Cost to hire a Portrait Photographer on Bidvine

£115 - £195

National average price

£115 - £195  National average range
£115 - £195



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How much does portrait photography cost?

Mar 23, 2018

Photographs are a fantastic way to preserve treasured moments and memories. You can look back at these beautiful photos of your family and remember your most special moments for years to come!

A portrait photographer will take great photos that you can share with friends and family. However, this rate may vary so it is best to ask your photographer for a custom quote.

The length of your photography sessions will depend on the type of pictures you'd like. Then this will also factor into the overall cost.


Before you book your photographer, make sure you let them know what your hopes are for your photos. That way, you're both prepared for the job!

Type of Portrait

Photos around your home usually feature the most important people in your life.
Whether your family is big or small, make the time for beautiful portrait shots at every stage of life.

Perhaps you also want to capture a moment in time for a special celebration. This is most commonly done for graduations, engagements, marriages, birthdays and anniversaries.

Portraits are a great way to treasure these major life events later on. Alternatively, you may also want professional photos for your work portfolio. You may use your photo on job applications, or even to break into acting or modelling. No matter what you need your professional portrait for, hiring a photographer will ensure you look your best.

Style of Portrait

You'll also be able to choose the style of your photos. Traditional portraits use a tried and true pose and look directly into the camera.

If you favour a more natural style, you might want to get your photographer to take candid portraits. You might even want to get your portraits done outdoors.

Artistic portraits are beautiful as well. They focus lighting in unique ways to make truly memorable photos. You can also highlight your personal style in a portrait with a high fashion wardrobe.

Take a look at others' portraits to find what style speaks to you. You're sure to find something you can't wait to see in your own portraits!

Number of Portrait Photos

Be sure to consider how many finished shots you hope to get out of a portrait session. Your photographer will spend time editing your portraits to ensure everyone looks great.

Let your photographer know how many final shots you expect to have before they start. That way you’ll both be on the same page and you'll be happier with the results!

Taking portraits of the whole family? Ask for more pictures! This way, you can get a solitary shot of each family member as well as group pictures together.

If you plan to share your portraits with family, you may want more variety in your poses. In this case, more shots are the way to go.

Format of Photos

Don't forget to ask your photographer for your shots in the right format. You'll have a choice between digital and print copies or even both.

Digital photos are easy to share with friends and family far away. You can also use them to update your online profiles with fantastic portraits!

Easily download your digital photos from online sources or from a CD, DVD, or flash drive.
If you go with print copies, expect to pay a little more for processing. However, it'll be worth it when you're flipping through your album with a loved one and you get to look back on all of your great portraits!


Most portraits can be completed in a single session. The length of your session will vary on your expectations. Some styles of portraits will take longer to set up, especially if you're not shooting in a studio!

It will also take more time to capture your portraits if you plant to take several. So if you are hoping to take portraits of several different people or in several different styles be sure to book a longer photography session.

For the best results, give yourself lots of time for the photo session. You don't want to be pushed for time! Rushing will stress you out, which will ultimately show up in your photos.


A photographer who has portrait experience is a sure way to get beautiful looking photos. If you have a specific type of portrait in mind, find a photographer who has that exact experience.

Check out their portfolio to see their previous work first. Sample shots will give you an idea of their style and whether or not it will mesh with your goals.

If you connect with a pro online, make sure you read any reviews of their service. Satisfied clients will share information about their own experience. You can use this information to make your decision and feel confident in your choice.


Most portraits can be done in a studio. Working in the studio is an effective way to approach many different styles of portraits. Your photographer may even work from their own studio.

Then, depending on the portrait, some photographers may also travel to you. Keep in mind this may incur an additional fee to cover travel costs, so be sure to ask your photographer if this is your plan.

Outdoor photoshoots are also popular. Some photographers can recommend good outdoor locations to get the perfect natural background. This will save you time from searching out a good place.


For professional portraits of you and your family, you need the touch of a pro. Their expertise will make sure the whole family looks fantastic. You'll be happy to share these photos with everyone!

Once you know the type of portraits you want, you can work with your photographer to get the desired style. Take the family outdoors or show off your best smiles in the studio.

Ready to find a portrait photographer? Answer a few questions and submit a free request for bids to easily find a local photographer in your area!

Portrait 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


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.


ParaDigital Media

(25 reviews)

25 hires on Bidvine

Chelsea, West London SW3 2AA

Jane D.Verified Review

I have just hired them because they were highly professional, prompt and helpful. The work is not started yet but I am sure it will be just what’s required as a website revamp.

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