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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

Reviews for Alameda event photographers
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Lawrence Gerald - We were lucky to have him as our photographer in celebration of our 25th Silver Anniversary. Very easy cool guy who took special efforts to take special shots of the event, From dancing,dining, special moment photography inside and outside of the yacht was very much appreciated. THANK YOU LAWRENCE for taking all unforgettable photos to celebrate our 25th Silver Anniversary , 5 Star ***** 100% well recommended for any future events. Cheers! Nick and Maria
Lawrence GeraldLawrence Gerald
Catherine B.
Angelica delivers high quality work every time she’s photographed our events. She pays close attention to detail and flawlessly captures all of our most memorable moments. Her turnaround time is also much faster than many photographers which is such a benefit to folks who are anxious to receive their photos. I would definitely hire Angelica again and highly recommend her work!
Angelica Vasquez PhotographyAngelica Vasquez Photography
Vivian L.
Cheri’s work speaks for itself, but I have to say that she definitely exceeded my expectations in terms of results and the level of communication and guidance she gave us for a last minute elopement. When I engaged her to photograph our back yard wedding, she was incredibly responsive and super easy to work with because she streamlined the whole process with Zoom, Docusign and Venmo. Additionally, she had a lot of great input on shots we should take and even suggested that we do some by the beach, which was not planned, but turned out to be our favorite spot. Her craft is in capturing the details of your event and also photographing you literally in the best light! I can not recommend her enough and we are already talking about booking her for future events! Everyone I’ve shared my album with has been asking who took the photos!!
Cheri Tran SnapsCheri Tran Snaps
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