How much does an event photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 22nd Oct 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour event photoshoot in Chicago, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $362. On average a one-hour event shoot will cost $227 and a four-hour shoot will cost $634. Chicago’s event photographer prices are 9% below the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: event, function, conference.

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

Comparison of average Chicago event photographer costs by shoot duration

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

Shoot duration Typical market cost in Chicago, IL Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$227
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$362
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$498
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$634
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$770
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$906
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,178
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$1,450
$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 event photographers.

Examples of Event Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Event shoot in Naperville

Booked a day ago by Subhash

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

Booked a day ago by Abisola

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

Booked a day ago by Melinda

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

Booked 2 days ago by Sally

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

Booked 3 days ago by Carlton

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

Booked 3 days ago by christina

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions: 24 digital downloads
  • Price: $269
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Comparison of different options for finding an event 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 event photographers in Chicago. See how booking your event 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.