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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Arlington wedding photographers
Brian Y.
Sourav (dfwStillsPhotography) is professional, punctual and never misses a shot. My wedding photos turn out to be very beautiful, sharp and excellent. Especially the bride-and-groom photos taken in the Dallas Arboretum are very beautiful and very artistic. We are happy with the photos and I'd recommend Sourav 100% to anybody.
dfwStills PhotographydfwStills Photography
Kori L.
I decided last minute I wanted a photographer even though I was having a courthouse wedding... I made sure to talk to many other photographers on this app before finally going with neri.. I am so happy she did my photos she made us feel comfortable and allowed us to be ourselves, it was just like having a family friend there capturing all of our moments!
Neri JamesNeri James
Jetti M.
The pictures taken were wonderful! dfwstills truly captured my wedding in an unforgettable way. The posed shots were great and the candide shots were my favorite! I recieved hundreds of pictures and believe it or not, I love every one. I recieved a great deal for the photography and videography package. They were very friendly and courteous. I highly recommend dfwstills!
dfwStills PhotographydfwStills Photography
Shanequa M.
I absolutely enjoyed Renee as our wedding photographer she captured all our special moments and some she was a great person to work with she was very professional she arrived early to the event and got set up and captured some good shots everyone loved our pictures we wanna thank you so very much and we recommend her for any of your events
Saloli Moments PhotographySaloli Moments Photography
Hawan g.
I don’t know if there’s enough good things we can say about Crystal. She was definitely the best choice we could have made to be our photographer for our wedding. She did bride pictures and also the wedding and reception for us. During the last few months working with her we had a lot of questions and schedule changes but she was flexible with us every step of the way. She also communicates VERY well which is hard sometimes to find in a professional today. When we first met her she was just so warming and her personality was amazing we instantly felt comfortable with her. The work she does is nothing short of amazing. We definitely would use her for other events such as family functions because she does such a great job. Thank you sooooooo much Crystal for everything you did to make our wedding season special.
Burgess PhotographyBurgess Photography
Gregory B.
Ethan and his assistant did a Great Outstanding job with our Wedding photos and video. They both were awesome,he will let pick out the place and how you want it all done to make your Special Day more enjoyable and fun, the on time and setting up the equipment and he just wanted you to act normal to get some great shots.I would Definitely recommend him to friends and family. Thanks Ethan, Great job.
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Karen M.
I can't sing enough praises for Crystal and the work she did for my family during our parent's 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Not only are the photos incredibly beautiful, but Crystal was incredibly personable and made everyone feel relaxed the entire time she was photographing the event. She quickly became part of our family for the day during her time with us. Crystal, my family and I wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing some truly unique and special moments that my parents will be able to enjoy for many more years to come. You are truly gifted at what you do and are a blessing to clients everywhere you go. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! The Dunson Family
Burgess PhotographyBurgess Photography
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