Startup Costs

Start A Photography Business

Startup Costs

Wondering how much it costs to start a photography business?

  • The minimum startup costs for a photography business: $1,263
  • The maximum startup costs for a photography business: $17,159
  • The average startup costs for a photography business: $9,286

Here's a detailed list of a photography business startup costs:

Software Expenses

Your photography business needs software to run efficiently!

Why spend money on software? Because it can help you save time and automate certain parts of the business, so you can focus on the most important matters. Software and technology can help you grow your business, and save you from expensive personnel costs.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Design Programs & Software $0 $50
Email marketing tool $0 $100
Accounting & Invoicing Software $0 $50
Project Management Software $0 $25
Internal Communication Tool $0 $20
Social Media Management Tools $0 $50
Online data storage $0 $299

Office Space Expenses

It will be your call to determine if you need office space. It is not a requirement but may be necessary as your photography business grows.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Rent ➜ $500 $5,750
Utility Costs For Office Space ➜ $200 $1,150
WiFi & Internet ➜ $50 $100

Equipment & Supply Expenses

Starting a photography business may require purchasing some equipment, whether that's for producing the product or packaging the goods, or equipment needed in the back office.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Technology Office Equipment ➜ $500 $5,000

Training & Education Expenses

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Online Learning Sites $0 $1,000

Advertising & Marketing Costs

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Business Cards $0 $50
Customer Research & Surveys $0 $300
Networking Membership Fees $0 $250
Affiliate Marketing Commission & Fees $0 $250
Influencer Marketing $0 $750
Press $0 $500
Google Ads $0 $300
Facebook & Instagram Ads $0 $350

Website Costs

Every business should have a website, and it's worth spending a bit of money to set it up right.

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
A Domain Name ➜ $12 $200
Business Email Hosting Service ➜ $1 $15

Other Expenses

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Time! $0 $500

Specific Industry Expenses

Cost Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Ticketing Platform Fees $0 $100