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Explore some of the best Wedding Photographers in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Wedding Photographers are known throughout South Africa and internationally for their world-class images. Here is our selection of the Top Wedding Photographers in Cape Town, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples. Click on the Request Quotes button below to request a quote from all listed here, or contact them individually. 

zara zoo photography

ZaraZoo Photography is a team of Wedding Photographers in South Africa, operating in South Africa and internationally. In addition to wedding photography, they also do event photography. Their style tends to lean toward a photo-journalistic approach – they aim to document rather than to dictate. Their Philosophy: Let your wedding hinge around the enjoyment of the day with your family and friends; the photos should be the end result of a fabulous day of celebrations!

ZaraZoo – Rather than giving all the credit to the person that presses the button, they’ve opted to choose a name that represents the team of individuals that together mould your wedding photos into an exceptional end product. They’re there to document your day, all the emotion, the tears, the laughter, the mishaps and the love. Their photos are taken and edited to a timeless style that will stay relevant even when you reflect on them in 20 years. Click here to see more.

Planning a wedding is one of the most enjoyable yet stressful process couples go through especially when you are doing it from abroad. After going through a number of photographers we have to say that ZaraZoo were head and shoulders above all of them, from the initial enquiry Stefan was always prompt, professional and upfront about their services and packages. They made everything so simple and went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. The photography and videography was exceptional. We couldn’t recommend ZaraZoo highly enough for your special day. Stefan and team thank you so much for capturing every aspect of our special day see you at the vow renewals. – Sean & Pat

Living in the beautiful Winelands of the Western Cape I’m a stone’s throw from a plethora of exceptional wedding venues and amazingly talented professionals, who complement each other in creating the canvas of your dreams.

Each new season I still get excited about who my clients are, and am always enthralled by how much they mean to me at the end of the day.  It’s through getting to know them, and what they are working towards that enables them to be comfortable in the knowledge that I’ve got them covered on the day – this is key to you enjoying every moment!  My hands-on personable approach ensures that we have a clear plan to work towards and from there I continue to offer gentle suggestive guidance if and when needed, otherwise, I simply capture your magic as it unfolds – whilst you enjoy yourselves in the moment,  with your loved ones!

Where to even begin?  Shantelle is the ultimate professional who pays such close attention to detail!  Her photography is ARTWORK that captures the moments and the memories!  She made me feel so comfortable, not only on the big day, but also leading up to it!  When I was feeling a little anxious/overwhelmed by it all, she had such a calming gentle way to make me feel incredible.  We were on cloud 9 and so impressed with her photography!  Thank you for capturing our love, our memories an the energy of our 2 special days. – Bailey Schneider | Top Billing Wedding

Hi I’m Mark, a wedding photographer from Cape Town, South Africa. Having dabbled in various visual arts over the last 2 decades including everything from oil painting to graphic design I eventually stumbled on my love for photography and for the last decade have had the privilege of capturing hundreds of memorable weddings. For me photography is less about the technical aspects, like light and composition and more about capturing a sense of emotion, a moment in time that tells a story. That when you look at those images years and decades later they’re still able to evoke emotion in you. Whether it be a little girl building sandcastles in the aisle of your beach wedding or a stolen kiss when you thought no-one was looking, those are the in-between moments and stories I love to capture.

I have an absolute blast shooting weddings and don’t take myself too seriously. It’s super important to me that couples feel comfortable and enjoy the process of their wedding being documented. I believe capturing a wedding should be fun and you should feel like you’re at a celebration and not at a photoshoot. I love meeting couples and taking the journey with them through planning and eventually celebrating and shooting their wedding. If you’re looking for timeless, emotive photography and a fun relaxed environment on your wedding day, I’d be a great fit for you. Click here to read more.

It was truly amazing working with Mark and having his amazing energy and beautiful ideas to help us create some of our best and stunning memories. – Anika

mighty fine

Every great love story deserves to be recorded. When two people decide to share their lives forever, we want to be there to capture the occasion.  

Here at Mighty Fine we love creatively capturing your wedding. We capture the tender moments, the spontaneous laughter, loving looks and the rhythm in your first dance. We are invested in every story, and would be the privileged witnesses and narrators of yours. We bring your perfect memories to life, allowing you to relive those significant moments and share them with the ones you love.

We are currently based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, but are more than willing to travel to your very own location. Click here to read more.

Mighty Fine just caught our attention from the start when we were looking for our wedding photographer and videographer and we are so glad we chose them. We felt totally at ease from the beginning and by the end they were like part of the family. Thank you for being part of our special day and really capturing all the moments we couldn’t even take in that day! We can’t thank you all enough and now we have some beautiful pictures and a video to keep forever! – Jannie & Tiaan

joe photography

Hi, Joe here, I have been a photographer for a long time, 20 years now to be precise. I believe a photographers’ work should speak for itself. I believe that wedding photography should be unobtrusive, moments captured. I am a self-confessed romantic, I believe wedding photography should be romantic, elegant and timeless.

Joe captures the soul of every moment. You are such a talented photographer and it was an honour to have you photograph our wedding – Niki & Werner

 

 

Etienne Botha is the creator of Etienne Botha Wedding Photo and Video, and he is passionate about capturing breathtaking images of couples in love on their special day. With several years of experience in the wedding industry and using the latest camera equipment, he creates visually stunning and technically perfect images, from intimate elopements to grand wedding celebrations.

What sets Etienne apart from other photography businesses in the area is his commitment to customer satisfaction. He works closely with each couple to understand their vision and bring it to life through photography. Whether you’re looking for candid and natural moments, romantic portraits, or creative and unique shots, Etienne has the skills and expertise to deliver.

In addition to exceptional wedding photography services, Etienne also offers videography services to capture every moment of your special day. He uses his experience as a photographer to create beautiful, cinematic wedding films that tell the story of your day. Whether you want a highlight reel of your wedding day or a full-length feature film, Etienne can accommodate your needs. It is important to him to understand the couple’s vision and capture all the essential moments and details that make their wedding day unique. Click here to see more.

Etienne so beautifully captured our private ceremony. His friendly personality made it so easy to be in front of the camera and if we ever have another event in Cape Town, I would definitely contact Etienne again. – Sarah Dollman, Eikehof

Is wedding photography the most important thing when it comes to your wedding? No, not at all, however, when it comes to planning your special day it should definitely be up there on the priority list of things to budget for and book as soon as possible. Flowers wilt, the cake gets eaten, the invites get binned, your dress will be worn once, and those shoes will go back into their box. But your wedding photos will last forever!

Just Frame Me Photography (Pty) Ltd. is a Cape Town-based International Documentary Wedding & Lifestyle Photography company, specializing in the following photo sessions: Maternity – Home Births – Fresh 48 – Family – Couples/Engagement Sessions – Surprise Proposals – Weddings – Fashion Editorials.

Karien Saaiman, the company’s Founder, Managing Director & Chief Photographer, comes from a long line of ‘creatives,’ with her grandmother who had been a Wedding Dress Designer and her mother a world-renowned artist. While having started her career in law, with a BSc Degree in Criminal Justice and a BA Degree cum laude in Community Safety & Socio-Legal studies, with a specialization in Offender Profiling, Karien’s passion lies in Photography. With a Diploma in Photography, she founded Just Frame Me Photography (Pty) Ltd. in 2015 and has been living her dream ever since. Click here to see more.

BAIE DANKIE KARIEN !!!! Jy het regtig uit jou pad gegaan om Regtig stunning fotos te neem van ons Troue , Dit voel regtig asof dit gister nog was, baie baie dankie vir die mooi fotos!! – Janelle P

We are Zandri & Kevin of Zandri du Preez Photography, an award-winning wedding photography team based in Cape Town. We have been photographing weddings in Cape Town since 2012. During that time, we’ve created lasting relationships with many of our clients and continue to photograph special events in their lives (e.g. maternity, family, friends’ weddings, etc). It’s great to part of so many special moments!

Our photography is primarily a documentary style, capturing the day as it unfolds. But we also guide you when necessary. We encourage you to read our reviews on Facebook or Google and you will see that the most common feedback from our clients is how comfortable we made them feel – and it shows in the photos.

Being a wedding photographer is not just about being able to take photos. It’s about being able to help people stay relaxed and be present in the moment. This is a skill that only experience provides. And when people thank us afterwards, they always mention how easy we made it for them. Before the wedding, people are understandably unsure as to what to expect. But by the end of the engagement shoot or after a few minutes of the wedding, those feelings are gone because of our professional and friendly approach. Click here to see more.

We want to express our sincere thanks for our beautiful wedding photos! Six months later and these photos still bring us the greatest amount of joy. Thank you for capturing the day with all the joy it contained. Thank you for preserving our memories in such a spectacular way, the viewing made for some fun post-wedding dates. All the best with your ongoing work. We know you will continue to make all of the awkward couples feel comfortable and have a jolly good time in front of the lens. We also want to thank you for your stellar service, thank you for helping everything run so smoothly and for delivering all services on time. For two introverts, we really had a ton of fun! We can highly recommend Zandri du Preez Photography for engagement shoots and weddings. I get the feeling they would be good with any other event you throw their way too! – Madeleen

Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Cape Town

  • Just Frame Me Photography
  • Mark Jackson
  • Shantelle Visser
  • Etienne Botha
  • ZaraZoo Photography
  • Figure of 8
  • Abri Kruger
  • He is Visual
  • Joe Dreyer Photography
  • Hanru Marais
  • Zandri du Preez

 

Our tips:  Book your photographer

After your wedding is over, photos will be your memories to treasure and share. A professional photographer might take a considerable portion of your budget but your photo albums will be priceless to you and your families. It is worth the investment.

A photographer should be one of the first suppliers to secure for your wedding day. During the busy summer wedding season, photographers get booked easily a year in advance. So don’t wait too long to avoid finding out that your favourite photographer is not available!

Do your research and make sure the photographer blends with your style and personality. Photography is an art and not every artist’s style is necessarily a fit for you. You and your partner will need to be comfortable with your photographer – they will be there for every intimate moment of your day.

So, how do you choose the right one? We suggest making a shortlist of your favourite 3-5 photographers and enquire about their availability and rates. If they are available, try and arrange a quick chat to get a feel for their personality. We highly recommend an engagement or couple shoot to warm up to and get to know each other long before the wedding day.

Most importantly, trust your instinct. You will know when you found the right one!

Read our blogpost:  Top Wedding Photographers Answer Your Questions

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