How much does a portrait photographer cost in Washington?

Last updated: 13th Jun 2024

In 2020, for a two-hour portrait photoshoot in Washington, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $417. On average a one-hour portrait shoot will cost $261 and a four-hour shoot will cost $730. Washington’s portrait photographer prices are 4% 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 Washington portrait photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent portrait photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Washington, DC
  3. Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Washington
  4. Prices for other types of photographers in Washington

Comparison of average Washington 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 Washington, DC Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$261
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$417
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$574
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$730
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$887
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,043
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$1,356
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$1,669
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (47900) 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 Washington, DC

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

Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Washington

Booked 11 hours ago by Nekoro

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Inclusions: 21 digital downloads
  • Price: $519
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Arlington

Booked 14 hours ago by Miranda

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Washington

Booked 17 hours ago by Billy

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $359
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Washington

Booked 17 hours ago by Billy

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $279
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Gaithersburg

Booked 2 days ago by Ashley

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $169
Snappr motif Portrait shoot in Washington

Booked 2 days ago by Billy

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $389
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Comparison of different options for finding a portrait photographer in Washington

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

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Prices for other types of photographers in Washington

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