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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 Livermore event photographers
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Hired Bhushan to take photographs on my son's first birthday party. Even while communicating with him before the event I got the impression that Bhushan is very passionate about his work, which turned out to be true during the event. He went an extra mile by creating a backdrop for creating portrait pictures for my son using the stuff he had brought. Bhushan was very patient throughout the event and was not a person looking at the clock, and more focusing on taking photos. He came half hour early before the event to set-up the stage for portrait pictures and stayed almost to the end of the event. Very glad that we hired Bhushan for my son’s first birthday party as he has captured the special occasion so well. In short the photos are amazing and the price I paid was very reasonable.
Carla R.
Cindy was prompt in contacting us and was able to accommodate our event with only three days notice. The photos she took of our daughter's wedding turned out wonderful. I would highly recommend using Cindy for your next event.
Cindy Hegger PhotographyCindy Hegger Photography
Cammi H.
My husband and I hired Livingson/Piksfactory to photograph and take videos of our wedding. I have included many details in this review because I believe it gives the most accurate representation of our experience. Things Livingson did well: -He was punctual, even early to all of the events -He was personable and made us feel comfortable while taking pictures -He made sure we got all the poses we wanted and let us come up with ideas for some of the shots -Over 500 pictures were edited and sent to us within a reasonable amount of time and they turned out beautiful -He was willing to be flexible and work with me so that I was happy with the final products -He is obviously knowledgable about and experienced with photography. -The price he charged for both videography and photography for the whole day was the most affordable price I could find for the quality of the pictures Things that could use improvement: -Blocking the enjoyment of the wedding guests. There were several times during the reception that guests complained about having a hard time seeing us cutting the cake, dancing, etc. because the Piksfactory team was always right in the middle of everything. I am not a photographer, and we did get some great pictures because of how close they were to us, but I think there could have been a better way to take pictures without ruining the enjoyment of the guests (who ultimately are there to see two people they love celebrate their marriage and not the backside of a group of photographers). -The biggest thing I had a problem with was Piksfactory’s professionalism, and there are several reasons why I was unimpressed. Livingson was always very kind and polite to me (because I was his customer), but I was very disappointed to learn that my wedding planner felt like he had been rude to her and the wedding staff. I believe it is important to be professional and courteous to EVERYONE you associate with on a job, not just the people that are paying you. Livingson also had me spread the train of my wedding dress out on a muddy, grassy area to take pictures, and then when it inevitably got dirty he had me put the muddy part of my train in a FOUNTAIN to clean it off. Then, he was angry at my wedding planner because the DJ and my husband and I were late to our reception. The reason we were late was because we were trying to wash out my muddy dress at the DJ’s house. My mom handmade that dress and spent months slaving over it to make it exactly what I wanted. THANKFULLY my dress was washable and we could get the mud out, but had it not been, my dress could have been ruined forever due to an oversight on the photographer’s part. Finally, I felt taken advantage of when I was presented with my wedding video. There was a miscommunication about what I had envisioned for the video, and Livingson apologized and agreed to re-edit it so that it was what I wanted. The “fixed” video he sent me was along the lines of what I had imagined it to be, however there were a few basic editing mistakes left in (i.e. weird audio cuts). I mentioned the audio cut and he told me that it was because the mic cut out during the speech the audio clip was from, and it was “basically blended” and wouldn’t be noticeable. After I asked for that entire portion to be removed so that the video flowed better, he sent me a final version of the video with the full audio clip, including the part that had supposedly been “lost” due to the mic cutting out, correctly integrated into the videography. The second attempt at the video felt perfunctory and incomplete, like he told me the mic cut out just because he didn’t want to take the time to fix it. I was happy with the final product, but I felt lied to before I got what I wanted. I was disappointed that Piksfactory was okay with giving me a half-edited wedding video until I asked for it to be improved. Overall, I was pleased with the pictures and video we received, but I was disappointed with the way a lot of it was handled and the stress I felt. It seems like this may be the first time Piksfactory has ever done a full day of wedding pictures/videography, and if that is the case, it may be a lack of experience. I sincerely hope that the feedback I have provided helps future Piksfactory customers receive better service and respect.
Piksfactory ProductionsPiksfactory Productions
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