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Today we’re sharing a beautiful shoot by dream team, resident photographer Lah’za Photography and hijab stylist The Haya Atelier. When I first saw Ismahan’s beautiful face on Lahza’s Instagram feed I was blown away, and knew that I had to feature the whole shoot here. I think what I love about the shoot is the fusion of two seemingly opposite identities in an incredibly beautiful and honest style. More about the inspiration behind the editorial from Creative Director, Reyyan Ates (of The Haya Atelier) here…

“When The Haya Atelier was born, I knew where I wanted to take it. But my dream seemed like it was harder to accomplish than anticipated. I wanted to style a Muslim Bride and her wedding like no other. I wanted it to be unique, elegant, intricate, but at the same time cosy and warm. I also wanted it to fit our religious values, our culture and most importantly, where we were born and raised. The vision I had was of a Contemporary Extraordinary Muslim-Australian wedding. Was that too much to ask for??

Last month I had the privilege of styling my friend’s wedding. Ismahan came to see me one evening at The Haya Atelier Salon with just her wedding dress and said “Ray, I leave everything else up to you…”. So basically that meant that her headscarf, headpiece, flowers, bridesmaids, venue, props, photography was all left up to me. Well, this was the opportunity I was waiting for, and I ran with it! 

I was delighted to work with the lovely Zahrah from Lah’za Photography to create this amazing editorial shoot. 

Dreams do come true and sometimes they are even better than you initially imagined…”


Vendor Details

Photography Zahrah Habibullah from Lah’za PhotographProps Style My Sweets Make-up Beauty by Julie & Chanel Wedding Dress custom-made in Turkey by Gelin & Damat ModaEvi Venue Sherwood Receptions in Greenvale Creative direction/Flowers/Flowercrowns/Hijabs Reyyan Emniyet-Ates from The Haya Atelier Bride Ismahan Eren Bridesmaids Seyma Eren, Zehra Hussein, Nurbanu Emniyet, Reyyan Emniyet-Ates


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