Best 10 Documentary Wedding Photographers in Egypt

Because we live in Egypt, we all know someone who’s getting married. And an essential part of the pre-wedding checklist is finding the perfect photographer. Googling can only get you so far, and often the most talented photographers are lost in a sea of far more mediocre options. That’s why we’ve compiled this list to highlight some of the most talented documentary wedding photographers in Cairo. Rather than posed or highly styled shots, documentary photography captures candid or spontaneous pictures of people, décor and action – in the moment. We should also mention that the photographers are listed is in no particular order.


1 – Rafik Fouad

It takes just one glance at Rafik’s   Instagram   profile to tell that he’s got an eye for beauty. Young and ridiculously talented, Rafik, better known as “Rafi”, is a favourite among brides. He may be young, but his photographs are nothing short of stunning. Winning smile aside, there’s something very attractive about Rafi’s passion for photography. He’s effortlessly playful, ever inventive and above all as enthusiastic a photographer as you’ll ever find. He’s also one of the few that always edits his own pictures. That’s why he creates images with an authentic, indie vibe that is truly his own. It’s hardly surprising then that he’s regarded as one of the most talented documentary wedding photographers in Cairo.
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2 – Timothy Kaldas

With over 7 years experience as a photographer of extravagant weddings in Egypt, UAE, USA, and across Europe, Timothy can only be described as a veteran of the industry. Timothy was actually the first to bring international wedding photography standards to Egypt, and the first to popularise the documentary style. Many of the photographers mentioned in this list began their careers working for him. Tim is famous for his perfectly calculated camera settings as well as his encyclopaedic knowledge of cameras and lenses. Clients are consistently impressed by his pictures, describing him as someone who really knows what he’s doing.
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3 – Remon Elmarkiz

Another veteran wedding photographer, Remon Elmarkiz was initially mentored by Timothy Kaldas before they went their separate ways. Today, Remon is one of Egypt’s top documentary wedding photographers. Instantly recognisable by his black dreadlocks and heavily tattooed, larger-than-life presence, Remon’s rise to fame was as swift as is it persistent. If you have a really huge wedding planned, he’s your man. With no shortage of assistants, he has the manpower and hardware to adapt to even the most colossal and extravagant events. And being the big production guy, Remon doesn’t limit himself to just weddings, he ready to dip his fingers in almost any pie. Most recently, he’s experimented with food and fashion photography. But if you throw a challenge his way, we’re pretty sure he’ll take it and run.
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4 – Gehad Belasy

Known for her love of natural light, Gehad stays away from the camera flash, sometimes even at night. The result? Film-like, grainy images that are sophisticated and stunning. Being detail-oriented by nature, Gehad prioritises spending time with her clients, getting to know exactly what sort of photographs they imagine for themselves. What’s more, Gehad has shot many destination weddings in gorgeous landscapes across Egypt. It’s exciting that women are really beginning to establish themselves in the wedding photography industry. Not only that, by creating their own very distinct style, photographers like Gehad are pushing the creative standards of the whole industry in Egypt.
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5 – Nehal Ismail

Nehal in a word? A perfectionist. Another avid editor of her own photos, Nehal is meticulous about the harmony of her colouring and composition. She’s shot weddings in the USA, Dubai and all over Egypt. She’s notably the only local photographer we know of who actually studied photography. And she’s ambitious, with 4 weddings lined up in the U.S. later this year. On a side note, she’s also one of the best in the city at family and baby shoots. She’s especially good with new borns, bringing her colourful props with her to style your baby!
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6 – Chehab Adel

A reliable and established professional, Chehab, despite his many years of experience, remains youthfully passionate about his photography. He’s known to make excellent use of his environment, incorporating it into his interesting compositions. In his portrait photography, he generally favours wide lenses. As a result, he creates portraits that have a majestic, almost cinematic feel. Finally, his masterful use of light and colour give his photographs a distinct artistic touch that is very much his own. Truly one of the best documentary wedding photographers in Egypt.
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7 – Sherif Fathy

Just about the most charismatic wedding photographer you’ll ever meet, Sherif is vibrant, entertaining and always cracking jokes in between camera shots. He’s also so tall that he often has to bend down to get to the eye level of the bride and groom. Sherif is a hard-worker with affordable wedding packages. He’s perhaps best known for his pre-wedding portraits, which he spends a lot of time setting up to ensure they’re perfectly in line with what the bride and groom imagined. And a small fun fact: he’s one of the very few on this list that shoots with Nikon gear.
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8 – Fadi Gwanny

Although his photos are not as natural as the documentary style photographers we’ve mentioned so far, Fadi Gwanny’s images have become so iconic that we couldn’t leave him out. Paint, staircases, and umbrellas are just a few examples of the props and settings that feature in his images. So if you’re looking for wedding photographs in Cairo that are a little more stylised — dare we say theatrical? — then go for Gwanny! Working mainly in Cairo and Dubai, and frequently shooting a number of local celebrities, Gwanny has established his place as a regional heavyweight. And judging by his recent activity on social media, he’s also been dabbling in travel photography.
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9 – Guru Photo House

Although our list has steered clear of anything too large-scale, we decided to make and exception with Guru. Despite their growth, their photographs remain fresh and playful, capturing those priceless wedding ‘moments’. Stylistically, they definitely take a lot from Gwanny, with a love for images that are choreographed. Their editing is also far more dramatic and noticeable than that of the more extreme documentary-style photographers. This can mean anything from extra sharp, vibrant landscapes, to desaturated and vintage-looking portraits — a style which has proven itself popular amongst many budding brides in Cairo.
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10 – Rojay Nazir

Another indie photographer in Cairo with a lot of flair is Rojay. Vibrant colours, quirky compositions and some gorgeous wide angle portraits are the key elements of his colourful and attractive portfolio. Quick on his feet and always making good use of the ambience of his surroundings, Rojay is sure to produce images that are youthful and refreshing. Not the stiff and boring ballroom images that come to mind when you think of wedding portraits, but beautiful, sunny images that you’ll want to look at for the rest of your life. One of the masters of documentary wedding photographers in Cairo.
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