FAQ's:

Q: When is it best to have the session?
A: It is best to have the session at 7 months, so that the belly is round enough for photos but also not large enough to cause discomfort in different poses.

Q: How soon should I schedule my session?
A: It’s never too early to schedule your maternity session. Sometimes we can accommodate last minute requests, but we recommend a 4-6 week notice. If you would like a weekend appointment it is important to book early as Saturdays and Sundays are book quickly.

Q: Can my spouse or my child be in the pictures?
A: Of course! Having the whole family involved is encouraged.

Q: What should I bring/how do I prepare for the session?
A: These are only meant to be a helpful guide, feel free to do as many or as little as you would like:
*Try not to wear tight underwear and clothing on the day of the session to prevent marks on your skin.
*Get a manicure a few days in advance.
*A nude tube top/bra is very useful and handy to have.
*Tight dress
*Sonogram photo
*Baby booties
*Stuffed animal
* Anything else you think is sentimental or has a special meaning to you and as a family i.e matching sports uniforms.

Q: Will you guide me and help me pose?
A: Absolutely! I know you don't do this everyday. I want this to be as comfortable and pleasant an experience as possible. I will help you every step of the way.

Q: What type of editing is included?
A: All of the images from the session have basic editing which includes: white balance, color correction, cropping, and overall stylizing. The 10 images of your choice will include skin retouching, body enhancements, and any other requests you may have.

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!