Bridesmaid Beach Photoshoot in Agadir Morocco

Bridesmaid Beach photoshoot ideas from wedding photographer in Agadir

In April we did a fun photoshoot for ten friends celebrating a bachelorette party. These ladies all met while studying in university in France and their friend Sarah is the first of the group to be getting married – so it’s a big occasion!

 

The whole group traveled down to Agadir for the weekend to celebrate together. The bride to be, Sarah, will be getting married in July in France.

The nine bridesmaids all surprised Sarah with the photoshoot, which we did down at the Agadir beach. They even brought along some fun props to use during the photoshoot!

It was a fun capturing the friendship between these friends and we hope these photos help to preserve the memories from their special bachelorette party!

2019 Valentines Day Giveaway Photoshoot

Morocco photographer couple photoshoot agadir by Paragon Expressions

Valentines Day Photoshoot Giveaway – Khadija entered our annual Valentines Day Photoshoot giveaway and was the winner! Khadija and her husband won a two hour photoshoot in Agadir and it could not have been a more fun photoshoot!

Three years ago Mehdi and Khadija met a cooking event. They soon discovered that they had more in common than just a love of cooking! They got married not long after and the rest is history! Both are entrepreneurs and despite their busy schedules they prioritize spending time together; whether it’s exploring new places or trying new foods or even just experimenting in the kitchen!

For their photoshoot we took them a new spot in the mountains outside of Agadir. We love the privacy of the area and the gorgeous views on every side. The sunset over the mountains made for some incredible photos as well.

Mehdi and Khadija chose a chic urban theme for their outfits and we love how this juxtaposed with the majestic background. They were both naturals in front of the camera and the time went by quickly!

See some of our favorite photos below.

Hassan & Fadoua’s Couple Photoshoot in Agadir

Couple photoshoot Agadir beach by Paragon Expressions, professional photographer Morocco

We love couple photoshoots in Agadir; especially ones right before or after a wedding, as couples have that beautiful newlywed glow. Glow is an understatement when it comes to newlywed couple Hassan and Fadoua!

Married just a few days before this Agadir photoshoot, these two are head over heels for each other! Seriously, we found ourselves grinning behind our cameras the whole time. Love is truly a wonderfully thing!

While both from Agadir, Hassan and Fadoua met over Facebook through a mutual friend. A few years later, Hassan proposed to Fadoua in Barcelona at a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert!

Hassan and Fadoua coordinated very well for the photoshoot and we love details like Fadoua’s flower crown and Hassan’s suspenders. Fadoua’s dress also had the perfect swirl, and one of our favorite shots from the shoot captures this.

It was no surprise that we had a perfect clear and warm day for this Agadir beach photoshoot. Decembers in Agadir really are one of the best months to do a photoshoot! Hassan and Fadoua were enthusiastic about trying anything we suggested and also came with a few creative ideas of their own!

We had a lot of fun with Hassan and Fadoua and we wish these two all happiness in their life together!

Agadir Fashion Photoshoot with Sophie

Agadir fashion photoshoot by Paragon Expressions

Recently, we did a fashion photoshoot in Agadir with Sophie, a fashion blogger and personal stylist from Belgium.

Sophie is from Belgium, but came to Agadir on holiday and wanted a photoshoot of some new clothing and accessory items she is advertising for Danish designer Stella Nova, Lie. O Knitwear, Maison Hotel, and Une A Une. It was a really fun photoshoot and Sophie was up for anything we suggested!

For her first outfit, we started with some photos on the Agadir promenade and moved down to the shoreline. We love how perfectly the colors of the beach complimented her outfit.

For her second outfit, we took some photos along another side of the coastline where there is a small sand dune (who says you can’t get desert shots in Agadir!). The pinks in her outfit really popped with this backdrop and we love the juxtaposition of her outfit with the sand dunes.

We loved getting to know Sophie and hearing more about her business. If you’re looking for a personal stylist, you can check out her work here.

If you’re looking for a professional fashion photographer in Agadir, contact us here. We’d love to capture your style!

 

Moussa & Hayley’s Sidi Ifni Wedding

We loved doing the wedding photography and video for a traditional Moroccan wedding in Sidi Ifni.

Moussa and Hayley’s wedding took place on a gorgeous September day on Sidi Ifni’s beautiful coastline. These two met on the Canary Islands, where they are also living. Moussa is from Morocco, the wedding was at his home in Sidi Ifni, and Hayley is from Scotland.

We love how they incorporated lots of elements from their home cultures and made their wedding uniquely theirs. Hayley’s mother and close friends traveled to Morocco to celebrate along Moussa’s family and friends. There was much dancing and laughter leading up to wedding and it carried on throughout the night.

Hayley wore four traditional takchitas and a white wedding gown. Hayley made her final entrance in her white wedding gown with her mother accompanying her to a bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace. There were many happy tears as Hayley and Moussa exchanged rings and then had their first dance together.

The morning after Moussa and Hayley’s Sidi Ifni wedding, we did a romantic photoshoot with them on Legzira beach. It was a beautiful morning and we loved getting some photos of just the two of them.

For the beach photoshoot, Hayley wore her white wedding gown and Moussa wore his suite. Legzira’s remaining arch is the perfect backdrop for photos and we especially love the silhouette shots of them under the arch.

We shifted gears from romantic shots to some shots that really reflect Moussa and Hayley’s adventurous side as they opted to take a camel ride down the beach!

We had so much fun with Moussa and Hayley and it is so clear how well they compliment each other! We wish them all happiness in their marriage!

It was an incredibly special day and honor for us to do the wedding photography and video for this Sidi Ifni wedding.

Mohcine & Ikrame’s Agadir Maternity Photoshoot

Maternity photoshoot Agadir by Paragon Expressions

One of the most exciting times in a couples life is when they are preparing to welcome a new baby into their family. We were thrilled when our friends Mohcine and Ikrame told us they were expecting!

As they neared their baby’s due date, they wanted to capture this special time with a maternity photoshoot. For the photoshoot we went down to one of the beaches along Agadir’s coastline.

It was such a fun photoshoot, as we captured Mohcine and Ikrame’s fun-loving personalities and also the tender moments between them. We love the visible excitement and anticipation that these two have as they prepare to welcome their baby girl.

Ikrame brought along some of the baby’s future onesies, shoes and the ultrasound. We loved incorporating these into their photoshoot.

We know Mohcine and Ikrame are going to be incredible parents and it was an honor to help preserve the memories from this season in their life.

If you’re looking for a professional photographer to do a maternity session in Morocco, contact us here

 

Mehdi & Narjiss’ Drib Sdak

Drib Sdak photographe by Paragon Expressions

After doing an engagement photoshoot with Mehdi and Narjiss, we were even more excited to photograph their Drib Sdak a few days later.

Their Drib Sdak took place at the home of Narjiss’ parents in Agadir. Mehdi’s family traveled down from Casablanca and other family members came in from France and Tunisia.

Narjiss had her hair and makeup done by Pauline at Brooklyn Mama’s and then headed back to her parents house to finish getting ready. Mehdi got ready with his family and then they all arrived at Narjiss’ parents home. As is customary, Mehdi’s family accompanied him to the house with gifts and singing and Narjiss’ family was outside to welcome and greet them.

Inside Narjiss waited, in a beautiful, traditional Amazigh attire. The look on Narjiss and Mehdi’s faces when they first saw each other was priceless. As is tradition in Morocco, dates and milk were passed around, which are said to bring good luck and fertility.

The first part of the Sdak was held outside in the beautiful garden. Halfway through the ceremony, where the official marriage contract is signed with the Adoul (Moroccan notary) and witnesses, we were surprised by a quick rain shower. Everyone rushed indoors and the ceremony continued uninterrupted there. They say rain is good luck on a wedding day!

After the ceremony, there was tea, sweets, and dancing. Everyone was excited to celebrate!

Narjiss and Mehdi then went and changed into different outfits for the second half of the evening. Narjiss wore a beautiful kaftan and Mehdi a suit.

And then it was time for more dancing – because really, is it a celebration without dancing?!

Later on, everyone went back outside for family portraits and Mehdi and Narjiss exchanged wedding rings.

We loved the intimate feel of this Drib Sdak and being able to capture the joy and excitement of Mehdi and Narjiss’ marriage! There were so many special moments during this night and we were honored to capture them. 

 

Party at Chems Ayour

party photography morocco by Paragon Expressions at Chems Ayour

We love photographing the important moments in life – whether it be weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, or just special moments in families.

On a beautiful July evening we photographed little Nael’s special party, which was held at Chems Ayour in Agadir.

The evening was complete with special animation and entertainment for the kids, a live band, a delicious array of treats, and some special Moroccan traditions specific to this kind of celebration. It was a close group of friends and family to celebrate this special boy!

Planning a party in Morocco? Hiring a photographer for your celebration allows you to just relax and enjoy your guests, without having to rely on your phone to capture all of the moments. And YOU get to be in the photos!

Contact us to photograph the special moments from your celebration!

*Per clients request, we have not posted any photos with faces visible

 

Mehdi & Narjiss’ Beach Photoshoot

We had a beautiful sunset photoshoot with Mehdi and Narjiss along Agadir’s coastline. These two met while they were both studying in France. Ten years later, Narjiss now works as a teacher outside of Paris and Mehdi is an accountant. These two are so in love and we loved capturing the anticipation and joy they have for their upcoming marriage. Two days after the photoshoot, we photographed their Drb Sdaq.

Narjiss wore a white wedding gown that she and a friend designed together. It’s a modern take on a traditional Kaftan. Her hair and makeup was done by Pauline at Brooklyn Mama’s and she looked absolutely radiate. Mehdi looked very classy in a suit.

These two are incredibly fun loving and we got lots of moments of laughter, as well as some beautiful tender moments between them. 

See some of our favorite moments from this engagement photoshoot.

Xavier & Diana’s Wedding at Surf Maroc’s Amouage

Destination wedding at Surf Maroc's Amouage by Paragon Expressions

Morocco is a great place for a destination wedding and there are so many beautiful places to have it.

When Xavier and Diana happened upon Surf Maroc’s boutique oceanfront hotel, Amouge, they knew it was the perfect location for their intimate, destination wedding.

Xavier and Diana met five years ago through work and a few years later Xavier proposed to Diana on a seaplane! They live in France and run their own media business together. For their wedding celebration, they invited 40 of their closest friends and family.

Amouge by Surf Maroc has a beautiful backdrop for intimate ceremonies and as photographers, we were thrilled with the beautiful soft lighting in the space. One of Xavier and Diana’s close friends MC’d the ceremony and different family members, friends, Xavier’s son Sasha, and the couple share throughout the ceremony and then exchanged rings.

There was lots of laughter and a few happy tears, and it was evident how excited everyone was for Xavier and Diana.

Following the ceremony there were cocktails out on the beach as the sun set. Xavier and Diana’s wedding reflected their own laidback nature and desire for a relaxed, joyful atmosphere. After the cocktails, guests gathered on the terrace for dinner, which consisted of traditional Moroccan favorites – tajine, couscous, and Moroccan salad, all catered by Surf Maroc.

The rest of the evening consisted of a slideshow presentation and video, the cake cutting, toasts, and the evening ended with dancing under the moonlight.

Surf Maroc provided all of the catering and decorating for the event, and it was absolutely beautiful. If you’re looking for a turnkey wedding destination, check out Amouge.

Here are some of our favorite moments from Xavier and Diana’s special day…