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Vacation Photographers in Cape Town

Handpicked and vetted by our team for quality, style, and skill. Make sure to check availability early so your dates don’t get booked up! Can’t pick your favorite Cape Town photographer? Check who is available for your travel dates.

Karien
While Karien, the company’s Founder, Managing Director & Chief Photographer, started her adult life following a career in law, she found her passion in... more
Louise
Meet Louise, a talented photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa, specializing in fashion and engagement photography. With years of experience in the... more
Christelle
Hi, I'm Christelle and I've been a photographer for 18 years. My photography style is natural, yet stylish. I always aim to showcase what makes you, YOU....... more
Anuchka
I am a creative with an eye for detail and current trends with values that are inspired by business ethics, namely good communication, loyalty, and quality of... more
Coba
If you love to let you hair down, to immerse yourself in the real moments of your life and you love adventure, then I would love to photograph you! Photography... more
Tokgamo
Hi! I'm Tokgamo, my name means perfection and that is exactly what I am in search of in this medium of photography. Photography is my passion and I love... more
Joanne
I am Cape Town based lifestyle photographer who specialises in family, couples, weddings and event photography. It's funny, if you had asked me 25 years ago... more
Billy
A visionary photographer with an innate ability to capture the beauty and essence of the world through his lens. With a passion for storytelling, Billy's... more

Best Photography Spots for a Cape Town Photoshoot

Cape Town, a city of captivating contrasts, is a photographer's dream come true. Nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the glistening Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town boasts an extraordinary backdrop for your lens. This coastal gem offers a fusion of rich history, diverse culture, and breathtaking natural beauty. The iconic Table Mountain is a natural spectacle that can be captured at sunrise or sunset, casting a magnificent shadow over the city. The vibrant Bo-Kaap neighborhood's colorful houses and the bustling V&A Waterfront provide ample opportunities for street photography. Pristine beaches like Camps Bay offer a stunning coastline to photograph, while the Cape Winelands present charming vineyards and rolling hills. Whether it's the kaleidoscope of cultures, the wild beauty of the Cape Peninsula, or the city's urban energy, Cape Town is a place where every click of the shutter unveils a new layer of visual wonder.

Camps Bay

Camps Bay, a slice of paradise nestled on the Atlantic coastline of Cape Town, is a photog...
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Table Mountain

Table Mountain, the crowning glory of Cape Town's landscape, is a breathtaking photo spot ...
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Woodstock

Woodstock, a vibrant and eclectic neighborhood in Cape Town, is a dynamic photo spot brimm...
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Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, nestled against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain in Cap...
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Decided to go with Karien due to her great communication and portfolio which gave me the confidence I needed. She knows the local area very well and chose an amazing shoot location.

Being a surprise engagement shoot, her warm personable personality eased everyone’s nerves and she guided us through it all. The occasion was very special and the photos Karien captured are a testament to that.

Thank you again and will doubt be using Karien and Local Lens in the future.-AdrianView Photographer profile

Cape Town Photoshoot Packages

Invest in forever capturing postcard-perfect vacation moments. After you check out of the hotel and your return flight lands, these photos will be a cherished souvenir for years to come!

What's included in my photoshoot package?

Peace of Mind

Choose from vetted and highly rated personal photographers. Hassle-free booking and a travel-friendly refund policy.

Quick Turnaround

Receive your gallery within 5 business days of your photoshoot, but usually sooner! Download your choice of 15, 30, 45 or 60 digital photos depending on your shoot package.

Expert Photo Editing

All photography is edited for light, color, & sharpness to make your vacation photos gorgeous. Advanced beauty edits are available for purchase.

Local Tips

Your personal photographer also acts as an informal tour guide with all the best photography spots and local secrets for what to see, eat, & do in town.

Print Release

Turn your digital photos into cherished travel prints & wall art! Use our printing partners and get FREE SHIPPING - as low as $1 USD for 4×6 luster prints.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Prices vary by city, ensuring you the best rates according to the local market. Choose between photography packages that range from 30 minutes up to 2 hours. The high-resolution photos are professionally edited and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. See pricing for your destination here.

  • Check your dates, and then you'll be notified by email which photographers are available. Book your date and then your local professional photographer will work with you to go over all the best photography spots, when the best light will be, and how to beat the crowds to capture magical moments without tons of other tourists in the background. Local Lens vacation photographers are handpicked artists for quality, style, & skill. Not only will they take amazing photos, but they will edit them to be beautiful photo souvenirs you’ll treasure for years to come.

  • All photos are professionally edited for vibrance and composition and delivered in a private online gallery where you can download your favorite photos in high-resolution jpg format. Additional files and high-quality prints from our professional partner labs are also available for purchase. You should receive an email with your photography gallery link within five business days.

Latest Travel Stories & Photography Ideas

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Miami is where the magic of sun, sea, and style mix so seemingly and where photos come out incredible! ⁣⁣
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With its iconic Art Deco architecture along Ocean Drive, pristine sandy beaches, and a rich cultural mosaic, Miami offers a diverse range of photographic opportunities. So, are you ready to pose and snap some photos in this interesting destination?⁣⁣
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Check out the top photo spots in Miami:⁣⁣
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📍South Pointe Beach — With its powdery white sand, azure waters, and a backdrop of towering luxury condominiums, it offers a quintessential Miami beach experience.⁣⁣
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📍Lummus Park & Beach — The wide promenade, lined with palm trees and iconic lifeguard towers, offers a lively backdrop for capturing the essence of Miami’s sun-soaked lifestyle.⁣⁣
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📍Vizcaya — A magnificent Italian Renaissance-style villa turned museum in Miami, is a photographer’s dream, offering a glimpse into the opulence of the Gilded Age.⁣⁣
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📍Pier Park at Sunny Isles — The pier, extending gracefully into the Atlantic Ocean, offers a stunning vantage point for capturing breathtaking ocean views and vibrant sunsets.⁣
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Imagine popping the question in Machu Picchu? 🤯 Sounds like a unique and beautiful way to start the next chapter of your lives as fiances. ⁣⁣
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And while it sounds incredible, there are some things you need to keep in mind to make your Machu Picchu proposal a reality. ⁣⁣
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1️⃣ Buy your entrance ticket at least a month in advance. ⁣⁣
2️⃣ When buying your ticket, pick a morning timeslot.⁣⁣
3️⃣ Expect to stay longer if you’ve purchased a morning entrance. ⁣⁣
4️⃣ Bring your passport to get a special Machu Picchu stamp. ⁣⁣
5️⃣ Don’t forget sunblock, bug spray, and layers of clothing. ⁣⁣
6️⃣ And remember, small backpacks only!⁣
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📸 Captured by Marco in Machu Picchu, Peru⁣
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If you’re a soon-to-be momma, you deserve a babymoon in Europe to spoil yourself before the sleepless nights begin!⁣⁣
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A babymoon, more than a trip is the perfect time to spend time with your partner, relax and mentally prepare for all that lies ahead. And there is no better place than Europe and its many destinations perfect for future parents. ⁣⁣
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Here are some of our favorite babymoon destinations in Europe: ⁣⁣
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📍Prague ⁣⁣
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Any other destination we should add to the list of babymoons? Let us know in the comments!⁣
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📸 Captured by Victor in Prague ⁣
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Da Nang, a vibrant coastal city in Vietnam, is a fascinating destination that offers an interesting mix of natural beauty and modern urban life. ⁣
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📍My Khe Beach — This stunning stretch of sandy shores and serene blue waters provides a picturesque backdrop for capturing the essence of a coastal paradise.⁣⁣
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📍Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) — These ancient limestone outcrops are dotted with caves, pagodas, and sacred shrines, providing an array of visual inspiration.⁣⁣
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📍Dragon Bridge — This iconic bridge comes to life in the evenings with a thrilling fire-breathing dragon show, creating a dynamic and visually spectacular scene.⁣⁣
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📍Linh Ung Pagoda — The pagoda is renowned for its giant Lady Buddha statue, and it’s the perfect spot to capture Vietnam’s cultural richness and natural beauty.⁣
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📸 Captured by Trung in Da Nang, Vietnam⁣
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Bangkok is a cultural treasure with many beautiful temples that are a must-visit if you are looking for an enriching experience. ⁣But the choice is hard, as Bangkok has more than 400 temples. So, which one to pick? ⁣⁣
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Luckily, we have made a top 5 pick of the best temples or ‘wats’ to visit in Bangkok. ⁣⁣
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1️⃣ Wat Arun Ratchawararam (Temple Of Dawn) — An ancient temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period and considered a Royal Temple of King Rama II with a stupa considered one of the most beautiful and gigantic stupas in that era.⁣⁣
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2️⃣ Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Ratchaworamahawihan (Wat Pho) — Home of the Reclining Buddha, with various interesting ancient Thai cultural murals around the temple.⁣⁣
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3️⃣ Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan (Phu Khao Thong) — One of the famous highlights of this temple is its spiral staircase, which has 344 steps.⁣⁣
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4️⃣ Wat Trai Mit Witthayaram Worawihan — This temple is home to the solid gold Sukhothai-style Buddha called the seated Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon, known as the world’s largest golden Buddha statue.⁣⁣
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5️⃣ Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) — As its name states, the temple’s ordination hall was constructed of marble imported from Italy.⁣
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📸 Captured by Suriyathepjuti in Bangkok, Thailand⁣
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Being a new parent can be both beautiful and unnerving — it is a big responsibility! And if you feel you need some guidance and to set up some goals to help you get your groove back, start by setting some resolutions for this new year. ⁣⁣
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2024 it’s all about taking care of yourself, and being a new parent doesn’t need to limit that. Here are a few ways you can be the best version of yourself while handling this incredible new role: ⁣⁣
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❤️ Take a moment to evaluate how you are feeling⁣
❤️ Take time to reconnect with yourself⁣
❤️ Take time to reconnect with your partner⁣
❤️ Enjoy the time you manage to be alone⁣⁣
❤️ Rekindle friendships⁣
❤️ Have dates, just you and your baby.⁣⁣
❤️ Reassess how you are feeling at the end of every month and change your goals accordingly⁣
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Any other advice you have for new parents? Let us know in the comments!⁣
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📸 Captured by Rojeena in Maui, Hawaii⁣
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Okay, a new year has begun, and now it’s time to commit to those resolutions. Yes, it can be challenging, but with the right tips, you can make your wishes a reality and make 2024 the year you stick to your resolutions!⁣⁣
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Here’s what you have to do to achieve your new year’s goals: ⁣⁣
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☑️ Start small⁣⁣
☑️ Create goals for different areas of your life⁣⁣
☑️ Write them down⁣⁣
☑️ Prioritize your goals⁣⁣
☑️ Break down bigger goals⁣⁣
☑️ Include friends and other peeps⁣⁣
☑️ Keep it interesting⁣⁣
☑️ Celebrate progress⁣⁣
☑️ Adjust as necessary⁣⁣
☑️ Have patience⁣⁣
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Now tell us, what are your 2024 resolutions?⁣
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📸 Captured by Julia in New York City⁣
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New adventures are around the corner. And this 2024 will be filled with new memories, destinations, health, and happiness. ⁣
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Happy New Year from Local Lens! ✨🍾⁣
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What a year! 2023 has been a year full of blessings, and many captured memories. ⁣
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Just this year, our local photographers have captured over 4,000 shoots around the world!! From families to engagements, anniversaries, and solo traveling, we love being there and creating memories with you. ⁣⁣
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Thank you for a fantastic year, and we hope to be with you next year, capturing your next chapter. And like they say, cheers to many more! 🥳✨💫⁣
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