I am a wedding photographer based in Toronto, Canada serving joyful couples! My goal is to tell your love story by capturing genuine emotions of joy, love, and laughter, through an ELEVATED EXPERIENCE you will never forget!
I was never planning on becoming a photographer - I studied Computer Science at Ryerson University and was planning on becoming a software developer. Around the time I started university, I bought a dslr camera to take photos for fun, 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 from posting my photos on instagram, I started getting interest from people who wanted to book shoots! That's how my business started!
During a summer job in software developing, I came to the realization that a 9-5 job wasn't for me - it just didn't light me up! Instead my heart wanted to photograph love stories and work for myself. So when I graduated from university, I took my wedding photography business full time and I haven't looked back!
I married husband Mustafa in August of 2017 and our wedding was full of turquoise, white, gold, and lots of florals!
Most days you'll find me doing yoga, reading, watching Greys Anatomy, or hanging out at Starbucks! It might be my second home!
Ever since my husband and I moved into our first home, I fell in love with home decorating and have a slightly unhealthy obsession with being organized.
My ideal meal consists of sushi, cheesecake, and bubble tea!
Through seeing my siblings and friends get married, I realized there was a need in the wedding industry for photographers that provided an amazing EXPERIENCE for couples on top of just taking beautiful photos!
From photographing 20+ weddings a year as well as planning my own wedding, I am here to help you through every step of the wedding planning process. I will make the process of choosing your engagement session outfits and locations a breeze, help you put together the perfect photography-friendly wedding day timeline, be your extra bridesmaid throughout your wedding day, and make sure you receive your photos in a timely manner after your wedding!
My favourite part of what I do is being able to get to know all of my couples and building a relationship with them. I still stay in touch with all of my past couples until today and many of them have become some of my closest friends!
Meet Rabita and Shani! These lovely ladies second shoot with me and lead shoot their own weddings under the Photography by Azra brand! They are not only absolutely talented photographers, they are also such SWEET and kind individuals and I'm so excited for them to be serving along side me on your wedding day!
Rabita loves her cat Nala, eating shawarmas, and painting on her downtime. Her favourite thing about photographing weddings is enjoying the food… kidding! Focusing on the details and catching candid moments between the couples. When she’s not a photographer she works in HR and loves to chase waterfalls!
Shani loves kicking back and watching Netflix and eating a nice burger. Her favourite thing about photographing weddings is capturing the perfect moment. When she’s not a photographer she is doing her 9-5 job as an Early Childhood Educator!