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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.

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 Sacramento wedding photographers
Tiarra E.
Provided great photos for our wedding reception. It was an excellent value!
Prismatic Photography, Picture PerfectPrismatic Photography, Picture Perfect
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was a chill photographer to match our low-key wedding, not only that, we were expecting the pictures a month later, but got them all only 2 weeks after the wedding. ^_^
Michael Keel PhotographyMichael Keel Photography
Cecilia L.
Absolutely LOVE how our Engagement photos turned out. Ricky and Efie were amazing and so easy to work with! I can't wait for our wedding day and to see the pictures! I highly recommend Flemings Photography!
Flemings PhotographyFlemings Photography
Faye R.
Excellent photographer. Lisa took great pictures that captured every priceless moment of my wedding. Very professional,friendly and punctual. Definately recommend!!!
Lisa Kay PhotographyLisa Kay Photography
Laura H.
I hired Dustin to photograph my daughter’s wedding. He did an amazing job! The photos were delivered faster than anticipated and they were stunning! Dustin was great to work with and extremely patient and professional. I highly recommend him.
Dustin Wheeler PhotographyDustin Wheeler Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Jim was very friendly, easy to work with and I have some great photos of our wedding reception and posed pictures with our bridal party. I would use him again.
Jim Holtan MediaJim Holtan Media
Margaret H.
I have been meaning to write this review for over a month. I hired Anthony for my daughter's wedding in November and we could not be happier! Anthony did a great job at the wedding...very personable and professional. The pictures he took and edited were beautiful. I think Anthony could market himself as a wedding photographer, but I am so glad that he does not because that industry is way over-priced. Anthony's prices were very fair. I also appreciate that he put up with us changing the time we needed him be at the wedding very graciously. Do not hesitate to hire June Photography and thank you Anthony for beautiful pictures of the day that we will treasure.
June PhotographyJune Photography
Jeanette H.
Alyssa was incredibly responsive to our inquiry for a wedding photographer and arranged to meet with us later the same day to further discuss our needs. She was very patient and answered all of our questions.
Alyssa Ruby PhotographyAlyssa Ruby Photography
Ronald H.
Audrey was able to photograph the wedding for my wife and I with relatively short notice. After our wedding, we had a 30 minute "detour" so to speak, as we forget something important home. She was patient while we had to go back home and was also patient while we to the needs of our 18 month old during the session.
Audrey McCann PhotographyAudrey McCann Photography
Aly I.
Stavan was the first professional photographer me and my husband worked with, and he exceeded all of our expectations. Working with Stavan was easy and fun. He makes you feel like you're friends and have known each other for a while. Not only did he drive to Sac from the Bay to do our wedding photos, he was also willing to wait for us until after the wedding reception and even took casual afterparty pictures. His work is impeccable as well, he has a true talent for what he does. I'm really looking forward to working with him again in the future!
Vision infinie PhotographyVision infinie Photography
Jeanette H.
As we started our search for a wedding photographer, we were a little overwhelmed. Brandon made our search pleasant (and brief) by reaching out to us after we provided the basic information about our wedding. He responded immediately when we asked to set up a time to talk further. Later the same day, we had an incredibly productive conversation during which Brandon was able to answer all of our questions. My fiancé and I are looking forward to working with Brandon and Rachel for our engagement session and wedding! Thanks for making what we expected to be a daunting search short and sweet!
Dreampilot FilmsDreampilot Films
Camila G.
Lolita is an amazing professional! More than a photographer Lolita is a great human being... we hired her for our courthouse wedding and without a doubt was the best thing I did! She was there early took a bunch of great pictures, during all the wedding proceedings she was taking pictures of us and also my family and friends. The great thing about working with Lolita is how much fun we had and After the awesome experience working with Lolita she gave us a lot of pictures of our courthouse wedding. A day we will remember forever! We will definitely hire Lolita many other times!!!
Image Society Photography & Photo BoothImage Society Photography & Photo Booth
Susan A.
We hired Joe to take a family group and individual smaller family group pictures at a wedding celebration. Joe went over and above and shot pictures of guests as well. He was prompt, we were late, and he remained flexible and accommodating. The quality of his work is excellent and I am very pleased with the photos.
Joe Tapia PhotographyJoe Tapia Photography
Stevan D.
Joi and Michael were photographers at my wedding and I'd highly recommend them to everyone. Communication with Joi before event was super easy, she quickly responded to my emails and phone calls with no delay. Also they traveled from San Leandro to Sacramento for my wedding. They were there on time, even before us :) Very knowledgeable, professional, reliable, patient, easy to cooperate. They were giving us suggestions the whole time so we could just relax and let them do their job. Once again, they make great team and I'm sure you'll love their work.
Joi Conti PhotographyJoi Conti Photography
Susan E.
Brandi was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish! Her communication with us was amazing from the moment we contacted her. I knew from our first time meeting that Brandi was the ideal person to photograph my wedding. Her priority is not just getting the best shot, but capturing the feelings and stories behind the faces. That in itself was huge for me. Because pretty pictures are nice to look at, sure, but pictures that capture the essence of who we are, and the emotions we are feeling...those are magical. Brandi gave amazing direction and checked in with us constantly throughout the photo session. She delivered teaser photos in less than 24 hours and let me tell you! I am blown away not just by the quality of her work, but also by the love and excitement that she was able to capture in our faces. Both my husband and I couldn't stop gushing over how amazing our teaser photos came out. We can't wait to receive the rest of our photos and I truly cannot recomend Brandi enough! Her work truly speaks for itself, but her warm personality also won us over! She was funny, friendly, and kind which made it easy for two camera shy, quiet, individuals to open up and live in our moment. Trust me when I say that she puts so much effort into making sure you feel beautiful and comfortable and the pictures she delivers will have you feeling like a million bucks/ reliving every single emotion you felt the moment she snapped the picture. If that sounds up your alley, then Brandi is the photographer for you!
Brandi Rollins PhotographyBrandi Rollins Photography
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