We know that planning a wedding, a holiday, or your family photos can be stressful; finding a great photographer in Morocco, who understands your needs and concerns shouldn’t be!
We are an international team of photographers and film-makers based in Agadir, Morocco.
We believe that every individual has been created uniquely and that no story is like another one. With each client, we work to capture their own unique story. As a professional photography and video company in Morocco, we have our own style and feel to our photos, but with each client we strive to create something new that perfectly represents them. Paragon means a perfect representation or example. And that’s what we want to provide; whether it’s a wedding, engagement shoot, henna party, family photoshoot, or portrait session, we want our photos to tell who you are.
Your wedding isn’t like any other wedding that we will shoot. Your family is unique to all other families. Your love story is one of a kind. This is why we value relationship. We want to get to know you. When you see your photos we want you to be blown away at how beautiful and unique your moments are.
We love stories. And for us, cameras are our favorite vehicle in storytelling. But they’re a means not an end. The end result is helping you to preserve moments and memories through beautiful photos and film. We value your privacy and preferences. We work hard to carefully plan our time with you so that we can capture the very best moments and you can just relax and enjoy. In all that we do we strive to operate with complete integrity. This means no hidden fees, clear contracts and that you will get exactly what we’ve communicated to you.
We’d love to meet you and tell your story.
Listen to a little of us share about us in Arabic!
I’m Richard and my passport country is Canada, but Morocco is where I’ve called home for the last five years. Since I can remember, I’ve loved creating. This passion has carried through to my adult life where I’ve worked in music and carpentry before discovering the world of film and photography.
I founded Paragon Creative and Paragon Expressions with the goal of creating perfect images for my clients and telling their stories well. Beyond creating images, I want to empower other photographers and videographers in their craft.
I’m continually in pursuit of good coffee and new board games. Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee? Come visit us in our studio and I’ll make you a latte.
I’m Marisa and I grew up in the farmlands of Eastern United States, but Morocco has been my home since I married Richard. I started creating with words when I was twelve; captivated by the power of written words. Later on, I discovered the world of photography and as my colleague, Gui puts it “writing with light”.
I believe in the power of storytelling. Everyone has a story and something beautiful to offer to the world. Photography is one way of sharing that story with the world.
Living in Morocco, I’ve been deeply impacted by the hospitality of Moroccans and amcontinually working to perfect my mint tea.
I’m Abdo and I’m from sunny Agadir. My love for creating started with poetry, which led to music and the desire to create the perfect rhythm. My sister’s gift of a handicam stirred my interest in film and I began seeing how music, poetry, and film are all interconnected. I love how all of these creative mediums have the power to evoke emotions and feelings.
I believe that everything has a message; that every moment holds a meaning. Through film, I want to capture and create perfect moments that will touch peoples hearts.
I make the best Tajine – which is good because I come from a big family!
- View their wedding in Agadir here
A big thank to Richard who through his artist's eye was able to represent perfectly the story. He captured magical moments of this unforgettable day. Through his work, I can keep great memories of our marriage. The photos are amazing and so original. Thank you to him and his wife for their professionalism, good humour and great integration in the family. He is definitely the best photographer in Agadir.
- View her portrait session here
You [Richard] are the best photographer I've worked with.
We had a fantastic photo shoot with Richard and Marisa, who were endlessly patient with us! They both really take pains to ensure the atmosphere is relaxed and we had some fun too. They put us at ease which made a huge difference as neither of us are normally comfortable being photographed. The photos are absolutely stunning! Really cannot commend you enough for how professional you were and the amazing gift you have for making people relax... The best gift for our 30th and 40th birthdays!
Richard et Marisa, merci infiniment d'avoir su capturer les moments magiques de notre mariage, Nous retrouvons parfaitement les émotions qu'il régnait ce jour là. Nous avons été conquis par votre professionnalisme et les photos sont absolument splendides Nous voulions aussi vous transmettre les compliments que nous avons reçu à votre sujet de la part de nos invités : Ils étaient tous à l'aise et cela se traduit bien sur les photos. Vous êtes de véritables artistes alors vivement les prochaines grandes occasions pour retravailler avec vous.
I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our photoshoot with Richard, Marisa, and the team at Paragon Expressions. This was my first time in Morocco and I brought seven of my friends with me for a memorable birthday trip. I found Richard or Marisa from a simple google search, so naturally I was nervous about the photoshoot and how it would turn out. However, after my first email exchange with Richard, I knew immediately that Paragon was the right choice. Richard and team are extremely professional and helpful. He helped us plan the best locations for the shoot and kept in steady contact with me prior to our arrival to Agadir. The end result was a montage of beautiful pictures of myself and my seven girlfriends, as well as a wonderful time creating the memories! We were so grateful for Richard's creative eye and vision during our shoot. You will not go wrong if Paragon Expressions is there to capture your life moments. They are FANTABULOUS and I can't wait to work with them again in the future!
- It is seldom that we get to know people through a business venture, that leave a personal mark in our lives and clearly, the family at Paragon Expressions has left its mark on us. All of you were great and friendly to us. My experience with you, since we started our discussions about wedding photography and videography was pleasant and friendly. You did everything in your limits to make us feel comfortable from the get go. I haven't seen Sana so comfortable in front of cameras before and it was all because she was comfortable with you. After the wedding, we were actually rating our experiences with different services/vendors and unanimously everyone thought that you guys were undoubtedly Number 1!
We had the pleasure to have Paragon Expressions capturing our wedding's video in Rabat. Abdo and Richard were very flexible, patient, and very pleasant. They have been present with their cameras and creativity in every scene we asked them to be in. Soon after the wedding, they sent us plenty of good quality footage in a hard drive. We actually didn't expect it to be that fast. That just showed us how professional and caring they are. We did not want a 6 hour low-quality & boring video, that's why we chose Paragon Expressions. We are so happy we did and we'd definitely recommend it to anybody.Thank you Paragon Expressions for being part of it. It's been a pleasure.
It was a real delight to have you as our photographers. Thank you for capturing those moments, for your professionalism, your work and incredible spirit during our wedding night. You have captured exactly what we wanted to remember, we can feel the pictures full with live and emotions. It was an absolute joy knowing you. I would recommend you without any hesitation.
We loved having the Paragon Expressions team film our recent wedding in Rabat, Morocco. If you are looking for a contemporary film style, creative and artistic filming and quality footage, Paragon is the crew for you. Richard and Adbo were around every corner before we even knew what was next, and had the foresight to capture special moments for us we didn't even expect. They are an intuitive team, and made us feel like friends rather than people met on a job. We love their product and are reveling in the brilliant shots they captured for us. So special! Thanks again.
Professionnalisme et créativité. Richard et Marisa ont photographié notre mariage à Taghazout, un moment magique dans un lieu hors du temps. Et ils ont parfaitement retranscris ces 3 jours uniques. Nous sommes tellement heureux d'avoir ces souvenirs qui resteront à vie. Les mariés sont beaux, les invités sont beaux : A GREAT JOB !!!