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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Saint Petersburg wedding photographers
Mark W.
Chris did an excellent job on my son’s wedding photos. He is a true professional whom I would highly recommend.
Koz for CelebrationsKoz for Celebrations
Amanda H.
Great communication and sincerity- our wedding day was very special and we had very professional photographers who helped us tremendously
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Kaitlin h.
I can not wait to add photos to this review to show off Phillip's amazing work. As someone whom usually shys from a camera, Phillip and his assistant made me feel comfortable, confident, and exactly like any bride should on their wedding day. I am so thankful to have met these wonderful people and to have had their services on our wedding day. Their professionalism was above and beyond, and my family and I have decided we cant let them get away ;) we will be using richeous living photography again in the future and highly recommending to anyone we know with photographic needs. Thank you joining my family and becoming such an integral part of our wedding say <3
Righteous Living PhotographyRighteous Living Photography
Megan G.
Gloria is amazing. She did engagement and wedding photos for us and they were more then I ever could of dreamed. She was always early and made us feel comfortable. Definitely will have her do our family photos in the future. Thank you Gloria for capturing us so perfectly.
Gloria Bloise PhotographyGloria Bloise Photography
Colton C.
We had Kim and her husband take photos for our wedding in St. Pete Beach. They showed up early, were very friendly, and were ready to go! We got some amazing pictures and samples the same evening! They were definitely able to capture the perfect moments of our wedding! We would recommend them to anyone!
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Julia F.
I am so glad I hired Kat to take photos of our big day! She was very easy to work with, came with a lot of ideas but was also open to collaboration which made it a really fun shoot. I am blown away by the photos she took! I have never felt more beautiful and looking back at the moments she captured we both feel like movie stars. Thank you so much Kat - you made our wedding very special and memorable and we will cherish the photos forever!
Fodor FotosFodor Fotos
Thumbtack Customer
When my arranged photographer cancelled one day before the event, Bob agreed to come at very short notice. For that I am extremely grateful. I needed four generation photos at the beach (included all age groups from 2 weeks old to 93). He was very professional, on time, and efficient. He was able to quickly form rapport with every age group. He offered minimal suggestions for backgrounds, which would have been helpful. He also did not offer suggestions for improving the poses of group shots (which would have been helpful, especially when some people were not readily visible in large group photos), but he took several candid portraits which I liked. Overall, the photos were very good, although I was disappointed that basic editing was not included in the original price. He told me up front he did not have experience with infant photos, and it showed...these photos could have been better. Overall, the quality of the photos was sharp and photos were well-composed. He was flexible and amicable throughout each photo session. It appears from his portfolio, that wedding photos are his forte. I would use him again for vacation photos.
Tropical Focus Photography, RetiredTropical Focus Photography, Retired
Cierra K.
Heidi was awesome! First time really ever needing a photographer and she was extremely helpful through the process. She met with us in advance for coffee so she could meet us and learn about us and our expectations for the wedding. Last minute we had a miscommunication about car keys, so she managed to get 7 people and a dog in her car with time to spare for our beach wedding. She was professional, attentive to what we wanted and just good at what she does. She captured beautiful intimate moments, but also casual fun moments with friends playing volleyball on the beach afterwards. Was a great ceremony and we were very fortunate we found an awesome photographer to capture our special day. 10/10 and highly recommend. Very knowledgeable about the area and beach weddings and wow I can’t wait for the rest of the pictures! -the Cavender’s
Pine & ForgePine & Forge
Melanie G.
Kat is amazing! This app would only let me select 3/5 qualities regarding her work, the remaining two being responsiveness and punctuality. This woman deserves all 5. We communicated within the months before our wedding and day of as we were concerned of the weather. She was so very polite and wanted to know excactly what we wanted. I would send pix her way to see if it would help her. She is so creative! The day of the wedding she was everywhere but never in the way. She got the most gorgeous photos I've ever seen and I don't consider myself and pretty lady. We were and still are blown away. She will always be our photographer!!
Fodor FotosFodor Fotos
Will R.
Earl's work was fantastic. He helped develop a plan for the day even though he was only with us for two hours. I should say he was only scheduled for about two hours but another vendor's delay meant Earl stuck it out. H went above and beyond as well as delivering the photos in just one week. I would highly recommend Earl for your need photography needs of any kind. Weddings, Graduations, Portraits, Business Events, or even a family gathering he is your man!
Photo-Magique LLCPhoto-Magique LLC
Emily W.
She was great! From the time we met to the time we left. She was great at positioning us, making us comfortable, she was knowlegable on the photos she was taking. Looking at lighting, backgrounds, symmetry. I haven't gotten back my photos yet only a sneak peak and from the 5 photos I have received with barely any editing done they are just breath taking. My husband is awful at taking photos and yet I think she not only captured our personalities but he was actually smiling, cooperating, and looking at the camera. I am honored to have not only found her but to have her at my wedding. My guests keep saying how they were blown away by her and they haven't even seen her work. She has a personality on her and makes you feel like you have known her for years. I highly recommend her to anyone and I will always recommend her to anyone I know who wants great photos taken 😊😊😊 thanks again Alyson!!
Alyson Hall PhotographyAlyson Hall Photography
Mykala R.
Kapplan was great! I love my wedding pohots! I also love the fact that my nephews were very interested in picture taking and he took the time show them what he was doing. I wish i was able to take a candid photo of him and my nephew. Kapplan was very easy to get in contact with. He answered all question and kept me updated on things. I highly recommend him! He is a wonderful guy.
TB Punk FilmsTB Punk Films
Alexis G.
I booked a Florida wedding from Ohio. To say I was nervous is an understatement. After searches portfolios for house, we picked MYB, and I am so excited we did!! This team is absolutely amazing. The day of the wedding they got there and fell right into place. While walking down the aisle, I didn’t even notice them. After the ceremony, they were so organized and had a list of people to call so that we weren’t away from our reception for too long. They got what they needed, took pictures of the reception, and we were free to enjoy our night (we booked for two hours of time). The next day, we were scheduled with them to get in the ocean in our wedding clothes (trash the dress). They showed up, Michelle explained how we were going to do it, and off we went. She had looked around at the wedding and already had an idea of what she was wanting to do. We would be walking and she would just stop what we were doing and take a picture. This was one of the best experiences ever!! Michelle and Bill made us feel so comfortable and made sure we were okay with everything. It was so much fun getting to take these pictures and hang out with an amazing couple. I am so, so happy that we picked MYB. They are the most professional, kind, talented photographers that I have ever used. I would recommend them for anyone who wants beautiful pictures.
MYB PhotographyMYB Photography
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