Street creations with Jem

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of collaborating with a very talented woman in Jem. What started off as a brief FB chat, ended up a fashion inspired shoot in the middle of Brampton, Ontario. 

On meeting up with Jem, the weather began to drop, so we decided to head over to Queen Street and use some of the beautiful surroundings around Gage Park. We walked around in search of textures, lines and different backgrounds resulting in a nippy yet creative session. 

We hope you enjoy these captures as much as we enjoyed creating them! 

Model, MUA: Jem Mitchell

Hairstylist: @pattysalon

Photographer: Menezes Captures

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Thank you! 

Sam & Ryan's Mini Maternity Session

Earlier this afternoon, we had the pleasure of photo shooting a maternity session with newlyweds Samantha & Ryan. Samantha contacted us a few weeks ago to let us know that she was expecting a little bundle of joy, and that her and hubby Ryan would like a few memories captured. Right away, we jumped at the request and started scheduling dates around the weather. Sadly, our initial session was cut short due to awkward weather changes, nevertheless, our rescheduled shoot proved very successful with a little indoor session at their condo followed by an outdoor session at Kariya Park. 

We hope you enjoy these snippets from their session ;)

Unwind: A creative collaboration with Toronto model Clarity

This past Tuesday, I managed to get in touch with Clarity, an aspiring Toronto based model. She gladly welcomed the opportunity to collaborate and we got right to it. Since I had access to a condo space in Mississauga, I suggested a creative series which showcased an independent young woman unwind after a tough day. She added her input to the series and BAM, just like that, we nailed this photoshoot. Let us know what you guys think :) 

Model, MUA and Hairstylistl: Clarity

Photographer: Menezes Captures

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Rabia & Alex's beautiful outdoor wedding, Kortright Center, Vaughan, Ontario

This past weekend, we had the opportunity of photographing Rabia and Alex's wedding at the Kortright Center in Vaughan, Ontario. We were very pleased to work alongside the two of them once again since covering their Mehndi and Nikkah ceremonies in August 2015. 

Upon arriving at the venue, we got to meet the talented Jessica Hoang, lead stylist and planner at Bisous Events, an event planning agency within the GTA. She setup the ceremony space to like an absolute fairytale which can be viewed in our gallery below. Thank you Jessica!

Since this was a smaller wedding, Rabia and Alex decided to skip the getting ready coverage and came dressed to the venue. This gave us plenty of time to get some individual portraits and further setup a first look series with the both of them.

The bridal party looked absolutely beautiful and were all ready to go after the first look. We managed to squeeze in some shots prior to the ceremony which worked out great. The ceremony kicked off with stunning entrances by Alex and his mom, followed by the Bridal party, flower girl and last but not least Rabia and her dad. Emotions flared and we were there to capture it all. So thankful! 

We setup family shots post-ceremony and then prepared ourselves for the beautiful reception. Once again, Jessica delivered on the setup and made the reception area look absolutely stunning. Guests were offered a choice of drink and food stations which was rather interesting. Post-dinner and speeches, guests were led to the outdoor gazebo where the DJs took over for hours on end. 

We hope you enjoy our coverage of this beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception. Please share your feedback with us :)