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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Seton Hill wedding photographers
Nicole W.
Outstanding work and quick turnaround of our wedding photos. We would definitely recommend United Photography to anyone seeking a quality photographer.
United PhotographyUnited Photography
Paul K.
Great photos and an awesome couple. Made us feel at ease for our wedding. Highly recommended!
CandL MediaCandL Media
Julie B.
Lynn was an absolute pleasure to work with! She both directed and captured beautiful moments from our unconventional wedding, and I cannot recommend a better photographer and person for the job.
Exquisite ImagesExquisite Images
Cynthia H.
We hired Josh for a 10-year wedding anniversary shoot, at the scene of where we married. Not only was he super-responsive, but we met ahead of time where he gathered information about what my vision was, asked great questions, and was super, super professional and kind. The final package turned out FAR better than our original wedding photos, and I'm so happy that I selected Josh to be our special anniversary wedding photographer. He's insightful, creative, kind, has an artist's "eye," his rates are more than fair, and he has such a nice way about him. The whole experience was fun, memorable and if we ever need a photographer for another special event, he's the one I'm calling!
Joshua Fernandez PhotographyJoshua Fernandez Photography
Meredith R.
Amazing photographer with great professionalism. He was very easy to work with, and made the day go smoothly with a calm demeanor. He took amazing shots for our wedding and everyone has been complimenting his ability to catch emotion and his photo quality. I definitely plan on using him again and referring to friends.
Greg Dohler PhotographyGreg Dohler Photography
Chenoa G.
I can’t say enough good things about him! He was highly responsive, punctual, friendly, our photos turned out beautifully and he was very accommodating!!! Don’t hesitate! Hire him! We had our photographer cancel on us less than a week before our wedding and he was able to accommodate us with such short notice. Very glad we chose him!
Park and LangleyPark and Langley
Shayla U.
I can't say enough about how pleased we are with Jamaal's work! He was kind, personable, and easy to work with. The photos he took are STUNNING. They are just simply amazing. We had a small intimate wedding and he was just perfect through every step. He has an eye for putting together an amazing photo. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Jamaal to capture your special moment.
Visuals by J. McKenzieVisuals by J. McKenzie
Karla F.
We hired Nate last minute for our wedding and he really was the best photographer we could’ve hoped for. My husband and I don’t claim to be photogenic and he really made us look great. He helped pose and gather other members of our family. Just a wonderful experience and exactly what we needed on short notice.
Nate Kieser - PhotographerNate Kieser - Photographer
Tiffany L.
My fiance and I had the pleasure of working with Demetric to have our engagement photos taken. His down to earth demeanor and personality instantly relaxed us and we had a blast. He has an incredible eye and is very creative. We never once felt super posed or awkward. He was able to capture us interacting naturally which is exactly what I wanted. I cant wait to see our pictures and am so grateful that I have him to capture our wedding day. If you are looking for a photographer to bring out the best in you (both in person and in pictures) it really doesn't get any better than Demetric!
United PhotographyUnited Photography
Maddi B.
Mark was absolutely incredible for my wedding. Every single picture (and there were so many!) were beautiful and captured our day perfectly. He was so kind and understanding, given that we had a lot of last-minute changes that were out of our control. He was patient and fun, always professional, and made me feel completely at home and just went with the flow of whatever we threw at him. I can't rave enough about him – if you need a photographer for anything, he's your man! His team was stellar as well, although as the bride I worked mostly with Mark. The pictures are gorgeous, and I'm so grateful that we got to work with him for our special day.
Life Reflecting ImagesLife Reflecting Images
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