How much does a party photographer cost in San Francisco?

Last updated: 18th May 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour party photoshoot in San Francisco, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $622. On average a one-hour party shoot will cost $389 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,089. San Francisco’s party photographer prices are 30% above 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 San Francisco party photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent party photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Francisco, CA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a party photographer to other cities in CA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a party photographer in San Francisco
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

Comparison of average San Francisco 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 San Francisco, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$389
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$622
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$855
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,089
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,322
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,555
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$2,022
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,488
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (41860) 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 San Francisco, CA

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

Snappr motif Party shoot in Newark

Booked 9 hours ago by sidra

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

Booked a day ago by Lakshmi

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

Booked a day ago by Himanshu

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

Booked 4 days ago by Taleen

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

Booked 4 days ago by Dhara

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

Booked 4 days ago by Andy

  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $99
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Compare the cost of hiring a party photographer to other cities in CA

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Los Angeles, CA
$694
San Francisco, CA
$622
San Jose, CA
$529
San Diego, CA
$464
Oxnard, CA
$464
Riverside, CA
$453
Sacramento, CA
$401
State of CA
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Comparison of different options for finding a party photographer in San Francisco

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 San Francisco. See how booking your party shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

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