Cinematographer: Robles Video, Photographer: Global Photography
Rizwan Tahir & Meral Ali – (Part 1) Cinematic Nikkah & Mehndi from Robles Video on Vimeo.
On November 26, 2010, Rizwan and Meral held their nikkah ceremony at the King Fahad Mosque in Culver City. Following the ceremony, they held their mehndi ceremony at the Los Angeles Harbor Crowne Plaza. This was the first day of a two day shoot, they also had a formal reception the following day. I got to work with some of my favorite vendors, Yogi Patel from Global Photography, Yogi Patel from Sheer Romance, and the talented DJ’s from Dhamaka.
We shot this event with one Canon 5D Mark II DSLR cameras with five lenses, glidecam, slider and a tripod. We delivered a 7 minute highlight reel along with a 80 minute long reel of the entire event. This was a customized package for the client.
Songs: “Jashn Bahara” from Jodha Akbar & “Sajde” from Khatta Meetha.
Rizwan Tahir & Meral Ali – (Part 2) Cinematic Reception Highlights from Robles Video on Vimeo.
On November 27, 2010, Rizwan & Meral held their reception at the oceanside Marina Del Rey Marriot. This was the second day of our shoot. The day before we covered their Nikkah and Mendhi. I had the pleasure of working again with Yogi Patel from Global Photography. As always I enjoy working with a talented photographer, together we were able to create some great images.
The guest arrived at 7:00 in the evening for the cocktail hour. As they enjoyed the appetizers, they had a beautiful view of the city skyline. Yogi Patel, from Sheer Romance, beautifully turned their ballroom into the perfect setting for the bride and groom to enter. After the speeches, their friends and family organized some enjoyable recreations of how Meral and Rizwan met, the guest enjoyed seeing these humorous reenactments.
We shot this reception with two Canon 5D Mark II DSLR cameras with five lenses per camera, glidecam, slider and multiple tripods. We delivered a 7 minute highlight reel along with a 80 minute long reel of the entire event. This was a customized package for the client.
Songs: Achchi Lagti Ho, Bakhuda
Coordination: Yogi Patel
Catered: Karachi Tandoori
Make-up and hair: Susie Chhuor