Pyramids, old markets and camels: a dream wedding in Cairo!

There is nothing more amazing than shooting a destination wedding on a location you have dreamed about all your life.

When Deena and Nawaf contacted me from Philly, I could never imagine I would be the one chosen to shoot their wedding in Cairo.

Both of them had a connection with Egypt and it felt just natural to organize the whole wedding at Deena’s uncle’s gardens in the outskirts of Cairo. Not an easy task to fulfill from the US, but in a matter of weeks, everything was ready to go.

My second shooter and I flew in three days before the wedding from Stockholm and we had the chance of getting to know this wonderful couple better when we shoot their couple shoots on the day they got legally married.

We spend the day in Cairo’s market place, in Old Town, as well as by the Great Pyramids, at sunset.

In Egypt, getting legally married is not the most important part of the wedding. What really matters is the religious blessing given by an Egyptian priest and the Zaffa, the famous Egyptian musical-dancing procession followed by lots of good food and dancing, dancing, dancing, all night long!

Too many wonderful pictures to be posted in only one post, so I’ve divided the four days we spent together into many smaller posts. To see them all, please visit the links given under the pictures!

Couple Shooting by the Great Pyramids:

Their religious ceremony as well as the ZAFFA:

Couple Shots in Cairo’s old town after the legal ceremony:

Jeremy Buck Photography - July 25, 2010 - 11:29 pm

What an amazing wedding and amazing photos!!! Cairo — such a new and diverse location for a destination wedding. Thanks so much for sharing these images, Julia.

Aaron Howe Imagery - July 26, 2010 - 12:25 am

Inspirational and beautiful, Juliana. I just checked out your profile and your website. You are an amazing photographer.

andy wood - July 29, 2010 - 2:27 pm

That is so cool. Love the pictures. Never would have thought of shooting there. Opens the mind up to the possibilities. Thank you for sharing.

Mario Caldeira - July 30, 2010 - 8:27 am

Nice Work!!!

Michael Howe - August 3, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Really enjoyed these images. Thanks for sharing.

Mariquita - August 4, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Oh, so very romantic. I am loving the emotion in these photos. I feel like I know this couple intimately after viewing just this short series. Like a novel in pictures. Beautiful.

Bernadette Kashuba - August 8, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Cairo is amazing … due to your exceptional photos! Thanks!

Paula Lukas - August 12, 2010 - 3:57 am

What a beautiful wedding story.

Beverly Canalab - August 12, 2010 - 4:08 am

OMG — amazing photo shoot. I want so much to be them — so romantic. You displayed and cpatured so much romance in the photots. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Summers - August 13, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Just loved the brilliant ring shot amongst the terrain. Fabulous technique.

Joey Falsetti - August 18, 2010 - 5:27 am

I was captivated by your ninth photo — black and white on one side merged with color on the other — very nice.

WraphanitiarI - August 19, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Very Interesting!
Thank You

Jacqui Jagt - August 23, 2010 - 7:34 am

The first shot looks like something from out of a fairy tale — the couple walking towards the pyramids at sunset. Lovely.

Candice Springgay - August 24, 2010 - 1:17 pm

I have never visited Cairo … and thank you so much for sharing such beautiful photos and culture of the pyramids and old town.

Shauna Dallamsphum - August 26, 2010 - 4:58 pm

My very favorite is the last photo — not only the natural joy on the bride and groom’s faces — but the amazing cultural background.

Isobelle Thornborough - September 3, 2010 - 4:51 am

Thoroughly enjoyed these wedding photos in Cairo. Wonderful background and joyful bride and groom.

Tahany Dwaik - December 7, 2010 - 4:23 pm


My engagement’s party will be in 29/1 and i wish you could be my photographer but i need to know the total cost because i’m work on budget (the party will be in orabi and it will be from 3 till 10 but i’ll need you from the morning )


Wilma Cornelisse - December 7, 2010 - 11:04 pm

Absolutely amazing photography of both the wedding and the location. You inspire me!

JJ - March 16, 2012 - 3:07 am


I am traveling to cairo next month. And I wish to have some picture taken around the city for one day during my stay.

Do you provide such photography services? how much is it?

Thank you!


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