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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Mint Hill wedding photographers
Marlene C.
Nick is an excellent photographer! He was instrumental in making our wedding and reception party beautiful and fun!
Nick Park PhotographyNick Park Photography
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
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
Camille D.
Annie did a wonderful job with our wedding photos! From the moment I reached out to her, she has been very easy to communicate with about logistics, style, and timing. Due to Covid-19 I had changed my wedding plans various times (3 to be specific), and was in need of a photographer to help capture our intimate city wedding. I knew when I stumbled upon Annie's work/gallery that she had talent and as soon as we connected she made sure she would take care of us. She helped us feel comfortable as she directed us in certain movements/poses and captured details of the wedding beautifully. She understands the impact of her photos and will ensure your moment is captured as it should be.
Louise + Co.Louise + Co.
Michelle D.
Mark did a great job photographing our wedding. We loved not just the posed photos but the candid shots (especially of all our guest dancing) as well. He has a very laid back personality which was definitely a plus on such a stressful day.
Mark Green Studios PhotographyMark Green Studios Photography
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
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
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!
Addie Agarwal - Different PerspectivesAddie Agarwal - Different 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
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
Keika B.
Joel photographed my wedding and I he did a fantastic job! He was punctual, professional, and had such great ideas on how to capture the perfect moment! I loved working with Joel SO much that I hired him again for a company event and he more that delivered! Joel has an eye for capturing the moment and I couldn't be happier with her excellent services! Joel has become my go to photographer and I highly recommend him for your projects! THANKS JOEL! YOU ROCK!
Firetower MediaFiretower Media
Thumbtack Customer
Our experience with Sandra was absolutely wonderful! She photographed our intimate wedding ceremony on the sandy beach in Lake Norman at Jetton Park. She was very professional throughout the experience and was attentive to our desires. She arrived early and was ready to begin immediately. She was sure to remember special poses that were requested and she captured moments we will never forget.
Riddle Me a MemoryRiddle Me a Memory
Leah G.
Saying our experience with Angie was great would be an understatement, she far exceeded our expectations. She was so full of energy and she is such a sweet sweet person. She took tons of photos and had a lot of great ideas for poses. We had 5 locations for Angie to travel to and she showed up at each one with a smile on her face and was always on GO. She was absolutely amazing. Our wedding photos came out beautifully. Her work quality is 100%, her professionalism is 100% responsiveness 100% Value and Punctuality all 100%. Thanks so much Angie you were amazing!!!!
Mindful Media PhotographyMindful Media Photography
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