Cost to hire a Event Photographer on Bidvine

£150 - £300

National average price

£150 - £300  National average range
£150 - £300



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How much does event photography cost?

Mar 20, 2018

The average cost for event photographer is around £225. However, this can vary depending on many of the different factors discussed in detail below.


Whether you’re hosting a stag do, birthday party, or even a corporate event, an event photographer can capture your memories in photos. You can choose to receive your final photos digitally or physically. Many photographers offer a private online gallery where you can order specific prints.

No matter the size of your event, a photographer can preserve your event for years to come. If your guest list is only close family, that’s perfect. If you’re hosting your entire company at a museum, that’s great, too.

There are many factors that go into an event photography bid, so keep reading to learn more about the process.

Hourly Rate

Many event photographers charge an hourly rate instead of a fixed price. This is because each event varies in length and labour requirements. Some photographers may charge a rate that differs based on your photo editing requirements, while others might offer you a slightly higher rate that includes photo editing and additional services.

When you are receiving bids from photographers, check out what they’re including in their rate. You want to know what your rate includes before you sign on the dotted line.

Minimum Time

If a photographer charges an hourly rate, it’s likely that they’ll require a minimum number of hours of work before confirming a booking. After all, there is no way a photographer will be able to photograph your event and produce a finished product in an hour or two.

Photographers that have this requirement will let you know before you click “hire”. They may also offer a higher price for the first few hours, with a reduced price for each following hour.

This is quite different from wedding photography, as wedding photographers will likely offer an inclusive package at a set cost.

Number of Photographers

Depending on the size of your event, more than one photographer may be required. Based on the information you provide in your request, photographers will be able to tell you if they need a second photographer or assistant.

The cost of a second photographer will either be at the same rate as your principal photographer or at a reduced rate, depending on their experience level and role in the company.

Remember that having two photographers for a large event will result in more images of a higher quality. You don’t want to miss out on key photos by hiring one photographer when you received the suggestion to hire two or more.


If your event is taking place at more than one location, your cost of hiring an event photographer will rise. Some photographers charge a travel fee for multiple locations, while others charge a higher hourly rate. This is because they will be travelling separately from your guests and will need to cover transportation costs.

When you are submitting a request for event photography, be sure to let photographers know the number of locations your event will be taking place at. You should also share the locations if they have been finalised so that your photographer can give you a more accurate cost estimate.


As with most services, a photographer’s experience will play a part in how much your event photography costs. Less experienced photographers may offer their services at a lower rate, as they are looking to build their portfolio and build their skills in a practical settings. On the other hand, more experienced and expert photographers will charge a fair bit more for their skills.

The key is finding a balance between skill and price. You don’t want to jump at a low price only to have subpar photos of your event for the rest of your life. But you also shouldn’t spend your entire budget on event photography to hire a famous or highly sought after photographer.

After all, even the greatest photographers had to start somewhere. If you love the way a photographer’s photos look and they’re offering a price that works for you, go with your gut and click “hire”.

Other Considerations

If your event is taking place in an area with a high cost of living, like London, you will pay more for event photography than you would in a different area. Keep this in mind if you live outside of a city centre and are hosting an event in an expensive area, as the costs will be different than they are in your home area.

Photographers that use expensive equipment will charge more than photographers that use basic or budget equipment. This is because their rate needs to cover the cost of owning and maintaining their equipment. However, like we said earlier, it isn’t all about the equipment. If a photographer doesn’t have the skill to operate an expensive camera, the photos will likely be worse than an extremely talented photographer using a budget camera.


There are many factors that go into an event photography bid. You should include as much information as you can in your request so that your potential photographers can give you an accurate price estimate.

Event Photographers near you


Joe Howarth Photography

(55 reviews)

108 hires on Bidvine

Beckenham, South East London BR3 1PH

Iva P.Verified Review

Joe was our wedding photographer, he is very fruendly, polite and has good ideas for wedding photos. Work quality is excellent, we had about 150 photos to choose from. Good value as well. If you like to have album Joe will do this for you. I highly recommend Joe. Thank you


JM Photography & Video

(43 reviews)

44 hires on Bidvine

Annan, Lowlands DG12 6LL

Alison G.Verified Review

I got married in September and I hate getting my photo taken! However from first meeting John he made me feel at ease. He showed me some of his previous work and let me decide how my days photography would go. I had prompt replies everytime I made contact about arrangements. On the day John showed up right on time to photograph myself and my mother and bridesmaid getting ready, also the guests arriving. Excellent pictures during the ceremony and after without being to obvious which meant I felt relaxed. I was so pleased when I received my album, perfect images and the whole package was more than reasonably priced. I couldn't fault this photographer and would recommend him to everyone (infact I have) , not just for weddings but for any occasion. 10/10


Alex Class Photography

(35 reviews)

30 hires on Bidvine

Muswell Hill, North London N10 2LG

Larry L.Verified Review

amazing pictures and angles. Really good! And Alex is super friendly and understanding , our kid was having fever at the last min and get scheduled without any concern right away. And he knows how to handles the kids. Again, really recommend!


Elwood Photography

(32 reviews)

31 hires on Bidvine

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE26 1BB

Janice G.Verified Review


Waheed Khan Photography

(29 reviews)

18 hires on Bidvine

Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1DE

Anna-Marie B.Verified Review

Waheed was amazing from the offset! He took into consideration everything we wanted and nothing was too much to ask! As a couple who are particularly camera shy he made us feel totally relaxed and his taken some truly beautiful pictures and captured every special moment of our day, he even stayed late to do so! Once again, thank you so much you've really given beautiful pictures to cherish!


Solid Imagery

(26 reviews)

75 hires on Bidvine

Verwood, Dorset BH31 6LH

Gillian M.Verified Review

Jon Ball seems a very professional photographer and I hope I will feel the same on my wedding day.

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