Marrakech has been on my bucket list since forever and even though it has been on my radar all the time, I’ve never managed to finally visit.
The time was too short to really see all the places I was dreaming of visiting as a destination wedding photographer, still it was enough time for Marrakech to fully steal my heart.
Yes, I’ve heard of Riads before but I’ve never visited one before. From outside you have no clue what beauty will hide inside when entering the doors. You are outside on the vibrant streets of Marrakech and you open the doors to find the most beautiful oasis. I found this Riad and it was just too charming. The rooms were built around a cute mosaic pool and they serve the freshest food in the morning. Only a turtle would join you when hanging around the pool area. ???? I also looooved the rooftop, it was super huge and you could enjoy the sun or the warm evening hours.
Spending a lot of time on the road for the engagement photography or for the destination wedding photography it’s quite important to reduce your equipement to the minimum. For this journey I only use my Canon 5d mark iii and the following lenses Canon 35 mm and Canon 24 – 70 mm
You simply cannot visit Marrakech without getting lost in the pinkish corners of Marrakech and especially the old town Medina. I loved looking at all the carpets, spices and cute lamps. There was so much to discover!
I was absolutely overwhelmed by the beautiful Morroccan architecture and the lovely garden of Palais Bahia. Don’t miss it! It’s defintivly worth it for all photographers .
One of my favorite things about Marrakech are all the cute rooftop restaurants which allow you to watch the sun set in the most beautiful surroundings, enjoying the endless hostility of the Moroccan people. I visited the Insta-famous Nomad and the Café Atay and I’ve been obsessed with both places. Nomad is located above the Souks so that you can stroll around the carpet and spice places and have some delicious and modern Moroccan cuisine with a view afterwards!
Marrakech is absolutely fantastic for photographers (also for destination wedding photography as well as I do) and culinary admirers. You will find everywhere beautiful things and situations in streetlife for photography. But be prepared, the morrocan cititzens are not so amused about photographers. They always trying to avoid being captured on a photo.
There’s also one point which was very unusual for me; the crazy traffic in the city and especially in the Souk. At the first moment I thought there are no traffic rules, cause everybody is driving like a hunter in an action movie. Obviously it’s important to go at the right side of the street. This should be a bit more save for you to move there.
You have to visit the beautiful garden Le jardin majorelle when you got enough of the vibrant city. Most times it’s also quite overcrowded but worth it. This is a a very good place to get refresh your mind and relaxed.