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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.

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

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!

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!

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!

Sara & Nima Engagement Session- Distillery District, Toronto

It has been such an amazing journey with these two. It started in a coffee shop where I met Sara and Nima for the first time. They were going to have their wedding in Tehran but were residing in Toronto. We planned a concept video in photo shoot in Toronto so it would be ready in time to air at their wedding in Tehran, as well as an engagement session which I happy to share today. It was a warm rainy day at the Distillery District, but after a few minutes of drizzles it all cleared to lead way to a great photo session.

Can't wait to share the rest!

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!

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.

Deborah & Andrew - Deer Path, Meaford

Hello Friends,

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!

 

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

Hello Friends,

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.

Rachel & David's Wedding- Terrace on the Green, Brampton

Hello Friends,

For those perhaps getting to know us for the first time, we are a group of photographers who work together to provide photography coverage for our amazing clients throughout the year. All editing of the images are done by Canan.

Here is the wonderful Rachel & David, shot by the talented Andrew. Their love exudes in every shot, with loving eyes and contagious smiles.

Enjoy!

Kaila & Peter's Engagement Session- Don Valley Brickworks, Toronto

Hello Friends,

I first got into contact with Kaila on Facebook. We set up our first meeting the in their home in Mississauga and after passing a few tests and getting Peter's stamp of approval in my taste of motorcycles, we were set. It was such a job to photograph them in love! The 2 hours just flew by. It was also my first e-session at the Don Valley Brickworks. Its the perfect mix of an urban vibe and rustic architecture.