"If you need a photographer...AZRA HANDS DOWN!!!! Her photography is AMAZING, her customer service is amazing. I mean you don't even feel like a customer, you feel like someone who Azra's known for years, someone whom she genuinely cares about. All the shots were beautiful, shes extremely organized, she takes the time to understand you, your event, what youre looking for in your pictures. After all, the event ends but the photos last forever and Azra knows exactly how to catch every special moment just the way you want it. She goes above and waaaay beyond your expectations. We will definitely be booking her again in the future for all of our photography needs."
"I hired Azra for my Nikkah and Mehndi ceremonies and we had a fantastic experience!! I met her while she was shooting at a friend’s wedding and met with her again with my then-fiancé to seal the deal. She was very flexible and made us feel comfortable from the very beginning, starting with working with our financial concerns, the couple shoots, and ending with delivery of the photos. She is very conscientious and made every effort to ensure that she knew what we wanted/any important details by using her pre-event questionnaire.
During our e-shoot/pre-event shoots, she expertly directed us to fit in frames, show our better sides, etc., and she did it all naturally and comfortably, so that all our photos look as if we were naturally posing perfectly in the perfect spot with the perfect location – nothing looks uncomfortably posed, which I absolutely LOVE!! In addition to this, her happy personality and fawning over our photos as she was taking them made us feel much more relaxed, comfortable, and happy.
Re-iterating some of the comments from other reviews – Azra is very punctual, very professional, very easy-going (she went along with an impromptu stop during our e-shoot AND got beautiful shots :D), and, importantly, captured the important and memorable moments during our events. As a bonus, she was also extremely prompt with delivering our photos!! My only regret is not being able to hire her for our reception as well! It was an absolute pleasure working with Azra, I would recommend her to everyone and, if we ever need to hire a photographer in the future, our first choice would be Azra :)"
"As soon as I came across Azra's Instagram profile, I knew right away that I wanted her to capture our wedding weekend. Her style of photography was exactly what I was looking for. Not only is her photography amazing, but she was such a pleasure to work with! She's extremely sweet and a down-to-earth person.
She captured all of the important and candid moments during our wedding, and most importantly, she made us feel comfortable throughout it all (which was crucial to us since my husband and I aren't used to being in front of cameras). She was very easy to reach whenever we needed to contact her prior to and after the wedding events, and took all of our requests into consideration.
We couldn't recommend her enough!! <3"
-Sanaya and Tariq
"If I could give Azra 100 stars I would! She is the most amazing photographer I have ever worked with. My fiancé and I did engagement photos with Azra and I also hired her for my bridal shower. Every time I see her photos I'm constantly floored. She is an absolutely gifted photographer. Being a photographer myself I'm usually very picky about photography, and her style and editing are simply impeccable! Everyone that I show these pictures to can't get over how amazing they are. She always seems to bring out the best in her subjects! On top of her out of this world skills, she is the most wonderful person! She is so so so sweet and professional, and so easy to work with. During the actual shoots she is very organized and works seamlessly. We actually had so much fun at our engagement shoot! She is punctual and also her editing rate is phenomenal! She got both the engagement shoot photos and bridal shower photos in about 2-3 days! Which is amazing because she also give SO many photos, not like other photographers that only give 30-50. Bottom line, I can't stop gushing about how much I love her as a photographer and a person."
"Azra is truly an amazing photographer!! From our engagement shoot, to mehndi and then reception, she covered each event so beautiful without missing out any special moments! Her photography is bright, colourful, and very natural! She makes you look like a professional actor! Thanks Azra for all your professional work with a smile throughout :)"
"Azra is literally the most amazing and sweetest photographer ever. From the day I saw her pictures on social media I instantly fell in love and could not wait for her to cover my events. Not only did she do an amazing job, but she also made us feel so comfortable during the shoot and was able to explain different poses oh so easily to us.
Not only did I feel comfortable with her and love her, but my husband also enjoyed working with her and said that she is definitely doing all of our future event coverage inshallah. <33
Love Azra and her work, what more can we say."
-Aysha & Ismail
"I love Azra! Before I asked Azra to be my wedding photographer, I had seen her work her magic during one of my best friend's wedding and I knew right away in that moment that i would ask her to photograph my wedding too. Best. Decision. EVER.
She made the entire thing as stress free as possible, with questionnaires to fill out beforehand on what moments we wanted captured as a couple. She was in touch throughout the engagement period to ensure we knew what to look forward to, often helping with locations (eshoot, wedding day locations, etc), other wedding vendors, and just by being her amazingly pleasant self. Major need for a bride to be!
Also, I need to say this: even though azra was my photographer she also fulfilled the role of being an impromptu bridesmaid. She would often ask me if I needed anything during the wedding festivities, fix my dupatta/hijab so it looked good, and even helped me retie my lenga.
If you're wondering if you should book Azra for any photography needs: do it. You will love her."
"I am floored with how amazing the photos from my Engagement Ceremony turned out, Azra did a phenomenal job! She captured the essence and the emotion of the moments. I've been going through each and every photos since I woke up, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of them! Even the ones with my goofy laugh!! Abbas and I had so much fun working with Azra!"
"The first time I met Azra was during my brother's family portrait photoshoot. I fell in love with the way all the pictures turned out and immediately chose Azra as my wedding photographer! Working with Azra for my E-shoot, Wedding and Waleema was such a breeze! She provides a little questionnaire before each shoot so she knows what we're looking for! She has a great personality, teaches you how to do each pose perfectly and is always smiling!! (which I love). She captures everything so beautifully, even the smallest little details. The whole experience was amaaazing!! <3 I would definitely recommend Azra for any occasion and you won't regret it! :)"
"I was stunned by the photos Azra captured at our e-shoot and our Engagement Ceremony! She is so well organized and on top of every detail. Whenever I needed advice about how to prepare for our sessions, she was always so accommodating and ready to help! During our sessions she showed so much enthusiasm and excitement that it made the whole experience all the more pleasant. Azra is an excellent photographer no doubt, but she is also such an amazing individual altogether, which is why I would work with her again in a heartbeat. All our pictures turned out amazing, and we got them back in just a few days! I know we are guaranteed quality with the photos as well as with the entire photoshoot experience. I could tell that she's passionate about what she does, and that is why you cannot go wrong with her as your photographer!! Thank you so much Azra!!"
"I am a wedding planner in the Toronto area, and I met Azra while doing a wedding a few months ago. After looking at her portfolio, I knew I wanted to get my portraits done by her. Her aesthetic is so light and airy, and worked perfectly for the “look” I always wanted to represent my company. I contacted Azra, and she was so prompt and professional with her e-mails and responses. She was so friendly and sweet throughout the whole process, from the initial booking to the conclusion of the photo shoot. Within a couple of days, to my amazement, I received the entire gallery. I couldn’t wait to show off the pictures and post them on my social media and website. They looked better than I could’ve imagined! They weren’t the “traditional headshots” that I was trying to stay away from. I had such a fun time with Azra and I will be sure to recommend her to anyone who’s looking to get portraits done! Thank you Azra! I cannot wait to work with you again."
"I can’t say enough good things about Azra’s photography skills and her professionalism - so let me list my observations.
· Sweet!: She proves you can be a professional in your communications while interacting with clients in a warm manner. She even surprised us with a lovely gift after the wedding!
· Helpful: She will go above and beyond - she recommended makeup artists prior to even signing a contract with me!
· Artistic: Her photography collections are just stunning.
· Honest: Her deliverables are what is advertised. This is important - she will not skimp on your photos just because they are a private collection.
· Understanding: Weddings are crazy! But Azra patiently obliged with any changes in our plans if it was possible. She is also very understanding about privacy and knowing this put me and my family at ease.
· Timely: Surprisingly, one of the nicest things a photographer can do is to provide deliverables in a timely manner. This becomes very important very quickly when you realize that the wedding/honeymoon is over and all you have is crooked, dimly-lit photos of your wedding from your cousin’s phone! Azra delivers on time and sometimes before it.
Thank you for everything, Azra. We wish you more success and look forward to working with you again!"
"Azra did an amazing job with all of our pictures - from the nikkah, to the e-shoot, and finally our wedding reception! Despite the weather conditions, Azra made everything work so flawlessly. She was very accommodating to all our requests and made sure we got all the shots we wanted. She is a pleasure to work with and instantly makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera! Definitely recommend her!"
-Sarah & Noman
"Azra did an amazing job at our wedding! We were floored when we got our photos, absolutely amazing! We entrusted Azra with a huge role in our wedding and she was able to capture the beautiful moments of our day; she did not let us down. She is very professional and met all of our expectations as she discussed with us details of the wedding, beforehand. We are extremely thrilled with her work and would recommend her to anyone. We look forward to working with you again in the near future, Azra!"
-Umar & Afeefah
"We got a chance to work with Azra for our Maternity Shoot and honestly, I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. I was scared and nervous on how the pictures will turn out but after meeting her I was at ease. Azra is so talented with her work and so kind. I had a list of poses I wanted to take and she made sure we did all of them. We loved every single picture. I would definitely recommend Azra and she is my number one pick as a photographer in Toronto. Thank you for putting in so much Effort!"
-Aaliya & Mujahid Rajani
"I decided to hire Azra to photograph my baby shower, and I could not have been more impressed with her punctuality, professionalism, and her eye for an incredible shot. I just received the pictures from my event, and they are all stunning! She managed to capture excellent candid moments, perfect shots of the event details, and beautiful portraits with my family and friends. I will most definitely be recommending her services to my friends and family, and I would definitely love to use her services again for future events! Thank you for capturing my special day Azra!!"