Photography is a serious profession and we all need a professional photographer at least once in our life. There are different types of photographers available and also, their charges and fees vary depending on different factors. For instance, if you want to cover a certain event you will have to hire an event photographer. Sometimes these professionals work as teams and the number of their team member vary depending on your requirements. Therefore, if you want to figure out how much they cost, you will have to understand these factors that affect their charges. Even though there are heaps of professional photographers available, they are not equally skilled or equipped to suit all your needs. There are well experienced professionals with modern equipment but they will cost you a good sum of money.
If you are going to hire a hobbyist as your event photographer, you will not have to spend a lot of money. There are heaps of people who interested in event photography and they participate just because they like it. They will cost you less than $100 or sometimes they will work for free! You can also hire an amateur to take care of your photography needs. These are basically hobbyists but with more experience. They will charge you somewhere around $25 to $75 per hour. If you are more serious about your event or if you need a better coverage, you should consider hiring a professional photographer. There are few main types of professional photographers that you can hire and their rates and charges change depending on their experience and reputation. For instance, you can hire a student or a rookie professional for $50-$100 per hour and also, they charge $25-$100 per image. You can also consider choosing a semi pro but they will cost more, obviously. If you have a good budget or if you want your event to be well covered, you should hire a professional or a top professional. A typical professional photographer will cost you $75-$250 per hour while a well reputed top professional will cost you $200 or even $500+ per hour. If you are buying individual pictures from them, you will have to pay $250+ per image. Even though they are very pricey, their photographs will be amazingly well captured, without doubt.
So in conclusion, you will be able to find dozens of photographers based on your budget but always try to focus on their experience as well as their reputation if you want a result that worth your money.