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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 Bloomington wedding photographers
Jennifer W.
Gopher Studeio - TJ was a great photographer at our wedding. He was punctual, polite and captured a lot a great moments. He communicated clearly and responsively before, during & after the wedding. I would definitely recommend TJ for any of your photography needs.
Thumbtack Customer
Nicole was so sweet, very organized, and produced beautiful photos for my mom's wedding!
Little Mac DesignLittle Mac Design
Sheri M.
Giliane is a wonderful photographer, it really shows that she has experience. Our wedding photos turned out beautiful, and she was very friendly! I would recommend her to anyone!!
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLCGiliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC
Victoria S.
We enjoyed working with Stephie and Tony for our wedding photos. Very professional and organized, exactly what we needed during a hectic day. Our sneak peek photos looked great!
Welcome Love PhotographyWelcome Love Photography
Matt K.
Overall the best you could ask for. She offers high quality wedding photography for a reasonable price. Very professional and easy to work with as a person. Very very glad we chose her to capture our wedding as the photos look phenomenal and she captured the right moments at the right time and angle/lighting/etc. Would highly recommend her!
Welcome Love PhotographyWelcome Love Photography
Rachael N.
Yen was great to work with! She was very helpful throughout the whole process! We would highly recommend Yen! Our wedding photos turned out great!
Olympus PhotographyOlympus Photography
Elizabeth E.
Leah photographed our wedding, and we could not be happier with the experience or results. Leah is kind, professional, and prepared. She thought of elements of our wedding day that I wouldn't have, she even brought granola bars to the wedding in case we forgot to eat (we had forgotten). Leah was calm and reassuring which made us comfortable and resulted in photos that reflect our personalities and captured the fun of the day. My guests even assumed that Leah was a friend of ours, because she fit into the day so well and made a point to remember everyone's names. I recommend Leah to anyone needing a photographer, and I hope to work with Leah again in the future!
LQ photographyLQ photography
Raven R.
Angela is super amazing!!! She is wonderful to work with and has a true eye as a photographer. I am so happy I chose her over anyone else to take pictures for my wedding. I would definitely recommend her to everyone looking for a great photographer.
Images by AngelaImages by Angela
Thumbtack Customer
Kay Michael photography was wonderful. During the entire process from the time we booked them to now they have been incredibly helpful. They did great work. They listened to what I wanted and gave suggestions when necessary. They kept me calm and gave me one less thing to worry about on my wedding day. Photographers are one of the most expensive parts of a wedding and the price was very reasonable for the quality of work they do.
Kay Michael Photography & VideoKay Michael Photography & Video
Lisa S.
I highly recommend Sara Tucker Photography to anyone wanting affordable and quality photos! Sara is professional, fun, friendly and created a stress free experience that everyone in our wedding party enjoyed. She went above & beyond my expectations and we love our pictures!
Sara Tucker PhotographySara Tucker Photography
Shelley M.
TJ photographed our son’s wedding in August and everyone involved enjoyed working with him, from beginning to end. TJ thoughtfully met with the family in advance to insure the bride and groom would be completely satisfied with their photographs. TJ was professional, friendly, Covid-careful, dependable and flexible. We now have so many photos to remember this joyful moment in our lives.
Thumbtack Customer
Gialiane was fantastic! I asked Giliane to photograph my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Giliane was a professional from start to end -- she was easy to communicate with, made it easy for me to pay online, and even gave me photobook options at the end. My parents will cherish her photos for years to come. Thank you Giliane!!
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLCGiliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC
Noah S.
Sophie was amazing to work with for our wedding. She was very easy to get in contact with before the event and did a fantastic job shooting. All of the photos turned out great and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Sophie Kuelbs PhotographySophie Kuelbs Photography
Sara P.
We had a small wedding at the beginning of November. Samantha was very professional and punctual, and the pictures were ready within 2 days only. She is also very creative and layed back. I am highly recommending this 5* photographer.
SLicK ImagesSLicK Images
Vinod R.
Lambda Photography exceeded our expectations! Robert did our wedding and he was everything you could ask for in a photographer with his professionalism, work ethic, and his keen eye to take the best shots! He delivered on everything he said and that alone is worth his services! I would highly recommend his services for anyone expecting quality work, reliability and trustworthiness!
Puget Sound Imagery & DronePuget Sound Imagery & Drone
Denise W.
John was on time, and took pictures before, during, and after the wedding. It was outside, and he had to deal with intense sun, very little shade, and few clouds. His photos reflected this, although we received some very nice ones. I would say he was excellent at posed photos but his candid were only of good-very good quality. However, that said, we would hire him again.
John Molene PhotographyJohn Molene Photography
Valerie W.
We had Maisong photograph our wedding and she went above and beyond my expectations for a photographer. She made an effort throughout planning to reach out and check in with me to see if I needed anything beyond just photography questions and was willing to give me vendor recommendations and help brainstorm ways to entertain guests at our reception. She was always willing to jump on a call to go over anything that was on my mind that I needed help with. She was the best and I highly recommend her! She was also incredibly easy to work with and talk to and we are beyond satisfied with our photos she captured of our day. Thank you Mai!
Maisong Francis PhotographyMaisong Francis Photography
Cory O.
Giliane was very easy to work with and was able to respond to all our needs leading up to the wedding and during the actual day. She was considerate of the needs of our church and wishes of the pastor for photography during the day. She was also able to be flexible on the day of with our needs. She was able to keep the stress off of us, minimizing the questions she had during the event and letting us have peace of mind, knowing all important events would be captured. Giliane was very friendly and was prepared for every eventuality. Her experience in related professions and expertise in photography make her a must have for weddings and celebrations. The quality of her work was excellent and her rates are affordable, making her a value that I will recommend to others.
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLCGiliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC
Kristen D.
Sarah is a very sweet and friendly professional. We loved her vibe from the moment we met via Zoom and she came through with some amazing photos of our wedding ceremony! We would recommend Sarah to anyone looking to capture moments from any special event. She will definitely deliver!
Smoen PhotographySmoen Photography
Kristine V.
Tj are awesome!!! He took everything we wanted and made sure we had all the photographs we could have hoped for from our special day. He started at our home and stayed with us through the entire ceremony and after. He was running around getting photos from all angles. We had such a fun time with TJ including our first meeting on zoom, and most importantly on the wedding day. Tj really made our day special and gave us fabulous photos that will live with us forever. You will not be disappointed if you choose Tj. Tj is a great communicator, very reliable, personable, and most of all does amazing photography. We can’t thank you enough TJ and want to wish you the absolute best! Jeffrey and Kristine Goodwine
Cristina L.
Charnell is a delight! She made our family laugh and relax, which is no small feat amidst wedding day jitters. She obviously has a passion for photography and is willing to contort herself in all sorts of positions to nab that perfect shot. It's a joy to be around someone who takes evident pride in her craft while remaining flexible and personable.
Charnell Timms PhotographyCharnell Timms Photography
Darci F.
We don’t have our photos yet, but based on following Anthologie on instagram and the way Dan did exactly what we asked of for wedding, I assume the quality will be great. We really just wanted someone to get some great candid shots of our wedding and Dan did just that. We hardly knew he was there, which was perfect for our taste. The band started a little later than expected and Dan stayed to make sure to get that first dance without complaint. We would recommend him, it’s been a great value so far!
Anthologie, LLCAnthologie, LLC
Mari S.
What an amazing day. Since day one of our meeting Laura has been sweet and professional. Our engagement session was really fun! My fiancé isn’t the most comfortable in front of the camera,but Laura made us relaxed the whole time! I’m so looking forward to when she shoots our wedding this spring! I know the photos will turn out beautiful!
Laura Brenden PhotographyLaura Brenden Photography
Colleen Y.
We feel so lucky that we found Charnell to take the photographs at our wedding. She was professional but fun and made us feel relaxed the entire time. She has a great energy. It was clear before we even saw the photos that she knew what she was doing and that they would turn out great, and we were right! Several members of our families mentioned how great she was, even after spending only 5 or 10 minutes with her. She was incredibly flexible with our schedule and knew how to make the most out of the 2 hours she had with us. Thank you so much, Charnell. We hope you are available for a family photo shoot when our baby girl arrives in September!
Charnell Timms PhotographyCharnell Timms Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Mark is such an amazing guy. He showed up on time and stayed even later for no additional fee. He is just so easy to work with. I'm so excited I can't wait to see all the wonderful pictures that he took the wedding he rocks. I'm so glad I hired him it was last minute because my other photographers was being difficult. 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾
Tothworks VisualTothworks Visual
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