How much does a media photographer cost in Los Angeles?

Last updated: 25th Feb 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour media photoshoot in Los Angeles, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $867. On average a one-hour media shoot will cost $542 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,517. Los Angeles’s media photographer prices are 45% above 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 Los Angeles media photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent media photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Los Angeles, CA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a media photographer to other cities in CA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a media photographer in Los Angeles
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in Los Angeles

Comparison of average Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$542
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$867
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$1,192
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,517
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,842
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$2,168
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$2,818
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$3,468
$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 media photographers.

Examples of Media Photos from Snappr Photographers

Examples of recent media photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Los Angeles, CA

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

Snappr motif Media shoot in Rancho Palos Verdes

Booked 18 hours ago by Noriel

  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $99
Snappr motif Media shoot in Los Angeles

Booked 5 days ago by Madelyn

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: 12 digital downloads
  • Price: $149
Snappr motif Media shoot in Los Angeles

Booked 15 days ago by Carolina

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

Booked 15 days ago by Larry

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $849
Snappr motif Media shoot in Marina Del Rey

Booked 18 days ago by Jodi

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Media shoot in Los Angeles

Booked 21 days ago by Bianca

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
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Compare the cost of hiring a media photographer to other cities in CA

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Los Angeles, CA
$867
San Francisco, CA
$778
San Jose, CA
$661
San Diego, CA
$580
Oxnard, CA
$580
Riverside, CA
$566
Sacramento, CA
$501
State of CA
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Comparison of different options for finding a media 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 media photographers in Los Angeles. See how booking your media 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.