How much should should I pay for a wedding photographer? Seattle area wedding photography prices

One of the most common questions people ask is ‘How much should I pay for wedding photography?’

Typically, in the Seattle area, professional Wedding photography costs somewhere between $3000 and $7000 depending on the specifics details of the package and the level of experience and service of your wedding photographer. But the true answer is: it depends.

  • Elopements or intimate weddings with only a handful of guests and a few hours of photography can be very cost effective - between $1000 and $2000 or so.

  • On the other end of the spectrum, a wedding with a large guest count, multiple events and locations can require a team of 2 or more photographers over a longer duration. These weddings typically fall in the $5000+ range.

  • Most weddings fall somewhere in the middle; Seattle couples spend an average of $3200 to $4500 on wedding photography.

Right after choosing your date and your wedding venue, your wedding photographer is the vendor to book! Most wedding planners estimate that 20-25% of your wedding budget should go to your photography and/or videography. Why? Your wedding photographer is going to be with you throughout your wedding day capturing all of the details, emotions and everything that tells your personal and unique love story - at least that’s how we see it at Entwined Weddings!