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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.

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.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

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 Boca Raton wedding photographers
Pam P.
Carlos was a fantastic photographer for our wedding. He arrived early and ready to shoot! I’m not someone good at posing and he was able to direct us in how to pose and the pictures came out absolutely amazing. I highly recommend hiring Carlos for your next event
Carlos Urbizo PhotographyCarlos Urbizo Photography
Keri S.
I could only pick three things on the previous page but I wanted to pick all five. I wanted to include punctuality and communicative! My experience with Simon was incredible from the very beginning. He is quick to respond and very personable. He kept in touch with me right up until the wedding and arrived at the exact time he said he would. During the wedding, Simon quietly moved around the room so that he could get the best shots quickly and he wasn’t afraid to get up close and snap a photo and then step back. When getting the photos, it was like he moved around the room constantly snapping photos and we didn’t even know he was there because of the way he handles himself and how he can quickly set up a shot and get it perfectly captured. Simon‘s personality is wonderful. He is so respectful and a lot of fun! We enjoyed interacting with him so much! He is extremely professional, but made us all feel so comfortable with his attitude and words and jokes! When we got the photos from Simon a couple of days ago, let me start with saying that the link he sent and the usability of his website is simple and easy. And then, the photos! Wow! Absolutely incredible! This was my son’s wedding and of course, a very important event. Simon captured these precious memories for us with perfection! He found the best places to take photos and provided guidance so the photos would be perfect! I have attached some of my favorite photos. I wish I could attach them all because there isn’t one that we don’t love ! I could only pick 20 photos, but in the hour and a half that we had Simon, he took so many photos! We were surprised at how many he took in this short time! My son does some photography himself and he raves about Simon, how he was during the photo shoot and when he saw the photos! We just couldn’t be more happy. Thank you Simon! We will be using you for photos for our family every time in the future! Simon is affordable, professional and punctual. It was apparent that he loves what he does and pays attention to every little detail. He is so easy to talk to and is incredibly respectful. He has an eye for setting things up so he captures a photo perfectly! If you are looking for someone for your event, go with Simon. You will be over the moon happy like we are!
Simon Says PhotographySimon Says Photography
Ray &.
It's Brittany's responsiveness for me! Brittany was phenomenal at responding quickly to all of my questions. (And I ask a lot of questions.) She captured so many beautiful moments of my husband and I's wedding. I am amazed and impressed at how much content we have. Brittany is punctual, professional, creative, and super talented. The quality of the photos is superb! If I put together any events in the future, Brittany will be the 1st photographer I'll reach out to. Best experience I've had with a photographer ever. Thank you, Brittany! We are forever grateful. Raymonde & Jules
Brashleigh PhotographyBrashleigh Photography
Jessica M.
I hired Gerberg photographer for my wedding and I can't express enough how beautiful our pictures are.. they were so amazing they brought me to tears. Thanks to her I will have those memories forever. I could never thank her enough for capturing so many perfect moments. She's extremely professional and her quality of work is outstanding. I give strong recommendations to hire her and the highest rating.. the highest quality photography as well.The pictures are gorgeous and highly professional quality.. she's amazing and extremely talented.
Gerberg PhotographyGerberg Photography
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