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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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

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 Miami wedding photographers
Walter K.
Ludmillo did a great job at my wedding and the photos came out amazing. If you are getting married or just need quality photos, Ludmillo is the person to contact.
Ludmillo Pierre PhotographyLudmillo Pierre Photography
Ibis H.
If you want your wedding or event to be special, Greg is the photographer for you!!! We contracted Greg to photograph our daughter's wedding after interviewing numerous other photographers. As an amateur photographer myself, I was able to ask technical questions and realized he was in a class above the others. He is very knowledgeable, professional and very gregarious. He's a pleasure to work with. Greg visited the venue in advance of the wedding. He sent us photos of places at the venue where he could take those "special" photographs of the couple and shared his plans via email or text with both my daughter and I. Greg was so thorough that he sent us charts indicating the weather conditions and positions of the sun so that we could understand the optimal lighting conditions. His planning was flawless. We had close to 100 guests at the wedding. Many were complimentary of Greg saying that he made them feel at ease and that the photos he showed of them were AMAZING! I want to thank Greg for helping make my daughter's wedding Perfect!!
Signature Photography by GregSignature Photography by Greg
Julia R.
Veronika is an amazing photographer! She did my photo shoot for my engagement and worked with us with my wedding pictures! I am very happy with her service! Thank you! 😊
Veronika RadkevichVeronika Radkevich
Merlin F.
Where do I start, It was such pleasure having Mari as our photographer for our wedding!! She did such an amazing job capturing the moment for us! Mari is extremely talented and very professional with her work! I would Highly recommend Gerberg Photography to anyone that is needing a photographer !!
Gerberg PhotographyGerberg Photography
Marshall B.
In my opinion, a Wedding Photographer is a critical element of an enjoyable and memorable wedding. I am glad to say that Debra succeeded on both counts. In fact, she was terrific. She was very responsive from start to end. She listened to our questions, offered suggestions and respected our budget. During the ceremony, Debra was unobtrusive unlike some other photographers that I have seen at other weddings. Before and after the ceremony, Debra was great at orchestrating everyone for great memorable photos. We are very happy with her work and would use her again without hesitation.
Elle Rose Photography   AND   D Jay EntertainmentElle Rose Photography AND D Jay Entertainment
Camila C.
Misha was absolutely fantastic to work with! He photographed our small backyard wedding and made it a night to remember. The drone photos came out amazing. Misha took our request to have mostly candid photos and made that a reality. He had such fun ideas for photos and made us feel comfortable. We had so much fun with Misha. You will not regret hiring Quality Media!
QUALITY MEDIA Photography & VideographyQUALITY MEDIA Photography & Videography
Diva A.
My wedding prefered photographer his Quality of work is unsurpassed. He was always willing and able to speak to me. Videography was spectacular with sound and quality. He texted me constantly 1 week before the wedding and 1 day before the wedding. It gave us peace of mind to know he was so responsible and willing to go the extra mile!!! Misha is the best!!!!
QUALITY MEDIA Photography & VideographyQUALITY MEDIA Photography & Videography
Thumbtack Customer
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Colette is a professional, energetic, and enthusiastic photographer that has a true passion for photography. She arrived earlier than anticipated and captured every minor detail of the wedding. My guests loved her as she was very courteous and fun! I highly recommend Colette! Thanks again my pictures are absolutely beautiful!!
The Picture Producer LLCThe Picture Producer LLC
Jennifer M.
We love the photos Juan Carlos took of our family at my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary party. He was in constant contact with us prior to the event and had a very quick turn around for providing proofs of the photos. We would definitely use him again and would recommend him to photograph any event, large or small!
Thumbtack Customer
Basha Walters was our wedding photographer. She was wonderful. The pictures came out perfect. We couldn't be happier with her work and we plan to have Basha photograph for us again. We got a great package with several options for a wonderful price. Thank you Boogietek!
Boogietek WeddingsBoogietek Weddings
Monique S.
D&D Photos was extraordinary! David and his wife are the perfect duo. Their services was nothing short of amazing. I'm very thankful for their services. David was very responsive. If I needed anything, he took care of it. I couldn't have hired a better photographer. Selecting D&D Photos for our wedding was one of our best decisions. Thank you again.
D&D PhotosD&D Photos
Kelsey P.
We are in love with our photos from our wedding. Geisa captured all of the most important moments. She has a true passion and talent for what she does and it shows in her work!
Candid Moments Wedding PhotographyCandid Moments Wedding Photography
Griselda O.
Harold was wonderful! He is reliable, punctual, and responsive in a timely manner. He is also very detailed with his photos and captured every single moment of my wedding. Thank you Harold, you were great!
HDR MediaHDR Media
Anna P.
Our experience with this photographer has been horrible. We had to cancel our wedding due to COVID-19 and this photographer has refused to work with us. Once we were told our deposit was non-refundable we asked for a smaller photo session, but no response. They required a 50% deposit so I'm sure you can assume we lost a pretty penny on this photographer, We were willing to work with them, but they didn't even give us the decency of a call back. Highly disappointed and annoyed. Would give zeros if I could.
Gerberg PhotographyGerberg Photography
Jessica S.
Rob and his team were so amazing. His personality and professionalism made it such an ease to work with on our big day. The pictures he took on our wedding day were flawless. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
Solo Mio PhotographySolo Mio Photography
Cathy H.
Britta was an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding. She is truly talented with a camera and has an artist's eye. The photos she expertly captured will be treasured memories of our special day for many years to come. Thank you so much for everything!
Brashleigh PhotographyBrashleigh Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Ori to photograph my wedding celebration and I could not be happier! Ori was so patient with us and listened to all of our needs. His dedication and passion can easily be seen in his work. I was blown away when I received my photos. Just beautiful! I will certainly be hiring him for future events. He is an amazing professional. Thanks Ori!
Florencia M.
Jeanette was so easy to work with from beginning to end and she has a great personality. She truly captured awesome photos from our wedding that we will enjoy to look back at for years to come. The delivery of the pictures was very timely. Highly recommended!!!
Emma J. PhotographyEmma J. Photography
Nicole P.
I wanted a photographer for a very simple exchange of wedding vows. Stephen exceeded my expectations! I couldn’t be more happy with the results. I would recommend, Stephen. Stephen knows what he’s doing, punctual, professional, and friendly. Thanks, Stephen!!
Stephen Luttinger PhotographyStephen Luttinger Photography
Madeline S.
April was incredible – very professional, easy to work with, and fun! She helped come up with some great photo ideas organically that we hadn’t thought of before the event, and some of those turned out to be our favorites of the night. She had an eye to find the best shots in the right spaces, including many candid photos, and she also did a great job of creating space for the photography (she kindly and professionally helped to move people in or out of the way for pictures). She became a key part of our day in a special way, and gave us some great photos to forever be a part of our wedding day memories! We are so thankful we chose April for our special event, and we highly recommend her for any photography needs.
April Nicole CreativeApril Nicole Creative
Ybrahim G.
Working with Veronika was truly an amazing experience. She really went out of her way to make our wedding photo shoot a great experience. The day of our wedding we had a delay with the time and we’re not able to take pictures of just ourselves and she rescheduled a day to make sure the lighting was perfect and it really was perfect, she was super patient and very kind. She is very talented when it comes to capture your best angles, the best moment and she’s relentless about get the best shoot! Booking her was one of the best choices we made in our wedding planning. Thank you again for everything you did for us. We are definitely book you when it comes to our pregnancy pictures.
Veronika RadkevichVeronika Radkevich
Claire A.
We hired Tej for our wedding photographs in North Miami Beach. We were a group of 9 people and arrived very late for our scheduled session, but Tej reacted with nothing but patience and understanding. We had discussed our ideas for the shoot prior to meeting, and she took great time and care to deliver exactly what we had asked for. She scouted the venue and had all the perfect shots planned out before we had even arrived. She also made us feel so happy and comfortable throughout the experience, and we ended up having a lot of fun! We received the final album a few days later and were really impressed. The photos were beautifully edited and perfectly captured all the love and happiness that was felt on that day. We would recommend Tej to anybody, especially those planning a wedding or engagement shoot!
Rodolpho P.
We had Roxana as our wedding photographer and couldn’t be happier with the choice. It was just for a few hours but she always was there at the right spot for the shots. Made us feel comfortable during the entire time she was with us and was great with the family and friends pictures too! We still haven’t seen the final results but we’re sure it’ll be very nice! If you come across her profile and haven’t decided yet, we totally recommend her!
Roxana Tocareva PhotographyRoxana Tocareva Photography
Stephanie p.
Dominique and her team were absolutely fabulous! The moment I reached out to her she was very responsive and helpful and made choosing photography and videography for my wedding an absolute breeze. On the actual day of our wedding she showed up early, had amazing positive energy the entire time even until the end and made both of us feel very comfortable. She was precise and helpful with posing and was great at directing me and my fiance to get the best shots. Not only did she make sure we got every shot on our list, throughout the evening, her team was there getting tons of candid shots of our guests and the atmosphere. I I would highly recommend DLC Innovation for anyone getting married. I know the process of finding a quality photographer and videographer is stressful but I know I made the right decision! Thank you so much for capturing our big day and making us feel special! I would totally hire her again and again!
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Alejandro for my parents 50th wedding anniversary party. We can tell you that you will not be disappointed with Alejandro's work or professionalism. Alejandro was punctual and very personable as a photographer. He took amazing pictures of the event and even took pictures of details that my husband and I forgot to mention. He delivered the pictures, as promised, the next day via email. We will definitely use Alejandro in the future and you will be extremely happy with your pictures when you hire him.He was truly a great find !!!
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