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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Charlotte wedding photographers
Rebecca k.
I loved how my wedding pictures came out. The poses were great and I liked how we were able to give input and do a couple poses we thought of. I would definitely recommend this photographer for your wedding photography!
Shirley Nim PhotographyShirley Nim Photography
Marlene C.
Nick is an excellent photographer! He was instrumental in making our wedding and reception party beautiful and fun!
Nick Park Photography ⭐️Nick Park Photography ⭐️
Jasmine R.
Lily was phenomenal! Very responsive & communicative throughout the whole process. She photographed our wedding ceremony perfectly. I am so excited to make my wedding album with her work!!
Lily Griffin PhotographyLily Griffin Photography
Dymiana C.
Lillie and her husband were very professional and wonderful to work with. They photographed my small wedding ceremony and we are very glad to have had Monumental photography for our special day.
Monumental Photography LLCMonumental Photography LLC
Latoya n.
"Awesome experience. My now husband and I didn't know any photographers in our wedding area. Photography and Beyond helped change that. We loved the price .Our photographer was extremely professional and she was extremely fun. Cant wait to see the pictures!"
Photography and BeyondPhotography and Beyond
Sundus A.
Katie is great photographer, she was punctual, professional, and very friendly. She was very open to various photo shoot ideas and locations. An excellent experience, indeed! 5/5 would recommend to anyone looking to getting wedding photos shot, or any occasion!
210 Studios/ K. Lee Photography210 Studios/ K. Lee Photography
Stan J.
Although I did not go with their company to capture our wedding photos, I would definitely recommend them based on their customer service.
Photography and BeyondPhotography and Beyond
Celina H.
We had a great experience for our wedding photo. Shoot! This was our first time taking professional photos, and David was very patient with us. We got some great shots before the thunderstorm and will definitely recommend to friends and family.
DLJones ImagesDLJones Images
Monica C.
Amy was such a joy to work with - very kind and helpful, and the photos are high quality. I’m so thankful to have found her on Thumbtack because I wouldn’t have been able to afford $3K just for wedding photos... Amy’s prices were extremely reasonable and again the photos themselves are so beautiful. Thank you Amy!!
Amy Galimore PhotographyAmy Galimore Photography
Latoyia L.
I’m so happy that we chose them for our wedding and engagement photos!!! I can’t stop looking at our photos!! They captured all of our beautiful moments and with extremely perfect quality!!!! I will be recommending them to everyone that I know and for every event!!!!
Uko StudiosUko Studios
Sarah S.
Ricky did an absolutely amazing job photographing our wedding! Firstly, the photos turned out stunning! Great angles, flattering lighting despite less than ideal event location, and a very well edited final product. He really was able to capture the most special moments of our day. Outside of the final product, he was a pleasure to work with. Day of he was patient, professional and timely. He was communicative before and after the event. He was all I could have asked for and more when it came to my wedding photographer!
Lucidys PhotographyLucidys Photography
Famatta K.
I chose Mai Jazzie Photos to be my wedding photographer and I am so glad I did. She has a really great energy and the pictures turned out amazing. I will definitely be using her for future events and recommending her services to family and friends.
Mai Jazzie PhotosMai Jazzie Photos
Nada R.
I am very happy to have found Different Perspective for my sister’s wedding. They were very professional and made the whole wedding parties at ease throughout the entire event. The photos turned out very nice. They were very responsive, punctual and also reached out multiple times leading to the wedding. I would recommend Different Perspectives to all my friends and families.
Different PerspectivesDifferent Perspectives
Julianne S.
Choosing Bryan and Flashback Photography as our wedding photographer was the best decision we made! Bryan was on time, gave meaningful direction and was personable and fun to work with. He clearly had experience and ideas for our pictures and photo ops that only a professional photographer could possess. We would recommend his services to any couple getting married and looking for a seamless, working relationship. We can’t wait to see our finished pictures!
Flashback PhotographyFlashback Photography
Latoya J.
It was great pleasure working with Cameron. He was very professional and on time to each event. He was the photographer for our wedding and we enjoyed him. I didn’t get any photos of him but he did an amazing job. Please book with him, u won’t be disappointed… great job
Jet Visions LLCJet Visions LLC
Maria Y.
Katherine has been awesome to work with our engagement pictures turned out beautiful for such an amazing value I can’t wait to see how amazing my wedding photos come out
Wild Light Co.Wild Light Co.
Reddy K.
Roman is not just skilled at photography, but also very professional and punctual. Really easy to talk to and very responsive. We hired him to get our post wedding pictures taken and he did a fantastic job
Roman KoniukhovRoman Koniukhov
TaQuita S.
I am very pleased with my photos that was taken on my wedding day. He captured some special moments that I wasn't able to see. Thank you so much for making my day special.
S-cube picturesS-cube pictures
Victoria L.
Song is AMAZING!! She photographed my wedding day and made the day even more special! In addition to the beautiful pictures, she went above and beyond to make the photo shoot fun and memorable. She also captured some video footage of family and the wedding party sharing how they felt that day, we will cherish these memories forever. It is obvious that Song loves what she does and her enthusiasm is contageous. She was always willing to do whatever it took to get the best angle possible. Song is very creative and captured every moment in a unique way. She works well with groups and knows how to command the crowd. I highly recommend Song as a photographer!
Blooming Dreams PhotoBlooming Dreams Photo
Patricia L.
Aditya was the perfect photographer. He was very accommodating and worked around our schedule, which was very last minute. We all felt very comfortable with having Aditya going around taking photos. He passed completely unnoticed He took great photos that reflect the day perfectly. Great color and composition. Very natural. When we look back to our wedding day, these photos will help us remember exactly how we all felt. They reflect the happiness and love we all shared. Thanks Aditya!
Different PerspectivesDifferent Perspectives
Alex D.
We worked with Dealora to photograph our recent wedding rehearsal dinner and are so happy with the experience and how the pictures turned out! She was a pleasure to work with and struck a perfect balance of getting candid shots of the evening with allowing us to take group photos with our friends and families (exactly what we wanted). We recently received copies of all the evenings' photos on a flash drive and they look great. We would highly recommend working with her in the future!
Photography and BeyondPhotography and Beyond
Laura D.
Sarah did a fantastic job photographing my brother’s small civil wedding. It was last minute due to our mom being sick, & Sarah was very easy to work with to get everything organized. She did a great job making everything look beautiful & capturing small details, too. I’d hire again in a heartbeat & wish she did family photos, too.
Sarah Coates PhotosSarah Coates Photos
Kelly c.
I absolutely love Cameron work. He was very easy to deal with, communication was excellent. He arrived earlier then agreed, pictures were everything i asked for. Camero vibe is just so wonderful, its amazing that he is so understandable and make everything so easy so if you are stressing with wedding best believe he will make sure you not worrying or stressing in regards to your photographer. He follow up with me before and after the wedding to make sure we were all on the same page, any adjustments he made with no question. From now on he will be my photographer to go too. If i would recommend him ABSOLUTELY, 100% and without a doubt.
Jet Visions LLCJet Visions LLC
Jeff C.
Completely impressed with Sarah’s talent, personality, and artistic eye. My daughter (the bride) was thrilled with the photography as well as Sarah’s coordination, choreography, and connection with each of the members of the wedding party. Just thrilled. Not possible to give a higher recommendation of Sarah’s work. She is a rare combination of a beautiful personality with an amazing talent.
Sarah Coates PhotosSarah Coates Photos
Michelle K.
Kevin is just outstanding! We hired him for our engagement photos and will for sure be hiring him for the wedding itself! He took time to get to know us to better plan for the pictures. He let us share our ideas and he was sooo fast at getting us our pictures. It was amazing!
Kevin photographyKevin photography
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