How much does a portrait photographer cost in Los Angeles?

Last updated: 8th May 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in Los Angeles, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $578. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $361 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,012. Los Angeles’s portrait photographer prices are 45% above 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 Los Angeles portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Los Angeles, CA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in CA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Los Angeles
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in Los Angeles

Comparison of average Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$361
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$578
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$795
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,012
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,228
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,445
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,879
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,312
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (31080) 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 Los Angeles, CA

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Redondo Beach

Booked a day ago by Natalie

  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in West Hollywood

Booked a day ago by Jennifer

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

Booked 2 days ago by Celeste

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

Booked 2 days ago by Celeste

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

Booked 3 days ago by Blayne

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

Booked 3 days ago by Stacey

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

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Los Angeles, CA
$578
San Francisco, CA
$518
San Jose, CA
$441
San Diego, CA
$386
Oxnard, CA
$386
Riverside, CA
$378
Sacramento, CA
$334
State of CA
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Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles. See how booking your portrait shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in Los Angeles

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