How much does a commercial photographer cost in San Francisco?

Last updated: 2nd Mar 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour commercial photoshoot in San Francisco, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $1,037. On average a one-hour commercial shoot will cost $648 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,814. San Francisco’s commercial photographer prices are 30% above the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: commercial.

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Contents
  1. Comparison of average San Francisco commercial photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent commercial photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Francisco, CA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a commercial photographer to other cities in CA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a commercial photographer in San Francisco
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

Comparison of average San Francisco 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 San Francisco, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$648
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$1,037
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$1,426
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,814
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$2,203
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$2,592
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$3,370
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$4,147
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (41860) 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 San Francisco, CA

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

Snappr motif Commercial shoot in Alamo

Booked 16 hours ago by Jeanette

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in Fremont

Booked 5 days ago by Safa

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in SF

Booked 6 days ago by Brooke

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in SF

Booked 15 days ago by Seung Jae

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in SF

Booked 16 days ago by Seung Jae

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
Snappr motif Commercial shoot in SF

Booked 20 days ago by Brooke

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
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Compare the cost of hiring a commercial photographer to other cities in CA

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Los Angeles, CA
$1,156
San Francisco, CA
$1,037
San Jose, CA
$882
San Diego, CA
$773
Oxnard, CA
$773
Riverside, CA
$755
Sacramento, CA
$668
State of CA
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Comparison of different options for finding a commercial photographer in San Francisco

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 San Francisco. See how booking your commercial shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

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