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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 Mansfield wedding photographers
Paul M.
David Paul Photography did excellent work at the October 15, 2016 wedding of my daughter. David was an all-around delight to work with! Upon our first meeting, he presented his work with enthusiasm, pride and friendly confidence. With the three of us coming from different cities, he was great to coordinate meetings between our multiple locations in Northeast Ohio. The day of the wedding, he arrived on time and was very generous to offer photography of family groups aside from the usual wedding groupings. He was dressed appropriately, courteous and thoughtful of the families and guests. Most importantly he was virtually INVISABLE during the ceremony! After photographing the processional, he disappeared! I had a friend tell me she was looking for him because she thought he had left! I actually looked for him once myself, although I was confident he was there somewhere. He got absolutely beautiful pictures of the entire ceremony, all of the outdoor chapel, the musicians and readers without once being seen by anyone or interrupting the ceremony. At the receiving line, he was equally unobtrusive and captured a close photo of my daughter laughing with her 92 year-old-grandfather with a tear on her cheek. A priceless image! During the reception, he got great candid photos of everyone along with the traditional cake cutting. We offered him a challenge with a lantern launching and he captured a stunning panorama photograph of the twilight sky, dark tree-line and a foreground of guest launching the lighted lanterns. He captured incredible photos of the newlyweds walking among the towering pines, in front of the colorful autumn trees and generally goofing off. As a full moon rose above the trees, David used back lighting to capture a touching moment with newlyweds. The wedding was both beautiful and fun; and the photographs show just that! He was extremely receptive to all of our suggestions in planning, shooting the photos and designing the wedding album. At the first meeting, we had chosen to purchase a photo album and David gave excellent guidance on photo selections to “tell the story” of the day. The final outcome was the most stunning album I have ever seen. I highly recommend David Paul Photography to capture images of your wedding day. You will have photos to cherish forever.
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