Chicago Wedding Photography Packages
Photography is considered a form of art so the price of a Chicago wedding photographer can vary depending on a photographer’s experience and overall talent documenting a wedding in an authentic fashion. The average cost for an experienced Chicago wedding photographer starts at $5,000 for basic photo packages and can easily cost over $10,000 depending on the coverage required.
Chicago wedding photographer cost per hour
The hourly rate of a Chicago wedding photographer is going to depend on a number of different factors. But with that being said, couples should anticipate spending $700-$800 an hour for an established wedding photographer (200+ weddings captured) who has experience working with natural light, exposure light, and many other lighting conditions, people and wedding venues in Chicago.
How much should you spend on a wedding photographer?
The rule of thumb is a couple should allocate roughly 10% of their overall wedding budget to Chicago photography services. However, couples seeking a comprehensive wedding package that includes at least one add-on (engagement session, wedding album or second photographer) can anticipate investing a little more (12-14%). With the average cost of a Chicago wedding being approximately $48,000, a couple wanting a high quality and reputable Chicago wedding photographer should have a starting budget around $5,000.