How much does a family photographer cost in San Francisco?

Last updated: 16th Oct 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour family photoshoot in San Francisco, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $778. On average a one-hour family shoot will cost $486 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,361. San Francisco’s family photographer prices are 30% above the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: family, children, kids.

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

Comparison of average San Francisco family photographer costs by shoot duration

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

Shoot duration Typical market cost in San Francisco, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$486
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$778
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$1,069
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,361
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,652
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,944
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$2,527
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$3,110
$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 family photographers.

Examples of Family Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Family shoot in SF

Booked 11 hours ago by Lindsey

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $199
Snappr motif Family shoot in SF

Booked 12 hours ago by Ger

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

Booked 12 hours ago by Lindsey

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $199
Snappr motif Family shoot in SF

Booked 12 hours ago by Ger

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
Snappr motif Family shoot in San Mateo

Booked 13 hours ago by Oylum

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

Booked 14 hours ago by Alessandra

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 6 digital downloads
  • Price: $89
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Compare the cost of hiring a family photographer to other cities in CA

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Los Angeles, CA
$867
San Francisco, CA
$778
San Jose, CA
$661
San Diego, CA
$580
Oxnard, CA
$580
Riverside, CA
$566
Sacramento, CA
$501
State of CA
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Comparison of different options for finding a family 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 family photographers in San Francisco. See how booking your family 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.