I had the absolute pleasure of attending a Bedouin wedding in Morocco in February. Part of the three day festival included driving around in a long procession of cars, honking ceaselessly for two hours. (A more modern element to the otherwise traditional wedding, I'm sure).
It was at some stop during this procession that I met this young woman, all dressed up for the wedding. I cannot say I heard some moving story from her, or whether she's had an amazing or difficult life, because I wasn't even able to learn her name.
But look at that smile (i realize it's not in focus but still, you know it's there). I love the play and contrast of a child's laugh with the traditional wedding clothes. This girl stood out to me among the throng of girls she was with - a sort of quiet resilience, sizing me up but willing to give me a shot. Literally. Her friends squealed and giggled at her for allowing me to take this photo, but she withstood the ridicule (whether in good fun or not) to let me capture the moment. What a gift she gave me.
Continuing on with my #weekofwomen because I was sad that #internationalwomensday was over so fast :) #trave #morocco #photography