Mayu & Charan – Fall Engagement Session – Toronto, Canada

Hi all,

We are back with one of your all-time favourite couples. When we posted Mayu & Charan’s San Francisco engagement shoot, we were flooded with comments about how beautiful this couple is and how amazing their shoot turned out. One of the most common comments were, “I wish I was friends with them”, “I feel like I know them”, and “I wish I could hang out with them”. These are all pretty valid comments – as friends of Charan & Mayu’s, we can assure you that these comments are not unfounded. They are kind, fun, loving, genuine people and we are so fortunate that our paths crossed the way they did. Yes, you do want to hang out with them and be friends with them. No lie – you really do. And if you don’t, you should.  Lol.

Now onto their new shoot! Even way back when planning our international sessions a year ago, Mayu expressed her desire to have a more classic shoot in the fall consisting of two things – their “nai kutties” (aka puppies), and a recreation of Charan’s whimsical proposal to Mayu.  We started off at the park/forest that they usually walk their doggies, Mason and Lebron (from here on out referred to as “Lebbie”). You grab their personalities instantly – Mason is the sweetheart and Lebbie is the man in charge. We had our hands full making sure Lebbie didn’t get cold and Mason stayed out of the mud. But posers they were!

Now you will note from their San Francisco shoot that Mayu needs no assistance styling herself. She came perfectly dressed for fall fashion in a long sleeved plum sweater dress – aptly access prized with a gold body chain, knee highs, and brown leather boots (MUAH! *kisses hand to the air like a chef). Speaking of MUAH, Mayu was beautified by Anna of AK Makeup. Anna did a wonderful job with a neutral smokey eye and soft tousled hair. Anna is one of the few artists in Toronto that we can really attest to in not only professionalism but also perfection. Her hair and make up stay put WELL after a tired bride has gone through the rigorous motions of a wedding day, or even more strenuous, a shoot with Annuj & Tanya! LOL! Anna is truly an ARTIST – she doesn’t just DO make up and hair, she CREATES ART. But we digress…

For the second portion of their shoot – we headed over to Charan’s house and recreated the magical moment when Charan asked Mayu to marry him. There’s a long story behind the proposal but it basically involves how Mayuri has added music, light, love, happiness, bliss, and so much more into Charan’s life – and it ends with a beautiful Princess cut ring and a “YES!” 🙂

They toughed it out in unbelievably cold weather – Mayu gets extra props for doing it all in a saree, with a smile, and like a boss. We hope you enjoy their photos!

 

Can’t wait for the wedding! 3 months away, guys! ❤  

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’til next time,

Annuj & Tanya

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Niroj & Abi – Toronto Engagement Shoot

Hey WordPress, 
 
Abi and Niroj are no strangers to you guys based on your response to their football themed shoot. Today they’re back with one of our classic shoots. Abi wanted to get a beautiful venue with a lot of different rooms and old furniture – very Victorian style.  I scavenged online and found the stunning Graydon Manor for them. Abi booked a permit and we were set!  
 
For their second location we headed over to Haute Couture central in Toronto – Yorkville. While going through here Abiand Niroj constantly had an audience – people complimenting how beautiful a couple they are and how gorgeous Abi’s dress was – many even stopped to take photos of them as we were shooting [a word of advice to the general public: before lifting your camera/smart device / tablet to take a photo of a couple you don’t know (why you would want this is another conversation on its own), have the courtesy to ask them first.]
 
Contrasting to their fun filled football themed shoot, Abi wanted this to be more classy and fashion inspired. We feel their photos here are timeless, romantic, and full of style and emotion. Enjoy. 
 
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Annuj & Tanya 

Chandra & Vasi – Fashion Inspired Engagement Shoot, Toronto

Hey guys!
Today we come to you with another engagement shoot for Vasi & Chandra!  They wanted something more fashion-inspired for their second shoot so we headed over to the VERY swanky One King West for their shoot.  We started off with a south Asian fashion look at the grand staircase and as you can see Chandra was rocking her saree.  That’s one thing we’ve got to really give to her – her style.  For all four of their shoots, she styled and accessorized both her and Vasi perfectly!  Her saree with those earrings (with the troublesome backings! LOL!) and bangles were spot on.  Pairing that outfit with the soft make up, champagne lips and soft curls was Nizani, the creative talent behind Crown Beauty – who did a fabulous job with Chandra’s look!  Their second look was a more GQ inspired fashion look. Chandra was stunning in her floor length strapless blush gown and hints of gold.  Vasi was very sleek and not-to-mention handsome with his black on black on black.  And how could we have a fashion shoot without designer label?  Check out his kicks!  Vasi is definitely styling in his Louis Vuitton.  Overall a super stylish couple resulted in a very fashion forward and romantic shoot!
Very excited for their big day which is less than two weeks away!
xoxo
Annuj & Tanya

Etched In Time Artistry – Jodi Bridal Magazine Ad, Toronto

Hi Everyone!

This time we have something different for you guys.  A shoot we recently did with Arthy from Etched In Time Artistry for the Jodi Bridal Magazine, which is run by Abi Jegan of Geethams Banquet Services.  With help from Abi we secured a location at the beautiful Scarborough Convention Centre in Scarborough.

Arthy wanted to shoot 4 different models for her ad so we started looking and found 4 gorgeous models, Rubi Satha,  Amrit B. Ahluwalia, Shobna Sharma and Prasani J. (in order of appearance in the photos below).  The stunning outfits and jewellry were all provided by Aarathie’s Super Centre.  All four were amazing to work with and the photos in turn turned out beautiful while Arthy’s makeup and styling was, like always, perfect.

Hope you guys enjoy the photos!

See ya!

Annuj & Tanya

iDreams Magazine – Brides by Payal Shoot, Toronto

Hello Everyone!

So a few months ago we were approached by Payal from Brides by Payal, a makeup and mehndi artist to work together on photos for her upcoming magazine for the Dreams Wedding Show.  If you head over to her facebook page you’ll see that she has great work and is by far one of the best mehndi artists we’ve ever met.

She approached us about shooting two models so we started looking right away. Eventually we decided to go with Abissheka Lloydson for the makeup and Sukhmeen Ghotra for the mehndi.  They both proved to be wonderful models and were amazing to work with.

We also decided that instead of a regular black or white background we should make a set, so off to Homesense we went!  Homesense always has a lot of great stuff and we found a tufted leather chair, an antique looking side table, a table lamp as well as a rustic looking hanging candle holder.  Oh and not to mention a few sarees that we borrowed from our mothers.

We got to the location a little early set everything up and by the time we were ready so was our first model Abissheka.  She was amazing and she pulled off the bridal look perfectly, even though she’s only 16!  Sona was up next and she also did great and the mehndi that Payal did on her back was simply stunning.

But we were a little biased towards our favourite model: our ever-amazing, MOLLY!

Hope you guys enjoy!

Annuj & Tanya

Jodi Bridal Show – Behind the Scenes for Etched in Time Artistry

In January, we shot for the Jodi Bridal Show magazine. This gave us the opportunity to work with the amazing Arthy from Etched in Time Artistry as well as some extremely talented models. Hope you enjoy a backstage pass of our day 🙂 !

Be sure to check out the Jodi Bridal Show this Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Scarborough Convention Centre!

Click ya later,

Annuj & Tanya

Dreams Wedding Show – Behind the Scenes

In November, we shot for the Dreams Wedding Show Magazine. This gave us the opportunity to work with the amazing Payal Gupta of Brides by Payal as well as some extremely talented models: Abissheka Lloydson & Sona Ghotra. Hope you enjoy a backstage pass of our day 🙂

Be sure to check out the Dreams Wedding Show at the Rose Convention Centre in Mississauga a week from today on Sunday, January 20, 2013!

Click ya later,

Annuj & Tanya

Ohm Bridal Magazine – Fall 2012 Edition

We were SO stoked when the Ohm Wedding Magazine team approached us to do a 6 page spread in their premier edition!  The fact of even being considered to be part of a well-renowned print publication within a mere six months of starting up our business makes us feel so honoured that our photography is being well received by the public.  We shot a few different looks for Chandan Fashion and as it was our first crack at fashion photography, it was very exciting to shoot with experienced models (including Ahmed & Prasani who was the cover Model for the last Ohm & Jodi Magazines!)!  Make up and hair was done by the fabulous Kavita Suri – coordinating was done by Thadshiga Jeyaseelan of Dreamers Events.   We were pretty fortunate to work with such a focused but fun team!  Really looking into doing more fashion/beauty work.

Interestingly, we learned about the limitations of doing print photography for fashion businesses.  Of course the shots had to be portrait, and full bodied, but also the draping of sarees, the postures, the expressions used – every aspect of the photo was thought out down to the last detail.

BUT! We also took some extra shots for ourselves to enjoy.  We love them and hope you do too! 🙂

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Have a spectacular week!

Annuj & Tanya