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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 Jacksonville wedding photographers
Jami R.
Tabitha did an amazing job with our wedding photos! Her pictures are gorgeous! Highly recommend!
Tabitha Baldwin Photography LLCTabitha Baldwin Photography LLC
Alexandra G.
Francesco is an AMAZING photographer with a great eye for photography. He was punctual in his time of arrival, scoped out places that would make for the best memorable photos, very courteous and professional. I absolutely love my wedding photos! The wedding was hectic but he was understanding and considerate throughout the whole ordeal. I would highly recommend him if you want your special day to be captured in captivating, beautiful photos! Thank you so much, Francesco! A+ business!
Francesco PhotographyFrancesco Photography
Jose D.
We were so pleased to hire Marc for our wedding. He was so gregarious, upbeat, and directed us into the best shots. He really got the wedding party to relax, laugh, and enjoy the moment, which resulted in absolutely amazing photos. He did such a fantastic job, with photos that captured such a special moment with family and friends. He went above and beyond and met us met us early at the park, far from our synagogue, where he took some of the most candid and special photos of the wedding party. The outside photos had such bright colors, great angles, and were performed with exceptional attention to detail. Marc definitely has a great eye for photos and for getting the perfect shot. We were delighted with the final photographs and we highly recommend him. He was so easy going, fun, and helpful. He really went the extra mile to take the best photos. Such a people person and a delight. He's a veteran and his professionalism was very much front and center. From one veteran to another I couldn't recommend a better photographer for your wedding. Every person that has seen our photos cannot believe the quality, clarity, and colors that he achieved.
Marc Roberts PhotographyMarc Roberts Photography
Valerie W.
I am so grateful for these photographers! They made our wedding day something to remember! Highly recommend hiring this personable and professional team.
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Tammy H.
Marc did an excellent job helping me through my first professional photo shoot !! His team wed excellent and I would highly recommend
Marc Roberts PhotographyMarc Roberts Photography
Jonathan G.
Murat was absolutely amazing to work with. We booked him for our wedding, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. He was incredibly responsive, professional and friendly. Murat spent the better of four hours with us on our wedding night, capturing photos of our ceremony and after party. We received our photos less than two weeks from our event. His pricing was incredibly generous considering the time and effort he put into our photo session. We would definitely work with Murat again and strongly suggest you do too!
MJax PhotographyMJax Photography
Maddy m.
Vanessa and Lee are the DREAM. TEAM. They did an amazing job at our wedding of almost 300 guests! Their second photographer Michelle is also great too with keeping the boys in line while Vanessa and Lee can tend to the other details. They work with you everyday leading up to your wedding. They are very responsive and communicate well with you. Definitely hire them both for photographer and videographer to get the ultimate documentation of your special day!
VB Photography - Wedding, Portrait, and Boudoir...VB Photography - Wedding, Portrait, and Boudoir...
Wendy C.
The word AMAZING isn’t enough to describe Tabitha. We hired her to do our wedding pictures and just finished an engagement session with her. Her promptness and communication skills go unmatched. Our engagement photos are outstanding and I cannot wait to see the pictures from our wedding. Hire her....you won’t regret it.❤️
Tabitha Baldwin Photography LLCTabitha Baldwin Photography LLC
Melissa L.
My fiancé and I felt so comfortable during our engagement photo session. It was at a vintage car museum and Kimberly knew just how to pose us and created unforgettable memories for us. We can’t wait for Kimberly and Rick to photograph our wedding day in March! Thanks K & R for being so creative and patient!
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Florence F.
Detavius was easy to work with and has a wonderful attitude. I appreciated his patience and willingness to work under stressful situations. He's an awesome young photographer who has a great future in the business. We are appreciative of all his hard work and dedication to working with a large wedding party. We can't wait to see our photos.😊
Detavius NiblackDetavius Niblack
Brianna A.
They were absolutely amazing to work with. Made sure they got the pictures we wanted from our wedding and the most nicest people I ever worked with. I would definitely hire them. They are absolutely the best and couldn’t have asked for better photographers. They are number one. They are even setting time aside to get photos that we wanted that they couldn’t get due to the weather. Amazinggggggg
aet fotografieaet fotografie
Katie C.
I just love them. They have great ideas for photos and are so easy to work with. They really care about how your wedding day goes, not just the pictures, the whole thing! Above and beyond happy they were part of our special day!
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Ryan S.
Chelsea accommodated my bride and I quite well. She drove quite a ways for a sunrise wedding at a beach north of Jax. She was energetic, knowledgeable, and completely in to all the craziness going on. She snapped amazing shots of everything and captured the beauty in those moments. We are extremely satisfied with our choice of photographer. We were able to view our pictures the same day! We highly recommend Chelsea Thompson and will be using her for photos in the future. Thank you Chelsea and God Bless!
Chelsea Thompson PhotographyChelsea Thompson Photography
Ky M.
I hired brian to cover our wedding and Everything turned out great! Brian was very professional. I love the photos! My friends and family loved them as well. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family and use his services again in the future. Thanks brian for taking those beautiful pictures. 💝
HZ Media PhotographyHZ Media Photography
Catherine r.
I reached an agreement with Marcus Roberts Photography to shoot our wedding (surprise wedding, so time is tight) Dec 31, 2019 from 6pm to midnight. This agreement was for Marcus the Main photographer and an additional photographer/videographer Marcus’s words ”the second person is mainly videography the whole night”. The original videographer cancelled, and I was NOT notified, instead Marcus brought his wife to assist. She is not a trained wedding videographer. Marcus also took up 30 minutes of our secret photo shoot to set up lighting (taking couple photos before everyone arrived we agreed 6pm to 730pm was couples photos). Instead of showing up early/communicating beforehand this was going to take time… Also, his lights were cable powered. Marcus did not bring 2 power extension cords. The time I am supposed to be getting ready, I am running around looking for another power cord. I made very clear beforehand that I wanted to recreate my grandparents wedding photo. I sent him examples before hand as well as had the photo on site. (Please refer to attached photo). Marcus’s wife even reminded him several times throughout the night that I wanted all my dress in the pictures (I had a chapel train). He said, “yeah yeah I got it”. Obviously as seen in attached photos he did not. Marcus’s wife video recorded before the ceremony and the ceremony. Not filming anything afterwards(at least no videos I received). The agreement was from 6pm to midnight. Marcus states his wife left around 10:40pm, but I have no video proof after the ceremony ended, 945pmish (the latest) to state that she was there later. He even agreed that she left early. I reasonably asked Marcus Roberts Photography for a $400 refund on the $500 for the second person. I said I understand you had to hire a babysitter, so I don’t mind assisting in that, at least the ceremony was recorded. But after that you breeched the contract and did not stay and record as requested. NYE count-down was missed, the cake cutting was missed. All parts I now cannot get back from our special day. I also stated I did not get the ONE photo I asked for. He offered to come back and reshoot that for us, I explained that a bride is not a simple put on a dress and voila. He messed up the pictures and needed to also pay for the hair and makeup redo $180 total. He refused saying he was going above and beyond just to come back and reshoot a couple of photos. In total I was asking $580 refund out of the $1,700 paid. I asked a reasonable amount of money back to recreate my couple photos as he messed up, and then for the second personal, as she was not a wedding trained professional. I was happy with his action photos of the party, but nothing else. I have no acceptable family portraits and no “formal” couple portrait I can print and place on my walls, I asked 3 times to make sure he got all the faces and we offered to move the flowers hanging, Marcus stated “no no I got were good”. He refused and offered $400 then $450, but I had to sign a refund contract. I said please send over the contract for review (please review attached). He asked that I am not allowed to express “disparage” orally or via written media. If I was to spread bad word of mouth or leave a bad review I was to pay him $2,500 in damages. Also, if a friend whom I confided in b/c I was upset with his services was to post a bad review, I would owe him damages of $2,500. I politely asked him to remove this, as the refund was for breach of contract and misrepresentation of services and abilities provided. He has refused to remove this portion of the contract, so I have refused to sign it. https://www.facebook.com/MarcRobertsPhotograpghy/ Instagram : marcrobertsphotography https://www.thumbtack.com/fl/saint-johns/event-photographers/marc-roberts-photography/service/322463026677620746
Marc Roberts PhotographyMarc Roberts Photography
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