Makeup by Rolla, The Gift of Glamour and myself (Weddings And Media) had teamed up for a promo near Valentine’s Day. Our contest winner would receive a complimentary photo shoot, makeup application and necklace for their shoot. I was so excited when Fatima won our contest! I had the privilege to photograph her Islamic marriage ceremony last year. She’s such a sweet girl masha-Allah.
We picked the Scarborough Bluffs location. This is my FAVORITE location. It was a perfect setting for this beautiful Lebanese couple Engagement photography photo shoot. I never, ever get sick of going there. The scenery is literally beautiful all year round. It’s hard to believe a place like this exists within the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). I had many visions in mind for this shoot. I really wanted to try different artistic and dynamic things with this photo shoot and still capture the essence of their beautiful relationship. I feel so bad because Fatima explained to be that she never wears heels and there was an incredible amount of mud everywhere! Scanning through my photos after the shoot, I could see how hard of a time it was walking in the mud and ice with those heels! They didn’t complain once and were willing to do all the adventurous things I had in mind! Rolla did an incredible job on the makeup. Rolla just enhanced and magnified those beautiful eyes and lashes Fatima has. I was able to capture some solo shots of Fatima as the sun glistened nicely across her pretty face.
My overall experience with this lovely young Lebanese couple was just awesome. I was so excited when I saw their outfits. I can always count on Lebanese couples to color-coordinate. I love photographing navy blue. Navy blue is a timeless color! I am also really happy there was still some snow. If there was no snow it would have been just a muddy mess with a beautiful backdrop! I did ruin another pair of boots on this day. I still haven’t cleaned them, I just threw them in the garage. I seem to ruin a pair of shoes during each and every photo shoot. I’ve claimed it my tradition to ruin a pair of shoes during my photo shoot adventures. After this one I said “khalas” (Lebanese word for “enough”) and went out and bought some knee high rain boots from the Superstore 🙂 I’m excited to photograph in my rain boots now!! Future couples, get ready for some adventures!