I am a wedding photographer based in Toronto, Canada serving joyful couples! My goal is to tell your love story by capturing the emotions of love and laughter on your wedding day, through an ELEVATED EXPERIENCE you will never forget!
I studied Computer Science in school and planned to be a software developer. While in university, I bought a my first camera to take photos of my travels and fun times with friends, and I immediately fell in love with photography. I just couldn't put my camera down! I started taking photography classes in the evenings (after my Computer Science classes during the day), and began posting photos I was taking on my instagram. One of my sweet friends who got engaged asked me to photograph her engagement party and that's when I knew I wanted to be a professional wedding photographer!
With a 9-5 job in computer science and running a wedding photography business in the evenings and weekends, I realized that my heart was with photography. I took a leap of faith and quit my job to become a full time wedding photographer. I haven't looked back since!
In my spare time, you'll find me picking up starbucks (grande soy matcha latte pls) or dropping into a yoga class. My husband calls me 'basic'.
My husband, Mustafa, and I love to travel when we get time off. Our favourite place is Bali, Indonesia.
I absolutely love interior design and am always decorating our home or finding new ways to aesthetically organize my office!
I am obsessed with fresh floral arrangements and blush pink!
Photography is not just about taking photos. It's about celebrating and documenting this deeply personal and exciting journey that you and your fiancé are embarking on! It's important to choose a photographer who's vision and eye you fully trust to capture your relationship and dynamic. I aim to provide an ELEVATED EXPERIENCE to my couples so that they can focus on being present and enjoying the entire wedding planning process, knowing that I have the photography aspect taken care of.
I love being there to help my clients through every step of the wedding photography process. I assist my clients with styling their engagement session to choose flattering and elegant outfits and locations that truly represent them as a couple. During our engagement session I coach my couples with posing so they can be comfortable and have fun in front of the camera. This gets them prepped and ready to be photographed again on their wedding day! During the wedding planning process I assist my couples with putting together a photography-friendly wedding day timeline with a portrait location that they love, and I always make sure they receive their photos in a timely manner after their wedding!
My favourite part of what I do is getting to know my couples on a personal level! I like learning about the story of how my couples met and getting to know their personalities. This will help me make their images more personal to them! I've found the more comfortable my couples feel with me, the more natural they look in their photos!
"Azra was one of the best vendors we picked for our wedding. She was very organized, kind, and captured all the detailed and candid shots perfectly. We were beyond satisfied with our experience. As a bonus, she got all of our engagement and wedding pictures to us very fast, which made us very happy. Highly recommend booking with Azra to make your special day extra special!"
"I can't say enough good things about Azra! My husband and I are so incredibly happy with Azra's photography skills, professionalism, customer service, kind heartedness and patience. Her attention to her clients is unmatched and we always felt at ease with her! She's a complete gem and anyone would be lucky to have her as their wedding photographer!"
"Azra makes you feel comfortable and really brings out the natural chemistry between a couple. not to mention the ABSOLUTELY STUNNING PHOTOS!!! We just got married this weekend and Azra's already sent us sneak peaks! To anyone who is getting married and looking for a photographer, Azra is your girl!"
"I couldn't be happier with the photos that Azra took of both our wedding and engagement shoot. Not only does she take beautiful photos but she's also an extremely kind and warm hearted person. We loved having her as our photographer and would 100% recommend her for any photography needs."
"Booking Azra was the best decision I made! From start to finish she was simply fantastic. She made the photography process fun, comfortable and memorable. Without a doubt I would recommend Photography by Azra to anyone looking for a great photography experience with an exceptional and experienced photographer!"
"Not only is Azra talented, but she has a beautiful soul, and is such a kind and down to earth person. From our e-shoot to the reception, she had us in awe, and everyone that saw our pictures were astonished! She captured the right moments and best of all she delivered the pictures early. You can feel that Azra cares and is concerned about giving her couples the best possible experience!"
"Azra is a HIGHLY, highly gifted photographer and was easily the best vendor we could have had for our wedding! Photography by Azra is branded as an elevated experience, which you will definitely feel. The investment is worth it - Azra and her team are amazing! We are so grateful we had Azra for our wedding!!!"
"Azra's service, her personality, her organization and her execution is something every couple needs during a wedding. She’s truly one of a kind! Also, her turnaround time is exceptional!! Who wants to wait months to see their wedding pictures? I'm at peace knowing I can relive my big day every time I look at these pictures. She was the best decision we made!!"
"Every time I looked at my photos, I feel like I'm reliving every moment of my Nikkah. Every single person I show my images to are astonished on how beautiful my Nikkah day was captured. I truly do believe that everyone should use Azra as their photographer, as not only is her work amazing, but working with her makes the whole process so much easier!"
"I cannot recommend Azra enough! Azra and her team will go the extra mile, with smiles on their faces at all times! She not only left a lasting impression on us, but even our family members and attendees were raving about how she made the entire process so wonderful! Choosing to Azra to capture the most important and special memories of our lifetime is the best decision we made!"
"Azra captured the most precious moments that we will be able to cherish forever! We couldn't be happier with our service and the professionalism by Azra and her team! The sneak peaks that she does shocked us by how quick her service is. I have to say that no matter what the occasion if we are looking for a photographer Azra is who we will be calling!"
"Azra captured my wedding so beautifully and naturally! She is so down to earth, easy to work with and she made the entire experience so seamless for us. On the wedding day, we weren’t able to stick to our original plan as it was snowing, but even then, Azra was still able to give us the most beautiful winter portraits in such a short amount of time. I would 100% recommend Azra!"
"I have never met a photographer who has gone so above and beyond for her clients to make them feel special and valued! Azra is always punctual and ahead of the game in planning. She thinks of every detail and reminds you of it ahead of time, so you don’t need to stress about anything during the entire experience!"
"Azra is so incredible with her timelines. Right after my wedding wedding I was already being sent some sneak peak shots- now that is dedication to your clients! Azra is also insanely sweet and kind! She made sure my husband and I were comfortable throughout all the photos and always told us how amazing we looked, total confidence booster haha. I have already recommended her to everyone!"
"My husband and I could not have been happier with Azra’s services. She’s fast, reliable, and most of all one of the most talented photographers out there! She honestly exceeded our expectations. Thank you Azra!"
"We were so glad that we chose Azra for our wedding photography - by far the best decision we made! Having a photographer with whom you feel comfortable with will make your day go by so much more smoothly. Azra is professional, very organized, timely and hardworking. Above all, her turnover time is unbelievable! Her work speaks for itself, we highly recommend her!"
"Azra provides an excellent experience from start to finish by touching base frequently, working with you to find great locations, making you feel super comfortable during portraits, and delivering your photos VERY quickly! I'm SO happy we went with Azra, she captured pictures of everything we wanted, and we couldn't be happier!!"
"Pictures are so important to look back on after your big day, and you want to make sure you have someone who is not only talented, but also cares from the bottom of their hearts. And that is exactly what we found with Azra! Azra is incredibly talented and she went above and beyond to make sure we were happy the whole time! Choosing her as our photographer was the best decision we made!"
"Azra is by far the most talented photographer we have worked with. From all the wedding services we have dealt with we haven't met a single vendor or service that was as professional and organized as Azra! We are so impressed at how organized and client-focussed she is. She is the best in the industry!"
"Azra is so friendly, her turnover rate is insanely fast, she’s extremely professional, but above everything, her work is consistently amazing! Her ability to capture the emotion and essence of the image speaks volumes of how talented she is. I could go on and on, but the truth is, the work speaks for itself! I’m certain that there’s no hesitation about whether you’d want to hire Azra!"
"I knew from the moment we hired Azra that I could fully trust her with the photography aspect so I could focus my attention on planning everything else, and she continuously went above and beyond what was expected. When we received our pictures, we were in awe - they turned out spectacular!!! I am already looking forward to hiring her again."
"I couldn’t have imagined anyone else photographing my special day! Azra was extremely organized, professional and such a sweetheart. I have recommended her after numerous compliments on our pictures! We got our wedding photos in just a couple weeks, and I’m beyond pleased with how each and every picture turned out! Thank you times a million!"