This was a collaboration between Ireland based destination Wedding Photographers, Myself and Nina Val Photography www.ninaval.com. Check out Nina’s blog for her shots from the shoot.
Waking in the Medina of Marrakech in Morocco to the loudspeakers and the call of prayer was a first for us. The day began with fresh eggs and coffee, before we adventured out onto our Riad rooftop to be greeted by a Moroccan sunrise, views down onto an ancient derelict theatre, local cats, a rooster crowing, a few chickens beside the rooster, and the stunning twosome Esther and Ben, looking like something out of a fairytale.
Esther, who had her make-up done by Marrakesh based MUA @leann Knowldon wore a gloriously handcrafted traditional style Caftan Moroccan Wedding dress that weighed over 50 pounds. It’s designed by @caftandumaroc. The dress was made from
We spent the Sunrise golden hour walking around the centre of Marrakech which made for some outstanding portraits. There were quite a few curious locals, a donkey and cart, fresh fruit and produce stalls making their morning appearance, dust floating in the air, and even more cats.
Esther’s idea to wear a few different bridal dresses thought their day, was exciting for us photographers. Accompanying her 3 traditional
You can’t have a meaningful stay in Morocco and not visit one of the many amazing deserts. We were delighted that Esther and Ben had the same thoughts as we headed out to
Esther and Ben were enthusiastic about time with the camels which was great to experience. We worked from the
We checked into a luxury tent for some evening Maghrebi mint
We ended the night with breathtaking fire lanterns lighting our walk back to the main camp, before delighting in some very tasty traditional Moroccan tagine for good measure.
It was a delight to document this day, and we’d like to give a big thanks to Esther, Ben and Leanne.
Photographers David Frain & Nina Val
Instagrams @frainphoto @ninavalphotography
Make-up @Leann Knowlden