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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 San Antonio wedding photographers
Amanda M.
Really didn’t want traditional wedding photos and wanted more candid pics. She definitely delivered! Photos came out beautifully for our wedding. The photo booth pics also came out really well.
Jazmyne Huerta PhotographyJazmyne Huerta Photography
Hanna M.
Professional, attentive, and punctual! Absolutely loved the way our wedding photos came out, I highly recommend this photographer!
Doug Carter ImagesDoug Carter Images
Amanda M.
Great photographer and very affordable for our small garden venue wedding.
Bonus Points PhotographyBonus Points Photography
William P.
Doug Carter did excellent work at our wedding. He knew what photos are requested by most bride and grooms and some they probably hadn’t thought of. His photos are outstanding in quality and cropping. The hotel where the wedding was performed took his name in order to refer him to other wedding couples, etc
Doug Carter ImagesDoug Carter Images
James L.
Outstanding photographers who were wonderful to work with for my wedding. Thank you Diane and Arfan.
Fine Art MemoriesFine Art Memories
Gabriella A.
We were so pleased with our wedding photos! Thank you for capturing our special moments!
Eyecon360Eyecon360
Jessica P.
We canceled our original wedding in July 2020 due to covid-19 and a last minute military deployment. We wanted to end the year on a positive note and decided to still have our wedding photo shoot and a small ceremony just for us! We were so grateful to have such an amazing photographer that made us feel so comfortable! All of our photos turned out so beautiful and so unique thanks to bob dunlaps photography style!
Bob Dunlap PhotographyBob Dunlap Photography
Jessica A.
We have had a great experience so far with Andie's Photography. The duo have been great to work with and we are pleased with our photos!! I have hired Andie's Photography for our wedding date and I cant wait for those!! Thanks!
Andie’s Photography LLCAndie’s Photography LLC
Stephen h.
We have been unable to use the have the wedding yet due to the Covid situation but he was fantastic for the bridal photos. Would definitely recommend.
Eyecon360Eyecon360
Katrina D.
It was such a pleasure having John as our photographer at our wedding. He was so responsive before the event, calm, punctual, and most of all he was so professional during our wedding day. We can’t wait to see all of his work.
Eyecon360Eyecon360
Tiffany M.
Gina was amazing!!!! She was so helpful in every aspect of my wedding. She took amazing pictures and worked so well with everyone (children and adults)... the pricing for our wedding project was one you can’t beat and photos were available digitally as well.
Milestone Media & PhotographyMilestone Media & Photography
Sharon R.
I could not have had a better wedding photographer! Jazmyne and her assistant did a smashing job capturing the vibe we were going for, they were not intrusive at all, and my family and friends were totally at ease getting their photos taken. I highly recommend Jazmyne Huerta Photography. You will not regret your decision!
Jazmyne Huerta PhotographyJazmyne Huerta Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Doug has been wonderful! He not only did our engagement pictures but he did our wedding photo for this past Sunday. The engagement pictures came out wonderful. Lots of family and friends have complimented the photos and loved them. We haven't received our wedding photos just yet (Like I said it was on Sunday), BUT I know Doug has done an awesome job. He showed up early, gave us direction on how to pose and ensured that we were running on time. He is awesome!
Doug Carter ImagesDoug Carter Images
Dominique A.
For our engagement photo shoot Maria and her daughter were AMAZING. They were so very kind and punctual. They had great suggestions and ideas of poses for our engagement photos. They made us look even better than we already look lol. Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos and have them at my wedding day.
Andie’s Photography LLCAndie’s Photography LLC
Rachelle D.
I was very happy with the finished pictures that we received for our wedding. They were absolutely beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Highly recommend him.
RPIXRPIX
Michelle C.
The best professional photographer I’ve ever worked with. Steve really cares about providing the client with the type of photos they want & is patient in order to capture that perfect moment! His work is phenomenal, I’m extremely happy with all the beautiful pictures he took for my family & I, on my wedding day! I highly recommend this photographer for any occasion!!!
Steve Byrd StudioSteve Byrd Studio
Dennise V.
We hired Stephen to take photos at our wedding. He did a really good job he was very professional is very respectful and very mindful of all the rules within the church. I highly recommend Steven to anyone looking for a good photographer with reasonable rates.
Ready, Set, Smile!Ready, Set, Smile!
Jean S.
I would highly recommend Texas Charm Photography. My ceremony in Church was very important and all of it was covered. We also got some wonderful pictures of the wedding party, family and friends. Kelsi was prompt, very professional and took all my worries about photos away
Texan Charm PhotographyTexan Charm Photography
Mariana G.
I highly recommend Yale and his team for any photo needs! He was ready take our engagement photos whenever we wanted. He drove all the way up to Dallas to take our engagement shots and then continues right on to Minnesota. He was able to bring us out of our shells and get some awesome shots. You can immediately tell that photography is one of his passions. Fast forward to the wedding day and it couldn’t have gone better! You are truly getting your bang for your buck when you hiring Yale. He had one of the quickest turnarounds I have ever heard of in a wedding photographer.
Dempag Photography & EntertainmentDempag Photography & Entertainment
Liz R.
Raz did a great job with our 25th wedding anniversary photos. He was professional but personable. He got them to us really fast. We will enjoy them for years to come.
RPIXRPIX
Amanda L.
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING PHOTOS! I highly recommend Jarrah for any event photography! When we received our wedding pictures, it made us cry again, because it took us back to that beautiful moment! Jarrah was excellent with communication throughout the entire planning, and asked what specific things we were needing from her as a photographer. I am so so incredibly happy with everything! Thank you Jarrah!! ❤️
Jarrah Marie MediaJarrah Marie Media
Gregory B.
Our experience was great, we needed another photographer for our wedding he was very responsive, pricing was great and his work is PHENOMENAL!!! Glad he was able to work with us to meet but exceed our needs and expectations!
Vertex Media SolutionsVertex Media Solutions
Giovanna Z.
We had Doug as our wedding photographer, he did an amazing job, we love our pictures. If you want to capture every second of your wedding if it was a video Doug is your guy, he did not left any moment without a picture!!! He arrives before the event and leaves until the end, he’s amazing and having him during the entire event is amazing and peaceful knowing that he charges a rate for the entire wedding not like other photographers by the hour, so he will capture every second of it!!! Plus he gives you all the pictures of the even!! Don’t look more, Doug is your guy!! Thanks Doug, Giovanna and Jeff Wilcox
Doug Carter ImagesDoug Carter Images
Thumbtack Customer
John photographed our wedding this past weekend. He was fantastic! Professional and friendly! Extremely creative with his pictures and willing to shoot whatever we asked. We can't wait to see all the pictures! Thank you so much!
Eyecon360Eyecon360
Emma M.
Steve was the best photographer I’ve ever worked with. On extremely short notice, he accommodated our unconventional wedding ceremony amidst a global pandemic while allowing us to forget about all other worries except our ceremony. He’s an extremely professional, energetic, dedicated photographer; and person. He trekked down a huge hill with all of his gear and overcame every obstacle to ensure we had beautiful photos to remember the day. We are eternally grateful he was able to capture our day and the photos look amazing!! I would recommend 1,000 times over!
Steve Byrd StudioSteve Byrd Studio
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