How much does a wedding photographer cost in Washington?

Last updated: 24th Jan 2023

In 2020, for a two-hour wedding photoshoot in Washington, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $1,252. On average a one-hour wedding shoot will cost $782 and a four-hour shoot will cost $2,190. Washington’s wedding photographer prices are 4% 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 Washington wedding photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent wedding photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Washington, DC
  3. Comparison of different options for finding a wedding photographer in Washington
  4. Prices for other types of photographers in Washington

Comparison of average Washington 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 Washington, DC Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$782
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$1,252
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$1,721
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$2,190
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$2,660
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$3,129
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$4,068
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$5,006
$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 wedding photographers.

Examples of Wedding Photos from Snappr Photographers

Examples of recent wedding photoshoot jobs on Snappr in Washington, DC

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

Snappr motif Wedding shoot in Washington

Booked 3 days ago by Alison

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

Booked 8 days ago by Claire

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

Booked 9 days ago by Claire

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

Booked 13 days ago by Derly

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

Booked 13 days ago by Derly

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

Booked 15 days ago by Preston

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
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Comparison of different options for finding a wedding 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 wedding photographers in Washington. See how booking your wedding 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.