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How Much Does Wedding Photography Cost in Los Angeles?

To engaged couples located across the Los Angeles greater area: from Orange County to San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ventura---this article is for you!

California is one of the most recent locations which Joy Photo and Video has expanded to!

As the most populous state in the nation, we absolutely love the diversity of both people and activities across this great state. This beautiful melting pot helps to make for the foundation of incredible wedding experiences.

How much does wedding photography cost in Los Angeles?

If you’re engaged and currently planning a wedding here, you’re likely beginning to look at each of the line items in your budget. Because it is one of the wealthier states, Californian weddings consistently rank as some of the nation’s most expensive when you look at the average wedding will cost.

In 2020, an average wedding cost in California is $395 per wedding guest or a total of $26,049. And once you begin to travel up towards northern California, this greatly increases---up to $33,697 for an average wedding!

Both photo and video are important line items in these budgets, so we’d like to dig deeper on this for you as you begin your research.

While you may find that factors (such as specific city or wedding venue) will lead to significant variations in creative services, we estimate that the average wedding photography cost in Los Angeles and surrounding areas is between $2,000 and $4,000. You will also pay within the same range if you also want to include wedding videography.

At Joy Photo and Video, we don’t hide important details in the fine print. We provide robust offerings tailored to meet your individual wedding needs and help provide detailed breakdowns of our prices.

How much should wedding photography and videography cost in Los Angeles? - Joy Photo and Video

One of the most impactful and economical ways to get footage of your wedding is to find a company that provides both photo and video as part of the same package. While photographs will help tell the story of your big day, the sound and movement captured through videography will help bring those photos to life.

We’ve compiled our most popular offerings which may help as you begin researching an average wedding photography cost in Los Angeles. Here are the packages available through Joy Photo and Video:

Just Photo: 8 Hours

This package provides 8 hours of coverage with a Joy photographer. You will receive 400 edited photos and a digital gallery.

Photo and Video Combo: 6 Hours

This package will get you 6 hours of coverage with one photographer and one videographer. You will receive 300 edited photos, a 3-minute video, the audio of your vows, and a digital album.

Photo and Video Combo: 8 Hours

Our top tier package will give you the most coverage and assets of all our offerings. You can get 8 hours of coverage with one photographer, one videographer and video assistance. You will receive 400 edited photos. A 4-minute video, audio of vows and speeches, and a digital album.

For each of our packages, you can also get the rights to all RAW files without watermarks (upon request.) We also offer individual services that you can add on to your package so that you can have a customized experience with everything that you are hoping for. From a livestream of your wedding ceremony to a printed album, you can select from a robust menu of special offerings.

Learn more about our pricing and more packages here.

We hope this helped answer your question: how much does wedding photography cost in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles Wedding Photography

If you happen to find quotes that come in lower than our estimate for the average wedding photography cost in Los Angeles, make sure to take your time to thoroughly research what’s included. For example, you may not be given full rights to your assets, and a printed album could add a significant amount. Like with many wedding details, make sure to uncover what may end up being hidden fees because these will get added to the total cost later in your planning process.

For couples across the nation, we aim to bring you more joy to your wedding day through video and photo which will last a lifetime. To discuss your options, fill out the form and we will introduce you to our local team of SoCal wedding photographers and videographers.

To see samples of our work, check out our portfolio.

[Photoshoot and video in the spotlight: Janeth and Andrew in Los Angeles, California.]

Choose Joy,

The Joy Team


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