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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 Asheville wedding photographers
Helen G.
The wedding photos are one of the most important parts of my wedding, so choosing the right photographer was crucial and that’s why I chose Darrell as our wedding photographer. His work is amazing, he took great photos of us; capturing two non-photogenic people in a beautiful way. He is very friendly, easy to work with, captured all the key points In our wedding, and was able to guide us into poses that photographed well.
Darrell Cassell PhotographyDarrell Cassell Photography
Donna M.
We were looking for a photographer to take some photos for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Nick was a joy to work with before, during and after the photo session.
Nick Levine PhotographyNick Levine Photography
Ronda G.
Mark was such a pleasure! Photographed my daughter's wedding and rehearsal. He was great with the wedding party and got some great shots. Sent a link with all of the photographs within 3 days! Would definitely hire again!
Mark Green Studios PhotographyMark Green Studios Photography
Dawn K.
While searching for our wedding photographer, I was impressed with how quickly she was to respond and to provide additional info and photos. Very nice and professional.
SonLight PhotographySonLight Photography
Jim P.
Nolan was a pleasure to work with. He did a beautiful job with our wedding photos. Would highly recommend Nolan.
Nolan Sritan PhotoNolan Sritan Photo
Elizabeth B.
The video and photographs that Gold Fern took were amazing . They were amazing at interacting with us , the wedding party and the guests. It felt like they had know. Us for awhile. It truly was an amazing experience to have a videographer and photographer such as they were.
Gold Fern PhotographyGold Fern Photography
Melissa H.
Nolan is very responsive and helpful during the process. Using him for both engagement and wedding photos helped us form a relationship. He made sure to capture everything we wanted which was very important. He also made me feel at ease when I saw the weather forecast for the wedding.
Nolan Sritan PhotoNolan Sritan Photo
Emily C.
Sam and Nick were amazing to work with for our wedding! They were flexible, professional, prompt, and fun. Their skilled abilities are shown in their amazing work and finished products. I would highly recommend them for your photography needs!
Anorda PhotographyAnorda Photography
Karin j.
John and his team were amazing. He was so professional, responsive, and flexible in the chaos of the wedding day. We are blown away by the quality of his work- our wedding video was PERFECT. Our photos were just as amazing. Thank you all so much for such beautiful memories we now have forever. Don’t hesitate to hire John- he is a true talent!
John Bolden VideographyJohn Bolden Videography
Jayna H.
Mark was excellent to work with from the beginning to the end! Great communication, wonderful punctuality and my photos were available within days! Incredible. Thank you for capturing all of the magical moments of my wedding. We are thrilled about our pictures!
Mark Green Studios PhotographyMark Green Studios Photography
Megan H.
Jaime is wonderful! She was very skilled, organized, fun, and gave very helpful instructions during the portrait session. She also captured a lot of wonderful candid moments. We are thrilled with the photos of our wedding and reception and highly recommend her!
Jaime Hadnagy PhotographyJaime Hadnagy Photography
Jayme M.
From the very first response to our inquiry, Nick's professionalism and personable nature stood out to us. He went wayyyyy above and beyond to ensure that he captured our wedding day exactly as we envisioned, as well as capturing the essence of who we are as a couple. We (and our families!) are gushing over the quality and creativity of all the photos! We can't imagine choosing anyone else to be our photographer. Nick was exactly who we needed!!
Nick Levine PhotographyNick Levine Photography
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