How much does a portrait photographer cost in New York City?

Last updated: 24th Jul 2024

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in New York City, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $508. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $318 and a four-hour shoot will cost $889. New York City’s portrait photographer prices are 27% 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 New York City portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in New York City, NY
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in NY
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in New York City
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in New York City

Comparison of average New York City 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 New York City, NY Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$318
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$508
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$699
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$889
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,080
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,270
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,651
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,032
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (35620) 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 New York City, NY

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in New York

Booked 2 minutes ago by Missy

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Monsey

Booked 4 minutes ago by Chaya

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in

Booked 2 hours ago by Tamara

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 3 digital downloads
  • Price: $89
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in New York

Booked 3 hours ago by Prakhar

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in New York

Booked 5 hours ago by Maggie

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 3 digital downloads
  • Price: $89
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in New York

Booked 10 hours ago by Rania

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
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Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in NY

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Syracuse, NY
$510
New York City, NY
$508
Buffalo, NY
$431
Albany, NY
$423
Binghamton, NY
$365
State of NY
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Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in New York City

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 New York City. See how booking your portrait shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in New York City

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