How much does an engagement photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 18th Apr 2024

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

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

Comparison of average Chicago engagement photographer costs by shoot duration

Compare average market rates to Snappr rates based on the length of the engagement 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 engagement photographers.

Examples of Engagement Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Engagement shoot in Chicago

Booked 5 hours ago by Sangeeta

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
Snappr motif Engagement shoot in Chicago

Booked 5 hours ago by Rosy

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 6 digital downloads
  • Price: $89
Snappr motif Engagement shoot in Glencoe

Booked 6 hours ago by Myles

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Engagement shoot in Chicago

Booked a day ago by Rhonda

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
Snappr motif Engagement shoot in Chicago

Booked a day ago by Alaina

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
Snappr motif Engagement shoot in Chicago

Booked 2 days ago by Paras

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
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Comparison of different options for finding an engagement 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 engagement photographers in Chicago. See how booking your engagement shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

Feature Snappr Chicago Engagement Photographers Studio and Independent Engagement Photographers in Chicago Thumbtack Engagement Photographers in Chicago
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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.