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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.

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 Philadelphia wedding photographers
Stacy E.
Thank you so much Matt for helping to make our wedding amazing. The photos are perfect.
Matt Yeandel PhotographyMatt Yeandel Photography
Reagan C.
Veronica was extremely thoughtful and helpful in planning our wedding photos and engagement shoot. Great communication and in constant contact.
Veronica Valentino Photography LLCVeronica Valentino Photography LLC
Jason K.
Lauren did a great job to ensure that my wife and I have quality photos that document our wedding. Lauren was considerate of our budget and was able to take excellent photos for us. We were happy!
Lauren Suchenski PhotographyLauren Suchenski Photography
Abigail S.
I hired William West a few months ago to photograph my wedding. The wedding has not occurred yet but he has been very responsiveness, polite, and easy to work with so far. Definitely a good find!
William West StudioWilliam West Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I want to say John Wesley is an awesome photographer!!! My wedding photos are so beautiful. I was able to view my pictures the very next day, which was amazing. I would recommend John to anyone looking for a professional photographer. My husband and I felt as if we've known John for years. He captured every single detail on our wedding day. I am happy that John was part of our special day!!
Say Cheeze Photo Booth ServicesSay Cheeze Photo Booth Services
Jordan M.
Chris photographed our wedding at Philadelphia City Hall and we couldn't be happier with the results. Highly recommended to any couples getting married in Jersey or PA.
The Life of Riley PhotographyThe Life of Riley Photography
Sania A.
Working with Lauren was an easy and wonderful experience. She covered our wedding ceremony which was an outdoor event and took gorgeous photos, aligned with what we hoped for. She was on time and professional and I would recommend her based on her talent in framing photos, her patience, prompt photo delivery and being such a pleasure to work with!
Lauren Suchenski PhotographyLauren Suchenski Photography
Shaina C.
We will definitely hire CrispyClean Photography again! Sanmi shot our wedding and we adore each and every photo. He gave us direction to ensure we got the best shots and we appreciate his attention ymto detail. Sanmi got the edited photos back to us within 48hrs. Just incredible! Hire CrispyClean Photography right now before they're booked elsewhere.
CrispyClean PhotographyCrispyClean Photography
Timothy T.
I hired Veronica for my wedding on October 26, 2019 and I was very happy with her work. The hair stylist and makeup artist that she works with were great as well. The service Veronica provide really took a lot of stress off the morning of the wedding. Veronica and her team came the morning of the wedding promptly on time with great attitudes. My wife was so happy with the hair stylist and makeup artist. While my wife was being attended to, Veronica was setting up pre-wedding photos with rings, gown, shoes and flower arrangements. They look great!!! Then at the wedding Veronica and her second photographer worked up to the time agreed too. Veronica has a great attitude and bring good energy. I’d recommend her 5 stars out 5
Veronica Valentino Photography LLCVeronica Valentino Photography LLC
Paria G.
My fiancé and I asked Crispy Clean photography to take our wedding photos in Cityhall, Philadelphia. I just can say that he really surprised us by his photography skill. It was unbelievable! I love all of our photos and I am highly recommend this photography. He is so nice and professional. He knows about color, light and models very well. He helped us to find the best position for our photos. All of my family and friends like our photos and I’ll definitely invite him for our future events.
CrispyClean PhotographyCrispyClean Photography
Wendy H.
I feel so lucky that John responded to my query about a photographer for an informal wedding by the river. He was so experienced and had the best photos I saw of any of the photographers I looked at. Being a photographer myself, I have a high standard. When we talked he was super friendly and also had the best prices which was a real lucky thing since I liked his photos the best and he had so much experience too. I was unable to be at this very special wedding, so John’s photos were my eyes and after seeing them I feel like I was literally there. He captured such joy, love, whimsy, mood, and all in GORGEOUS photos that come alive. The wedding was very small and all of the guests commented on how they hardly knew John was there yet he managed to capture photos that look like he was in the center of everything at all times. We are all tremendously happy with this entire experience and the photos that will form a lifetime of memories for the happy couple and those who love them. Also when I arranged this with John I did not ask or plan on him being able to go to the informal dinner, yet he offered to do so and had a great attitude and presence. Thank you soooooo much John! I highly recommend you!
JMJ PhotographyJMJ Photography
Elizabeth B.
I’ve never used thumbtack before but thought I’d give it a try. We are planning our wedding so there are a lot of things to book. A good Photographer is at the top of the list We are on a budget but I didn’t want to skimp when it came to finding a photographer. Aircam got back to me immediately. They were very professional. After reviewing a few more we decided to book w Aircam. I will update with another review after our wedding this June.
Aircam NYC (150 hires ⭐️ Top Pro in LA)Aircam NYC (150 hires ⭐️ Top Pro in LA)
Miladis S.
Kareem was a good photographer for our wedding 10/19/2019. He did everything we asked of him and helped guide us through the night. He took some amazing shots that really captured our night. I would have liked to take more group photos, and family photos but he did a great job. I would recommend him to others.
Kareem Phipps Visuals, LLCKareem Phipps Visuals, LLC
Sarah R.
We hired Elizabeth to photograph our wedding ceremony and to take portraits after the ceremony and we are very glad we did. From our initial contact to receiving the final product, Elizabeth was always professional and responsive. She made us and our guests feel comfortable while taking our photos, and she has a great eye for backdrops and poses. She was punctual and efficient during the time she was with us as well. Our photos were delivered to us promptly. We thought her services were an excellent value and a perfect option for our needs. Last but not least, the photos are beautiful and we are so pleased with her style. We could not be happier with our decision to hire Elizabeth for our wedding!
Elizabeth Hasier PhotographyElizabeth Hasier Photography
Michelle H.
I loved working with Lindsey for my wedding photos. They came out amazing and her prices was really good. She responded quickly to my inquiry and kept in touch often. Asked numerous questions and made me feel amazing. I would recommend her a million times over. Thank You, Thank You. Best Photographer.
L.Armour StyleL.Armour Style
Claire L.
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Phil for our wedding. Phil was very easy to reach and communicate with. We spoke to him many times and also met up with him before our event so he could really get a sense of who we are and understand our needs. We had a ceremony and reception on two separate days, and Phil was completely accommodating and flexible with our timeline. We asked him to bring a few photos from the actual wedding to the reception as decoration and the guests just RAVED about the photos. Phil was constantly on the move during the events; I saw him taking all kinds of interesting and creative shots as well as standard posed photos. He was always where the action was, but was never intrusive. Phil is professional, hardworking, reasonably priced, truly loves photography, and is incredibly kind. Go with Phil!
Phil Fisch PhotographyPhil Fisch Photography
Simona D.
Elizabeth is super talented and a joy to work with! Her photos are beautifully done and she is so skilled in capturing the emotions of the moment. She's responsive and professional, but also laid back enough that you can relax and have fun in front of the camera. I'm so happy she was able to do my wedding photography and highly recommend her. Thank you again Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Hasier PhotographyElizabeth Hasier Photography
Kate K.
Shawna saved the day. We needed someone at the last minute to take our wedding brunch photos and she responded quickly to my ad and was super responsive during the whole process. She arrived early and understood what the shots I really wanted during the event. The photos are high quality and were delivered ahead of her normal lead-time. Would highly recommend.
Shawna Mason PhotographyShawna Mason Photography
Gabrielle H.
My now husband and I can’t stop looking at our wedding photos from 1/20/2020. It was about 20 degrees outside, we spent about 30mins on everything and received 58 beautiful photos. You can’t tell from the pictures we were freezing, lol! Very professional, punctual, and great eye. Even edited a dry gel patch on my neck!! Thanks and would hire again!!
CrispyClean PhotographyCrispyClean Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Inna was unquestionably fantastic. Polite, personable and professional throughout. We hired Inna for two events, a bridal shower and our wedding rehearsal. The photographs speak for themselves, she succeeded in capturing just what we wanted - intimate moments shared between family and friends - without ever being 'in the way'. Our guests commented afterwards how they didn't even see the photographer - Inna was seamless and wouldn't hesitate to work with her again. A true professional.
Inna Ovsepian PhotographyInna Ovsepian Photography
Christine F.
From the moment I showed interest in choosing Mary as my photographer she immediately reached out to me. Any questions I had she responded to in a timely manner. When I reviewed her online profile of wedding pictures I knew she was who I wanted regardless of the price. When we booked the date for the session I was pleasantly pleased and shocked with her price. The value for the quality can not be beat in my opinion. I recommend her for your photography needs.
MaryMor Photography LLCMaryMor Photography LLC
Ethan W.
Lauren was awesome. She really made the wedding easy and stress free. Every moment with her was enjoyable and fun and she really had a way of making both me and my wife relaxed throughout the night. I'd recommend her to anybody as not only was she a pleasure to work with but she really took some amazing photos that captured the magic of the night.
Lauren Zak Photography, LLCLauren Zak Photography, LLC
Brian R.
I can not say enough good things about Po-Parazzi Photography! I was nervous about engaging a photographer for my surprise proposal to my now fiance. I was concerned about finding someone who not just be tolerant, but who would be really accepting and encouraging about two men of color expressing their love for one another. I found that with PO. From her initial introduction and thought the entire project she was professional, attentive, hard working, super suppotive and was so personable!! Po, came early and did not leave until the job was done. My guest and fiance were all impressed by her relaxed professional demeanor. Additionally, she has an amazing turn-around time...we received our photos on the same day. We were amazed and they quality of Po's work! We have already decided to engage Po-Parazzi Photography for our wedding day! If you are looking for a photographer with reasonable rates, exceptional customer service, professionalism, an evident love for the art of photography, and a genuine love for people ...You don't have to look any further. Po-Parazzi Photography is who you should engage! To my LGBTQI family, Po will celebrate your love and make it come alive via her pictures. Thank you Po!! Brian and Carl
Jacqueline Pochadt PhotographyJacqueline Pochadt Photography
Jasmin B.
We had an excellent experience working with Elizabeth. Honestly, no complaints! Despite the short amount of time between finding her and our wedding date, she made the process pain and stress free. She responded to my inquiry within 24 hours. We talked on the phone a few days later and she emailed some questions. She stayed in touch via email so we were never left wondering, what's next? She sent some samples within a couple of days after the wedding and a few weeks later we had the rest of our photos and they are beautiful! Elizabeth was a pleasure to work with and has such an amazing personality! She took great photos of our ceremony and reception. She captured great candid shots, the guest, the food, the space...we have everything to look back on. Her questionnaire is very thorough so between it and the phone conversation, she knew what we wanted and captured it perfectly. I look at the photos and it's like I'm there in that moment again, they literally bring a huge smile to my face. I couldn't imagine having had this event without her there to capture those cherished moments. You can tell she loves what she does! I definitely recommend hiring Elizabeth Hasier for your next event.
Elizabeth Hasier PhotographyElizabeth Hasier Photography
Lee W.
I can not say enough about our experience!!! Elijah is awesome! He was professional, personable and talented. I am from California and My sister got married at the Penn Museum in Philly. We had no photographer the day before her wedding and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find someone who could take good pictures at a reasonable rate with such short notice. Elijah saved us and took AMAZING photos. But, more than that...he was early, had a great personality and really catered to my sister and our whole family! Thank you for everything Elijah, you really impressed us all and beautifully captured such an important event. My sister will be in touch for her pregnancy pictures soon. Take care and God bless you.
Raw, But Meaningful PhotographyRaw, But Meaningful Photography
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