How much does a party photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 22nd Oct 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour party photoshoot in Chicago, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $435. On average a one-hour party shoot will cost $272 and a four-hour shoot will cost $761. Chicago’s party photographer prices are 9% below the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: party, birthday, quinceanera.

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

Comparison of average Chicago party photographer costs by shoot duration

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

Shoot duration Typical market cost in Chicago, IL Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$272
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$435
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$598
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$761
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$924
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,087
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,413
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$1,740
$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 party photographers.

Examples of Party Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Party shoot in Chicago

Booked 10 hours ago by Terra

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

Booked 13 hours ago by Yasetta

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

Booked 21 hours ago by Terra

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

Booked a day ago by DrLisa

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

Booked 2 days ago by Sonia

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

Booked 2 days ago by Behzad

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
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Comparison of different options for finding a party 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 party photographers in Chicago. See how booking your party 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.