That's not Morocco!! True. Its not, its Florence. If you're following along, you know that I'm currently in traveling through Morocco, stuffing my face with delicious couscous, eating from tajines and drinking lots of mint tea. But since I haven’t even sent in film from this trip (because I’m still on it), enjoy this lovely stormy day in Florence!
Even though I'm in Morocco, doesn't mean all work comes to a halt!! This image is from one of my favorite weddings this year at Wavehill in NYC. Gia and Julian were absolutely radiant. And wait till you see the shots of Julian serenading her on the piano with a song he wrote just for her. RADIANT. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @wavehill Make Up: @raquelmakeup Hair: @tiffanyjoydesigns Floral Design: @fernbotanica Dress: @_carolinaherrera_ #nycwedding #nycbride #nycweddingphotographer #nycweddingphotography #wavehillwedding #wavehill #erikaparker #erikaparkerphotography
Spending my birthday in Chefchaoen, the blue city in Northwestern Morocco has been an absolute dream. Wandering through new city streets, exploring, tasting new foods is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I woke up early to the sound of Islamic prayer call, which is an experience unto itself, and went outside as the sun came up. Not many people were out yet, and I walked around soaking in all the blue. Really, all of the blue. The entire city is blue. Its magical. I've been wanting to come for years, and finally made the time to do it. SO worth it. The morning I wandered around the old city. The town is built on a hill and stairs take you up and down, and wind you all through the town. Lunch was fresh goat cheese with bread and mint tea, which quite possibly might be the best goat cheese I've ever had. After lunch snack was an avocado milkshake with banana followed by something exquisite cooked up in tajine for dinner. The food is incredible, every meal so far has been better than the one before it. This day might be almost as good as the day I played in the mud with elephants in Thailand. #Morocco #chefchaoen #travelmorocco #destinationweddingphotography #erikaparker #erikaparkerphotography #moroccowedding
I took this portrait on the road between Fez and Marrakech over ten years ago. It's before I started shooting weddings, before I had a business. One of the things that drew me to photography was telling stories of lives, which later translated into telling stories of celebrations. I still wonder about this guy, where he is now, where life has taken him. Unlikely I'll ever bump into him again, but he's one of the people who propelled my passion for photography forward and I'll never forget that. Are there people / events that propelled you forward? I'd love to hear about it!! Tell me below. 👇🏻 #portraits #portraitphotography #Morocco #marrakech #moroccoweddingphotographer #destinationwedding #shootfilm #erikaparker #erikaparkerphotography #northafrica #travel #adventure
Yesterday I landed in Morocco. Its been a mixture of emotions. The last time I was here was 10 years ago, with my dad. We came on holiday here for about 2 weeks when I was working in England, and had the most amazing time. For the last 10 years, I've been telling myself that I'm going to come back. Morocco is such a beautiful country with so much to offer, the culture is so rich, it takes more than once. Most likely, more two or three times! I also wasn't shooting film then. Somehow shooting travel on film makes everything better. Naturally I had to come back for that if no other reason! For the next 14 days, I'm going to be immersed in French, and Arabic, drinking mint tea, and eating out of tajines. I CANNOT wait. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Morocco #saharadesert #travel #shootfilm #casablanca #theworldisyouroyster #erikaparker #erikaparkerphotography #destinationweddingphotographer #moroccowedding #marrakechwedding
Happy couples are my jam. Happy couples in Cuba are definitely my jam! Super excited to be heading back there in January. : ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cuba #havana #havanaengagement #elopeincuba #shootfilm #contax645 #destinationweddingphotography #destinationweddingphotographer #erikaparker #erikaparkerphotography @thepathworkshops @darcybenincosa