You must have heard of the popular phrase; “Photography is life” Indeed, photography is an important tool in portraying life to the extent that it earned an irreplaceable spot in human life. The importance of documenting memories cannot be overemphasized as it relieves humans of the good and sometimes bad sides of life. However, it is not as simple as said. Documenting events through photography requires certain skills and expertise.
We once brought you a well-researched content on the Top 10 wedding planners in Nigeria, we figured you would need a photographer to record your evergreen moment, hence, we went ahead to research the Top 10 wedding photographers in Nigeria who can expertly and creatively capture various moments on your BIG day.
1. Adebusoye Solomon Ayokunle – Klala Photography
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A famous Lagos based wedding Photographer; Ayokunle is a native of Ondo State and a graduate of Accounting from the University of Ado-Ekiti. He made a name for himself with hard work and persistence. He had a thorough knowledge of Photography in the United States and came back to Nigeria to establish Klala Films and Photography. Klala Photography is that professional photographer you always dream to cover your BIG day. He also provides video documentary services whereby he covers the most captivating and intriguing Weddings moments.
2. George Okoro – GeorgeOkoro Weddings
An award-winning wedding Photographer, George Okoro made it his specialty to capture captivating and breathtaking moments at Nigerian events, particularly weddings. George Okoro has a penchant for luxury lifestyle photography and has seen him cover loads of events for top government officials mostly in the FCT and Northern part of Nigeria. George is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. He is an economics graduate and is the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of George Okoro Wedding Lifestyle Magazine. His works speak for him and he is one individual who believes photos tell a thousand stories.
3. Jide Odukoya – JOPStudios
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Undoubtedly, one of the top wedding photographers in Nigeria is Jide Odukoya. A professional lifestyle photographer with a passion for street, documentary, travel and tourism photography, Jide documents wherever he visits with amazing pictures. His wedding shots are always creatively taken and this makes him one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country. JOPStudio is Jide’s photography company where he makes fascinating and jaw-dropping photography. His work has been featured in international publications like The Guardian UK, Al-Jazeera, and the New York Times.
4. Adesiyan Adedayo – J-Gates Visuals
Adesiyan Adedayo ventured into photography in 2011 due to his passion for capturing moments. He established his photography brand, J-gates Visuals a few years after. A lover of Fine Arts when growing up, Adedayo has made tremendous progress in his Photography journey with a massive number of amazing wedding shoots. He is arguably one of the best wedding photographers in Africa. Like other top photographers on this list, he handles between 50 – 70 Weddings photography jobs annually. He and his team are sure to give you the best shots your wedding deserves.
5. Akintayo Akinmulero – AkintayoTimi Photography
Akintayo is a Lagos based Wedding Photographer who has established himself as a force to reckon with in the events industry. He is a graduate of Microbiology from Covenant University. He started photography by taking passport photographs. Akintayo is the CEO of Akintayotimi Photography and has grown his company with determination and consistency. With coverage of destination weddings in Dubai, America, the UK amongst others, this photography company is bound to give you the very best images of your wedding. Notable projects handled by Akintayo includes, Peter Okoye(P-Square) and Tiwa’s wedding Ceremony It is rumored that a Client once extended her proposed wedding date by 2 months just for him to cover the wedding.
6. Anthony Olanrewaju – TonyDoo Visuals
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Establishing Tonydoo visuals, a creative agency, and a photography brand in 2010, Anthony has helped shaped the events industry. He is a graduate of Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University and is one of the most sort after Wedding Photographers in the country. He was once featured by a US Magazine as a recommended Wedding Photographer. TonyDoo Visuals is renowned for its fascinating graphics finishing and has now commenced a School of Photography where he teaches beginners the art of photography. His works can be seen on his page on Instagram.
7. Diko Kinsgley – DikoPhotography
Kingsley Diko is a graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University. He specializes in Wedding Photography and Cinematography. He is an expert in both pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding shoots. A very talented photographer with contemporary skills and creativity to give your wedding pictures the spark they deserve. He is the Founder and CEO of Diko Photography. Kingsley has handled many wedding photography work in Nigeria and the United State creating endless memories.
8. Anthony Adadzie – Royal Images
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Anthony is a Nigerian Photographer with expertise in Wedding Photography. He is profound in covering multicultural wedding ceremonies. From the pre-shoot stage to the Wedding and post-wedding stage, Anthony is sure to document all your activities in style. He is the founder of Royal Images, a Lifestyle, and a Wedding Photography brand. Anthony has covered many events across the geo-political zones in Nigeria and the quality of his works speak for him.
9. Frank Ugah – Frankugah Photography
Frank Ugah is a seasoned Nigerian Photographer and a graduate of Computer science from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. He is the founder and CEO of Frank Ugah Photography and has a profound expertise in Wedding and Lifestyle Photography, Advertising, and Film Making. Frank Ugah Photography is a full-service location and photography company with its head office in Lagos, Nigeria. This photography outfit is definitely one of the best wedding photographers in Nigeria with loads of celebrity wedding coverages.
10. Alistair Engelbert Preston – AEP Photography
Alistair is a creative and lifestyle photographer whose specialties are in events and wedding photography. He ventured into the event industry as a result of his passion for photography which happens to be his Dad’s Hubby, but he never took it to a professional level. Since he entered into the business professionally, Alistair has continually grown his photograhy brand, AEP Photography which has seen him cover notable events like the wedding of Ebuka Obi Uchendu and Cynthia in 2015. Alistair handles over 30 Weddings annually within and outside Nigeria.
Having presented to you our well researched top wedding photographers in the country, we believe you can make your decision whether for yourself or on behalf of a friend as to which Photographer can give an excellent documentation of your wedding ceremony. There are underlying factors which can determine the charge of a wedding Photographer which comprises, nature of event, location, number of days the services of the photographer is needed amongst others. Most Wedding Photographers in Nigeria charge per day averaging between N250,000 to N2,000,000 (for celebrity weddings) which covers Pre-Wedding Shoots, Traditional Wedding Shoots, White Wedding Photography, Photo Books, Frames, etc.
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