2020 – A year to remember !

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A year with twist and turns! It was definitely not an easy year for most of us. I started this year with a new perspective. I wanted to use every opportunity that came on my way and go with the flow without expecting and planning anything ahead.

2020 taught me a lot and made me realize that sometimes it is better to slow down and breathe. One of my goals this year was to make time for myself. I always kept myself busy with work or studies, but i never made time for myself. This year I wanted to prioritize, my health and self care. Fortunately, I was able to do it. I was able to breathe and enjoy little moment that I always had wished for.

My next goal was to do level up my photography, I wanted to improve my skills, learn new techniques and I wanted to shoot more.

As we all know, we ended up in a quite long lockdown caused by a global pandemic and we were not able to function like before, it was the new normal. Even during the lockdown, I didn’t give up, I attended online classes , watched YouTube videos and definitely improved my skills.

In the beginning of the year, I had gathered feedbacks from my friends and did self review about my work. I worked on my flaws and strengthened my skills. I am always grateful the genuine love and support I always had since the beginning of my career.

My relationship with some got even stronger and I was also able to meet new people this years who continuously supporting my goals and foremost my passion. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason and definitely every person helped me in their own way into my growth. They believed in me and pushed me to do better and to go out of my comfort to create.

Despite all the things that happened this year, I looked in a optimistic way and cherished every moment we had as we don’t know what we will happen next. I will definitely continue to do so. I am very grateful for this life.

I’m looking forward 2021 to create more memories, meet new people and create quality content.


Suki Nathan

Through my lens.

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About Us

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SHiiNECREATIVEMEDIA


Where Art Collaborates

We are a Montreal based photography service. We serve different communities in Montreal for more than five years. Our team consists of photographers, album designers, event planners, and editors. We cover two categories of events; private and corporate. We set up a brand in 2016 as one of the first Tamil female photographer based in-town.

One of our goals is to capture unique moments and promote small and medium businesses and give back to the community through our photography. Our brand strongly believes in a healthy relationship with the clients.

Found by Suki Nathan, a noble female photographer of SHiiNECREATIVEMEDIA. She is a self-taught photographer and she also holds a certificate in Public Relations and Communication from McGill.

Driven by passion for photography, she captures beautiful memories through her lenses and vision. She believes that every picture has a story behind. Being behind a camera is nothing new to her as she was always around a camera since her young age.


Corporates events:

Business:  To support and encourage other entrepreneurs

  • Networking
  • Opening ceremonies
  • Parties
  • After-party

Fashion:  To widen our horizon

  • Trend
  • Vendors
  • Shows

Private events

Wedding: To capture the most memorable moment in a union of two families becoming one.

  • Engagement
  • Pre-wedding events
  • Wedding / Reception

Family

To witness the bonding within the family

  • Birthdays
  • Portraits
  • Maternity
  • Children

GOALS

Capture unique moments that last forever.

Able to help small businesses promote their product/services through my photography.

Plan, organize and execute events and shoots/

Help various non-profit organizations/

A healthy relationship with clients.

About Us.

THE BRIDAL LOOK

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Hey guys! I have been all over the place in the past months, I was not able to keep up with the blogging and I am holding few secrets that I can’t wait to share with you guys soon! This year was a blessing for me and especially I met incredible people throughout the year. I am so blessed.  When I thought I should stop collaborations until next summer, another opportunity knocked at my door.

When Bindiya contacted me on Instagram for a collab shoot with a bridal theme in mind I said yes right away. Because I didn’t want to miss any opportunity to grow. Since I was not organizing the shoot, It was one less tension for me.  And Bindiya got everything together so well.

We had our Kiran to model for stunning Sukhman Designer’s outfit and jewelry and makeup was amazingly done by Samini from Bindilooks. And not to forget the stunning henna by Bindiya.

How gorgeous is Kiran ?

As expected, it was raining that day, so we had done half of our shoot indoor and the rest outdoor. But I must say, all the pictures turned out so well. Big thanks to the whole team. It is always about the whole team effort.

I must say that I have no regrets accepting this collaboration shoot.

Thank you Bindiya for choosing me and I am blessed with the bond we have together as we support each other in our respective work.

May this friendship continue with lot more collaboration shoots together and with lot more love and support. Meeting you was not an accident, Bindiya.

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FOLLOW THEM ON INSTAGRAM AND SHOW YOUR LOVE

MAKE UP & HAIR  BINDILOOKS

MODEL KIRAN 

OUTFIT & JEWELRY  SUKHMAN

HENNABYBINDYA


 

The Forest Queens

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After the successful shoot entitled The Forest Queens I didn’t want to delay much with my blog post.

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A few months ago, I contacted Vaany initially for a collab shoot with a traditional look in mind and she was really interested with. I met Vaany at a previous collab shoot I had with Jennifer from Her’s Only Jewelry. I was looking for the right theme to be working with her. When I contacted, I had a different theme for her and she was very much excited, as we were talking we got the second model: Athulya and the makeup Artist; Tharshana whom she worked with both of them on a fashion show. I was responsible to get a sponsor for the clothing. Later on, I messaged NKT Boutique and she agreed to team up with us.

 

 

To make things easier, we created a group to discuss the shoot and anything related to it. As we were sharing our ideas, we came up with the dhoti style draping inspired by SINCITYNATION, Toronto. which we all really liked and agreed.

As the shooting day was near, we decided to meet up with NKT Boutique’s Niro and see the sarees for the shoot. It was my first time meeting Niro and Vaany for the 2nd time and it just clicked between us, we were just sitting there and talking about each other’s future plans and goals. It was us, three girls, getting together while encouraging and motivating each other to reach our next goal and passion

 

On the day of the shoot, I met Tharshana and Athulya. They were all really friendly and We had an amazing shoot with tons of pictures to edit because both models killed the shoot with their skills and not to forget about the amazing makeup.

 

This shoot was very special to me, as for I met amazing people with positive vibes who encourage and support each other. I think this shoot was successful because I had the chance to make new friends along the way also the shoot was a great success

Thank you, girls, for the wonderful teamwork which is the secret of the shoot’s success.

 


Makeup @beauty_by_tharshana

Models @athulya_ben @vaanykrishna  

@vaany_krishna

Draping Vaany
Clothing @nktboutique

Inspired by @sincitynation

Photography @shiinecreativemedia

Tia Bhuva – The Cancan lady

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During my mini trip to Toronto, I had the opportunity to work with the one and only beautiful Tia Bhuva: the lady who re-invented the cancan saree drape. And of course, her very supportive husband who was there throughout her whole shoot. Tia; cake taster in the day and a fashion entrepreneur.  In the world of fashion, where there is a constant change in style and trend, she made her way out and established her own trademark through social media.

 

She is such a down to earth person, I wish I had spent more time with her. It was fun shooting with her.  She had her makeup done by Thiso Makeup, who is as adorable as Tia. She also had her video shoot by Stera Studios for her social media sites.  Tia had some good jewelry selection for her shoot from JemsbyAbi. Even though she had planned two or three outfits, I was only able to shoot one of the outfit.

 

When I first contacted, I was hesitating because I was not sure if she would want to work with me or not. I was doubting myself. But I did message her; there is no harm in trying it. To my surprise, she answered me back and she was excited to work with me. I was really happy.  And a week before the shoot I messaged here if we were still on with the shoot and she told me yes. However, the day of the photo shoot, I had a very tight schedule and I was planning to come to Montreal that evening.  I had only two hours or so to shoot. I explained my situation to the team and they were really supportive and let me take few pictures. It was a pleasure meeting them and working with them as well.  I hope to meet them again for more projects in the future.

 

 


It was just about positive people getting together to create magic, inspire each other and complimenting their respective art and produces a final product to change the world. It is inspiring how everyone supports each other to showcase their ideas and goals through their own vision.

 

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Purchase her cancan skirt at www.tiabhuva.com 

follow her on TiaBhuva

MAKE UP ThisoMakeup

JEWELRY  GemsbyAbi  (statement necklace) & Mayil London (waist chain)

VIDEO Stera Studio

PHOTOGRAPHY SHiiNECREATIVEMEDIA


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Let’s Collab! -TORONTO EDITION

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I had the opportunity to do a collaboration with talented girls in Toronto. It was my first time meeting them all but felt like I’ve known them since before. When women empower others, great things happen. The girls are amazingly talented and I just wish them nothing but the best in their future projects.


When I decided to go for my usual trip to Toronto, I thought about a collab but I didn’t have any proper contact. I contacted TieTheThali members and they were able to share on their Insta-story about the collab. Later that day, Thadsha contacted me. We had to find models and sponsors for outfit and jewelry.

Thadsha had someone two models in mind, unfortunately, one of them could not make it on that day. I did a little bit of research, thanks to my cousin, as per as my request she posted on her Instagram and one of her friends contacted me.

We had our models: Sinthuja and Thanusha

Now time to look for sponsors; I went through about 20 online stores, none of them were able to coop with the dates.  Luckily, I saw one beautiful saree from Little Princess Saree. I messaged her and she was able to collab with us.  It was such a relief for me. And for the jewelry, I messaged Bristina from BoutiquebyBristina and her answer was so positive, she told me I can pass anytime to get the jewels. It was just like a mission to accomplish.

After so much hurdle, as a team, we completed the shoot and I am very happy with the outcome.

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DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THEM OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

Outfit: Littleprincesssaree

website https://lpsarees.com

Make up: Beautybythakshaa

Model: Thanusha & Sinthuja

Jewelry: BoutiquebyBristina

One-stop South Asian inspiration :TieTheThali

I am definitely open to collab shoots! DM me on my official Instagram page! the link below!

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SHiiNE & ME

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It is very hard to choose a name for something long term, such as your company. As many of you know that I use SHiiNE for my photography and blog, but have you ever wondered why SHiiNE and not my actual name. Some use their name as their brand identity to represent their work and some choose different names that represent themselves. As for me, I neither choose my name or any other name.

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As far as I can remember, I didn’t decide to name it ‘SHiiNE’ but it eventually became a trademark of my personality and my works by itself. About ten years ago, I used this word in the first photo designs I ever made in my life as a simple quote, but I would have never thought it would become my own photography name. I actually got attracted to the word so much that I started using it for all my editing.


Definition of shine
shone shined; shining
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1: to emit rays of light

  3. 2: to be bright by reflection of light

  4. 4: to have a bright glowing appearance his face shone with enthusiasm

  5. 5: to be conspicuously evident or clear


The word “shine” represents a positivity, brightness, and the power to change anything. That word always motivated me. It motivated me to be a better person and inspired me to work harder and shine among the stars and shine bright like the sun.

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POSITIVITY, BRIGHT & POWER TO CHANGE…

It became my trademark and my personality as well. It made me a better person. I actually get to know me better and I can easily relate to the words ” shine ”. I always try to keep my entourage positive and I even get frustrated when someone thinks and talk so negative. I am always smiling and always tries my best to keep my entourage as happy as possible. KEEP SMILING & SHARE THE LOVE

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I am more like an optimist person who always look at the bright side of the situation and always find a solution to any struggles that I ever faced. I never give up in any situation whether it is professional or personal. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I had to drop my studies, but I eventually went back to school and finish my studies. We all have up and downs in our lives, but it is wise to look at the bright side than thinking about the bad things and be sad over our situation. We only live once, so make the best out of it.I think with a simple smile and love, we have the power to change any situation that we face and make this world a better living.

LET YOUR SMILE ”SHiiNE”

I think SHiiNE suits me so much, I wouldn’t choose any other name. My personality is now my trademark for my works. I want to spread love and happiness as much as I can. Either through my personality or my photography, I want everyone to feel the joy of love, and in return, they share the same love with others.

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