How much does a graduation photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 12th Apr 2024

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

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

Comparison of average Chicago graduation photographer costs by shoot duration

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

Examples of Graduation Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Graduation shoot in Evanston

Booked 18 hours ago by Morgan

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

Booked 21 hours ago by Jessie

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Graduation shoot in Downers Grove

Booked 21 hours ago by Jos

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
Snappr motif Graduation shoot in Rolling Meadows

Booked 2 days ago by Shada

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

Booked 2 days ago by Angela

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Graduation shoot in Chicago

Booked 2 days ago by Valerie

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
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Comparison of different options for finding a graduation 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 graduation photographers in Chicago. See how booking your graduation shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

Feature Snappr Chicago Graduation Photographers Studio and Independent Graduation Photographers in Chicago Thumbtack Graduation Photographers in Chicago
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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.