How much does a commercial photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 16th Feb 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour commercial photoshoot in Chicago, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $725. On average a one-hour commercial shoot will cost $453 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,268. Chicago’s commercial photographer prices are 9% below the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: commercial.

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Contents
  1. Comparison of average Chicago commercial photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent commercial photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Chicago, IL
  3. Comparison of different options for finding a commercial photographer in Chicago
  4. Prices for other types of photographers in Chicago

Comparison of average Chicago commercial photographer costs by shoot duration

Compare average market rates to Snappr rates based on the length of the commercial shoot.

Shoot duration Typical market cost in Chicago, IL Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$453
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$725
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$997
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,268
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,540
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,812
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$2,356
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,899
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (16980) with a sample of price quotes on the websites of commercial photographers.

Examples of Commercial Photos from Snappr Photographers

Examples of recent commercial photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Chicago, IL

A snapshot of real-world commercial jobs that have been requested recently by folks in Chicago and surrounding areas.

Snappr motif Commercial shoot in Channahon

Booked 10 days ago by Ash

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $199
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in Chicago

Booked 2 months ago by Kathy

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $749
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in Chicago

Booked 3 months ago by Kathy

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $449
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in Chicago

Booked 3 months ago by Kathy

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $449
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in Chicago

Booked 3 months ago by Kathy

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Inclusions: 40 digital downloads
  • Price: $449
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in Chicago

Booked 3 months ago by Kathy

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $749
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Comparison of different options for finding a commercial photographer in Chicago

The Photographer Cost Calculator is built by Snappr, the largest on-demand marketplace for photographers, including the largest network of on-demand commercial photographers in Chicago. See how booking your commercial shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in Chicago

The Photographer Cost Calculator can also tell you average prices for other types of shoots in Chicago.