How much does an event photographer cost in San Francisco?

Last updated: 4th Dec 2022

In 2020, for a two-hour event photoshoot in San Francisco, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $518. On average a one-hour event shoot will cost $324 and a four-hour shoot will cost $907. San Francisco’s event photographer prices are 30% above 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 San Francisco event photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent event photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Francisco, CA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a event photographer to other cities in CA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding an event photographer in San Francisco
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

Comparison of average San Francisco 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 San Francisco, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$324
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$518
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$713
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$907
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,102
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,296
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,685
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,074
$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 event photographers.

Examples of Event Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Event shoot in Union City

Booked 4 hours ago by Jean Antionette

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

Booked 8 hours ago by Flora

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

Booked 8 hours ago by Noelle

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

Booked a day ago by ShaRon

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

Booked a day ago by Luz

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

Booked a day ago by Gillian

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
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Compare the cost of hiring a event photographer to other cities in CA

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Los Angeles, CA
$578
San Francisco, CA
$518
San Jose, CA
$441
San Diego, CA
$386
Oxnard, CA
$386
Riverside, CA
$378
Sacramento, CA
$334
State of CA
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Comparison of different options for finding an event 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 event photographers in San Francisco. See how booking your event 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.