Monawar Studios is a videography and photography studio serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and all of Iowa.
We help support clients from the corporate world and specialize in wedding videography and photography. At Monawar Studios, we are passionate about bringing your vision to life.
At MonawarStudios, we believe that everyone has a story to tell and our mission is to help tell yours.
Monawar Studios is headquartered in Iowa, but will travel halfway across the world to bring your project to life. Arsalan and Krystal Monawar are a husband and wife duo who are driven by collaboration. Arsalan is an award-winning filmmaker with several years of agency experience, who specializes in creative video production ranging from live action to motion graphics and has a keen sense of what will take your project to the next level. Concept, filming, post production, sound design, animation and coloring are some of the many in-house skills we bring to your production needs. Also, The Monawar's make the best cup of homemade chai!
When thinking about our wedding day, I continued to want a videographer to capture some of the more intimate moments. My husband and I went back and forth with the idea for sometime...finally deciding if we could find someone with a creative mind that matched our style, we'd go ahead with a videographer. Needless to say, I reached out to Monawar Studios after viewing their work. I knew within a matter of seconds, they had my heart. Working with the studio has been an amazing experience from the first interaction. There is such a creative mind behind the talent...and that's just a small part of it. The relationship we created with Arsalan has been so special. He is one of a kind and truly has a heart of gold. He was so interested in Casey and I as people, rather than just "getting" our business. He took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. He used that to really build on our wedding day. The week leading up to the wedding, he offered his help with whatever we needed! He worked together with our other vendors to make everything I wanted possible! I have only seen 45 seconds of our teaser, but it's safe to say...I have the happiest tears every time I view the teaser! I cannot wait to see what our full video brings with it...we are beyond blessed for the memories created with the studio and would highly recommend them to anyone looking! It was an experience unlike any other! Here's to a life of remembering our wedding day! Thank you, Monawar Studios!
Hands down the best experience I've had with a business. Arsalan, the owner, was a very wonderful person to work with. He made sure both my wife and I were taken care of on our wedding day, and even offered several times throughout our wedding week if we needed anything! He never once made us feel uncomfortable. He lets you know everything he's going to do and when he's going to do it. Monawar Studios also worked very, very well with our wedding photographer. He knew what moments were best captured on video and what moments were best for photos, hecommunicated very well with her and made sure our special day was captured in the best way possible. During the ceremony he gave hidden microphones to key individuals to make sure all the audio of the ceremony was heard clearly. He was very candid and I hardly even knew he was there! For the reception he took amazing shots of the wedding dances, the speeches, and was really able to capture the fun atmosphere all around us. I would 100% recommend this man for any of your video needs, whether it be for your business or private event. He always goes above and beyond to capture the perfect shot and his creative vision is on a whole other level.
Thank you again so much for making these memories of our wedding day last a lifetime!!!!!!!!!!
I will keep my review short and sweet. Monawar Studios is hands down the best in the area and beyond this area at what they do. I would and do highly recommend them to anyone that asks. Whether business or personal, if you want a high quality result, choose no other.
I cannot fully express how delighted we are that we chose Arsalan and Krystal to be our photographers! They are so fun to work with and passionate about what they do! Our parents, grandparents and wedding party kept commenting that they kept things running smoothly and were a joy to work with! They are such a sweet couple and make a great team! We were so comfortable with them, it like we had been friends for years! We have received so many compliments on our photos from both our engagement and wedding and are thrilled with their creation of our wedding video! It is truly priceless to us and something we will cherish forever! We highly recommend Monawar Studios!
Arsalan was amazing. Super friendly, easy to work with, flexible, and accomodating. He made us feel comfortable and half the time we didn't even know he was there! I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. Just be sure to allow his creativity to flourish and you won't be disappointed!
I don't even know where to begin! Arsalan did all the videography for my wedding and I can't say enough about his business! He and his wife were incredibly respectful, polite, professional, timely, and I could on and on. He was super easy to be around and truly had our wedding as his best interest. He worked with the photographer and the best part was we never even realized he was around. The video teaser was out right away and I've watched it a million times. I can't wait to see what the whole video will be like. He is not only a class act but a true professional. I would highly recommended using him! If I could give him 10 stars on here I would! I can't thank you enough Arsalan!
I cannot say enough great things about Arsalan!!! Not only are his videos absolutely STUNNING but he truly cares about capturing every moment and he is wonderful to work with!!! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a videographer or photographer!!! He is the best in the business hands down and I will definitely be hiring him again for any photography or videography we need in the future!!!! Thanks for everything Arsalan your video of our wedding day will bring tears of joy for many years to come!!!
When we first started planning the wedding, we both agreed that one of the most important elements were the photographs. It’s been a few weeks since we first saw our pictures, and we still can’t get over how perfect they turned out. We had our wedding at the end of June at the Dubuque Arboretum to utilize their amazing gardens, and it was hot… really hot, but you wouldn’t have guessed it by looking at our pictures. Arsalan and Krystal’s fun and kind personality made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. They helped make our day feel even more special, and we’re incredibly happy with our choice of using Monawar Studios to capture one of the most important days of our lives. We would recommend them to anyone!
Working with Monawar Studios on our wedding day was what couple's dream of when they think of their wedding photography and video. Everything from the initial consultation to the day of the wedding was executed so well. Arsalan and Krystal were incredible to work with and made our wedding photos so natural and so fun which we found important when it is such a large part of your day. And the photos reflect just that! The quality is beyond words and capture the true emotions of the most important day of your life. We can't say enough good things about them!