How much does a media photographer cost in Seattle?

Last updated: 2nd May 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour media photoshoot in Seattle, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $739. On average a one-hour media shoot will cost $462 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,294. Seattle’s media photographer prices are 23% 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 Seattle media photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent media photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Seattle, WA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a media photographer to other cities in WA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a media photographer in Seattle
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in Seattle

Comparison of average Seattle 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 Seattle, WA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$462
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$739
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$1,016
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,294
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,571
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,848
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$2,402
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,957
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (42660) 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 Seattle, WA

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

Snappr motif Media shoot in Seattle

Booked 5 days ago by Andrea

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $449
Snappr motif Media shoot in Seattle

Booked 5 months ago by Krissy

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
Snappr motif Media shoot in Seattle

Booked 5 months ago by Fred

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

Booked 8 months ago by Gilad

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
Snappr motif Media shoot in Snohomish

Booked 8 months ago by Gabriela

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

Booked 9 months ago by Sinead

  • 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 WA

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Seattle, WA
$739
Perth, WA
$678
Spokane, WA
$484
State of WA
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Comparison of different options for finding a media photographer in Seattle

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 Seattle. See how booking your media shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in Seattle

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