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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 Long Beach event photographers
Jacquelyn M.
Highly recommend! Gorgeous photos and captures our event wonderfully!
Victoria VolskayaVictoria Volskaya
Thumbtack Customer
Richard did a great job at our corporate event. His personality was a perfect fit for our sponsors and staff. We were please with the quality of the photos and he captured everything we asked for. We'll be booking him for next year's event.
Richard Hartog PhotographyRichard Hartog Photography
Candice W.
Great experience with photographer Roy. It is a bit cumbersome to send the link to the event which requires a person to download the app and I have to give every person permission to view the photos. I am still waiting on my download link to pictures to remove the Candidly watermark on all of the pictures. Other than that great experience.
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer LACandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer LA
Thumbtack Customer
We booked Alex to photograph our 40th high school reunion and I would highly recommend him to anyone for their next event. Alex is a delight to work with, always smiling and very pleasant, and he has a great "can do" attitude. Alex took the time to meet with us in person before we had even hired him 3 weeks prior to our event and traveled to our our on site event location in Long Beach just to make sure of what the lighting and layout would be. On the day of our event, Alex arrived 2 hrs early just to set up his equipment and didn't even charge us extra for this. We provided Alex with a pretty extensive list of our schedule of events and the key shots we wanted, and he captured every one of those for us. Alex put extra care and attention to every detail of the photos, and with our large group photos he made sure that everyone could be seen and that everyone was smiling and looking at him at the same time. Alex did a great job capturing the candids we wanted too. Alex took a variety of shots from posed stills, to candids, to large groups, to small groups, and action shots like dancing and people greeting and hugging each other, and did a great job in all contexts. Alex always knew where to be and was always ready at just the right time. We also had hired a videographer for our event, and even the videographer praised Alex on what a great job he did and how Alex took extra care never to block the shots our videographer was filming. We are very happy with our end product photos, they turned out great and Alex edited over 300 photos for us to choose from. Alex also provided each of our 5 committee members with DVDs which had all of the photos he took that night in both high and low resolutions so we could put together a Photo Memory Book for our classmates of our reunion. Alex also set up for us a convenient link to a photo gallery website of our reunion event which provided all our classmates a way to directly order prints of their favorite individual shots in various sizes. Alex was also very prompt at responding to our emails, texts, and phone calls whenever we had questions, and was easy for us to reach. Alex overall is an exceptional professional, with reasonable pricing, with a great attitude, and I would definitely use him again for any of our next events!
Alex Solca PhotographyAlex Solca Photography
Nima P.
We hired Amanda the day before our event. It was our 20th high school reunion and everything was a little chaotic. She kept herself busy taking photos, asking groups to pose for pictures etc. she was on time as well. She was able to turn around the pictures in less than 48 hours. She was great. Would def recommend her for a event!
Amanda Clarke FotosAmanda Clarke Fotos
Sarah K.
Yana was just all around awesome in photographing our wedding!! She came early to scout out the location, was super professional but also so friendly. My then-fiancé hates taking photos in general, but she made it so easy! She was so patient too with all the hustle and bustle of the whole event! I’m still waiting on the photos (about 4-6weeks wait time) but from what she sent me so far, they look amazing.
Yana's PhotosYana's Photos
Yontz C.
Hello. I hired Danielle for my daughter's Sweet 16 park photo session and I made the right choice. I was surprised. I loved all of my pictures! She indeed knows exactly what she is doing. Out of all the photographers I've had in 20 years, my hat goes off to her. You get what you pay for. If you want quality, she is it. She is a professional. I highly recommend her. She guided us in the posing and controlled the lighting. For those of you holding a once in a lifetime special event or would love an amazing family portrait, or any event that matters capturing in a photo, I truly and highly recommend her. I plan on keeping her in my contacts because her work is beautiful!
Danielle Penn Photography AwardWinningPhotographerDanielle Penn Photography AwardWinningPhotographer
Tawny V.
Tom was wonderful! He arrived to the site early to make sure he familiarized himself with the ceremony and reception setting. He was patient with my huge family when we tried to take a group photo and used appropriate humor throughout the event to make us all feel comfortable. Tom worked within my budget and provided great quality photos. I highly recommend him! - photo ~ video ~ - photo ~ video ~ photobooth
Victoria did an excellent job capturing my daughter's prom send off. She has a special gift & she enjoys what she does. Not only was she the photographer, she also stepped in to assist with my daughter's dress & pinning the corsage. She's very creative & while she's shooting one pose she already has the next in mind. The video she made while my daughter was getting dressed brought my daughter to tears. I would definitely recommend her & will hire her for our next event. Thank You Victoria! Sincerely, Christine
Victoria VolskayaVictoria Volskaya
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