Shane & Kathryn’s Destination Wedding at Yogi Surfer

We had so much fun photographing Shane and Kathryn’s relaxed destination wedding in Morocco! Both met in LA, where they currently live and share a love of surfing and traveling. For two surf lovers, what could be more perfect than getting married in the surf capital of Morocco at a venue called Yogi Surfer?!

Kathryn and Shane had traveled to Morocco separately before and it seemed like the perfect sunny location for a destination wedding. They invited some of their closest friends and it made for a very intimate celebration. Annabelle from Comme Une Histoire was their wedding planner and this always helps the wedding day to run smoothly when you’ve got an experienced planner in charge!

Both Shane and Kathryn got ready at Yogi Surfer. When their guests arrived they were greeted by a traditional Marrakechi band. A close friend of the couple officiated the ceremony, which was held in the atrium of Yogi Surfer. We love how personal the ceremony was, which included Shane and Kathryn sharing their story and what they love and respect about the other person.

Following the ceremony was cocktail hour on the roof, with a view of the sun setting over the ocean. Dinner was catered by Yogi Surfer and included some Moroccan classics like tajine and couscous.

After dinner Shane and Kathryn had their first dance, which they had choreographed and we were super impressed! Then the dance floor opened up to everyone else!

Later on they did a cake cutting down in the atrium and the ‌celebrations‌ and dancing continued.

We love how well the day reflected Shane and Kathryn and the relaxed, celebratory vibe of the day!

Emile & Emilie’s Beach Wedding at Paradis Plage

Beautiful beach wedding photography at Paradis Plage in Agadir

Emile and Emilie couldn’t have picked a more beautiful day for their beach wedding. It was a cloudless May day with just enough of a breeze to keep the heat down. Because their wedding took place during the month of Ramadan (the Islamic holiday where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset) the beach was uncommonly empty. They held the wedding at Paradis Plage, which is just outside of Agadir along the beautiful coastline.

Both from France, Emile and Emilie met through work in Paris a few years ago. They decided to have a destination wedding in Morocco and many friends and family were able to fly down to join them. It was an intimate group and there was so much excitement for these two.

We loved getting to know Emile and Emilie and found them to be such a fun and down to earth couple. Despite the fact that they said they didn’t like to be in front of a camera, they were complete naturals and we loved just capturing them interacting with each other.

On the day of their wedding, Emilie’s sister did her makeup and Pauline from Brooklyn Mama’s did her hair. Meanwhile, Emile got ready with his cousin.

Paradis Plage organized all of the details for the wedding and the day ran so smoothly. Enough cannot be said for the merits of having a great wedding planner to coordinate all of the details! It really takes the stress off of the bride and groom when everything is well organized and there’s a wedding planner to handle all of the details.

The ceremony took place right in front of the ocean and was just breathtaking. Two good friends officiated the wedding ceremony. Both parents shared during the ceremony along with Emile’s brothers. Emile and Emilie each wrote something to share as well. It was a very meaningful ceremony and there were definitely a few teary eyes.

Following the ceremony was a relaxed cocktail hour and we were able to capture some beautiful sunset photos with the bride and groom. Then everyone moved to the tent where the reception took place. The reception was an absolute blast with great speeches, fun dancing, a hilarious video created by some of Emile and Emilie’s friends, and exquisite food catered by Paradis Plage. Emilie’s father even serenaded the group with an Italian ballad – it was an incredibly special moment.

One of our favorite moments from the wedding was the cake cutting. You’ll have to scroll down through the pictures to see why, but it was definitely our favorite cake cutting to date and these two know how to have a good time at their wedding!

It was one of those weddings that you just leave with massive grins and full hearts. It was also a wedding that we could not narrow down our favorite photos – just too many moments that we love!

Dan & Vanessa – A Beach Wedding In Agadir, Morocco

Being a wedding photographer in Morocco is such a privilege and it’s always an honor to capture a couple’s special day. 

A native of Casablanca, Dan met Vanessa through work there and the two soon became inseperable! So much so that we discovered their branded name, Danessa.

Dan and Vanessa worked with Annabelle Corti from Comme Une Histoire to plan their special day. 

Pauline from Brooklyn Mama’s did Vanessa’s hair and makeup as well as the bridesmaids. She did an incredible job! We can never stress enough with clients what a difference it makes to have a great makeup artist and hair stylist on their wedding day.

Dan and Vanessa’s ceremony was an intimate and joyful affair, and we love how they blended their own traditions while also adding a few unique touches. September is a beautiful month for weddings in Agadir and it’s stunning coastline makes for a perfect ceremony backdrop. It’s hard to beat the natural beauty that a beach wedding provides.

Following the ceremony their reception was held at the beautiful Paradise Plage. The reception included some traditional Moroccan touches and some great dancing.