How much does a wedding photographer cost in Chicago?

Last updated: 18th May 2021

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 McCook

Booked 3 hours ago by Stephanie Williams

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

Booked a day ago by Sudip

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Chicago

Booked a day ago by Carlisa

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

Booked 4 days ago by christopher

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

Booked 5 days ago by Kemar

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

Booked 6 days ago by Tanuj

  • 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.