Wedding in InterContinental Hotel, Dubai – Abdulla & Marwa

He entered the room and half-announced-half-requested that he wants to pray before we begin the photo-shoot. Secretly, I gave him an extra point for being awesome. He went into the other room and my team & I continued to photograph & make video of the ever so stunning bride.

It wasn’t even 10 minutes into the photo-shoot that I took a photo of her, looked at the back of my camera, and said out loud “Oh My Goshhhhh…..Marwa! You look go00oo0o0o0rg!” Next thing we know, the groom screamed from the other room “You look Hot, baby!” and the entire room bursted into laughter. And yes, I gave him 20/10.

Abdulla made jokes through out the night. They weren’t just funny jokes. They were hilarousssssssss jokes. Hilarious yet respectful. Playful. Marwa kept on giggling and pretty much denied everything Abdulla said. Except for one….

He said she was crazy about him. She giggled and denied.
He said she was dying to marry him. She laughed and denied.
He said it was love at first sight. She laughed. We all did.
But no one in that moment noticed that she didn’t deny him.
I smiled and gave him 100/10. For his loud-&-proud love.
Love that is visible through small gestures.
Through real smiles.
Raw Love….

Some weddings are perfect. Some are beyond perfect. Marwa & Abdulla’s wedding was the later one. As much joy as I felt during our first and second meeting, I was overjoyed with excitement when I entered her bridal suite at InterContinental – Festival City Hotel, Dubai.  Makeup done on time by Haifa Safar. Hair made on time by Amy. Stage/Kosha, ballroom decoration, and bouquet were ready, perfectly in place, and on time by O&M. Stage lighting was beyond perfect. The amazing live-singer Wafa & her band brought life to the party. So much that even I, myself, danced on the stage. Marwa nailed every detail, including hiring the best set of professionals and her punctuality won my heart. Alllllll over again. I swear I was about to tap-dance. Only if I knew how to…

InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_decoration_omar-gold InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_decoration_omar-gold_centerpieces InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_decoration_omar-gold_kosha_tree_garden_theme InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_decoration_omar-gold_table_setup InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_decoration_omar-gold_table InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_decoration_omar-gold_cake InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_centerpiece_decoration_omar-gold InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_decoration_bouquet InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_bridal_jewelry_diamond_band_ring InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_bridal_jewelry_diamond_earring InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_bridal_jewelry_diamond_necklace InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_bridal_jewelry_diamond_ring InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_bridal_jewelry_diamond_watch InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_bridal_jewelry_diamond_henna_perfume InterContinental_Festival_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_bridal_jewelry_diamond_ring_band

Dearest Marwa & Abdulla,

Where do I start? From our initial meetings to your perrrrrrrrrfect day, it was nothing short of amazing! Even days after your wedding, I couldn’t help but smile. That’s what your love has done to me. If not me physically, my heart still does a little tap-dance every time I think of both of you. So pure. So full of life. And so much in love. I pray to the Almighty that He always keep you both happy. May He gives you more than you ask for. May He showers his blessings upon you far more than you pray for. Marwa, I’m sure Abdulla’s score will increase as he continues to make you laugh. Forever. Cheers to your happily ever after…

I am in love with the love you both share!
~ Rima

Wedding in Multaqua Hall, DWTC – Hassan & Sara

She delicately looked down at her dress and picked it up from one side.
I asked her to freeze right there and took a photo.
She smiled, stood straight, and fixed her bouquet.
I gasped for breath and asked her to hold onto the pose and took another photo.

Most of the weddings, I direct the bride into posing. Sara was a rare gem. Her subtle moves were inspiring the poses. They were simple yet exquisite. Soft gestures, sparking eyes, and a smile to die for. Making her look even more beautiful.

Hassan himself was left in awe by her beauty. Speechless, to say the least. He was constantly trying to sneak peeks at his gorgeous bride. As if, despite of his best try, he was not getting enough of her.  I put them together for formal photos and the smiles got wider. We all felt invisible butterflies flying around them & fireworks happened within the bridal suite.

As she entered the Dubai World Trade Center‘s Multaqua Hall, the heads turned and all the guests looked at her with admiration. In her gorgeous Esposa bridal gown & Fiore Design bouquet, she seemed like a princess making her grand entrance. Her tiara made the feeling more authentic. The ballroom was beautifully decorated by Decor4Life. Sara & Hassan, surrounded by their family and friends, held hands and promised to be by each other’s side for…..eternity!

Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_centerpiece Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_decoration_candles Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_centerpiece_stage Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_table Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_party_favorsTrade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_table_setup Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_invitation_card Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_bridal_dress_esposa Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_hanger_bridal_dress_esposaTrade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_groom_dress Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_bridal_shoes Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_diamond_bridal_jewelry_necklaceTrade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_diamond_bridal_jewelry_tiara_crownTrade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_diamond_bridal_jewelry_earrings
Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_diamond_ring_bridal_jewelry Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_diamond_bridal_jewelry_watch Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_fiore_design_bridal_bouquet Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_cake_bridal_gown_dress_esposa Trade_Center_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_diamond_bridal_jewelry_ring_band

Dear Sara & Hassan,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me to witness your love. To say that your day was perfect would be an understatement. I appreciate your thoughtfulness, love, and the box of chocolates with the sweetest note ever. I absolutely loved your families and couldn’t be more thankful for their warmest welcome & hospitality towards me. I pray that the Almighty showers his blessings upon both of you because you deserve nothing but happiness. May you both always hold each other’s hands and fulfill your promise of loving each other….continually & forever!

~ Rima

Wedding in Dubai World Trade Center – Yazan & Amna

He was polite. Soft spoken. Respectful.
She was outspoken. Hilarious. Bubbly.
I thought to myself….Opposites DO Attract.

As he patiently listened to my posing directions, from the corner of my eye I saw her cracking jokes, laughing out loud, dancing in front of the cameras. I smiled and continued to take his photos while my awesome team documented her beauty.

The fun began when they were put in front of my camera. Together. It was amazing to see how she calmed down into a girly-girl and he couldn’t hold back his wide-smile. Her laugh turned into shy giggles and his calmness was turned into charm. It was like a chemistry lab experiment. When two totally different elements put together – like H2O, made a universal symbol of survival. In their case, they both put together in the picture made a symbol of love.

Bubbly, respectful, classic love.

He was careful when holding her hands. She seemed more cautious by his touch. Their eyes spoke a thousand words – all beautiful adjectives – without actually saying them. My heart did a little dance and I smiled through the rest of the night.

That’s how I remember them. Both Amna & Yazan. That’s how I recall their perfect wedding day which took place in Zabeel Hall of Dubai World Trade Center.  To top things off, their wedding was beautifully decorated by Joelle Wedding. Amna’s gorgeous bridal gown was by Elie Saab. I absolutely loved Amna’s unique Manolo Blahnik shoes and her beautiful bouquet by Fiore Design. Her makeup was done by Haifa Safar and I was honored to document Amna & Yazan’s flawless day along with my team.

Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_invitation_card Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_Joelle_stage Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_Joelle_stage_centerpiece Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_Joelle_stage_table Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_Joelle_centerpice_table Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_Joelle_cake_stage Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_Joelle_detail_rose Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_elie_saab_bridal_gown_dress Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamonds_necklace Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamonds_earrings Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamonds_bracelet Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_0013 Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_manolo_blahnik_bridal_shoes Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_elie_saab_bridal_gown_dress_veil Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_manolo_blahnik_shoes_bridal Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamonds_ring Trade_Center_Zabeel_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_elie_saab_bridal_gown_dress_holding_handsAmna & Yazan,

You two…you two should be in a profession that has to do with chemistry. Seriously! With the sparks you share when in each other’s presence has affected my heart. In a great way. Your love made me believe in love all over again. And I love my job even more. If it revolved around meeting such amazing couple who are immensely in love, I wish and plan to be a photographer even at the age of 187.  I wish both of you endless success in every step of life. Both of you are beautiful in your own unique way and I love it even more when you guys are together. Never, ever, change! Ever…

~ Rima

Henna Party, Sharjah – Hind & Khaled

With a strikingly composed & caring personality, Hind was a bride who was sure of what she wanted. From her dressing style, putting the details together for her parties, to designing her own kosha (stage) & engagement/milcha party & wedding dresses, Hind is a creative mind whom I took absolute pleasure in photographing.

Khaled, the guy who looked tough when he walked into the room, but as soon as he started talking, the entire night was full of jokes, hilarious punch-lines, and some more jokes. He was successful in making his lovely bride laugh without a single dull moment.

Their amazing henna party was held at Hind’s parents’ villa in Sharjah. Hind designed the gorgeous stage herself that looked like a traditional Arab gold head-piece for the bride. The decorations were brought to life with her family’s endless hard-work and love. I must add about the kazillion types of party-favors put together according to the theme that the guests enjoyed. From her beautiful gold jewelry to impressive dress, and Prada shoes, Hind’s night was nothing short of perfection!

Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_centerpiece
Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_bangles-braceletsHenna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_dress_kosha Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_belt Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_earrings Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_nechlace-details Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_bracelet Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_head-piece Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_detail Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_necklace Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_earring-detail Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_shoes Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_shoes_prada Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_party-favor-6 Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_party-favor-5 Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_party-favor-2 Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_party-favor-3 Henna_Photography_Dubai_Wedding_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_gold_jewelry_party-favor-4

Dearest Hind & Khaled,

Thank you for everything! I feel so much joy to call both of you my friends.  My heart was fulfilled to see your chemistry and love through my camera. Hind, you are adorable. I love your smile, sparking personality, and care that you show to your loved ones. I pray that every time you look at the spaces on your fingers, you always find Khaled’s fingers locked with yours. Reminding you of his immense love. Always….

~ Rima

My Thankful List – Bring It On

Today marks the second birthday for my love, my blog.
And around 25+ish-th birthday of ahem – yours truly.

I want to take this opportunity to jot down my thankful list for this year so I can compare it with 2014 thankful list along with years to come.

I’m thankful to the Almighty – who has always given me more than I have asked.
I’m thankful for family & friends – for everything that they are & do.
I’m thankful for surprises – regardless of their size.
I’m thankful for a successful business year – I can’t imagine where I’d be without it.
I’m thankful for mini-vacations – they recharge my energy level back.
I’m thankful for being able to travel to foreign countries – it increases my wanderlust.
I’m thankful for Skype – it connects me back to family & friends.
I’m thankful for working from home – love karak-chaye while writing blogs.
I’m thankful, yet again, for a blog itself – it gives me a voice.
I’m thankful for tough times – they have made me stronger and wiser.
I’m thankful for being my own boss – its the best feeling!
I’m thankful for having the best team of professionals – I wouldn’t be where I am today without my awesome assistant(s), associate photographers, videographers, and editors.
I’m thankful to all the blog readers  – 61,989 views and still counting.
I’m thankful for being able to read – a good fiction book is you need on lonely days.
I’m thankful for not having to get up at 6am, get ready, go to work and make loads of money for someone else.
I’m thankful for my having the best clients – brides who changed my perspective on life.
I’m thankful for my husband – for being my strength, my back bone.
I’m thankful for another year – bring it on!


As both my blog & I start a new year, I wish my blog & business blossoms because they help me do things that I cherish the most & I get to meet some of the best human beings this planet has to offer.

Happy Birthday Love!

Wedding in Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai – Yousef & Khadija

He turned around and his bisht (Arab’s traditional robe) did a full swing.
It looked like a cape. Then he fixed his ghatra (white head piece for men) and flashed a smile at his princess. Everyone knew the new Arab super-hero was there to take his princess with him. To make the fairytale story more authentic, I gave him a name –  ‘The Ghatra Man’.

From the time Khadija sat on the super talented makeup artist Zareen‘s makeup chair, I remember nothing but laughing. It was a laughing riot. Without a single dull moment. Khadija’s much-anticipated-wedding was a dream come true. Zareen’s magic made her look even more stunning. Everyone who looked at Khadija couldn’t take their eyes off of her (mashaAllah times a billion).

People gasped for breath when Khadija made an entrance wearing her breathtaking wedding gown by Michael Cinco and holding her gorgeous bouquet by Fiore Design.  With tons of details such as bird-cages, park benches, flowers, water-fountains – my favorite – cushions that looked like wood-logs, The Great Ballroom in Le Meridien Hotel was spectacularly decorated and turned into a magical garden by Al Mahad Events.

LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_almahad_event_entrance LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_garden_theme_kosha_decoration_stage_almahad_event LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_almahad_event_centerpiece LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_almahad_event_garden LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_almahad_event_garden theme LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_almahad_event_cake LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_decoration_stage_almahad_event_garden_kosha LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_almahad_eventLeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_bouquet_fiore_design_michael_cinco LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_earrings LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_bracelet LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_necklace_Michael_cinco_dress LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_ring LeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_ringLeMeridian_Wedding_Photography_Dubai_Female_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_groomKhadija_Henna_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_beautiful_0017

Here is a quick video trailer with decoration of their beautiful Dubai wedding.

Mr. & Mrs. GhatraMan

I can’t express how happy and emotionally invested I was throughout your wedding celebrations. Yousef, I’m sure you are super happy to have your princess always by your side. I can see the happiness through your SnapChats. Khadija, your family is the mosttttttt welcoming one I have ever met. From discussing the packages over amazing karak-chaye at your house to inviting me for food-tasting at the hotel way before your wedding, it was always a party hanging out with them. You are an incredible friend+sister who finds & spread the joy in life’s simplest moments. Always. I’m sure you’ll make Yousef’s life full of love, care, and laughter with your awkward awesome dance-moves :D

Love you to the Pluto and back,
~ Rima

Click on the respective links to see Yousef & Khadija’s engagement/milcha party and henna party.

Henna Party in Barsha, Dubai – Yousef & Khadija

As a photographer, I absolutely loOoOoOove themed parties.
Especially when the party is thoughtfully put together with enormous amount of details and colors. I jumped with joy when Khadija told me that she was to have an Indian themed henna party. I knew something extravagant was in store because Khadija won’t settle for less.

When I entered the venue, my jaw dropped, eyes sparkled, and my heart did a happy dance. From the entrance with little decorated elephant hanging, to kosha/stage, to the tables setup with traditional Indian pots with Gota handwork and real jasmine flowers, everything represented perfection. I must give all the credit to the kosha decorator Al Mahad Events for their extra ordinary attention to details. They stuck to the theme and put together every single detail with elegance and style.

After their engagement party, I was honored to photograph the gorgeous Indian themed henna party of my darling bride+groom+friends > Khadija & Yousef. Their party was nothing short of awesomeness with tons of details, fun, hugs, and immense love.

Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_centerpiece_stage_ Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_centerpiece Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_stage_decoration_entranceHenna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_stage_table-setup Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_stage_lanterns Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_stage_gota_jasmine Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_stage_details_table Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_stage_decoration Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_stage_paisley_design Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_stage Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_kosha_decoration_stage_table_centerpiece

Khadija rocked her gorgeous shalwar-kameez customized, made, and delivered allllll the way from India.Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_dress_shalwar_kameez Khadija_Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage__0032 Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_jewelry_bangle_karay

The details!!! <3Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_dress

I throughly enjoyed the Arabic traditions and rituals performed where an elderly lady of the family puts attar/perfume on bride’s hands.Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_dress_rituals_rasm Khadija_Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage__0029 Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_jewelry Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_jewelry_ring

Yousef didn’t want to let go of Khadija’s hand…Henna_Photography_Dubai_Female_Wedding_Photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_indian_theme_traditional_bridal_dress_groom

Khadija & Yousef,

Ahhhh…what do I say to both of you? Thank You!!! For Everything. You guys are the best!!!! May you keep making and laughing at the silliest jokes. Endlessly.  Climb the stairs of success. Together. Hold each other’s hand. Always. Love each other. EternallyForever. And Ever. And Ever…..

~ Rima

Wedding in Hyatt Regency, Dubai – Salem & Shahira

He sat through the entire bridal session calmly and watched her.
As she turned around in her gorgeous dress and laughed at a silly joke, he smiled.
The way he was smiling, the way he watched her, it showed that he knew what his jaw-dropping life-partner was thinking. He was ready to gather up the rainbows for her. To hold her hand and chase her fears away. He was ready to take care of their love. Ready to nurture it more. Honor it. Strengthen it.

Shahira & Salem make a perfect couple. With a gorgeous bridal gown and a very unique veil from Riman Fashion, off white Manolo Blahnik shoes, Natasha‘s on-point hair and makeup – the very pretty Shahira looked beathtaking. I was sure Salem’s heart skipped a beat during their first-look because after that, he just couldn’t take his eyes off of her.

Shahira & Salem’s beautiful wedding was celebrated by their family and friends at Hyatt Regency, Dubai.  The kosha/stage was made by Wish Event. Fiore Design made a gorgeous bouquet for Shahira which I used as background for her *bling* aka diamond jewelry!

Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_beautiful Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_centerpiece Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_table Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_centerpiece_stage Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage-wish-events Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_stage_kosha_decoration Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_decoration_stage_table Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_dress_riman_fashion_fiore_design_bouquet Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_veil_terha Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_band_ringHyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_earringsHyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_necklaceHyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_ringHyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_shoes_manolo_blahnikHyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_bracelet Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_shoes_manolo_blahnik_detail Hyatt_Regency_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_bridal_jewelry_diamond_ring_band

Dear Shahira & Salem,

Thank you for making me witness your love. Your love is very unique and the most important part of it is both of you. As the years pass, may you find more and more profound reasons to love each other. May you both dream and help each other achieve those dreams.  May you touch each other’s hearts in a special way and make each other look to tomorrows expectingly, thrilled for the good things to come.

~ Rima

Wedding in JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai – Ahmad & Ebtesam

As I gave directions to them, I watched how adorably he picked up a loose piece of her hair and carefully put it behind her ear. She smiled and looked at him with gleaming eyes. No words were spoken yet – in that moment –  the promise of taking care of each other for a lifetime was made.

It amazes me that the more weddings I document, the more I love & cherish my work. The couples play a major role in making me realize, treasure, and fall deeper in love with what I do. Through my camera’s small viewfinder, I watch their big-grand-immense-love.

Ebtesam & Ahmad are one of those lovely couples I had the pleasure of documenting on their big day. Their gorgeous wedding was held at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai. Eventra Events did a spectacular job with the stage/kosha decoration. The well thought centerpieces were made with real Jasmine flowers that made the entire ballroom smell of alluring fragrance.

JW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_eventraJW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_eventra-events_centerpieces JW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_eventra_events_table_setup JW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_beautiful_decoration_eventra_eventsJW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_plates JW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_eventra_events_centerpiece JW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_cake JW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_table_setupJW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_party_favors JW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_eventra_events JW_Marriott_Marquis_Hotel_Dubai_Wedding_Photography_Female_photographer_UAE_Rima_Hassan_kosha_stage_decoration_eventra_events_centerpieces

Dear Ebtesam & Ahmad,

Thank you for letting me photograph the joys of your first day as husband&wife. Both of you are adorable together. I pray that you always see your reflections into each other’s soul & fulfill the promise of loving and taking care of each other.  May you both always walk hand in hand & discover your magical realm – together, ameen!

Much appreciation,
~ Rima

Booking Weddings for 2016

As a lot of inquiries have been filling up my inbox for 2016 and a handful of my past clients and their friends who have been referred to me already started to book, I feel beyond grateful & excited to officially open the wedding photography + videography bookings for 2016!


You may reach out to me by following+commenting on my blog, connecting on Facebook, following me on TwitterInstagram, and/or filling out the Contact Me form.

I’d be honored to chat more about your wedding, so feel free to email me at for more information.

You know what they say, the early bird gets the worm ;)