How much does a portrait photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 26th Nov 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in Chicago, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $362. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $227 and a four-hour shoot will cost $634. Chicago’s portrait photographer prices are 9% below the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: portrait, headshot, linkedin, profile, executive.

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

Comparison of average Chicago portrait photographer costs by shoot duration

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

Shoot duration Typical market cost in Chicago, IL Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$227
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$362
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$498
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$634
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$770
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$906
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,178
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$1,450
$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 portrait photographers.

Examples of Portrait Photos from Snappr Photographers

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

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Chicago

Booked 15 hours ago by Zerlina Smith-Members

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Oak Brook

Booked a day ago by Astrea

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

Booked 2 days ago by Jon

  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $99
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Aurora

Booked 2 days ago by Dave

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Hoffman Estates

Booked 2 days ago by Harsh

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

Booked 3 days ago by Erika

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