Shelly and Cong, A wedding at La Pause, Morocco…

This was one of the most amazing weekends of my career.

I met Shelly and Cong in Marrakech at Riad Yasmine (I highly recommend this Riad if you ever get the chance to go to Morocco) the night before I was due to photograph their wedding at the incredible La Pause, Morocco. It was literally just me and them – no guest, no official celebrants – just the 3 of us. It was a real career highlight for me and something I’ll never forget. I was made to feel so welcome that it felt completely natural to be a part of Shelly and Cong’s celebrations.

We spent Saturday morning taking loads of photos around the Riad before getting driven to La Pause, which is in the middle of the desert. Literally. Theres no power, except for a generator that powers the main kitchen, so as soon as the sun goes down and it gets dark, everything is lit by candle. And boy is it dark. It’s also seriously hot. So hot in fact that Shelly and Cong elected to get dressed (for the second time that day) at the last minute to avoid getting unnecessarily hot. The ceremony was a real one-off because it was actually pre-recorded by a friend of Shelly and Cong (who is an official celebrant back in the States) and played back to them via an iPhone and small speaker. It was incredibly intimate and I hope that feeling comes across in the photos.

The following morning we headed back to Marrakech for lunch and I flew back to London whilst Shelly and Cong made their way back to LA. What a weekend. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding and making me feel so welcome for the entire weekend. I’m still pinching myself about this one.

Here are just a few of my favourites from my weekend in Morocco…

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6 Comments

  1. Ross Harvey February 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Awesome buddy – they look so happy!

  2. Alan Law February 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work, man, such a fab, intimate feel from the set. Not a bad backdrop too! 🙂

  3. Matthew Long February 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Wow, mate, these are just so special. What a privilege to be there with them.

  4. Steve Fuller February 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Lovely work Matt! Stunning location!

  5. Lee Allen February 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Killed it…..

    no ifs no buts straight up killed it.

  6. Ujwal B April 11, 2014 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Beautiful couple and amazing landscape and culture. You managed to capture the essence of it all.

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