How much does a portrait photographer cost in Sydney?

Last updated: 24th Jun 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in Sydney, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $448. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $280 and a four-hour shoot will cost $783. Sydney’s portrait photographer prices are 12% above the AU 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 Sydney portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Sydney, NSW
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in NSW
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Sydney
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in Sydney

Comparison of average Sydney 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 Sydney, NSW Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$280
$109
$179
2 hour photoshoot
$448
$179
$299
3 hour photoshoot
$615
$249
$419
4 hour photoshoot
$783
$319
$539
5 hour photoshoot
$951
$389
$659
6 hour photoshoot
$1,119
$459
$779
8 hour photoshoot
$1,455
$599
$1,019
10 hour photoshoot
$1,790
$739
$1,259

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Sydney (1030) 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 Sydney, NSW

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Paddington

Booked 40 minutes ago by Polly

  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Sydney

Booked an hour ago by Will

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: 3 digital downloads
  • Price: $99
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Glenfield

Booked 3 hours ago by Kim

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: 6 digital downloads
  • Price: $179
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in West Pennant Hills

Booked 12 hours ago by Ambreen

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $419
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Sydney

Booked 21 hours ago by Akua Afriyie

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $419
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Cammeray

Booked 2 days ago by Kate

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $179
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Compare the cost of hiring a portrait photographer to other cities in NSW

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Sydney, NSW
$448
Newcastle, NSW
$348
Central Coast, NSW
$348
State of NSW
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Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Sydney

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

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Prices for other types of photographers in Sydney

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