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Event Photography

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Photographing events can be fun, but they are certainly not easy! Things move fast, there’s usually a ton of energy in the air, and the best moments often don’t occur twice.

As someone who has photographed events in New York City and New Jersey for over 12 years. I know which events are the most, and what you can expect to pay if you are planning to hire an event photographer for your next event. Here are the top six events we Photograph.

1. Birthdays

For many families, birthdays are the most important moments to capture. As a photographer, I strive to capture the raw emotions that make these events special.

Birthdays come only once a year, and it’s one of the most important days in a person’s life. Friends, family, new and old, come to celebrate another year of life. The little moments shared between these guests, and significant moments during the celebration make beautiful memories that can be cherished for years. We are here to help you capture these memories so they will never be forgotten, with our Birthday photography services.

Photographing your birthday is important because you want to remember the fun and celebration. The photos can then be posted on social media sites or shared with friends and family. These photos will certainly make the party memorable and remind you of the enjoyment that was had.

Birthday party photographers are available to shoot a wide range of events, from high-end social gatherings to more casual family get-togethers. Basic birthday party photography packages start at $150 and can cost as much as $750. Birthday party photos may be included in packages or priced separately by the hour.

The cost of your birthday party photographer will depend on the type of event you are hosting, the number of hours required for coverage, and the number of prints or images you want.

Basic package: Includes two hours of coverage, unlimited images in digital format, one photographer, and a print release. This package is great for small gatherings with fewer than 50 people. A basic package costs around $275 - $300.

Standard package: Includes 3 hours of coverage, unlimited images in digital format, one photographer, and a print release. This package is great for parties with up to 100 guests. A standard package costs around $350 - $375.

Deluxe package: Includes 4 hours of coverage, unlimited images in digital format, one photographer, and a print release. This package is ideal for large parties with more than 100 guests and multiple locations. A deluxe package costs around $425 - $

2. Sweet Sixteen

Sweet sixteen is a popular event to photograph. It’s one of the first big events a young lady can celebrate, and it’s a great opportunity for her to feel like an adult. One of the best ways to capture sweet sixteen is through photography, especially if you have a professional photographer.

With all of the different activities that go on during a sweet sixteen party, it’s easy to forget how much prep goes into them and how important it is to get great pictures at this fun time in the life of a young girl.

The expert photographers at FJA Photography specialize in capturing the essence of sweet sixteen parties, helping you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Our photographers know how to make your daughter feel special on her special day and they know what kind of pictures will be most appropriate for this momentous occasion.

If you have been considering hiring a sweet sixteen photographer, you are probably worried about the price. After all, if you are paying for a large party or event to celebrate this special occasion, then you may not have much leftover for photography services. However, many party photographers will offer packages that are extremely affordable and include several hours of service. You can discuss your budget with the photographer in advance so that they know what they have to work with, and they can provide you with an affordable package.

We are very proud to announce our new Sweet Sixteen Photography Services. We specialize in Birthday events like 16th, 18th and 21st birthday party photography.

Our Sweet Sixteen Photography Packages start at $175 per hour. This includes unlimited photos during the event, with complete editing and enhancements. FJA photography can provide you with an affordable package that includes the services you need.

3. Maternities

Maternity photography is a very special kind of photography. It requires a lot of patience, tolerance, and creativity on the part of the photographer to deliver the best possible photographs.

A pro photographer knows the tricks and techniques to get the perfect shot or series of shots that you want. They will make sure that every picture is well composed and has perfect lighting. They will also provide a range of photos including close-ups, far shots, side shots, and headshots.

A maternity photographer will be able to help you choose a suitable venue for taking photographs.

The average cost of maternity photography services is $225 for a one-hour session. However, usually, an hour is not enough time to cover a full session. We recommend a photoshoot that will last two to four hours. This will allow the mother to be to work at her own pace and even change dress if needed. The average cost for a 2–4-hour maternity session ranges from $275-$450.

If you're expecting a baby, you may want to hire a maternity photographer to create a portfolio of professional shots that capture the progress of your pregnancy.

Maternity photographers can help you document the excitement and anticipation that comes with having a child by taking beautiful portraits of you and your partner. Some photographers may even be able to schedule appointments at home or in the hospital after delivery.

4. Weddings

Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage for announcements, portrait displays, or thank you cards as well as coverage of the wedding and reception.

Wedding photographers often work in pairs and take photos from different angles. For example, one photographer will be taking photos from the side of the bride and groom, while another photographer is taking photos from behind.

The main focus of wedding photography is to capture all of the special moments for couples who are about to get married. The wedding photographer should be able to capture these moments perfectly so that couples have memories that they can look back on for years to come.

Some of the most popular wedding photos will be ones taken during the ceremony and reception. These include pictures of parents walking down the aisle with their children, the best man giving his toast, bridesmaids smiling at each other while they hold hands during a photo session, groomsmen standing beside their groomsmen, etc.

FJA Photography has been in the photography business for many years now, and we have all the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to handle wedding photography.

Weddings are important, and special events in people's lives, and as such, couples are often prepared to invest a considerable amount of money into having the perfect wedding. Many brides and grooms will spend months, if not years, planning for their big day.

A wedding photographer is typically the most expensive vendor that a couple will hire for their wedding. The average cost of a wedding photographer is $2,814 nationwide. But actual costs can range from $400 to $5,000 or more for a single event. While this may seem like a lot, remember that you're investing in memories that you'll look back on fondly for decades to come.

5. Baptisms

This is a really special event to capture. As professional photographers, we have the privilege of seeing so many beautiful and memorable moments at baptisms. Baptisms are often very intimate ceremonies where only close family and friends are invited, making the experience even more precious for everyone involved.

Baptisms are also a time for celebration! The new child is welcomed into their community, surrounded by their loved ones. Baptism photos are a great way to remember this significant day in your baby’s life.

Photos of the baptism ceremony capture all the participants as they commit themselves to support the little one on their journey of faith. The priest baptizes the child, and other family members may be involved as sponsors or godparents. It’s moving to see these moments between family members as they congratulate each other and celebrate the newest addition to the family!

Why hire a professional photographer for a baptism? A professional photographer knows how to capture those special moments in time and how to get them into the best possible position for his or her clients. You want a picture that shows your child's face as well as possible, and one that has all of his or her best angles in it, so don't just go with any photographer; make sure you hire someone with lots of experience and someone who knows what he or she is doing.

Baptism photography is a unique service for you to cherish the joyous occasion of your child's baptism. Baptism photography packages are available for those who want to start a new life by showing their faith in God. You can choose from different packages, but it's best to find an affordable package that suits your needs.

For Baptism photography service, the average costs are $275-$400 for a 2-hour session in one location. Families usually hire a photographer to take pictures at the event that is held following the ceremony. These are usually held at a restaurant or a family members' house. The cost to cover the Baptism photography services in both locations is between, $400 - $550 for 4 hours of coverage.

6. Baby Showers

Baby showers are on our list of most popular events to photograph. They are always fun, energetic, and filled with love. We provide a baby shower photography service for bridal showers as well.

Every mom wants to remember the baby shower that celebrated her new bundle of joy. But the blur of guests, food, and baby shower games can be overwhelming as a hostess. One way to help you enjoy your party without stressing is to hire a photographer.

A professional baby shower photographer will capture all of the special moments at your event, so you won't have to worry about missing out on any of the fun.

You’ll want the baby shower photographer to capture those sweet moments—the looks of excitement and anticipation on the faces of parents-to-be, the hugs, and tearful embraces. That’s why it’s important to hire a pro who specializes in baby shower photography.

A baby shower photographer's prices depend on their experience, skill, whether they use natural light or flash photography, how many photos they take and deliver, as well as their editing process. Most baby shower photographers charge an hourly rate between $100-$150 an hour if they are new to the business or $200-$300 an hour for experienced photographers.

So, what should you ask a baby shower photographer before hiring them for your next party? Here are some questions to get you started:

Do you have experience shooting events like baby showers?

How many photographs do you take during an event?

Do you edit your photos?

How will I receive my photographs?


I hope you enjoy the information you read on this blog.

As you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to our photography services. We would love to ease the stress of your event with our professional service. Please contact us for more details, pricing, and availability. We also offer packages that include all the services on this list.

If you want any other type of service that is not covered in this post, you can contact us to inquire. It helps to ask someone who specializes in the industry. Never underestimate the value of talking to a professional.

Click on any of the links below to check out some of my other blog posts.

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