Eid Mubarak – 2017

May Allah fills your Life with Happiness,
your Heart with Love,
your Soul with Spirituality,
your Mind with Wisdom,
and give you all the blessings of heaven above.

Be very kind to each other…

Eid Mubarak to all of you!

Saint Regis, Dubai Wedding – Ayesha & Ali

Composed yet super fun is what describes her the best.
She’s the girl who can light up the party with her positive attitude and smile. She seemed sure of what she wanted and upon his arrival to the bridal suite, her smile widened. In the most authentic way possible…

Ayesha & Ali’s grand wedding was celebrated at Saint Regis, Dubai. The ballroom was decorated regally with reds and gold, real roses and chandeliers, and candles added the touch of romance. The party was lit up with live singing by the very talented Yousef AlOmani.

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Dear Ayesha & Ali,

Congratulations for tying the knot! A huge thank you from my team & I for your trust. We loved watching and documenting your grand wedding and throughly enjoyed your joyful wedding day. You two are blessed with the most amazing family and friends. May Allah continues to shower you both with his endless mercy and blessings, ameen.

Much appreciation,
~ Rima

Ras Al Khaima Wedding – Noora & Saeed

Everything was surrounded with white.
Symbol of purity. Just like her heart.
The lace of her white dress was making her look like a royal princess.
Making it almost impossible for him to take his eyes off of her.

Noora & Saeed celebrated their big day, surrounded by their loved ones, at Al Maha Wedding Hall in Ras al Khaimah.

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Dearest Noora & Saeed,

Thank you for being awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed and laughed throughout your wedding day. You both are amazing human beings and I feel honored for being the chosen one to document/photograph your lovely wedding. May The Almighty blesses you both with health, success, laughter, and love. Together & Forever! ameen.

Much appreciation,
~ Rima

Saint Regis, Dubai Wedding – Latifa & Mohamed

She looked up as he arrived at the bridal suite.
A sincere smile spread across her face.
Looking at her nervousness, my associate photographer asked her – “are you feeling shy?” She laughed out loud and nodded “yes!” in agreement.

She didn’t stop smiling since that moment. The difference was, this smile was of a confident girl. She was not nervous anymore. Because he held her hands & his presence by her side was assuring her of a lifetime of ‘happily ever after….‘ ❤

Latifa & Mohamed’s beautiful wedding was celebrated at The Saint Regis Dubai. Their wedding stage/kosha and ballroom was decorated gracefully and with great attention to details by O&M Wedding World. Latifa looked stunning in her white bridal gown, YSL shoes, and carried a green & white bouquet. My video team & associate photographer were thrilled to document Latifa & Mohamed’s elegantly sparkly night!

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Dearest Latifa & Mohamed,

My team and I feel very honored & humbled by your kindness, trust, and for the opportunity of documenting your first day as Mr. & Mrs.  I wish you nothing but the bestestestest this world has to offer because you two deserve nothing but the best of allllllll. May Allah always keeps you both surrounded by his highest blessings, covered by his mercy & love – always always alwayyyssssss smiling! ameen.

Much love & appreciation,
~ Rima

When Life Gets in the Way

For the past several days months, I have been working like a machine.
It is funny how I wanted (and waited) for this time for so long yet when it arrived, I feel overwhelmed.

I remember the time I used to refresh my inbox just to see if a client sent me an enquiry. Now is the time that I got overbooked (Alhamdullilah & mashAllah) yet I found myself falling behind. Behind schedule. Behind work. Behind Life.

When I tried to regain my life back, my work started to suffer. It felt like my own personal life was getting in my way…

At times like these, I remind myself why I started this business…

  1. I didn’t want to wake up early in the morning.
  2. I didn’t want to work 9am-6pm & make money for someone else.
  3. I wanted the freedom of working from home, in my PJs.
  4. I wanted to live the life. My life. My Way!

When life seemed to slip out of my hands, I held back. Promising myself to go easy. Cut myself some slack. Take lesser bookings so I can also do other things that I enjoy (like reading books, writing, spending more time with the family, exploring the world, etc).

If life/work is getting in your way, take a step back and take a look at the broader picture. Remind yourself WHY you started this and try to figure out HOW to make it better.

You only have one life.
Live it Right!

Royal Hall, Khorfokan Wedding – Amani & Ali

He was so caught up staring at her…
As if he was trying to print her face in his brain.
Soaking in all her beauty and might, her smile.
His eyes were gleaming. They were not only showing reflection of her, but his eyes were radiating the love his heart carried for her…

Amani & Ali celebrated their wedding at Royal Hall, Khorfokan. The ballroom was decorated by Laroche Events. Amani looked breathtaking in her Florentina bridal gown and D&G’s Rainbow Lace Collection heels.

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Dearest Amani & Ali,

You both are simply incredible! I absolutely adore you both and your love. May you both never change except when growing more & more fond of each other. May you never fall except when falling deeper in each other’s love. May you both never cry except when laughing out loud that the tears come out. May you both always always alwaysssss show the world that you are each other’s better version & are the best when together. Ameen.

Love,
~ Rima

Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak!!!

May the month of Ramadan brings you the most brightest of bliss & happiness by the grace of Allah, always. May he cleanse our souls, fills our hearts with love and characters with humility, showers us with blessings, and may we be grateful to Him for everything, ameen.

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Keep each other in your prayers & be kind to one another!

Salalah, Oman Wedding – Anisa & Ibrahim

He is hilarious, she is shy.
They were laughing simultaneously.
It was the cutest thing! Everrrrr…..

Anisa & Ibrahim’s destination wedding was celebrated by their loved ones at Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah, Oman.Both my associate photographer and I feel honored to be able to witness & document their first day as husband and wife.  A huuuge shoutout to Ibrahim’s sisters and mom for being beyonddddd amazing, taking care of the travel and accommodation, and showing so much hospitality.  My heart will always be grateful, for everything!

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Dearest Anisa & Ibrahim,

Thank you from the deepest core of my heart for trusting me with your wedding day, for the hospitality by your families, and for simply being awesome. I genuinely feel humbled by your kindness and all the laughs we shared even after the party. May the Almighty keeps you both healthy, happy, more successful, and always finding yourself deeper and deeper in love with each other, ameen.

Love,
~ Rima

Bustan Rotana, Dubai Wedding – Roqaya & Abdulqader

You know the ecstacy of true love?
When two people in love are so caught up in each other that they forget the world around them. Showing kindness, utmost care, and unconditional love towards each other. She was warming his heart with all her might. He was the fabric of her very existence. Filling each other’s hearts with joy and satisfaction; making themselves complete…

Roqaya & Abdulqader’s wedding was celebrated at Roda Al Bustan, Dubai. The kosha/stage decorations was done by Emirates Brides. Roqaya wore a stunning dress from Esposa, shoes from Manolo Blahnik, carried a bouquet with unique flowers, and had matching hangers for herself and AQ with their names written in Arabic.

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Dearest Roqaya & AQ,

Thank you for all the smiles, all the love, all the joy your wedding day brought to my heart. It had been an honor and great pleasure in documenting your first day as husband and wife. I wish you both continue to show kindness towards each other, be the reason of each other’s happiness, and live a joyous life that you two deserve. May Almighty keeps you both in His protection and showers you with love, forever and always.

Love,
~ Rima

Styled Photoshoot – Al Jawaher, Sharjah

I was thrilled when I received a call from one of my favorite venues, Al Jawaher RCC in Sharjah, to document a styled photoshoot for their upcoming marketing campaign. Covering countless weddings of my clients there, I was familiar with its spacious rooms, tons of props, and amazing interior that JRCC offers.

I feel honored to be chosen by their team as well as being extremely happy to share the photos as I don’t usually get to show the actual portfolio to the world.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the amazing Al Jawaher’s team for putting up a successful photoshoot together and for trusting me with the job.

Venue: Al Jawaher RCC
Bridal Gown: The Bridal Showroom
Model: Camila, Miss Universe Kosovo 2016
Photographer: Rima Hassan

Internet, I hope you are ready for this!!! 😉

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