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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.

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 Jersey City wedding photographers
Li W.
Hans is pleasant to work with. The wedding photos he took for us are beautiful and natural. We love the photos a lot. I would highly recommend hiring Hans as wedding photographer.
Hans Gonzalez PhotographyHans Gonzalez Photography
Annette T.
The photographer was confused and thought he was photographing a birthday party rather than a wedding almost giving my fiancé, now husband a heart attack. I also think they sent a different photographer than originally scheduled. But, he arrived early, stayed late & did a very thorough and professional job. Overall was pleased.
Miles PhotographyMiles Photography
Angela K.
Lizzie has been very nice and accommodating with our event photography. We look forward to meeting in person for our 2021 wedding party and working with her further!
S Lizzie PhotographyS Lizzie Photography
Roopsi N.
I invited Lizzie to photograph my post-wedding ceremony in a Gurudwara (Sikh temple). Having Lizzie around was like having a friend. She beautifully captured my special moments without having prior exposure to my culture or having ever attended a similar ceremony before! She was professional, efficient, responsive and delivered all the beautiful photographs on time.
S Lizzie PhotographyS Lizzie Photography
Shaila A.
I hired Kaddy to cover one of my wedding events. She showed up on time and was very professional. She covered every aspect of the various rituals I had at an Indian pre wedding event. The photos quality was excellent and everyone was very satisfied with her. Her big smile was an add-on to the amazing service she provided me. I would definitely recommend her. Thanks Kaddy!
Kaddy Tsang PhotographyKaddy Tsang Photography
Rebeca S.
From the beginning Steven was extremely professional and passionate about our vision! He went above and beyond for our wedding photos and they came out STUNNING! My husband and I are in love with all of the photos! 💞 Thank you so much Steven for capturing our special day so beautifully. You did an amazing job. We are so grateful! I one million percent recommend Steven Michael Photographi for any event/occasion! And I would love to work with him again in the future!
Steven Michael PhotographySteven Michael Photography
Kamille C.
When it comes to wedding photography, there's a whole lot of average. But with Chris, his works are definitely head and shoulders above anything! He has a great sense of humor and made us feel like we were stars. He gave us lots of ideas and made us feel comfortable during our engagement photoshoot and our wedding day. All the shots that we got back were superb and amazing! He exudes a great passion for his work and running around looking for spots of lights and new moments. If you guys are thinking of using Chris for any photography sessions, I would highly recommend to book him 100 times over. Thank you so so much Chris!
Thumbtack Customer
Hassan did photography and make-up for us for my sister's wedding. He was very punctual, hard working and helped us beyond his responsibilities to make the event successful. He stayed long hours, took a load of pictures and provided them all to us edited and unedited at no extra charge within a week. I would strongly recommend him.
Digital Merit Photography LLCDigital Merit Photography LLC
Katie C.
We can't say enough nice things about Kevin. He and his assistant arrived on time and began shooting immediately. We had a very small outdoor ceremony followed by an indoor dinner. We were worried about rain but Kevin was prepared no matter what. To say our photos are as expected would be a disservice to the STUNNING images Kevin provided us. He captured every moment beautifully and we are thrilled. The google download was perfect as we were easily able to forward the images to everyone immediately. We had the pictures 5 days after the wedding! Thank you, Kevin!
Kevin Koo PhotographyKevin Koo Photography
Katelyn R.
We are so lucky to have found Yvonne. We had a session with her in Liberty State Park prior to our virtual wedding ceremony. She made us a Pinterest board before the session with examples of couple photos taken in that park. I thought that was already above and beyond. During the session she was so much fun. We thought we would feel awkward but she made us feel so comfortable. There was lots of hugging, kissing and staring in to each other's eyes. I even teared up a bit a few times. She kept checking in with us and asking our opinion but she also came with lots of ideas of her own. She somehow got us the entire gallery the very next day and the photos are absolutely stunning, they took our breath away. We and our families love them so much, we will treasure them forever. We highly recommend Yvonne.
Yvonne Yuen PhotographyYvonne Yuen Photography
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