From the moment I first met Ameera I knew this girl was going places. I’ve known Ameera for a few years now and over time she’s proven to be truly a strong, independent and level-headed individual. She’s just finishing up her law degree and I just know that with her ambition, she is going to be extremely successful! (insha’Allah)
A few days back we got together to do Ameera’s portraits. It was a beautiful evening and I think all of Ottawa was out enjoying the weather and having a great time (I think it was the first Friday of this spring season where the weather was very ‘spring’ like). I wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous light at sunset so we headed over to the Locks in downtown. After spending about 30 minutes looking for parking we finally made it to the spot and started shooting. 5 minutes into the shoot and it starts to pour..!! It was only raining within a 4 meter radius around us and we happened to be smack dab in the middle of the cloud!! It was the funniest thing ever! It almost seemed like we were jinxed and luck was not on our side that day…so we ran over to the Chateau Laurier and figured we might as well take advantage of this opportunity of being in such a beautiful building…we spent the next 15-20 minutes shooting inside the lobby of the Chateau Laurier and got some amazing shots. By the time we came back out, that ‘cloud’ was gone and we went back to our spot to continue our shoot…..and then there was no stopping us!
Ameera has the most gorgeous smile and her amazing personality just shines through her eyes! Photographing her was so super easy because she is such a natural in front of the camera. We kept bouncing ideas off each other and shot until we were both exhausted! We then walked over to Milestones and enjoyed an amazing dinner! Thanks Ameera for an amazing evening and the lovely dinner! I totally enjoyed our portrait session.
So below you will find a preview of what we got to experience that evening…I will be posting the others as I edit them…I just couldn’t wait to share these amazing shots with you guys! Isn’t Ameera just drop-dead gorgeous???