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How it works

Pretty Instant is the fastest & easiest way to hire a photographer. Here's why!

Step 1: Reach out

Once you fill out the booking form above, a dedicated photography concierge will be assigned and will get in touch with you ASAP (minutes, not days). We'll go over the event, including the location, start & end times and what type of photographer would work best. We'll also discuss attire, personality, photography style, & a shot list. Don't worry if you don't have all the information in front of you, we'll make sure that it's all worked out in time for the big day!

Step 2: Relax

Your work is done! We'll take it from here and get to work finding the perfect photographer for your event. Our network of photographers consists of vetted and trained professionals capable of making sure that every moment of your event is captured the way you intend. We'll likely be in touch a few more times, but you can rest assured that your event photography needs are handled.

Step 3: Showtime!

Your photographer will show up between 30-45 minutes before the event starts. He or she will come find you for any final instructions and a shot list (if you have one). Our photographers understand that they are there for you & are instructed by us to work with you in any way they can to make sure you get the photos you want.

Step 4: Wrap Up

After the event, the photographer will check with you before leaving and will go over any final notes or instructions. The photos will be uploaded to our system and processing will begin. Each photo is individually processed by a trained photo editor to make sure you get the most from each photo. Within 36 hours, you will receive via email a link to view your photos online. You will be able to view the photos in our online gallery or download them as a zip file. If you added optional upgrades, such as branded or framed photos, they will be available as a separate download.

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Have questions? Here are the answers to our customers' most common ones.

  • How much does the service cost?

    We charge $150 per hour per photographer, which is a lower price than many standard photography services.

  • Are there minimums?

    In order to be able to provide the highest quality photographers, we have a 2 hour minimum for our photographers.

  • How does billing work?

    Upon completion of the event, we'll send you a link to our payment form. All payments are securely handled by Stripe. For convenience, we also allow payment via PayPal.

  • What if I need the photographer for longer than I reserved them?

    Most of the time, this is not an issue at all. Please ask the photographer if this is ok. They are instructed to notify us and we will take care of updating the time on our end. There is no extra fee, just the standard hourly rate applies.

  • Who will my photographer be?

    Your photographer will be an experienced & professional event photographer. They will be personable, professional, & friendly.

  • How do I know that they will show up?

    We are in constant communication with our photographers and will know immediately if one becomes unavailable. The on-demand aspect of our business allows us to get a replacement in time for your event.

  • Are there any extra fees or hidden charges?

    No. The standard service is $150 per hour per photographer. While we have many, many other upgrades & services that we can provide, the Pretty Instant Express service is designed to be as simple as possible.

  • Do you rent photobooths?

    We actually have something much, much better. Check out our interactive services for more information.

About Us

Who we are and why you should trust us with all of your event photography needs.

Over the past several years we've worked with clients all around the country with our interactive event photography service, building a national network of trained photographers who are passionate about shooting events. Now, with our new express service we allow events big and small to book professional photographers without the hassle of sifting through craigslist ads and portfolios for an affordable rate. We know you want a painless booking process, high quality photos, and fast turnaround, and that’s exactly what you get with Pretty Instant express. All we need from you is the date, duration and location of your event and we'll handle the rest.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We're in the happy customer business & business is good!

If for any reason you are not satisfied with any part of the Pretty Instant experience, we will refund 100% of your money. It's that simple. We rely very heavily on word of mouth and referrals to grow our business, so your satisfaction is our priority.

Contact Us

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Need help? Please visit help.prettyinstant.com for any support needs.