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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 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
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 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 Shots [VVS]Visceral Visual Shots [VVS]
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
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
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
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)
Belle H.
I do not even know where to start. Caitlin captured our son's wedding perfectly. Caitlin will work with you in whatever way you ask, she is easy going, professional, helpful and she never once "got in the way" as some photographers do. It was like she was never there. She even arranged to have a photo booth for us. I can not think of anything that did not go the way we wanted it. Thanks to Caitlin we have fantastic pictures to remember this day with. We will use Caitlin again when we need family pictures.
Caitlin’s CapturesCaitlin’s Captures
Todd T.
Listen people. I need a photographer in less than 24 hours for a wedding. Not only was he responsive but he was courteous to everyone and punctual day of. And ladies and gentlemen the picture quality will shock you. He is also very reasonably priced, Im already set the next time I have an event, I'm reaching out to him again. Thanks again buddy I told you, we were so happy I was going to write a review hahahaha
dfwStills PhotographydfwStills Photography
Marjorie T.
Pro was very responsive and great with my requests. He did add extra costs to his initial offer multiple times-like $200 travel fee, I paid extra for him to stay longer, and he was wanting an additional $200 for a 9 minute video since our wedding video was 45 min long. The quality of the photos were great. None of them were edited except for maybe 1. I did like how fast we got the pictures and videos back. In the end, I probably would've been better off paying for an all inclusive package with longer hours and more photographers because that's about the price I ended up paying when additional costs factored in.
dfwStills PhotographydfwStills Photography
Tom K.
Crystal photographed my parents' 50th wedding anniversary (~20 person dinner party at a local restaurant). Her cost was very competitive - much less than most of the other quotes I received (I quoted about 6 different people/companies). From the beginning, she was very responsive and pricing was very reasonable. She showed up early, was well prepared, and really worked to get a good mix of candid and posed shots. She is extremely personable and easy to work with. She also composed an album that turned out fantastic. I would definitely recommend Crystal - good quality and a good price.
Burgess PhotographyBurgess Photography
Karen s.
I'm giving EJ 2 stars, not because I am one of those rude people that always need to have things their way but because he was not a good choice of a photographer. I feel like I could have chosen someone, almost anyone else who would have put more effort at my wedding. Many people I talked to before I chose EJ told me to hire someone less expensive and I kept thinking "No, his pictures look beautiful" When I saw the pictures my heart broke. I asked EJ how many pictures he took per hour EJ told me from 20 to 30. What I wasn't expecting was that the camera took many pictures with just one click. As soon as the wedding began I kept looking towards EJ ecpecting him to be taking pictures. I saw him talking to his partner and also I saw him on his phone. I hadn't posted a review because I didn'tknow if I should just let it go or put a review. I'm posting this not to make him have less customers but instead so he can put more effort at future events hes hir
EJ GalvezEJ Galvez
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