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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Irvine event photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Hugh was amazing to work with from prepping for the event until after the event. He was professional, friendly and super helpful. He was able to bring along a friend who was equally as great. The guests at the event loved both of them and inquired about who the photographers were after the event! And of course we were more than happy with the quality of the photos! Great work!!
Hugh Foster PhotographyHugh Foster Photography
Jhansi A.
I hired this company for my baby shower, my event starts at 12 pm afternoon. I got informed at 9:30 AM which is 2 hours approximately before the event that the photographer has an emergency and cannot make it to the event, they told me that they are working on reassigning another photographer but after an hour I got informed that there is no other photographer available right now and can't send anyone. That was ridiculous as I did not have time to schedule another photographer and their response when I called back over phone was terrible. Don't ever hire this company!!!
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer LACandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer LA
Victoria K.
If you are looking for a consummate professional photographer for your event, look no further! Daniel was very responsive and answered all my questions immediately, which I really appreciated. On the day of the event, Daniel was able to seamlessly blend into the party that I hardly noticed he was around. He also was very kind when my relatives had photo requests. However, what was the most amazing part was when my photos came back. All of my friends and family were astonished at how great the photos looked! They were so excited to share and post them. He captured so many precious moments that only a truly talented photographer could. If I lived in California, I would definitely hire him for all my events in the future. Thank you Daniel!
Lennox PhotographyLennox Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony and his staff were great to work with and provided great photos for our event. Definitely recommend using Ant Farm Media.
Ant Farm Media, Inc.Ant Farm Media, Inc.
Sooyi C.
We had to find a photographer last minute and we came across Dino. We are so glad he was available for our event. We are so happy we got to work with him. He is definitely the real deal and would absolutely recommend him to friends and family. We are so happy we found our photographer for our future events!
Aloha | Dinocean PhotographyAloha | Dinocean Photography
Eva S.
Joe was great! We absolutely loved our photographs! He was punctual, professional and a breeze to work work! We would hired him again for any future event!
Joe Chung PhotographyJoe Chung Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Stefan photographed our store's grand opening event. He came early and did a terrific job capturing candid moments for both adults, and children. He also took great shots of the products.
SHU DP PhotoSHU DP Photo
Renee A.
From start to finish, Will was very professional and so helpful during our event. This was our first time using a professional photographer at our event and we are more than pleased with the outcome. We received a lot of positive feedback from the golfers and they all seemed to enjoy getting their team picture at the end of the day. Thank you Will for everything! See you next year.
Desert Rose PhotographyDesert Rose Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Nicole and her team were wonderful to work with and we hope to continue business with them through the new year! The team interacted with our event participants and that helped set the stage for the best photos! Very communicative, helpful and punctual!
ROF Industries Inc.ROF Industries Inc.
Leila S.
Athena has a divine style, a sweet personality, and is very easy to work with. We had such a pleasant time working with her. She is efficient and provides excellent hints here and there that take her photos to the next level. Athena is an artist and engineer fused in one extraordinary person. She seamlessly managed to shoot extraordinary photos of our intimate wedding, which we will surely cherish for years to come. We will certainly ask for her expertise in our future events.
Athena Mishiyev PhotographyAthena Mishiyev Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great time with Alan and his wife photographing his event. Unfortuntly for Alan and all of us the venue was nearly 90 inside with no air, but Alan stuck it out and sweated through it the whole way. Was so happy to have found him, I am asking him to do another shoot for me in Feb. :)
Sechrest PhotographySechrest Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I am so glad I hired Mukaila as the photographer for my 2 year old daughter's birthday party. He worked for 4 hours (although I had originally only booked 3 hours) and gave us about 650 photos. My daughter had a blast and Mukaila captured the precious moments beautifully with his camera. I appreciate the artistic flair and so happy to see that he had taken pictures of everyone who attended the event, the arrangements and decor, all important moments, interesting candid ones and most importantly moments of excitement my daughter experienced. Communications with Mukaila was easy as he provided prompt responses and he delivered the photos within the time promised.
Mukaila: The PhotographerMukaila: The Photographer
Thumbtack Customer
Charles is so easy to work with he makes everything such a breeze. Just ask and you shall receive! I never heard of thumbtack. I randomly found it while searching for a face painter and then I came across "photographer" section & thought.. hey I need one! Never did I think I'd find someone like Charles for such a reasonable price! He captured my son's 1st birthday beautifully from beginning to end. I knew the party was great but I didn't realize how much fun everyone had till I saw the candids that were captured. Definitely Kodak moments! I was all over the place, so I'm really glad he pulled me to the side & asked my husband, son, and I to take some photos of just us 3 in the natural lighting outside. It was nice to step away from the crowd for just a minute to have our moment. I'm so glad I hired Charles because I was too busy entertaining guests and running around that I did not take any photos myself. He also took photos of the desserts, centerpieces, and other little details I didn't even have to ask. Exactly what I want out of a photographer. On top of all that he sent me all my photos so fast!! I don't know about you, but I get anxious waiting even just a week. He sent me my photos 4 days after the party! I promise you won't be disappointed if you hire Charles because I will definitely be hiring him again for future events!
Charles Maceo PhotographyCharles Maceo Photography
Linda N.
We've had some bad experiences through close friends and family, so we were hesitant to use a professional that we've never worked with before. I scoured yelp and other sites and just couldn't find the style I wanted. With just a couple of days before the event, we decided last minute and couldn't be happier. I am so happy to discover Mukaila, he was fast to respond, worked with my budget and was extremely professional. We wanted someone that can capture those candid and natural poses, so we hired Mukaila for our son's first birthday and he did an amazing job! He was professional, responsive, and delivered the pictures exactly a week after the party. He arrived early and stayed a little bit later to accomodate our extra wishes. I also loved that he was able to capture some close and personal photos of my family, so it was like a two in one event! Everyone was so impressed and complimented that he was able to take the pictures while remaining in the background, it is like having your own paparazzi. Overall, we would highly recommend him and will be using him for future events.
Mukaila: The PhotographerMukaila: The Photographer
Franz A.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Jetstream Productions, for your outstanding and individualized work during my Master's graduation! Joshua and Katarina were extremely patient, friendly, humble, personable, and adaptable. You guys made my day! 😊 Joshua captured my momentous event and created excellent shots, both in photos and videos. Joshua knows his "subject," giving tips on what angle is best for headshots and how one would look best. Also, the pricing is very reasonable and worth it, considering Joshua's attention to detail, skills, and easy-going attitude. Josh spends time delivering the best service possible. I look forward to availing the Jetstream Productions service for our future events. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants quality work and cost-effective service. Thank you so much! I am pleased with your service and the finished product. 😊
Jetstream ProductionsJetstream Productions
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