I love photographing weddings, and destination weddings in warm locations are always a highlight. I can’t help but be very excited whenever I am asked to be a couple’s Morocco wedding photographer and Jo and Warren’s Marrakech wedding was no exception.
I was very fortunate to photograph this scorcher of a wedding with David McNeil at the lovely Fawakay Villas on the outskirts of Marrakech. The Villa is a wedding venue with a lot of character and soul and offers the perfect mix of relaxation and proximity to the Medina and the Atlas Mountains to be able to provide every guest with the adventure they are craving. The hosts, Dawn and Francis are very helpful and their cook serves meals so delicious you’ll never want to leave. I also couldn’t help falling in love with Dawn’s fantastic rustic sculptures and Francis’s relaxed and funny celebrant style.
I spent a lot of the morning of Jo and Warren’s wedding day with the boys, joking around and capturing their journey from flip-flops and shorts into stylish vests and matching shoes. After a small and hilarious distraction when Doris the donkey beelined for the hor d’oeuvres, Jo walked down the aisle towards Warren and took everyone’s breath away in her beautiful beaded wedding dress and stunning Laboutin shoes.
After the ceremony and a moment for Jo and Warren to catch up with their guests, we took to the hot and dusty Moroccan desert to capture some wedding portrait shots just as the sun began to set. I just love the colourful doors and the warm desert sunshine in Morocco. There just aren’t many other places like it.
Dinner and the speeches were filled with laughs and hugs and after a stunning fire dancer show Jo and Warren cut their desert cheese stack. I love the Jo’s indulgent look when she had her first piece of cheese again after 3 months of abstaining to fit into her lovely dress.
I’d love to shoot in Morocco again, so if you’re thinking about me as your Morocco wedding photographer, please get in touch to see if I’m available!