How much does a portrait photographer cost in Melbourne?

Last updated: 16th Jul 2024

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in Melbourne, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $406. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $254 and a four-hour shoot will cost $711. Melbourne’s portrait photographer prices are 2% above the AU 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 Melbourne portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Melbourne, VIC
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in VIC
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Melbourne
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in Melbourne

Comparison of average Melbourne 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 Melbourne, VIC Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$254
$109
$179
2 hour photoshoot
$406
$179
$299
3 hour photoshoot
$559
$249
$419
4 hour photoshoot
$711
$319
$539
5 hour photoshoot
$864
$389
$659
6 hour photoshoot
$1,016
$459
$779
8 hour photoshoot
$1,321
$599
$1,019
10 hour photoshoot
$1,626
$739
$1,259

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Melbourne (2010) 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 Melbourne, VIC

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Diamond Creek

Booked 3 days ago by Preeti

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Narre Warren

Booked 4 days ago by varun

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 3 digital downloads
  • Price: $109
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in South Melbourne

Booked 4 days ago by Ryan

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $1049
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Melbourne

Booked 5 days ago by Ahmer

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Melbourne

Booked 7 days ago by Tomas

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 3 digital downloads
  • Price: $109
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Melbourne

Booked 8 days ago by Ruvini

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: 6 digital downloads
  • Price: $199
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Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in VIC

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Melbourne, VIC
$406
Melton, VIC
$326
Geelong, VIC
$326
State of VIC
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Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Melbourne

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

Feature Snappr Melbourne Portrait Photographers Studio and Independent Portrait Photographers in Melbourne Thumbtack Portrait Photographers in Melbourne
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Prices for other types of photographers in Melbourne

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