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Traditional Wedding in Hargeisa, Somaliland | Iman & Abdi

As a photographer, I feel very fortunate to now make a living out of my passion. I obviously would travel anywhere to cover a celebration that I think will offer great photo opportunities. So here we go, making my way to Somaliland. Many people have never heard about Somaliland nor they know where to place it on the map. Well officially, Somaliland is not recognized yet. An autonomous region of Somalia, the self-declared sovereign State took its independence in 1991. Bordering Djibouti and Ethiopia, the Republic of Somaliland is now moving forward from a troubled history. Nowadays, it is often referred as the ‘main’ example of successful democracy in all Africa. So here is to you, Iman and Abdi… Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to travel to your country and to experience it from deep inside. I wish you all the best in the years to come!

Bride and Groom wearing traditional somali outfits for their wedding captured wedding photographer somaliland

Wedding Photographer Christophe Viseux is documenting a bride in Somalia ready to levea for a portrait couple session in Hargeisa

During the men ceremony in Somaliland. Money is very present but 'un'official currency doesn't weight a lot.

During the henna night of the ladies, one of the guests is giving a hard look to another women as see, by wedding photographer somaliland.

Black and white portrait of the bride and groom getting ready before the ceremony in Hargeisa, Somaliland

Silhouette of the bride in front of her wedding dress at the Ambassador Hotel.

A B/W shot (very photojournalism lilke) of the men ceremony in Hargeisa;

Walking back to the car after a portrait session in the desert

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