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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.

Vendors:

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

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.

Sri Rupa's Maternity Session, Kariya Park Mississauga

Hello Friends,

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

Hello Friends,

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!

Love,

Canan

Izabela & Family Fall Photo Session- High Park, Toronto

Hello Friends,

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.

Love,

Canan

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

Hello Friends,

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!

Love,

Canan

Eneda & Mark's - Liberty Grand, Toronto Wedding

Hello Friends,

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

Hello Friends,

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

Hello Friends,

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!

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!

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.

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.

Libby & Kevin's Wedding - Ancaster Mill, Hamilton

Hello Friends,

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