Mathan & Nirossa – Hindu Wedding – Toronto, Canada

Hello friends!

We’re here today with the beautiful and emotional wedding of Mathan and Nirossa.  I think with Mathan and Nirossa, it’s hard to not be filled with emotion – whether it is the happiness of the celebration, the bittersweet sadness that Nirossa will be moving from her native Germany to Canada, or the pure love they have for each other… they are a passionate pair.

The got married on a stellar day in the beautiful Swaminarayan Temple (BAPS Temple) in Etobicoke.  Surrounded by their nearest and dearest, they were united through a traditional Brahmin ceremony.  One of the best weddings we shot that day because they are such a wonderful pair.  Down-to-earth, calm, happy, and kind – these are the clients we live to photograph.  It also doesn’t hurt that they are a hot pair as well!  🙂  We’re sure that Kowsi from Beauty Creation had no problems dolling up Nirossa!

From Mathan majestically awaiting his bride, to Nirossa’s tears as she is greeted by her father, to laughter with the groomsmen, to their saree-flying shot at the end – this is one of our favourite weddings to date.  Enjoy 🙂

If you enjoyed these, make sure to head over to our Facebook Fan Page for more!  Our Fan Page gets our albums earlier than they come up on our blog – so if you “LIKE” our page, you can see our photos as soon as they’re out!

Annuj & Tanya

For more of Mathan & Nirossa:
Civil Ceremony
Engagement Session

Anu & Goby – Hindu Wedding – London, England

Hey all,

Over this past summer, we went to England to shoot a wedding.  This bride, Anu, is a cousin to one of our other brides and came down to Toronto last November to attend Renetha & Niroshan’s wedding. While there, she claims to have fallen in love with the way we worked with them and the moments we captured. She said she HAD to have us! Ummmm a gorgeous bride in beautiful London? We would be FOOLS to pass.

Her traditional Sri Lankan Hindu wedding was beautiful. Adorned in a beautiful white and gold saree, she came down the aisle as a happy bride. After the ceremony, we went to the stunning Oshwal temple neighbouring the banquet hall. Though our groom, Goby, was a bit tired from the day’s events, our Anu was good to go. And go we did. Enjoy.

 

If you enjoyed these photos make sure to check back to our Facebook Fan Page for more! “LIKE” our page to stay updated with our work!

Annuj & Tanya

Niroj & Abi – Toronto Catholic Wedding

Hello all,

We are so excited to bring you today’s wedding of two very special people. If you aren’t already well acquainted with Abi & Niroj, you can catch their football themed engagement shoot here and their classic engagement shoot here.

Their Catholic ceremony took place on a very sunny Saturday afternoon in July. One detail to note was their aisle! They framed photos of themselves from young to old and put it at the end of each pew. As they walked down the aisle, their history accompanied them to where they are today – how thoughtful!

After a lovely ceremony, we headed over to their planned location for their bridal party shoot. This place was completely rammed with people. We decided to leave and went to an abandoned barn for their bridal party photo shoot. Little did we know how perfect this mishap of events would be.

Their reception was held at the newly opened Markham Convention Centre. The Perfect Setting provided the decor for the event and they provided just that – a perfect setting. The whole hall was oozing of rustic elegance. Tree stumps, bird cages, mason jars and candles. Soft browns, pale pinks with golds and whites made this into an unbelievably delicate stage. To complement Abi’s lace A-line gown and pearl jewelry, the centerpiece jars were wrapped in white lace and the mouths of the jars were lined with strands of pearls. We couldn’t get over how utterly beautiful their reception was.

But remember that a wedding is a two-person affair which means that Niroj had to incorporate himself into the picture as well. And anyone who knows Niroj knows that if there’s one thing he’s passionate about – it’s football (hence, their themed engagement shoot). So his personality shone through with football team table numbers, a football crashing into their wedding cake AND a football inspired couple entrance. For traditional portion of the reception including blessings from elders and garland exchange as well, Abi changed into a beautiful designer saree. This royal blue lehengha styled piece had a huge and beautiful silver border. With an energetic MC, short (but sweet) speeches from loved ones, video complications from friends, and a dance from the bridal party (including the couple themselves), the reception was a big hit.

We hope you love their wedding as much as we do.

 

If you enjoyed these photos, head over to our Facebook Fan Page. “Like” the page to stay updated on our latest work!

Annuj & Tanya

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. 
 
If you enjoyed these photos, head over to our Facebook Fan Page for more. “Like” our Page to stay updated with our current work. 
 
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! 🙂

If you like what you see, head on over to our Facebook Fan Page to see some of our other work and “Like” our page if you want to stay updated on our current stuff!

Have a spectacular week!

Annuj & Tanya