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 amazing images. Here is our selection of the Top Wedding Photographers, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples.
I am Nelis Engelbrecht, one of the most passionate wedding photographers you will ever meet. For me weddings are the best way to express my God given talent in a way that is not the same as the norm. I always want to get the ‘out of the ordinary’ wedding photos and my portfolio can testify about it. I have made my name in the industry thanks to my different kind of flash photography. I love to play with light and that combined with my natural look, gives my clients the option to get best of both worlds.
What an exceptional photographer!! Nelis you and your team I will always highly recommend, not only for the amazing engagement shoot, and wedding photos you have done, but for your professional approach and how comfortable you made us feel in all our shoots. As this was our first photoshoot as a couple, we were very nervous and had no idea what we wanted as an engagement shoot. We asked your advice, and a wonderful engagement shoot on Table mountain was done. Our wedding pictures are Amazing!! Thank you so so much for playing such a big part on our big day and ensuring that each moment were captured. – Nico & Debbie
Living in the beautiful Winelands of the Western Cape I’m a stones throw from a plethora of exceptional wedding venues and amazingly talented professionals, who compliment 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! Read more
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
On a sunny day in Stellenbosch in 2007, Inecke Photography was born. Taking photographs of all I could get our hands on, from assisting in shoots for charities and magazines – it wasn’t long before a comprehensive diary was needed!
I am passionate about telling other people’s stories through my work & strive to create photographs that are real, pure & filled with raw emotion. I believe that every moment holds beauty and uniqueness that inspires me to create unforgettable memories. I’m based in South Africa, but love to travel to any destination for your special occasion. So please feel free to inquire with us and we will tailor make a package just for you!
She is brilliant! Very sweet and knows what she is doing. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. And she really knows how to capture a moment ! – Sjarn Hugo
I have been a full time, Cape Town based wedding photographer for 10 years. I am so grateful to be able to do a job I love so very much. It’s a privilege to be welcomed by couples and families to photograph what will one day be their most precious memories. I appreciate that a wedding is made up of many intimate, emotional and happy moments and to be invited to document them is something, very special, and a responsibility I don’t take lightly.
As a creative, weddings are really exciting to photograph as they’re made up of so many beautiful details. I adopt an unobtrusive approach and respect that each wedding has its own unique emphasis. I photograph both local and destination weddings. I love being able to explore new places and experience weddings in different cultures.
Catherine captured more than just pictures, she was able to tell our love story. We loved her professionalism, energy and her passion for her work. We’ve worked with other photographers in the past and Catherine’s images are by far our favourite. – Kezia & Mangosuthu
Vividblue Studio is an international wedding photography & video company based in Cape Town, South Africa. We believe each person and celebration is unique, and needs to be captured accordingly. Our style is a mixture of capturing natural, documentary moments with some beautiful styled portraits. Our passion has taken us all over the world, creating memories for amazing people.
We absolutely had the time of our lives and Vivid Blue ensured that we live to see and share the memories. Andre and his crew are absolutely amazing, professional and patient. From our pre wedding shoot, we knew we could look forward to our photographer’s talent on our big day, regardless of the weather, thank you. I would use your services at any given time. – Thabiso Maloa
Professional, warm and vibrant team of wedding photographers and videographers. Kat and Andre believe in effortless elegance. Focusing on capturing the real emotions, they instantly put the couples and the guests at ease. In this international team, Kat is the photographer and Andre is in charge of the video. Together, they offer a relaxed and fun experience that captures the magic of your wedding day. This dynamic team combines unique creativity and technical mastery. Kat and Andre capture the moments that define our journey.
Although Kat and Andre have years of experience in preserving client’s most precious memories, they strongly believe that every wedding is different and every story deserves to be told in a unique way. This enthusiastic and experienced team has one focus: to encapsulate the magic of your wedding day in photographs and film. The more natural, the better!
A team full of energy, professional and kind at the same time. The picture/video quality is the best. We couldn’t have chosen a better team to capture our special day. Thank you for being patient with us, I know striking those poses was hectic especially for my husband, but Kat made everything seem so easy. We would choose you again anytime! – Zanele and Mfusi
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.
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
I am Coba and I am so EXCITED to have you here! If you love to let your hair down, to immerse yourself in the real moments of your life and you love adventure, then you have come to the right place! Photography for me is not just about the photos itself, but about loving and serving you… I love creating an atmosphere that reflects who you are. From start to finish I want you to be at ease. Not only in front of the camera, but through the whole process of choosing me to be your wedding photographer. So that when you view your photos, you can experience the same love & excitement you felt on your wedding day.
Choosing just the right photographer to capture our wedding was incredibly important to us, and we could not be happier that we chose Coba! Not only is her photography beautiful, but her friendly and calming demeanor, together with her professionalism, made us feel completely at ease. She was also so helpful throughout the whole process – from suggesting the perfect location for our engagement shoot, to taking the time to advise and make suggestions on our wedding timeline. I cannot thank you enough Coba! – Andrea
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.
Hi, I’m Claire! I’m based in the Cape Winelands and my career began when I shot my very first wedding in 2009, and since then I’ve had more than 145 wedding bookings of my own. I’ve also assisted and been second shooter at numerous others alongside some talented industry friends. I’m a sucker for clear spaces, gentle light and natural, genuine interactions between people. I love that I’m in an industry where I can continue to grow my passion into the business I’m so proud to call my own. When I’m not being a photographer, I’m pretty much being a homebody. Hanging out with my fur kids (Lemon & Claude the cats) doing home DIY projects or enjoying a coffee with a view in Cape Town or Stellenbosch.
I believe that your wedding day is a deeply personal celebration of a relationship as unique as the two people who make it up. This is why I commit myself on each occasion, to documenting as many of the real moments as possible. The big ones as well as the smaller, and sometimes unnoticed ones that will make up a collection of memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. I know that your photography is one of the biggest investments of your day, and the significant reminder that will remain in your home and family for generations to come.
Claire, thank you so much for your beautiful words and photographing our special day. We wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s a day we will always remember – cherish – and also how comfortable your made us feel. You honestly felt like family to us. Feel honoured to have met you! Much love. PS: if you ever need a place to stay in the Netherlands, give me a shout – Frances de Lange-Cloete
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 those photo albums will be priceless to you and your families. It is worth the investment.
Meet 10 of Cape Town’s top wedding photographers. Click on the REQUEST A QUOTE button to send an enquiry email to all 10 photographers or click on their image to send a single enquiry.
A photographer should be one of the first suppliers to secure for your wedding day. During the busy summer wedding season photographers get booked out 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 to make 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 to have an engagement or couple shoot to warm up 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!