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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.

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 Irving wedding photographers
Nica R.
Olena is very passionate about photography! We met one time before my wedding so we can get to know each other & take a little bit of photos. She was early during my wedding day, taking photos at every angle! While I was doing my make-up, she looked around for good spots at the venue so we didn't waste time looking for a good place to take pictures.
Renee W.
This photographer was awesome. He did an awesome job on my bridal shower. He was timely, knowledgeable and his expertise about photography was phenomenal. I am now hiring him for the wedding. If I could give him more stars I could. Awesome job!!
dfwStills PhotographydfwStills Photography
Anna E.
Update: it has been over a month since she has even responded to my husband or I. We cannot get ahold of her and she has our ceremony photos and our money. If anything changes I will change my review and stars but as of now I cannot recommend anyone to hire her. I would never wish this situation on my worst enemy. ----------------------------------------------- I am waiting to review her until I receive my wedding ceremony photos. The wedding was 4 months ago and we have unfortunately had difficulty receiving updates from her. We have received the rest of the photos from that day, but we are still waiting on the ones that meant the most to us. We are Christians that valued the ceremony a million times more than anything else. We even hired 2 photographers to avoid this issue, but so far there are no photos that are not blurry. But Ashely promised there is another video that isn't blurry, but she said the video was corrupted. She has been saying its being worked but it has been 4 months now. We are beginning to fear that the photos do not exist, but we are trying to remain patient, and hope that Ashley can make things right prior to giving the review based on our experience so far. She took some nice photos, but I am now feeling like the most important ones are blurry or gone.
Girl with Camera 📷Girl with Camera 📷
Vladislava G.
Thank you Eileen and Howard for such a wonderful wedding pictures! Eileen and Howard helped us find a perfect place for a photo shoot which we absolutely loved. Eileen was a true professional in photography helping us with the poses and spent ample time so we ended up with three hundred pictures. In addition they created a video with our favorite song... We absolutely recommend Eileen to everyone. We are confident some of the more expensive photographers cannot do what Eileen and Howard did for us as they have so much enthusiasm about their work and put so much energy the outcome was as close to perfection as one may expect. Darian and Vlada
Photography By EileenPhotography By Eileen
Taylor U.
Both Jenny and her second shooter Brianna are simply AMAZING! They really are more than photographers. From beginning to end they offered endless support, advice, and guidance. On the day itself, we felt in safe hands and it was like having two friends there with you! Their experience and professionalism shine through, allowing you to relax and have the best day of your life. We got our photos and couldn’t be happier with the results, she is seriously talented and genuinely loves what she does! If you’re thinking about booking Jenny for your wedding, DO IT!!! You won’t be disappointed! She captured memories we will cherish forever ❤️👏👏❤️
Waking StarlightWaking Starlight
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Nazim at Friday Photos was a true pleasure. It started when I found him on Thumbtack about 5 days before our wedding. The fact that he made himself available on such short notice, was a life (or should I say marriage) saver! When I met him at the event, I was completely taken with his kind face and smile. He was quietly involved in all the important aspects of our ceremony. Lastly, the pictures were lovely. Beautiful. But what completely moved my husband and I was the video Nazim created from the photos. It had our favorite songs and it was just amazing. When we received the video, we watched it twice (my husband's request). After watching it, I said to my husband 'What do you want to watch on TV now?'. He smiled and said, "Nothing, I want to end my night with that lovely video he sent us'. That sums it up. We will be using Friday Photos again for a family photo shoot we have planned for the Spring.
Friday Films & PhotosFriday Films & Photos
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