I am a twenty-something wedding photographer based in Toronto, Canada serving joyful couples! My goal is to tell your love story by capturing genuine EMOTIONS of love, happiness, and laughter, through an elevated experience you will never forget!
My love for photography developed while I was studying Computer Science at Ryerson University. I felt called to explore my creative side, and had always loved taking pictures with my mom’s camera, so I decided to purchase my own ‘professional’ camera. I immediately fell in love with photography and couldn’t seem to put my camera down! I took photos at my brother’s wedding and that’s when I knew that was what I was meant to do!
For the rest of my time at university, I went to class during the day, took photography classes at night, and photographed weddings on weekends. When I graduated, my heart was with photographing love stories, so I took my Wedding Photography business full time and I’ve never looked back!!
I got married to my 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 snuggled on the couch watching Grey’s Anatomy or Friends reruns... or at Starbucks. It may be my second home!
Ever since my husband and I moved into our apartment, I fell in love with home decorating and have a slightly unhealthy obsession with HomeSense!
I could live off of sushi, cheesecake, and bubble tea for the rest of my life!
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 25+ 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 build a relationship with and getting to know all of my couples. 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 Shaaista, Iman, and Rabita! These lovely ladies will be assisting and photographing along side me for my 2018-2019 Weddings and Engagement Sessions! They are not only absolutely talented in photography, they are also such SWEET and kind individuals and I'm so excited to have them as a part of the Photography by Azra Team!!!
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Shaaista loves making crêpes (but mostly eating them), travelling to tropical destinations, and playing with her adorable nephews every chance she gets. Her favourite thing about photographing weddings is capturing raw moments, and the smiles and shy gazes of new love. What does she love more than this? Seeing her clients gleaming faces as they see their beautifully captured photos! When she’s not a photographer, she’s teaching by day and killing zombies (on Call of Duty) by night.
Iman loves drinking chai, practicing her henna skills, and of course watching bollywood movies. Her favourite thing about photographing weddings is working with the couples to bring their ideas to life on their special day. When she’s not a photographer she is a full time student who is often found daydreaming about travelling around the world.
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 is a full time HR student who loves to chase waterfalls!