Maya Maréchal

Maya Maréchal is a destination wedding photographer based both in Europe and South East Asia. Her work is often admired either for its romantic and pastel toned aesthetics or moody chiaroscuro-inspired style. Her work is heavily influenced by an editorial style and is inspired by nature, music, fashion, and the burning desire to travel. 

She aims to capture the day with an artful approach. Kindling hidden emotions and laughter that strive to create fine and timeless images that will become family heirlooms for generations.

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Maya Maréchal

Maya Maréchal is a destination wedding photographer based both in Europe and South East Asia. Her work is often admired either for its romantic and pastel toned aesthetics or moody chiaroscuro-inspired style. Her work is heavily influenced by an editorial style and is inspired by nature, music, fashion, and the burning desire to travel. 

She aims to capture the day with an artful approach. Kindling hidden emotions and laughter that strive to create fine and timeless images that will become family heirlooms for generations.


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… either on a short hike or at home relaxing with my family. All depends on the mood ;-)

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… our wedding anniversary trip in Japan. We spent 40 days exploring the beautiful country on its picturesque autumn days. The culture is vibrant and the food is delectable. We had an amazing time there. We would like to go visit again soon, but this time with our little one.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… Morocco and Iceland.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… meeting amazing people from all walks of life, learning different cultures, and being the person to capture heirlooms and create beauty on someone’s memorable day.  

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… perhaps something related to interior design. If not, a coffee shop owner. 

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… quite common to hear, but simply enjoy the day. It’s hard not to stress and worry a little bit, but it’s normal to feel that. I always say “it’s a good kind of stress, embrace it.” The day goes by so fast, so let all the emotions roll. One day you’ll look back at it and remember that mix of magical and stress feeling. It will give you jitters and it will put a smile on your face.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… the light in Provence is simply magical, especially on summer days. I also enjoy the good food and typical long and lazy French family dinners. It’s where we got married, so this place definitely has a special place in our hearts. 

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… Ideal would be to spend spring and summer in France, and autumn and winter in Japan. 

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? Fight Club

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… oh dear, this is tough. I love food! Probably the hida beef sushi in Takayama, the street cart banh mi in Saigon, the soy sauce flavored ice cream in Japan, the gado-gado in Bali, or the simple humus in Dubai. Not a meal, but still! :D 

THE PETS I OWN ARE… I have two adorable dogs! One frenchie named Videl, a petit basset griffon vendéen, and one english named Judie, an english setter.