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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.

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.

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.

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 River Oaks wedding photographers
Katherine H.
Great photography! Our wedding pictures came out amazing!
Southern Born PhotographySouthern Born Photography
Helen M.
dfwStills Photography provided the best service. Trying to find a photographer while planning a wedding can be stressful, but, not with this company. We had nothing but friendly, prompt and professional service. I highly recommend this company!
dfwStills PhotographydfwStills Photography
John K.
EJ shot our courthouse wedding in Downtown Fort Worth and did some photos at the Water Gardens as well. He was so easy to work with and had a quick turnaround on the photos! It was a pleasure to work with him!
EJ GalvezEJ Galvez
Rueben H.
I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. Profesional, polite, easy to work with, flexible, great communicator and I will say she managed a bunch of curve balls logistically while doing her job. During the wedding itself and the reception they navigated through all of our requests and the product appears to be outstanding from what I have seen so far. If I am ever looking for another photographer in her vicinity, I will be contacting Burgess Photography.
Burgess PhotographyBurgess Photography
Kayla M.
I was so worried I would not be able to afford a quality photographer for my wedding. I even talked myself out of getting photos and having my family just use their phones for a while there. I found Catina and decided to give her a shot. I AM SO HAPPY I DID! I was absolutely shocked by my wedding photos. They are BEAUTIFUL! She showed up on time and immediately started taking photos of everything! She had so much energy and even climbed up on some scary edges to get the perfect shot! I will cherish these photos forever! THANK YOU CATINA FOR EVERYTHING!
Catina Hall PhotographyCatina Hall Photography
Jason L.
Everything about the experience with RJP was absolutely perfect. We could not have had a better wedding day photography session. Seriously, best. decision. ever.
RJP PhotographyRJP Photography
Keleigh H.
We loved having Heather as our photographer! She was so friendly and a real trooper for our outdoor wedding in August. As someone who does not enjoy having their photo taken, she put me at ease and made the experience so enjoyable!
HM Photography & DesignHM Photography & Design
Thuy N.
Amir was great during my engagement ceremony. His pictures quality came out perfect! I will definitely have him be my photographer for our wedding.
Amir FardAmir Fard
Krista A.
Eileen and he husband were professional and edited the photos and created a slide show for our company event. It went great and I definately recommend Eileen! She is great - not just for weddings but for other events as well. Ours was a Holiday party. :) Thanks Eileen Photography
Photography By EileenPhotography By Eileen
Melanie W.
Kayla took the most beautiful photos for our wedding!! She was very communicative throughout the booking, prepping for the day, and delivering our photos afterwards. We have so many precious photos from our special day thanks to her, and it’s been a blast hanging them everywhere in our home! Kayla was also a total trooper despite the cold winter weather in our wedding day. I would highly recommend her and would definitely reach out again in the future for other events. Thank you!!
Kayla Butaineh PhotographyKayla Butaineh Photography
Melanie S.
Lyly was very attentive to our events. We initially chose Lyly Photography the site fully represented the ability to produce B2B photography and not focus solely on weddings as so many photography sites seem to focus. She was was up and running with an understanding that during a B2B event you the photographer must be low key and able to blend into the environment almost unseen. Lyly Photography performed that action weel and seemed quite invested in us receiving the types of the photos we expected. The turnaround time for the return of the photos was great too. The quality of the photos was exactly what we needed for future marketing efforts.
Lyly PhotographyLyly Photography
Shanequa H.
Ethan did a great job on our Wedding Photos we loved them! Thanks so much Ethan we look forward to doing more business with you in the future!
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Madison W.
Ravi was great to work with, he showed up early, was great at communicating and was super easy to work with. We had a great time shooting with him and the photos turned out AMAZING. The pictures and editing are awesome, exactly what we were looking for for our wedding photos. Would highly recommend
Visceral Visual ShotsVisceral Visual Shots
Macy G.
Just got wedding photo’s back! My husband and I absolutely love them. Mandi did an amazing job and we will definitely go back to her for any photography needs in the future!
Mandi Rowe PhotographyMandi Rowe Photography
Tasneem B.
Olena was an absolute JOY to have at my wedding. Affordable, beyond amazing quality, and great chemistry. I also had to have a male photographer and she was able to provide one for me with no trouble. They were both so great to have. definitely hire Olena for your wedding, showers, parties, lunches, whatever it may be.
Olena_K_photographyOlena_K_photography
Sara F.
If you are looking for a photographer look no further!! Law of R Stills is absolutely amazing. He did our wedding photos and they came out incredible. He was very receptive and had great ideas he wanted to capture, and they all turned out really wonderfully. You could tell he really loved what he did ❤️
R Stills PhotographyR Stills Photography
Aubrey S.
I'm so grateful I found and choose Jenny to be my wedding photographer. Everything and every last detail was perfect. She was professional, quick to respond to any questions I had along the way and the photos were beautiful and capture our special day perfectly! I highly recommend Jenny and I'm so pleased with her work!
Waking StarlightWaking Starlight
Megan C.
Tina went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. We were skeptical about picking someone off of thumbtack to be such a huge part of our wedding... and we’re glad that we did. We have a rowdy bunch and we never caught any judgement from Tina which was so nice. She was accommodating and kind and was very professional. Her photos turned out phenomenal too! Pick Tina if you need a photographer! You don’t be disappointed! Thanks again Tina! You’ll always be a part of the Boone family :)
Tina Marie PhotographyTina Marie Photography
Margaret L.
So glad we chose Ethan to work with for our wedding at the Tarrant County Courthouse in downtown Fort Worth. He walked us through the process at the courthouse and took really beautiful photos that captured the day for us. He made us feel comfortable and was very quick getting the photos turned around for us! Thank you Ethan!
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Lauretta f.
Wow is all I can say! Ethan did a great job capturing our wedding day. He made wonderful suggestions and was a joy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have great photos.
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Thumbtack Customer
Highlight Web was hired to photograph my wedding on Christmas Eve. They showed up on time and took the photographs that I asked them to. The problem started to occur when I did not receive my usb drive on time. The contract stated that I would receive the usb drive 3-4 weeks after the wedding, but Mr. Walker said it was 4-6 weeks. After reminding him of what the contract stated, he said that he would deliver them on the date promised on the contract but he did not. When I received the pictures there were no pre-ceremony pictures there, no pictures of guest, and the port had not been edited at all. I was given raw pictures and I received over a dozen pictures with no heads. Mr. Walker did not take the time to arrange the wedding party. I have photos that are off centered and people looking the other direction other than the camera. In some of the pictures our clothes wear ill fitted and Mr. Walker did not take the time to let us know. My finished product looked as if an amateur had taken this. I will never use this photographer again nor will I ever refer anyone to him. Anyone looking to hire a photography for any special event SHOULD NOT hire this professional.
Highlight WedsHighlight Weds
Tracy H.
I can not say enough about Eileen and Howard! One word-FANTASTIC! Our wedding pictures are amazing! They really take the time to find out what your wishes are for your special day with regard to photography and then make it happen! Thank you so much!
Photography By EileenPhotography By Eileen
Cortney C.
We absolutely could not have selected a better photographer for our wedding day! Ethan is talented, professional and extremely responsive! The entire process was so easy and the best part was he actually ended up being a bit of a planner the day of and helped guide us through the process during our courthouse wedding! He knew exactly what to do and kept us on track and calm during the whole experience! His true talent is his amazing photography! We are not the best at taking pics and extremely awkward but he kept us moving and captured fabulous pictures that we will treasure forever. We would work with Ethan again and would recommend him to family and friends.
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Jared W.
Eileen and Howard are great. They help make my Wedding that much better. They was on time and returned my phone calls. Howard even helped me get dressed. I would definitely recommend them to anybody thats in need of a Photographer/Videographer for any occasion. Thanks again Eileen and Howard
Photography By EileenPhotography By Eileen
Hannah S.
Ethan really exceeded my expectations. He showed up early, took his time to make sure my client was comfortable and helped her pose and become relaxed until he got the perfect shot, and we got the photos back that day! I also booked him for my wedding.
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
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