How much does a wedding photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 26th Jun 2022

In 2020, for a two-hour wedding photoshoot in Chicago, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $1,087. On average a one-hour wedding shoot will cost $680 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,903. Chicago’s wedding photographer prices are 9% below the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: wedding, bridal.

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Contents
  1. Comparison of average Chicago wedding photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent wedding photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Chicago, IL
  3. Comparison of different options for finding a wedding photographer in Chicago
  4. Prices for other types of photographers in Chicago

Comparison of average Chicago wedding photographer costs by shoot duration

Compare average market rates to Snappr rates based on the length of the wedding shoot.

Shoot duration Typical market cost in Chicago, IL Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$680
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$1,087
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$1,495
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,903
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$2,310
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$2,718
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$3,533
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$4,349
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (16980) with a sample of price quotes on the websites of wedding photographers.

Examples of Wedding Photos from Snappr Photographers

Examples of recent wedding photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Chicago, IL

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

Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Lombard

Booked an hour ago by Diana

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

Booked 16 hours ago by Sam

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $449
Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Sycamore

Booked a day ago by Nikki

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

Booked a day ago by Teresa

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

Booked 2 days ago by Sam

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $449
Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Chicago

Booked 2 days ago by Sam

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $449
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Comparison of different options for finding a wedding photographer in Chicago

The Photographer Cost Calculator is built by Snappr, the largest on-demand marketplace for photographers, including the largest network of on-demand wedding photographers in Chicago. See how booking your wedding shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in Chicago

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