The Cost of Wedding Photography in Kenya
The wedding photography cost is an essential part of the wedding budget, and it's something that many couples aren't actually aware.
Usually, couples in Kenya pay 10% of their total wedding expenses on a wedding photographer, while wedding days can be very long and apparently your wedding photographer will work no less than 8 hours!
Wedding photography in Kenya tends to be expensive, because the cost of living in Kenya is very high, as this country was part of British Empire in past and people used to pay high rates for everything: housing, shopping, you name it. So everything in Kenya expensive!
The most popular destination for Wedding in Kenya: Diani Beach, Mombasa, Vipingo, Watamu, Malindi Nairobi and Masai Mara. All best wedding venues in this location have they wedding packages, and good resorts start from $200-$1500/day per person, just to give you an idea how much just accommodation cost will be.
So as we talk about the cost of wedding photography in Kenya, I want to highlight all expenses that go in photographing your wedding + how much Good photographer in Kenya will charge based on his experience and more. Based on a very popular wedding blog mywed.com Kenyan Wedding photographers rates are:
Luxury Professional Photographer: $2,400 – $5,600/per wedding day
The best and most well-known photographers in Kenya. Have won awards and international recognition. Real talent and artistic view. They produce great wedding images, captured as the real story of your day. Exceptional attention to detail, moments, emotions. Super professionals. Dream to work with!
Experienced Photographer: $1,600 – $2200/per wedding day
Have seen many weddings, still looking for his own style, as a result, lack of consistency in their work, but anyway low risk.
Amateur Photographer: $600 – $1400/per wedding day
May struggle to make the best of every situation, do not know wedding etiquette, have no experience to work with many people. Can take a long time to deliver images and deliver 5-10% of really worthy images with no proper editing. Lacking in knowledge and experience, very high risk.
How much you spend on your Kenyan wedding photographer will depend upon the importance of your wedding photos are to you, and the location you’re getting married. Keep in mind that regardless whether you choose a low cost or luxury wedding photographer, you will be still obligated to add travel and accommodation fees to total photography package. So remember that you will only have one chance to capture your special day, so if you can raise a bit more for your wedding budget you will really get the best experience.
Lastly, your wedding day will be short and you will be taken away by excitement and your wedding photos will be the only memory that outlasts everything when is over. Your wedding photos will be the only way you remember your day. While finding a wedding photographer that fits your budget is important, keep in mind that it’s super important to find a photographer that is the right investment for your wedding.
Wedding photography is a beautiful life story of your day, capturing those special moments you didn’t even see yourself, emotions, happiness and tears of joy you share with family, friends, your children and then one-day grandchildren.
If you are looking for an experienced and consistent wedding photographer in Kenya, feel free to check my latest work. And if you like the Maiafreia Weddings style just send me a note. I’d love to chat about your day!