How much does a food photographer cost in Los Angeles?

Last updated: 9th May 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour food photoshoot in Los Angeles, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $578. On average a one-hour food shoot will cost $361 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,012. Los Angeles’s food photographer prices are 45% above 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 Los Angeles food photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent food photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Los Angeles, CA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a food photographer to other cities in CA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a food photographer in Los Angeles
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in Los Angeles

Comparison of average Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$361
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$578
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$795
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,012
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,228
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,445
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,879
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,312
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (31080) 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 Los Angeles, CA

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

Snappr motif Food shoot in Santa Monica

Booked 2 hours ago by Jeegar

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

Booked a day ago by Jeegar

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

Booked 2 days ago by Jeegar

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

Booked 2 days ago by Jeegar

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

Booked 2 days ago by Jeegar

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

Booked 2 days ago by Jeegar

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: digital downloads
  • Price: $119
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Compare the cost of hiring a food 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 a food photographer in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles. See how booking your food shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in Los Angeles

The Photographer Cost Calculator can also tell you average prices for other types of shoots in Los Angeles.