How much does a media photographer cost in Washington?

Last updated: 3rd Feb 2024

In 2020, for a two-hour media photoshoot in Washington, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $626. On average a one-hour media shoot will cost $391 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,095. Washington’s media photographer prices are 4% 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 Washington media photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent media photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Washington, DC
  3. Comparison of different options for finding a media photographer in Washington
  4. Prices for other types of photographers in Washington

Comparison of average Washington 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 Washington, DC Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$391
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$626
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$860
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,095
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,330
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,564
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$2,034
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,503
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (47900) 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 Washington, DC

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

Snappr motif Media shoot in Fort Washington

Booked 25 days ago by Jay

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

Booked 2 months ago by Kaiwen

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

Booked 2 months ago by Luis

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

Booked 2 months ago by Nathan

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

Booked 2 months ago by Sofia

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

Booked 3 months ago by Lucia

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 6 digital downloads
  • Price: $89
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Comparison of different options for finding a media photographer in Washington

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

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Prices for other types of photographers in Washington

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