How much does a portrait photographer cost in Seattle?

Last updated: 2nd Mar 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in Seattle, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $493. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $308 and a four-hour shoot will cost $862. Seattle’s portrait photographer prices are 23% 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 Seattle portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Seattle, WA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in WA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Seattle
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in Seattle

Comparison of average Seattle 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 Seattle, WA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$308
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$493
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$678
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$862
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,047
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,232
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,602
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$1,971
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (42660) 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 Seattle, WA

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Woodinville

Booked 2 hours ago by BRANDY

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Bellevue

Booked 4 hours ago by Noreen

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $199
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Federal Way

Booked a day ago by Anthony

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

Booked 5 days ago by Kim

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

Booked 6 days ago by Tania

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

Booked 7 days ago by BRANDY

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
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Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in WA

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Seattle, WA
$493
Perth, WA
$452
Spokane, WA
$323
State of WA
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Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Seattle

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

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Prices for other types of photographers in Seattle

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