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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 Centerville wedding photographers
Erica A.
Did great job on my wedding photos. Got a nice amount of photos for price. Just need to work on responding a little quicker but other than that he did great!!!
Al Bracken PhotographyAl Bracken Photography
Jonathan B.
Samuel was an awesome photographer for our wedding. I’ve seen other photographers, but he tops them. His experience allowed me to have the confidence that he would take care of everything on the wedding day. He is very communicative and knows exactly what shots he wants. Every single photo was a hit, and I don’t think they could have turned out better!
Samuel Walker PhotographySamuel Walker Photography
David W.
Brian exceeded our expectations for the wedding photography that we had hoped for. Everyone who has seen the pictures has commented on how amazing they look. THANK YOU Brian for helping to make Chris and Marissa’s wedding day a life long memory.
Hazel Mountain PhotographyHazel Mountain Photography
Tracy F.
Michael did an amazing job! He went above and beyond to take close-up and well as group and candid pictures. He was just what we were looking for to photograph our small wedding. We highly recommend Michael as a photographer for any occasion and hope to use him again in the future!
L. Michael Cotton PhotographyL. Michael Cotton Photography
Erin W.
Pascal went above and beyond to give us great photos of our second wedding. He is professional, kind, creative, and determined to capture the perfect moments. He gave us such unique pictures that we will treasure. He is true to his word and will not disappoint.
Heather M.
Mike Cotton did an outstanding job of photographing our 25th wedding anniversary party. We are truly grateful for the beautiful photographs he took, which give us lasting memories to return to again and again. The evening was a joyous one for us, and the happiness of all of our guests comes through clearly in Mike's images. We especially appreciate the gorgeous depths of color he achieved, the way he graciously invited our guests to pose for portrait shots, and how he captured all of the important moments during the evening. We do not recall him moving about, taking hundreds of photos (he was very discreet), but the proof of his excellent work arrived in the mail less than one week later. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mike! We heartily recommend your service to others who are planning to hire a photographer for an event.
L. Michael Cotton PhotographyL. Michael Cotton Photography
Jeremy l.
We reached out to Chloe to do our wedding photography . She said she is interested then didn’t revert at all . Then she got back after a few days say she’s toll interested so we gain started a conversation but alas she didn’t revert again, nether to our emails or our texts . I wish her the best in future and hope she’s willing to provide services or at least communicate.
Chloe Tarrier Photography & Design Ltd.Chloe Tarrier Photography & Design Ltd.
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was wonderful. He sent me links so I could review his photography. He and his wife Andrea met with us at the venue a few weeks before the wedding. He came up with several great ideas for photos. He asked us many questions so he could get an idea of what we were interested in. He encouraged us to look at other wedding photos and to e-mail him any pictures or thoughts we had. We e-mailed several things to him and he incorporated those pictures into the evening event. While Scott was busy doing professional shots, his wife was busy taking many candid shots. They worked very well together. Scott has a very good eye and great ideas. They made us feel comfortable and at ease. As promised, the next day he had several shots ready and e-mailed them to me for social media. I am very excited to see the rest of the pictures when they are processed. He came early and took as many pictures as possible before the ceremony so my guests weren't waiting a long time afterward for us to finish. He and his wife were also kind and considerate if things didn't go exactly as we planned. I am extremely pleased and would recommend Scott to my family and friends. I would also use him again for any future events I might have.
Scott Schwartz PhotographyScott Schwartz Photography
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