PACIFIC PICTURES | Internationally Acclaimed South Asian Wedding Cinematography

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Pacific Pictures is widely regarded as one of the best South Asian wedding cinematography studios in the world. With a groundbreaking cinematic artistry that has set a global industry standard, Pacific Pictures offers luxury destination wedding cinematography, South Asian wedding films, original concept productions & same-day-edits to discerning clients around the world.

HIGHLIGHT FILMS

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SAPNA & VIJAY • ARUBA

The ultimate in cinematic storytelling, a Pacific Pictures highlight film can either be created after your wedding or during your wedding as a "same-day-edit" to show at your reception. Sapna & VJ's highlight film documents their incredible three-day wedding in Aruba and was presented live at their reception as a "same-day-edit." This highlight features stunning views captured from our camera crane. Since no concept was involved, our candid documentary approach involved very little staging. 

ANSU & KARAN • NEW YORK

Ansu & Karan's highlight film documents their incredible four-day wedding in New York city. This highlight features stunning visuals captured from our camera crane and aerial drone, with an overall candid approach since no concept was involved.

VAISHALI & AALOK • MIAMI

Vaishali & Aalok's amazing wedding celebration in Miami is uniquely commemorated in their Pacific Pictures highlight film, which combines gorgeous cinematic visuals with candid emotion captured unobtrusively.

CONCEPT HIGHLIGHT FILMS

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AVNI & ABHISHEK • SALT LAKE CITY

Unparalleled artistry, originality and detail go into the creation of every Pacific Pictures concept highlight film, which combines unobtrusive documentary journalism with inspired, modern cinematic storytelling. Created during Avni & Abhishek's wedding as a "same-day-edit," this highlight film combines the couple's four-day wedding with a concept shoot produced, staged, and directed by Pacific Pictures at the Bonneville Salt Flats several weeks prior. The words spoken by Pandit Kumar "Before man finds love..." were also entirely scripted by Pacific Pictures to resonate the theme of this concept.

MELANIE & NEERAJ • TURKS & CAICOS

A series of planned concept shoots staged and directed by Pacific Pictures, beginning with the opening conversation between Melanie & Neeraj, Melanie & her mom, and Melanie & her bridesmaids, naturally convey the thoughts of the couple and their backstory. The yoga, paddle boarding, and bicycling scenes were also styled, staged and directed by Pacific Pictures before events began. 

DEPEKA & ROBIN • PALM BEACH

Another "same-day-edit" created on-site and presented during Depeka & Robin's reception, this highlight film combines their wedding day with a concept shoot staged by Pacific Pictures the day before to appear to look like Depeka's mehndi. The story told of the "first Maharani" was entirely conceived, scripted, and directed by Pacific Pictures, as inspired by the couple and their backstory.

BANSI & EDWARD • ST. LUCIA

A unique elopement film in which all elements from the filming locations to the couple's wardrobe were carefully conceptualized, planned and directed by Pacific Pictures. Conceived in close consultation with Bansi & Edward given their aim to create a stunning elopement concept film, which would premiere several months later at their reception in Philadelphia. Even all of the officiant's words were scripted exclusively by Pacific Pictures to convey the theme for this elopement.


DOCUMENTARY FILMS

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AMI & SIDD • NEWPORT COAST (PASSWORD: Pacific)

Ami & Sidd's gorgeous hilltop wedding overlooking the pacific coast at Pelican Hill Resort is showcased here with the arrival of the bride and the beginning of the couple's ceremony. The sweeping views over the crowd were captured by our camera crane. The soundtrack featured in this excerpt is the live audio recorded by Pacific Pictures on the wedding day, including the song “Tere Ore” that played live from the DJ’s sound system. Our documentaries are generally 60 minutes or as determined by the event program, and although fully edited, are produced with limited condensing for a complete viewing experience.

DEPEKA & ROBIN • PALM BEACH (PASSWORD: Pacific)

This excerpt showcases the full-length version of Depeka & Robin's vows and Jai Mala exchange. With limited strategic condensing, a Pacific Pictures documentary presents key moments in tact. A great documentary film must not only rely on the very best filmmakers to capture the most beautiful visuals from the very best angle at just the right time, it also relies on the very same filmmakers to capture the most pristine live audio recordings from multiple sources, often including the bride, the groom, the ceremony officiant, and any music that may be played by a DJ or live musicians. 


STAND-ALONE CONCEPT FEATURES

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"CITY OF LAKES" • UDAIPUR, INDIA

"Groundbreaking," "unrivaled," and "mind-blowing" are some of the words fans and even Hollywood heavyweights have used to describe our concept films. "City of Lakes" is a Bollywood inspired drama shot on-location in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India over nine days. It incorporates Melissa & Samir's live wedding into a scripted film, dramatizing the backstory of the couple's lifelong dream to be married in India. Starring the bride, groom and their family, alongside professional actors. Written, produced and directed by Pacific Pictures founder, Kevin Shahinian. As both an international destination wedding and ambitious concept feature in one, this type of production is ideal for clients with an unlimited budget.

"FLAWLESS" • LOS ANGELES, CA (TRAILER)

A scripted action film shot on-location in Los Angeles over six days, fictionalizing the couple's backstory with blockbuster excitement, as inspired by the true story of their engagement. Starring the bride and groom alongside professional actors. Written, produced and directed by Pacific Pictures founder, Kevin Shahinian. The full-length short premiered moments before the couple's grand entrance into their reception. Since there is no limit to what our concepts can achieve, we recommend these to clients with no budget restrictions.

"MATRYOSHKA" • MOSCOW, RUSSIA

A scripted drama shot on-location in Moscow, Russia over an eight day period in celebration of the couple's heritage and backstory of their wedding. Starring the bride and groom, who never acted before, alongside professional actors. Preparation, rehearsals, and careful direction were vital to achieving these great performances. Written, produced and directed by Pacific Pictures founder, Kevin Shahinian.