How much does a media photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 11th May 2024

In 2020, for a two-hour media photoshoot in Chicago, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $544. On average a one-hour media shoot will cost $340 and a four-hour shoot will cost $951. Chicago’s media photographer prices are 9% below the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: media, news, pr, press.

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

Comparison of average Chicago media photographer costs by shoot duration

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

Shoot duration Typical market cost in Chicago, IL Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$340
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$544
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$747
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$951
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,155
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,359
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,767
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,174
$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 media photographers.

Examples of Media Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Media shoot in Chicago

Booked 9 days ago by Mackenzie

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

Booked a month ago by Maegan

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: 12 digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Media shoot in Chicago

Booked a month ago by Greg

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $179
Snappr motif Media shoot in Chicago

Booked 4 months ago by Harika

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
Snappr motif Media shoot in Chicago

Booked 5 months ago by Fernando

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
Snappr motif Media shoot in Lisle

Booked 5 months ago by Germaine

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $444
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Comparison of different options for finding a media 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 media photographers in Chicago. See how booking your media 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.