How much does a graduation photographer cost in San Francisco?

Last updated: 7th May 2021

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

Comparison of average San Francisco 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 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 graduation photographers.

Examples of Graduation Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Graduation shoot in San Rafael

Booked 5 hours ago by Brie

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

Booked 17 hours ago by Bhumi

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

Booked 19 hours ago by Amy

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

Booked 20 hours ago by Amelia

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $199
Snappr motif Graduation shoot in SF

Booked 21 hours ago by Hans

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

Booked a day ago by Dhara

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
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Compare the cost of hiring a graduation 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 graduation 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 graduation photographers in San Francisco. See how booking your graduation 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.