How much does a wedding photographer cost in San Francisco?

Last updated: 1st Mar 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour wedding photoshoot in San Francisco, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $1,555. On average a one-hour wedding shoot will cost $972 and a four-hour shoot will cost $2,722. San Francisco’s wedding photographer prices are 30% 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 San Francisco wedding photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent wedding photoshoot jobs on Snappr in San Francisco, 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 San Francisco
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

Comparison of average San Francisco 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 San Francisco, CA Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$972
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$1,555
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$2,138
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$2,722
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$3,305
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$3,888
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$5,054
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$6,221
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (41860) 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 San Francisco, CA

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

Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Dublin

Booked 18 hours ago by Stewart

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

Booked 4 days ago by Leah

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

Booked 5 days ago by Julian

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

Booked 8 days ago by Gigi

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

Booked 11 days ago by Margaret

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

Booked 11 days ago by Margaret

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $449
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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 San Francisco

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 San Francisco. See how booking your wedding shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in San Francisco

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