“I put you in trouble because otherwise you would never have moved.”
Thanks for doing it, thanks for doing it so often lately. Being a destination wedding photographer was the dream of my life, I worked hard on it, and how many adventures, how much experience I had and lived. Taking to the field this way with his own strength in distant and different countries can be a challenge at times, but bringing home a result is an incredible victory satisfaction! When Hamid and Zineb asked me to join them in Morocco in Ouarzazate to move us to the Sahara desert I exploded with happiness! So I started with my sister Lisa as Tramontina Wedding Stories (our wedding photography brand), at a time of Marraketch. We boarded a bus to cross the great Atlas and reach Camille and Adil, the Bivouac Ecolodge La Palmeraie Ouarzezatte owners, who organized everything! We arrived late at night and the following morning after a calm and bright awakening at the Palmeraie accompanied by a splendid Moroccan breakfast in a secret garden surrounded by peacocks and cats we left for Zagora with Hamid and Zineb. once the gates of the Sahara desert had been reached, the Berber Alì was waiting for them, who would make their way through the dunes to our tented camp. We arrived at sunset and immediately started shooting. The dunes reflected the warm, golden light of a setting sun. The dry air, the heat of the desert created a kind of misty halo that gave a retro look to the images. We went ahead taking pictures until the sun gave it to us, and then we retired to the camp where we had dinner sitting in woolen carpets surrounded by cats (yes, there are cats even in the desert in Morocco!). We ate tajin and drank hot tea with our couple listening to a group of boys play traditional Berber songs for us. Suddenly Hamid and Zineb dragged me and Lisa to the center of the great carpet and they overwhelmed us with a traditional dance, the people who were there joined us and I thought only of how incredibly lucky I felt to be there. Under the stars in the desert el Sahara, with my sister and these new people so smiling and friendly that they were teaching me so much.