How much does a portrait photographer cost in San Diego?

Last updated: 7th May 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in San Diego, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $386. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $242 and a four-hour shoot will cost $676. San Diego’s portrait photographer prices are 3% 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 San Diego portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Diego, 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 San Diego
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in San Diego

Comparison of average San Diego 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 San Diego, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$242
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$386
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$531
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$676
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$821
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$966
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,256
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$1,546
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (41740) 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 San Diego, CA

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Carlsbad

Booked 19 hours ago by Laura

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

Booked 21 hours ago by Ina

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

Booked a day ago by Ina

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

Booked a day ago by Gina

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in San Diego

Booked a day ago by Gina

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

Booked a day ago by Emilio

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
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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 San Diego

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

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Prices for other types of photographers in San Diego

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