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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want.

Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June.

Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

What pictures should be taken at a wedding?

On your wedding day, your photographer should take pictures of the couple getting ready for the wedding, as well as a fun personality picture before activities begin. They should also photograph showstoppers like the bouquet, invitations, shoes, reception space, cake, centerpieces, rings and the veil. A generational photo with parents or grandparents is also special. There should also be photos of the bride and groom alone, the ceremony, the confetti-filled exit, and hair and makeup.

When should you take wedding photos?

Couples can take wedding photos before their actual ceremony, during cocktail hour (before the reception), during the wedding reception or even after their wedding. The least stressful time to do it is often before the ceremony when hair and makeup generally look their best, temperatures are usually lower because it’s earlier in the day and the couple won’t have to think or worry about it for the rest of the day.

How many photos should you get from a wedding photographer?

A professional wedding photographer will usually supply their clients with several hundred photos (200, 300, 400 or 800 and more). Some might even provide more than 1,000 photos. It ultimately depends on the photographer.

Wedding photographers will usually take several thousand photos but cut them down to the keepers. They also have to edit these photos. Typically, they will provide them to the clients on a digital hard drive, as an online download or even in a photo album with beautiful decorations.

How long do wedding photographers stay?

A wedding photographer usually expects to work a full day. This gives them time to photograph the venue, cake, rings, shoes, centerpieces, invitations and other aspects of the wedding before the guests arrive. It also allows them time to get photos of the bride and groom alone, as well as the hair and makeup process and fun personality pictures. Then, they will work through all the parts of the wedding.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Reviews for Mesa wedding photographers
Teresita M.
I loved my wedding photos!! Thank you so much!
Andi Marie PhotographyAndi Marie Photography
Crystal R.
I hired Kylee for my wedding and she did an amazing job. She was professional and fun to have as a photographer! The pictures came out the way i wanted. I would definitely recommend to anyone that is looking for a photographer.
Kylee D Lee PhotographyKylee D Lee Photography
Stephenie M.
Jaysn was amazing from the very start, we planned our wedding from 2000 miles away in a location that we had no idea about. He met us prior to the wedding day walked the site with us, helped pick the best locations for photos and the perfect time to do the ceremony. Would totally use him again for any of our photos!
Jaysn Valentine PhotographyJaysn Valentine Photography
Kayla H.
Wow! I could not be happier with Phire X. Photography. Seriously! He was great to work with from start to finish, he answered all my questions, dealt with all my pre-wedding anxiety with all the grace and got us OUTSTANDING photos. I don’t know when we will need a photographer next, but I already know who it’ll be. Thank you!
Phire X. PhotographyPhire X. Photography
Corinne M.
Melanie was AMAZING!! I had four different photographers throughout my engagement and wedding and she was BY FAR the best! Hire her right now I promise you’ll fall in love with her!
M.A. Moments PhotographyM.A. Moments Photography
Rebecca S.
We hired Craig for our wedding celebration, and he did an amazing job! The photographs turned out beautifully, and he did a great job managing our families during the family photos. He was punctual, professional and a pleasure to work with - thank you for capturing some lovely moments during our special day!
Peterman Photography & VideoPeterman Photography & Video
Thumbtack Customer
I haven't gotten the photos yet but the experience was very good. He was great with all the guests at my parent's 60th wedding anniversary, the little children and my 80 + year old father and the rest of the guest. My sisters and I were very happy as this was our gift to our parents and the photos should be a lasting treasure for them.
Pure Touch PhotographyPure Touch Photography
Jeff G.
We could not ask for more from this very professional photographer! Minnie is very kind and focused on what she does. Our wedding photos were fantastic! We recommend her because she is very responsive and have sense of responsibility. She have lots of great ideas! In short, she captures every moment!
Minazona PhotographyMinazona Photography
Brittany M.
oh my gash.. thank you so very much kevin!!! if you need a photographer he is your guy!! he captured our wedding day and also did our family pictures. he has been amazing and so helpful!!! he is fast and does beautiful work!!! thank you so much kevin ❤
Kaity M.
We hired Andi for our last minute micro-wedding. She was absolutely amazing. Our pictures are stunning, they captured all of our personalities, and they were back in a timely manner (it’s so hard to wait!!). She was so easy to get along with & laugh with, super easy going, and so flexible. A good photographer is worth their weight in gold & Andi definitely is! Her prices are also unbelievably reasonable. We are definitely planning on being return clients :) Thanks so much, Andi, for capturing our special day!!!
Andi Marie PhotographyAndi Marie Photography
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