How much does a wedding photographer cost in Los Angeles?

Last updated: 2nd Mar 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour wedding photoshoot in Los Angeles, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $1,734. On average a one-hour wedding shoot will cost $1,084 and a four-hour shoot will cost $3,035. Los Angeles’s wedding photographer prices are 45% above 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 Los Angeles wedding photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent wedding photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Los Angeles, CA
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a wedding photographer to other cities in CA
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a wedding photographer in Los Angeles
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in Los Angeles

Comparison of average Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$1,084
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$1,734
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$2,384
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$3,035
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$3,685
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$4,335
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$5,636
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$6,936
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (31080) 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 Los Angeles, CA

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

Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Newport Beach

Booked 18 hours ago by Deby

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $749
Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Rancho Santa Margarita

Booked 8 days ago by Brenda

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

Booked 17 days ago by Sonia

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

Booked a month ago by Brenda

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

Booked a month ago by Brenda

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $199
Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Rancho Santa Margarita

Booked a month ago by Brenda

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

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Los Angeles, CA
$1,734
San Francisco, CA
$1,555
San Jose, CA
$1,322
San Diego, CA
$1,159
Oxnard, CA
$1,159
Riverside, CA
$1,133
Sacramento, CA
$1,002
State of CA
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Comparison of different options for finding a wedding photographer in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles. See how booking your wedding shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in Los Angeles

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