How much does an engagement photographer cost in San Francisco?

Last updated: 25th Oct 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour engagement photoshoot in San Francisco, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $1,037. On average a one-hour engagement shoot will cost $648 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,814. San Francisco’s engagement photographer prices are 30% above 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 San Francisco engagement photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent engagement photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Francisco, CA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a engagement photographer to other cities in CA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding an engagement photographer in San Francisco
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

Comparison of average San Francisco 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 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 engagement photographers.

Examples of Engagement Photos from Snappr Photographers

Examples of recent engagement photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Francisco, CA

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

Snappr motif Engagement shoot in SF

Booked 21 hours ago by Trinadh

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

Booked 21 hours ago by Trinadh

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

Booked 21 hours ago by Trinadh

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

Booked a day ago by Mikhail

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
Snappr motif Engagement shoot in SF

Booked a day ago by Ninad

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

Booked 2 days ago by Emiliano

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 6 digital downloads
  • Price: $89
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Compare the cost of hiring a engagement 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 an engagement 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 engagement photographers in San Francisco. See how booking your engagement 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.