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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 Golden wedding photographers
Terra R.
I hired him for my wedding photos. Loved his professionlism. He was great to work with. Was a little bit disappointed in the photos we got back. There were some good ones but overall not extremely happy.
Brody Hall PhotographyBrody Hall Photography
Laurie T.
From the beginning when Jeff spoke with us, to the final photo postings, we were very happy with Jeff. His pricing was perfect for myself who wanted to give my daughter the photos for a lifetime but didn't have a big budget for that. He well exceed my expectations and helped make the wedding memorable by capturing perfect photos. Thank you Jeff!!
Jeff Berger PhotographyJeff Berger Photography
Josh S.
Marvin and Gianna were excellent both for our engagement photos and for the wedding. Always looking for the perfect shot, extremely professional, and great personalities all around. Would definitely recommend them!
Marvelous Images Photography.Marvelous Images Photography.
Mahboobeh R.
Arianne is amazing. She was very understanding of our conditions and time limits and was very accommodating. She had chosen the best spots for our photoshoot the day before or wedding, and that made our photoshoot session very efficient and enjoyable. She is a very nice and energetic person to work with. She is very creative in photography, we love all the photos she took off us. My husband especially loved her work because she was very efficient and very understanding of our time limits on our special day. She sent is the sneak peak photos two days after our wedding and I absolutely love them. The quality of the photos are unbelievable. I totally recommend her. The price was very reasonable too, the best I could find in Colorado for the high quality work.
AMA PhotographyAMA Photography
Veronica F.
Lorene did a great job documenting our special day. The pictures I have are perfect for remembering the love and joy of our wedding. Lorene was responsive and provided photos so quickly. The pictures had great glarity and color.
Lorene Nardell PhotographyLorene Nardell Photography
Crystal W.
Sam made our wedding photography dreams come true. After postponing our larger celebration due to the pandemic, we made the choice to elope by ourselves to the mountains west of Boulder. We contacted Sam to help us capture the moment. She was responsive and easy to work with, and she made us feel so comfortable. The photos turned out beautiful and we could not be happier. If we ever need photography in the area again, we'll know who to call!
Samantha Immer PhotographySamantha Immer Photography
Justin K.
Kevin was AMAZING!! he made sure we got any shots we wanted while making some incredible suggestions. We had the harvest moon for our wedding night, kevin made sure we got the best shots and profile pics to make a unforgettable photo. We cannot wait to see all of them after they are edited. So grateful! Would definitely recommend@!
Kevin Robertson PhotographyKevin Robertson Photography
Erin L.
Rebekah was my wedding photographer on June 2nd, and she was wonderful! From start to finish, she was responsive and very sweet. The way we did it was to send her a list of the pictures we wanted in order, and then she kept the list for the day of. We didn’t meet before the wedding, but she is great at communication beforehand!! Our pictures are beautiful! She did an excellent job. We are really thrilled with how they turned out! Definitely be willing to/have someone who can take charge if you have lots of family. Rebekah is focused on her work and soft spoken. Overall, we would definitely recommend her and had a great experience!!
Rebekah Thiessen PhotographyRebekah Thiessen Photography
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