How much does a portrait photographer cost in San Francisco?

Last updated: 25th Oct 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in San Francisco, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $518. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $324 and a four-hour shoot will cost $907. San Francisco’s portrait photographer prices are 30% 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 San Francisco portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Francisco, 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 Francisco
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

Comparison of average San Francisco 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 Francisco, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$324
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$518
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$713
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$907
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,102
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,296
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,685
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$2,074
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (41860) 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 Francisco, CA

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in SF

Booked 20 minutes ago by AZIZ

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

Booked 2 hours ago by Janet

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

Booked 2 hours ago by Lillian

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

Booked 6 hours ago by T

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

Booked 15 hours ago by Cata

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

Booked 19 hours ago by Naaz

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $199
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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 Francisco

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

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Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

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