We've checked how much you'll pay on average for a photographer. The final prices depends on different factors, which are outlined below. Location is also an important factor.

Wedding photographer
Average cost R7500 / event
Cost range R4000R11,000 / event

This is the price for a wedding photographer. The price includes 5–8 hours of wedding coverage and 250–500 edited photos in a digital format. All additional hours, photos, and services (e.g. wedding video, additional newlywed's photo shoot, etc.) are charged extra. The price depends on the level of expertise and experience of the photographer and your location. Before choosing a photographer, we recommend looking at their previous work to make sure their aesthetic matches your own. On average, wedding photographers charge between R4000 / event and R11,000 / event.

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Photo shoot (at your location)
Average cost R900 / photo shoot
Cost range R600R1200 / photo shoot

This is the price per hour photographers charge for a photo shoot at your chosen location. The price includes the photo shoot, image editing, and digital image files. Print-outs are usually priced separately. The price depends on the photographer's skill level and location. Portrait photography usually takes an hour. The cost of photo shoot at selected location typically runs from R600 / photo shoot to R1200 / photo shoot, averaging at R900 / photo shoot.

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Maternity photography
Average cost R1300 / hour
Cost range R1200R1400 / hour

This is the price per hour for maternity photography. The price includes the photo shoot at the desired location, image editing, and digital image files. The price depends on your location and the photographer's expertise and experience. Additional costs may apply for travel time, prints, full copyright privileges to the images, etc. We recommend that you look at the photographer's work before opting for him/her to make sure that his/her aesthetic matches your own. Couples opt for maternity photography because they want a beautiful and special memory of their pregnancy. Maternity photography costs range between R1200 / hour and R1400 / hour with an average of R1300 / hour.

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Newborn/Baby photography
Average cost R1600 / hour
Cost range R1200R2000 / hour

This is the price per hour for newborn photography. The price includes the photo shoot at the desired location (studio or at home), setup work, image editing, and digital image files. The price depends on your location and the photographer's expertise and experience. Additional costs may apply for travel time, prints, full copyright privileges to the images, etc. We recommend that you look at the photographer's work before opting for him/her to make sure that his/her aesthetic matches your own. Professional newborn photography is a popular way to celebrate the arrival of a new family member. The best age for newborn photography is up to 21 days. The average cost is usually R1600 / hour.

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Family photography
Average cost R1000 / hour
Cost range R800R1200 / hour

This is the price per hour for family photography. The price includes the photo shoot at the desired location, image editing, and digital image files. The price depends on your location and the photographer's expertise and experience. Additional costs may apply for travel time, prints, full copyright privileges to the images, etc. We recommend that you look at the photographer's work before opting for him/her to make sure that his/her aesthetic matches your own. The average cost of family photography is R1000 / hour, or typically between R800 / hour and R1200 / hour.

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Couple photography
Average cost R1000 / hour
Cost range R800R1200 / hour

This is the price per hour for couple photography. The price includes the photo shoot at the desired location, image editing, and digital image files. The price depends on your location and the photographer's expertise and experience. Additional costs may apply for travel time, prints, full rights to the images, etc. The average cost of couple photography is R1000 / hour, or typically between R800 / hour and R1200 / hour.

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Photo shoot (in studio)
Average cost R2000 / hour
Cost range R1500R2500 / hour

This is the price per hour photographers charge for a photo shoot in a studio. The price includes the photo shoot, image editing, and digital image files. Print-outs are usually priced separately. The price depends on the photographer's skill level and location. Portrait photography usually takes an hour. The cost of photo shoot (in a studio) typically runs from R1500 / hour to R2500 / hour, averaging at R2000 / hour.

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Event photography
Average cost R1150 / event
Cost range R800R1500 / event

This is the price for photography services for the whole event. It includes event coverage at your location, image editing, and digital image files. The price depends on the type of event (private or corporate), your location and the photographer's expertise and experience. Additional costs may apply for travel time, prints, full rights to the images, etc. For event photography, expect to pay between R800 / event and R1500 / event.

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Recent jobs for photographers

Cape Town
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Cape Town
For which occasion do you need a photography service?: Private event
Number of guests: Fewer than 50
How long will you need the photography service?: Less than 3 hours
My name is and I am requesting a quotation on behalf of By Grace Ministries, for the following: - 30 seconds, 4k 25fps, 2 angles, front-facing scripted video quote. We have the script ready, we just need it filmed and edited before the end of October. We will use our General manager as the talent. We will film inside our office here in Gardens Cape Town. Please let me know how much this will cost. Thank you very much.