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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.

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 Austin wedding photographers
Avani C.
I'm so glad we selected Carreon Photography to capture our wedding day! Even in the pouring rain, Jose was professional and positive. I love the astounding quality of the photos. Two days after the wedding, we already received the first set of photos. For a reasonable price, Jose took two hours worth of photos, elevating our simple courthouse wedding. We were able to stay below our wedding budget and are thrilled at the quality of his work!
Carreon PhotographyCarreon Photography
John W.
The team at Pearl Photography got us out of a jam and delivered exceptional photos for an amazing Austin wedding!
Pearl PhotographyPearl Photography
Iris W.
My finance and I are thrilled to have found the perfect photographer for our wedding.
Toan Nguyen PhotographyToan Nguyen Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was our wedding photographer and we loved the photographs he delivered! He worked hard to find the perfect backdrop for our pictures and made sure he captured all our important moments.
Scott Mason PhotographyScott Mason Photography
Mary B.
She was our photographer for our small intimate wedding. She was so helpful in everything, not just with the photography but with anything else we needed. The pictures came out amazing and just like we wanted! If we got married again she would be our photographer again!
Lacey Nichole PhotographyLacey Nichole Photography
Yannika M.
Toan was everything I could hope for in a photographer. He did our engagement, bridal shoot, and wedding day photos. He was so easy and flexible to work with. The method he uses to share photos was awesome and easy to share with friends and family. When I need another photographer in the future, I will definitely reach out to him again. Thanks Toan!!!
Toan Nguyen PhotographyToan Nguyen Photography
Augustin C.
Zach did a great job with our wedding photos. He was all over the venue taking pictures and went out of his way to make sure our pictures came out nice. He listened to my photo requests with a open mind.
Zach Brigham PhotographyZach Brigham Photography
Allison D.
Jarrah was a phenomenal photographer. She was really able to capture the feeling of our wedding. She was kind and funny and went above and beyond even helping with my hair after some struggles. She's got a beautiful heart and a real talent for memorializing your day. I'm a photographer and I could not be happier with the quality of photos I got.
Jarrah Marie Photo and VideoJarrah Marie Photo and Video
Thumbtack Customer
Ash was very professional. She is so nice and outgoing. She listened to what I wanted and captured it. I knew my wedding day photos were in good hands.
Ash Renee PhotographyAsh Renee Photography
Javenia A.
Words cannot express my gratitude for Melissa as our wedding day photographer. She is so kind professional and talented! My family and I look back at our very adventurous wedding day and are so very grateful that Melissa stuck by our side. The photos turned out fantastic and Melissa was very fun to shoot with. She was extremely helpful and personable. This all star is a must book for any special event. The mistake would be not to book her! #Austinsfinest
Bordeau PhotoBordeau Photo
Fiza M.
Vince was amazing!!! Amazing is not going to capture the work that he did for us. We were nervous to hire a photographer who might not be aware of the cultural tropes of SouthAsian weddings. Nonetheless, Vince did such an amazing job that everyone in our families in Pakistan absolutely loved the photos and videos. Highly recommend Vince!
Vincent Roazzi Jr Photo & VideoVincent Roazzi Jr Photo & Video
Thumbtack Customer
Pablo was amazing! Absolutely blown away by the quality of the photos, and his sense of the moment is unparalleled. On top of that he was very patient with us and our needs. Highly recommended for weddings! Really made the moment special.
Pablo Pequeno LLC (Photography)Pablo Pequeno LLC (Photography)
Jonathan M.
Vincent is one amazing videographer and did a phenomenal job at capturing all of the special moments of our wedding. I would say his way of visualizing the end video while recording in real time was hands his best talent!! Couldn’t be happier with working with him!! I couldn’t upload the video but here are some photos of our wedding!
Vincent Roazzi Jr Photo & VideoVincent Roazzi Jr Photo & Video
Thumbtack Customer
Finding a wedding photographer felt so overwhelming. I didn't want to spend a fortune, but I also didn't want to sacrifice on the quality. I am so thankful I found Amy. She is so friendly and easy to work with. The day of the wedding she was incredibly professional, thorough, and even helped make sure everyone was where they were supposed to be. She had a great attitude and was so nice to have around on what can be a super stressful day. She had a few sample shots back to me within 24 hours, and all my photos were ready in a month. The photos are even more beautiful than I hoped for. She managed to capture all the happiness and love we felt that day surrounded by friends and family. I will definitely use Amy again if I ever have photography needs, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.
Amy Bunkley PhotographyAmy Bunkley Photography
Kara S.
Zach was an amazing find here on Thumbtack! Just what I needed for my tiny wedding without breaking the bank. The photos were GREAT and he turned them around in less than a week. HIRE HIM!
Zach Brigham PhotographyZach Brigham Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Scott to photograph our son's wedding. Scott did not disappoint!! The wedding took place outside and Scott did an excellent job of finding the perfect setting for each group and individual picture. He also did a good job of posing the group and individual pictures. His candid pictures were also great. My sister said she felt like she was at the wedding because he captured each important moment. Most importantly, Scott was completely unobtrusive. He made sure that he took the pictures, but nobody noticed him.
Scott Mason PhotographyScott Mason Photography
Alicia W.
Mary was absolutely fantastic. I could not have hoped for a better wedding photographer! She was sweet, funny, helpful and extremely talented. I am not one to get fancied up and have my pictures taken often (ever, really) but Mary made the process painless and fun. Highly recommend.
Mary Arcuni PhotographyMary Arcuni Photography
Janice C.
I highly recommend Chie. She helped with a month’s notice to photograph a friend’s backyard wedding during COVID. Not only was she very responsive and great at communicating, she took time to understand exactly what was needed. On the day of she took plenty of pictures and captured details we forgot to mention. She edited and turned around the pics really quickly — couldn’t be more pleased! Hoping she’ll be the photographer for the vow renewal ceremony with everyone next year!
Chie Endo PhotographyChie Endo Photography
Cathy S.
Mary was great to work with. 1) She always responded to emails and phone calls quickly. 2) She was flexible with our schedule for the bridal portraits (my daughter lives out of town) and got them back quickly so we could have a print to display at the wedding. She had no problem with the wedding being at our church and the reception at another location. 3) I LOVE her pictures. One thing that impressed me on her web-page was the indoor shots - many photographers have lots of outdoor shots but few indoor ones. The wedding and reception were both inside (it was July!) and she did a great job. She was very discreet and managed to capture the beauty, sacredness, and joy of the day. Somehow she managed to convince my daughter and her husband to step outside for some quick (and wonderful) shots and then continued the magic indoors. 4) Compared to many other photographers, she has very reasonable rates. 5) She truly loves her job and her joy bubbles out to everyone around - it was more like she was an old friend rather than "just" a photographer. I will definitely contact Mary for other occasions!
Mary Arcuni PhotographyMary Arcuni Photography
Megan P.
The easiest decision I made planning my wedding was hiring Audrey! She met me for brunch to talk through my ideas and to get to know my personality. I always prefer to meet people in person before hiring them, and chatting with Audrey was like catching up with an old friend. I paid her the full amount for her photography services by the end of brunch because I was THAT at peace with my decision to hire her. Audrey did our engagement session last fall. I really wanted my dogs to be in the pictures, particularly because they wouldn't be at our wedding, and Audrey was more than happy to incorporate them! She was a natural at working with our dogs and making sure that my husband and I didn't feel awkward in our first professional picture-taking experience. We got the engagement pictures back within just 2 weeks! Leading up to the wedding, I got overwhelmed with planning and texted Audrey at one point to apologize on my lack of timeliness on responding to her. She called me right back and talked through everything that was stressing me out, giving me her professional and personal advice on it all. I felt so much better afterwards and it amazed me how caring she was over things that weren't part of her job description! She was balancing grad school and her business, and was still willing to call me when I was freaking out over things that had nothing to do with photography! The wedding day was perfect. Audrey got all the shots I requested plus way more. I had an idea that wasn't going to match exactly with the scenery at our venue, but she rethought the photo so that we got the same essence. The photos came back in less than a month and we loved them so much! We're still struggling to decide which ones to order large prints of to put in the house, and we've been staring at them for over 3 weeks now. There are just too many to choose from and not enough wall space! On a more personal note, I wanted my wedding photographer to have my best interests in mind at all times. Audrey did just that. My bridesmaids were all amazed that I had only met her a year before the wedding and that most of our interaction was over the phone because she treated me like a friend, not like a client, and she was genuinely excited for me on my wedding day. I couldn't have asked for a better experience or a better photographer! I will absolutely hire Audrey again in the future!
M. LANE photography + planningM. LANE photography + planning
Jennifer V.
Jarrah was absolutely incredible! I LOVED my overall experience with her and all the photographs she took for both my engagement session and wedding day (August 2019). She was professional, punctual, and truly an artist when it came to taking beautiful photos I will treasure forever and be proud to show my friends and family. Jarrah's personality is both welcoming and allowed my husband and I to be comfortable with her as our photographer for our big day. Her prices are very affordable and you can tell she really cares about her clients because her bubbly and happy persona just gleams and is contagious. I had several compliments on her work and I would highly recommend her. YOU WON'T REGRET IT!
Jarrah Marie Photo and VideoJarrah Marie Photo and Video
Elena C.
Andrea was truly amazing to work with. I cannot say enough good things about her; easy to work with, punctual, outstanding photos, and very quick turn around time. Our wedding pictures came out perfect, which was no easy feat being rainy and cold that day. Thank you, Andrea for everything! We greatly appreciate all your hard work!!
Wild Rose Photo StudioWild Rose Photo Studio
Brittany M.
My honey and I hired Hair of the Dog Photography for our wedding and let me tell you.... We have probably looked at our wedding photos a thousand times and teared up each and every time! Angela was so absolutely sweet and her work touched our hearts in a way thats so unexplainable! Knowing that these photos are what we get to put up in our home and look at for the rest of our lives, is the most special gift ever And I'm so forever grateful it was her who captured these moments for my family and I. I really couldn't have imagined hiring a better photographer to do this job! I hope that if anyone sees this page and is looking for someone to capture very special moments...you read this review and know that shes so incredibly talented and deserves soooo much more credit than just on thumbtack!!! This woman will absolutely go above and beyond to ensure she captures moments in time that will last forever. And the most amazing part is, her beautiful personality shines through her work! It's like Mrs. Angelas own watermark on the photos. Her special touch that no one else has. I fully and whole heartedly support her and appreciate what she has done for our family and absolutely 100% recommend her to anyone and everyone! Angela, you not only touched our hearts through your work... But your personality will go so absolutely far in life! It was the biggest joy having you there with us on such an important day! We will always think of you every time we open our photo album & anytime anyone asks us for recommendations. May you go sooooo far in your career, and also may your sweet family stay blessed!!!
Hair of the Dog PhotographyHair of the Dog Photography
Meng L.
This is the first time I used this app. I was a little hesitating at first but it turned out I made a good choice! John is very easy to work with. He is responsive, reliable and hardworking. My schedule changed at last minute and he was happy to manage it and he didn’t overcharge. Everyone likes the photoes on my wedding day! I would recommend him to anyone in this area if needed. It is the best value you can get!
John Huang PhotographyJohn Huang Photography
Whitney E.
Andrea was a dream to work with. All of my guests complimented on her work, great attitude, and he shooting style. My bridesmaids even said, Wow! I've never worked with someone who fixes your hair and makes sure details are perfect! That's a huge compliment. Also, the groomsmen loved her, and the men usually don't have too much feedback on photographers...they were happy to work with her instead of just tolerating pictures. Please do yourselves a huge favor and have Andrea and her team shoot your wedding or next photos. You will not regret it. Instead, you will miss her the moment her work is done. Thank you!
Wild Rose Photo StudioWild Rose Photo Studio
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