Engagement photography in Marrakesh

As a destination wedding photographer, I’m always on the lookout for new exotic and exciting destinations!

I recently had the chance to meet Camelia & Ray, a beautiful couple from the South of France. For their engagement session, they wanted something special. Something that would have a connection with the way they had met several years ago. So they asked me if I’d be OK to follow them to Marrakesh in Morocco! Of course, I was!

So here we are, in the souk (old market) of one of the most beautiful and atypical cities in Northern Africa: Marrakesh! The Taj, the Palaces, and Riads, the Mosques, the spices, the snake charmers, the beautiful gardens.

The Souk of Marrakesh

Shooting an engagement session at the largest traditional market in Morocco is, by all means, a challenge. Very busy, very crowded and asking a couple to pose and hug in such a place is not so easy. So we did it the easy way as I asked Camelia & Ray to walk and behave just the way they would if they were simply having a stroll through the souk. I ended up getting natural shots with a taste of Morocco culture. Exactly what I was looking for!

The Majorelle Garden

We then headed to the Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle in French), the most beautiful garden of Marrakesh, restored by the famous French designer Yves Saint Laurent. For the occasion, Camelia decided to wear blue “Majorelle”- colored earrings. Although it was pouring down the whole time, we managed to take some great shots. This, by the way, is the place where Camelia & Ray had their first kiss a few years back! So we had to take a shot to remind them of this beautiful day 🙂

The Trash the dress session

We had such a great time in Morocco that Camelia & Ray decided to have their trash the dress session in Morocco as well! We’ll be back soon, but this time we will go to the desert for something more spectacular!

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Eric - May 16, 2018 - 7:03 am

Beautiful colours. Love the shots!

buffy feldman - May 19, 2018 - 10:07 am

I just had to say the bright colors and natural feel to these engagement photos are inspiring!!!!! Thanks for posting!

Sam - May 21, 2018 - 9:52 am

Thanks a lot for the nice comments !

Kaustav Sarkar - July 16, 2018 - 2:38 pm

Love all those locations. Love those placements of subjects. Very impressive.

“Party vibes” wedding at Santorini Aura

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As a wedding photographer during summer time, I am almost a permanent citizen of Santorini due to the huge demand on wedding projects.

Santorini is always regarded to be as one of the top 3 wedding destinations worldwide every year! The breathtaking views, the unique Cycladic architecture, the perfectly combined colors of white and blue, in addition to three words that begin with letter S (Sea, Sun, Summer) create the most attractive vibes that a place has to offer!

Stephanie and Michelle brought all their relatives and friends from Canada, US, Lebanon, and Greece, to the spectacular destination of Santorini island!

This is the reason why this lovely couple (and new friends for me now) choose Santorini for their wedding destination.

The remarkable element of this wedding was its party vibes!!

They picked the place of event carefully and they were spot on for what they were looking for…. View to the caldera and party vibes combined with the above-described elements that Santorini has to offer.

Their selection, hotel La Maltese at Imerovigli and Budha Bar at its premises for the reception was just perfect!!

We had a “wedding portraits” photo session immediately after the ceremony as the clock was ticking and we had fun and laughs while completing this photography stage. Guests were enjoying the view (and the drinks of course) and probably we offered them a show as well as they could see us from a distance at some point. The couple made their entrance, food was served and … let the party begin!!!!!

May I take the opportunity to thank Stephanie and Michel for making me the honor choosing me as the photographer of their wedding but mostly for the flattering comments I received from them!

Here is what they wrote to me…

“The pictures were absolutely amazing! We love them!!!!! We could not have asked for a better photographer:) We really appreciate everything you did for us.”

Eric - May 16, 2018 - 7:04 am

Such beautiful photos! lovely blue sky for shooting outdoor!

Stephen Davison - June 21, 2018 - 1:30 am

The photos are absolutely amazing. Perfect location for outdoor shooting.

Perfect island for an elopement

Tracey and Mark have found the perfect piece of paradise for their union. They celebrated it at Matangi Island resort in Fiji, which is a private island with only a dozen of accommodation. It made the celebration very intimate, which was precisely what they were after. The island offers a beautiful and diverse scenery: palm trees, a thick forest, clear turquoise ocean and white sand.

Have a look at my website if you wish to see more destination weddings and contact me to tell me about your wedding dreams.

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Vineyard Wedding In Italy – Castello Di Semivicoli

A vineyard wedding in Italy could be a unique & unforgettable experience. Luca & Valentina got married at Castello Di Semivicoli (Central Italy, Province of Chieti), a Seventeenth Century building fully restored & owned by Masciarelli family. What a fairytale atmosphere. The perfect setting for a documentary approach to wedding photography!

The religious ceremony was held in San Liberatore A Majella Abbey, about 30 minutes from the reception. This is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Abruzzo region. Flower design by Floran Allestimenti Floreali. Bridal dress by Nicole Spose.

It was a great pleasure and a privilege for me to photograph this amazing wedding with a special couple.
If you’re planning your destination wedding in Italy and enjoy my style, please get in touch to receive more information about availability and prices.

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Raul Pilato - April 4, 2018 - 3:57 am

Complimenti Riccardo, bel reportage con immagini naturali e piene d’emozioni.
Bella la post produzione sia nel colore che nel bianco e nero!
Un saluto.
Raul

Alex - April 6, 2018 - 5:41 pm

wow, beautiful. love the framing and your eye for detail!

Riccardo - April 18, 2018 - 2:13 am

Grazie @Raul Pilato @Alex