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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

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 Oro Valley wedding photographers
Kristin C.
Aldo was a photographer for our wedding. We feel that we found a good photographer for a very good price. He was willing to travel a little distance for our wedding as well. He is very reas
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Megan J.
Hatton Photography provided beautiful photos for my wedding day. He was punctual and polite, and very professional. I would highly recommend his services.
Sonoran ImagerySonoran Imagery
Sophia J.
Perfect experience, everyone loved them, they made our wedding a lot less stressful. Looking forward to seeing the photos! We love our engagement photos.
A&J Soul PhotographyA&J Soul Photography
Brittany V.
Hatton photography is outstanding. We chose a video and photo package for our wedding in Tucson, AZ. They provided their own transportation from Phoenix, and even showed up early! Bruce and Nick were so kind, respectful, and fun. They made the whole night a blast. If there was a shot we had an idea for, Bruce was all over it. He even climbed into the water fountain to get an amazing ring shot! Our wedding was on a Saturday and we received 7 sneak peak photos the following Monday. He is prompt, organized, and all around phenomenal. I am so happy he was able to do our wedding! I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer.
Sonoran ImagerySonoran Imagery
Sara W.
Stacy was the photographer for our wedding and did a fantastic job! She was on time, extremely responsive, very friendly, and made our photos available to us within only a few days. I would definitely recommend her.
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Erik's photography service was all we had hoped for. He arrived on time, was pleasant, took the poses we suggested without hesitation or argument, and was very unobtrusive in his presence as photographer at our 50th wedding anniversary celebration, which was like a wedding in every way. I would most highly recommend Erik to anyone needing a photographer for an event. Thank you, Erik! I never worried about your judgement of what pictures to take. You helped to make it a once-in-a-lifetime, delightful experience!.
Photo Art TucsonPhoto Art Tucson
Vicky B.
It was wonderful working with David. He answered all of our questions and made us feel comfortable about our big day! Our wedding photos are amazing and were delivered in the timeframe he promised. David is a professional and it showed in our beautiful photos. I would be happy to recommend David to any of my friends in need of a photographer.
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Lauren D.
Monica was so easy to work with! We weren't able to meet with her before our wedding, which she photographed, but everything turned out so perfectly! She had already scoped out our venue, had photos in mind, and even stayed a little later than she needed to in order to get a photo of my father and me dancing. The photos were gorgeous!!! Such a pro!
Memories By Monica LLCMemories By Monica LLC
Craig L.
Bruna did the photography for our wedding, and she was wonderful! She was so nice to all of our guests, and very attentive to what we were looking for. The pictures were beautiful!
Bruna Sorrentino PhotographyBruna Sorrentino Photography
Nichole q.
Aaron and Jenny were so on the ball from the first meeting to the wedding day. They were so easy to get along with, it made working with them a lot of fun. Professionally, there wasn't a detail that was forgotten. They made the wedding day so easy and stress-free. They stayed true to the timeline drafted which left plenty of time for my sunset photos (which were most important to me). I cannot wait to see the final photos. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
A&J Soul PhotographyA&J Soul Photography
Heather B.
Marion did an amazing job photographing our wedding. She is very organized from the beginning of the process by sending you questionnaires and checklists to make sure she gets every shot you want. On the day of the event, everything went very smooth and she captured every shot that we wanted. The finished photos are beautiful and artistic. I would hire Marion again the next time I need a photographer for an event.
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Rachel I.
We hired Aaron and Jenny for our wedding and they were completely amazing from start to finish. Jenny went above and beyond making sure I was stress free and hydrated. We just received our previews and I’m speechless. The photos they took were breathtaking. I would definitely recommend them and use them again for future photos.
A&J Soul PhotographyA&J Soul Photography
Susan B.
David was a fantastic asset to our special day. He was creative and gave a ton of tips that helped our wedding go that much smoother. He really is passionate about photography and it showed. He gave us a lifetime of memories! Thank you David!
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Jacquie m.
I’m very pleased to recommend Portraits by Diana. Diana photographed our wedding. She really understood the look we were going for. She captured the heart and light beautifully. We felt relaxed and had fun working withDiana.... We could not be more pleased!!
Portraits by DianaPortraits by Diana
Thumbtack Customer
We hired David to capture memories of a 70th wedding anniversary of our Grandparents. He did a great job! What made capturing the adorable moments was Davids calm, sincere and respectfulness of his subjects. David is reasonably priced and we received the photos in a timely manner.
David Bartlett Photography LLCDavid Bartlett Photography LLC
Amber L.
Mariah is incredibly talented, kind, and professional. We are beyond happy with her photos! In addition to being an amazing photographer (she made our small courthouse wedding somehow look glamorous), she has a great personality that really lightened the day. Multiple guests commented on how fun and sweet she was, and what a great job she did. If you are considering hiring her, you should definitely contact her, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
Rya Pie PicturesRya Pie Pictures
Paul b.
Michael did a great job for us. He showed up early on our wedding day so we were not anxious about punctuality. We had a decent number of photos to choose from and he covered all the main shots plus a few extras. His wife did a video as well and we were very happy with that effort. Due to the pandemic, we relied on Zoom to reach the majority of our family and friends who could not attend. Michael was a huge help setting this up and making sure this was successful. Overall, I would strongly recommend Persona Photo
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Jonathan L.
Mariah and her assistant were absolutely the best! Super friendly and down to earth while also remaining completely professional. They worked with us on every special request we had and were 100% accommodating of our needs. Mariah is clearly a great person and an even better photographer! Her hard work, attention to detail, and kindness made our wedding day even better than we could have hoped for. We received our photos less than a week later and they were absolutely stunning - we want to print every single one!
Rya Pie PicturesRya Pie Pictures
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