How much does a portrait photographer cost in San Jose?

Last updated: 7th May 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in San Jose, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $441. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $276 and a four-hour shoot will cost $771. San Jose’s portrait photographer prices are 10% 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 Jose portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Jose, 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 Jose
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in San Jose

Comparison of average San Jose 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 Jose, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$276
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$441
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$606
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$771
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$937
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,102
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,433
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$1,763
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (41940) 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 Jose, CA

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Mountain View

Booked 2 days ago by Sandy

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

Booked 3 days ago by Jay

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

Booked 3 days ago by Jay

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

Booked 3 days ago by Jay

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

Booked 3 days ago by Jay

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

Booked 3 days ago by Manas

  • 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 San Jose

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

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Prices for other types of photographers in San Jose

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