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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 Houston wedding photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Our engagement and wedding photos came out great!
JTM Media Image LLCJTM Media Image LLC
Michelle S.
Carina and her husband were so comfortable to work with! Lovely people and love their work! ♥️ They took my engagement photos and wedding. Engagement photos are beautiful!
Carylux PhotographyCarylux Photography
Christian R.
The photographer was amazing, the perfect combination or professional and easy going. He put us at ease and captured all of the highlights of our wedding day. The final pictures are better than I could have imagined, I would definitely recommend him if you are looking for a wedding photographer.
A&H PhotographyA&H Photography
Michelle C.
Great photographer our wedding shoots were a success, I highly recommend Darshak Zala, not just because he’s a responsable photographer, but for the quality of the photoshoot, and his video shootings are incredible !!
ZD VisualsZD Visuals
Dianne V.
Being very courteous and professional, Jimmy was a great choice for our wedding photographer. He captured some wonderful photos of us during our ceremony as well as before and after. He was willing not only to take the usual photos, but also to follow my wishes and take photos of any details of our small wedding venue that I wished. He took individual photos of my husband and myself with each couple that we had invited to our small wedding (only 24 guests including ourselves). He even waited a little extra time for the one couple who arrived late (due to flying in from a different city.) Also, he gave us digital copies of the photos, so we can distribute them as we wish to friends and family. Thank you, Jimmy!
Jimmy LoydJimmy Loyd
Valerie W.
My experience working with Gerard and his daughter (and business partner), Sarah Kate, for my wedding was phenomenal. The way Sarah did my makeup for my engagement photos, Bridal portraits, and wedding day was perfect, and both she and Gerard were flexible and easy to work with. The photos that I have seen thus far are gorgeous. I could not be happier.
Gerard Harrison | Image Theory PhotoworksGerard Harrison | Image Theory Photoworks
Angela a.
Segun was quick to respond, did a good job of setting expectations and following up when we were looking for a wedding photographer.
Segun Ajose PhotographySegun Ajose Photography
Jessica S.
Lee was absolutely accommodating and did an amazing job photographing my wedding! The photos he took and delivered were absolutely beautiful and professional. He was so patient with our group and the pictures we wanted to take. We are so glad we chose him as our photographer. Highly recommend!!!
Beckmann MediaBeckmann Media
Bethany G.
My husband and I had a great experience! We had Lee take photographs for our wedding and they turned out great. He showed up early and was very professional. We would definitely recommend him to everyone seeking a photographer for their special event.
Beckmann MediaBeckmann Media
Eva G.
Very knowledgeable about beautiful and photography! I also think his methods are super modern, not the typical traditional photo shoot. We had a very casual wedding and he was very accommodating as far as when and where we would like to take photos. She dare I say, he provides high value pictures for an excellent price!
Peter's PhotographyPeter's Photography
Dianne H.
Jimmy arrived well in advance of our wedding and took lots of pictures of our beautiful sanctuary. He covered all the bases in photographing the wedding and reception, and produced many memorable shots. He delivered them into our Drop Box exactly when he promised. Good work, Jimmy!
Jimmy LoydJimmy Loyd
Alexandra O.
Morteza is incredible! I hired him to take photos for my wedding rehearsal and dinner. He took beautiful photos of the event and has an amazing talent! He captured a ton of touching moments and I’m so happy I hired Morteza! I would highly recommend him!!
Morteza PhotogrphyMorteza Photogrphy
Rusty B.
Lee did a fantastic job with our wedding photo shoot, adding some unique and creative shots we might not have thought about. Would definitely recommend him to others.
Beckmann MediaBeckmann Media
Charlotte L.
Dominique was very easy to work and captured the special, the quirky, and the endearing moments that happened during our wedding. Turn around time on photos were quick and we got them with no problems. Great experience overall!
Paperbag ProductionsPaperbag Productions
Allison M.
Carina and her husband were an absolute pleasure to work with. Very accommodating, flexible, professional. Haven’t received our photos yet (wedding was only a week ago) but I have no doubt that they will be beautiful and top notch!
Carylux PhotographyCarylux Photography
Cathy R.
Morteza is such an amazing photographer. I hired him last minute when my other photographer bailed just a few days before my wedding and I’m so glad that he was there. He was energetic, even with it being outside and 95 degrees. So many people complimented his ability to keep things running smoothly and quickly. Best experience I’ve ever had with a photographer!! Thank you so much Morteza!
Morteza PhotogrphyMorteza Photogrphy
Jasmin C.
Morteza did a fabulous job at my companies event. He provided professionalism, excellent service, affordable price and the turn around time was of no complaints. I am also booking him for my engagement and wedding photos :)
Morteza PhotogrphyMorteza Photogrphy
Gayla G.
We hired Tracy for our wedding and absolutely made the best choice for a photographer! She did beautiful work for our engagement pictures and we are excited to see all the proofs from our wedding! She worked with us on making sure we had great shots and extremely professional in her dealings! We will be posting additional reviews with other sites!
Tracy Eason Photography, LLCTracy Eason Photography, LLC
Dalila C.
I hired Tommy as my wedding photographer. Everything was very easy when it came to scheduling as well as being very responsive. He has a great attitude and is very professional. The photos were fantastic we loved them! I definitely recommend him for any event that you might have. His pricing and the quality of his work are an amazing value!
Tommy FlanaganTommy Flanagan
Paula P.
Jimmy was hired to photograph a wedding celebration for my friend and her husband at my home. He was very punctual and captured the event beautifully. I am so happy with the results and my friend loves the pictures. I highly recommend Jimmy if you are looking for someone to capture all elements of your event. He downloaded all the photos into Dropbox, so he made the process very easy for us to see the photos. I would most definitely hire him for my next important event!
Jimmy LoydJimmy Loyd
Carla E.
I can't say enough about Jacque. She is absolutely awesome as well as her assistant. She made my daughter's wedding photography experience fabulous. I wanted to pick all five above! You won't be sorry if you hire her!!!!!!
Mercy & Grace PhotographyMercy & Grace Photography
Taylor M.
LYDIA WAS AMAZING TO WORK WITH FOR MY WEDDING! I’m so thankful to have found this gem. She was responsive, professional and soooo easy to work with. It rained on my wedding day, and yet Lydia was able to capture to most beautiful of shots outside despite the rain! I honestly wanted to cry when she sent me the sneak peak shots she caught on my wedding day I haven’t even seen all of my wedding photos from her but I know they’re going to be amazing. I highly highly recommend and will be referring her very often ❤️❤️ Thanks so much Lydia! Ps. Her husband Justin is also awesome!
Lydia Jane PhotographyLydia Jane Photography
Lori W.
Hands down, AMAZING! I have not seen the final product yet as it has only been 2 weeks since the wedding but working with this photographer was perfect! I can’t WAIT to see the final product, and plan on her taking pictures of other events for us in the future!
PhotographyPhotography
Angela L.
Job well done to Daniel on our wedding photos. They were rich in color, he covered everyone in the room well and captured the warmth, joy and moments of the event wonderfully. Our downtown event was beginning right as an Astros game was ending and he did a great job planning for road closures and traffic.
Crowd Control HoustonCrowd Control Houston
Stephanie M.
Carylux photography--Carina and Johnny--were terrific from start to finish. They were very adept at getting shots and took both wonderful candids and great portraits to make our wedding shine! In fact, they were so great, we hope to hire them for another upcoming event. Thanks, Carina and Johnny!
Carylux PhotographyCarylux Photography
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