How much does a food photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 2nd Mar 2021

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

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

Comparison of average Chicago food photographer costs by shoot duration

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

Examples of Food Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Food shoot in Chicago

Booked 16 hours ago by Jeegar

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: digital downloads
  • Price: $119
Snappr motif Food shoot in Chicago

Booked 21 hours ago by Jeegar

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: digital downloads
  • Price: $119
Snappr motif Food shoot in Chicago

Booked 21 hours ago by Jeegar

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: digital downloads
  • Price: $119
Snappr motif Food shoot in Chicago

Booked 21 hours ago by Jeegar

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: digital downloads
  • Price: $119
Snappr motif Food shoot in Chicago

Booked 21 hours ago by Jeegar

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: digital downloads
  • Price: $119
Snappr motif Food shoot in Steger

Booked 21 hours ago by Jeegar

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: digital downloads
  • Price: $119
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Comparison of different options for finding a food 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 food photographers in Chicago. See how booking your food 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.